HAMILTON ANGLING & HUNTING ASSOCIATION

UPCOMING - LAWRY HAHA 200 Skeet Shoot

June 3rd & 4th


SKEET RANGE RULES

January 2017

  1. All firearms laws are to be followed at all times while using this range.

  2. No person may use or be under the influence of any alcohol or drug including prescription medication, which could impair their ability to act safely while at this range. This includes members, guests, and visitors even if they are not shooting.

  3. Eye protection and ear protection must be used while shooting on the firing line.

  4. A range officer or member of the club executive has the right to suspend someone from the range for a breach of any club rules or any act they deem to be unsafe.

  5. In the case of a misfire, a hang-fire, or other unnatural sound, keep the firearms pointed down range and do not open for at least 60 seconds. Only then may you proceed to clear the problem while maintaining proper safe handling procedures.

  6. The range RED FLAG must be raised and the range in use sign deployed prior to anyone’s use of the range.

  7. All guns shall be unloaded and the actions left open, except when on the firing line.

  8. When carrying a gun on this range, always ensure the gun is unloaded. Keeps the muzzle pointed down at the ground and the action open. Alternately, it may be carried straight up with the action opened.

  9. Each shooter is entitled to shoot at 25 legal targets only.  Extra targets are not allowed.

  10. Never point a gun at anyone. (exception: you may visually examine the bore AFTER the gun has been unloaded and proven safe)

  11. When on the firing line, keep the muzzle pointed ahead and down range at all times.  Do not chamber shells until it is your turn to shoot. Two shell maximum in a gun. You may not shoot two shots when a single target is thrown.

  12. Shooter must remain behind the station until it is their turn to shoot.  When moving from station to station your gun must be unloaded.

  13. All ammunition can be no larger or heavier than 12 gauge, 3 dram, 1 1/8 oz. of 7 ½ shot.

  14. Any shooting done outside the perimeters of a skeet field is allowed for special events and the area must be roped off, marked and monitored as well as approved by the section chair.

  15. Guns used must be fitted with stocks so that the gun can be shouldered to fire. NO SHOOTING FROM THE HIP

  16. For singles, load 1 shell at a time. For doubles shooting load 2 shells at a time max.

  17. You may bring only ONE gun at a time to the line.  At all times you are responsible for your firearms.

  18. The use of patterning board with any round larger than 7.5 12 gauge is prohibited.


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SHOOTING SKEET

The Skeet Field

Today’s skeet field varies little from its 1920 beginnings. It has eight shooting stations and two trap houses. Seven of the stations are arranged in a half moon between the two trap houses, and one station is directly between them. The high house, on the left side of the field, throws its targets from a trap 10 feet above the ground. The target rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it travels to the center of the field. The low house target, on the right side, leaves the trap house just 3-1/2 feet from the ground. It also rises to a height of 15 feet by the time it reaches the center of the field.

A Round of Skeet

A round of skeet consists of 25 targets, with 17 shot as singles and 8 as doubles. The first miss is repeated immediately and is called an option. If no targets are missed during the round, the last or 25th target is shot at the last station, low house 8. The shooting sequence is as follows:

  • Stations 1 and 2: High house single; Low house single; High house/Low house pair
  • Stations 3, 4, and 5: High house single; Low house single
  • Stations 6 and 7: High house single; Low house single; Low house/High house pair
  • Station 8: High house single; Low house single

Skeet is shot in squads of up to five shooters. They move from station to station around the half moon, ending up in the center, at the end of the round.

Any gauge shotgun may be used, of any type, as long as it can fire at least two shots. The preferred shot size is #9, but nothing larger than 7-1/2 should ever be used. Since strength is not a factor, women are able to compete equally with men. Left handed shooters do just as well as right.

Shooting a Practice Round of Skeet at Your Club

Upon arrival, go directly to the sign-up desk inside the skeet house to pay for the round and be assigned to one of the skeet fields. You’ll need to take the following equipment to the field with you:

  • Shotgun – any gauge, any type, as long as it fires at least two (2) shells
  • Ammunition – One box of 25 shells, same gauge as your gun
  • A shell holder you wear to carry your ammo as you move around the field
  • Ear Plugs – MANDATORY
  • Eye Protection – MANDATORY

 

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