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Clay pigeon shootingoffers hunters a multitude of possibilities to practise in different environments.

David presents the seven disciplines ofclay pigeon shooting.

Today, only three of the seven disciplines appear at the Olympic Games.

The disciplines of clay pigeon shooting :

Olympic Trap :

Olympic discipline

In this discipline, the weapon is "shouldered" before the target is released.

The trap has five groups (one group per stand) of three throwers that release the targets at different angles, following a regulation pattern.

The clay targets are released at random on the shooter's signal.

Fosse Olympique ball-trap

 

 

Universal Trench :

In this discipline, the weapon is "shouldered" before the target is released.

The trap has five launchers that release the targets according to different trajectories, following a regulation pattern.

The clay targets are released at random on the shooter's signal. They will be released between 60 and 75 meters.

Fosse Olympique ball-trap

 

 

Double trap :

Olympic discipline  

Double trap is done within the same structures as Olympic trap and still with the weapon "shouldered".

The only difference is that just one group of thrower is used. The three throwers are fixed and send two targets simultaneously according to three angles: -45°; 0°; +45°.

The shooter has one cartridge per target.

Double trap ball-trap

 

 

Olympic Skeet :

Olympic discipline  

Skeet is a discipline where the shot is "unshouldered" and the shooter only shoulders when the target appears.

The targets are thrown from two cabins, one high (Pull) and one low (Mark).

The Olympic skeet course is done over eight shooting stands distributed evenly around the arc of a circle.

The shooter has one cartridge per target.

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Sporting clays :

The sporting clays stand must be equipped with enough target throwers so that shooters experience the conditions of natural game hunting: Partridge, duck, pheasant, woodcock, rabbit, etc... In front of you, razing, driven, crossing, half-crossing, coming inward, on plains, in the woods, impeded or not by trees, masses of shrubbery, or natural obstacles, these are the shooting conditions for sporting clays.

The distances, trajectories, and environment vary for each target for sporting clays .

The targets can be single, simultaneous double, or double on report. The shot is made with the weapon "unshouldered" and the shooter has two cartridges for single and just one per target for double.

parcours chasse ball-trap

 

Compak Sporting :

This is a discipline resulting from a mixture of 2 disciplines.

The stands are similar to universal trap, with a frame that limits the shooting angles. The trajectories of the targets resemble those of sporting clays, that is, they can have any direction, with the shot occurring in a bounded zone in front of the shooters. Each shooter has 2 cartridges for singles and just one per target for doubles.

The shot occurs with the weapon "unshouldered".

compak sporting ball-trap

 

DTL (European Trap) :

The stands for DTL are positioned around the arc of a circle located fifteen meters from the thrower.

The thrower is automated and randomly launches a target into a bounded space from -30° to +30°.

The shooter has two cartridges per target and the shot occurs with the weapon "shouldered".

fosse européenne DTL ball trap

 

 


For more information, visit the site of the International Shooting Sport Federation

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