An exciting sport with a long and rich history that has been one of the Olympic sports since 1896. It is a spiritual challenge for those who can or want to initiate in meditation, socialization and yes … fun. The fascination and charm of the shooting sport you can feel it at the first shot. Then you will simply anticipate shooting the rest…!!!
Olympic Skeet is a variant of skeet shooting, and the specific variant used in the Olympic Games. Two throwing machines at different heights launch a series of 25 targets in a specific order, some as singles and some as doubles, with the shooter having a fixed position between them. Men’s competitions consist of five such series, while women’s have three. The top six competitors shoot an additional series as a final round, on targets filled with special powder to show hits more clearly to the audience.
Unlike English Skeet, participants shooting Olympic Skeet must call for the clays with their gun off the shoulder, with the stock positioned level with the hip. There is also a delay switch incorporated within the clay trap, meaning the clays might be released immediately, or up to three seconds after the clay is called by the shooter. Under no circumstances must the gun be moved until the clay is released, or the shooter will face disqualification.
The event was introduced in 1968, and until 1992 both men and women were allowed to participate. But in 1996 the event was limited to men only, which was somewhat controversial because the 1992 Olympic Champion was a woman, Zhang Shan of China. In 2000, a female skeet event was introduced.
As its name indicates, this is one of the disciplines which forms part of the shooting programme at the Olympic Games. A trench in front of the shooting stands, conceals 15 traps arranged in 5 groups of 3. Shooters take turns to shoot at a bird each, before moving in a clockwise direction to the next stand in the line. Targets for each shooter are thrown immediately upon his call and are randomly selected from any one the three traps directly in front of him. Olympic Trap targets are set to travel 75 to 80 metres at varying elevations and with a maximum horizontal angle of 45 degrees either side of the centre line. Scoring is done on the basis of 1 point per target killed, regardless of whether this is achieved with the first or with the second barrel.
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Double trap is a shotgun shooting sports, one of the ISSF shooting events. Participants use a shotgun to attempt to break a clay disk flung away from the shooter at high speed.
The layout of double trap shooting is similar to that of trap shooting. The shooter stands 16 yards behind the house that releases the targets. Two targets are released simultaneously from the house. They follow set paths, usually 35 degrees to left and right of straightaway. The shooter can take one shot at each target.
In international Double Trap competitions, the course of fire is 75 doubles for men and 60 doubles for women. As the men’s event enjoys Olympic status, it also involves a 25-double final for the top six competitors. The women’s event was taken off the Olympic program after the 2004 Summer Olympics. Final shooting for women was discontinued in international competition as a result.
Sporting clays is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as “golf with a shotgun” because a typical course includes from 10 to 15 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. For safety, the course size is often no smaller than 35 acres (14 ha).
Unlike trap and skeet, which are games of repeatable target presentations, sporting clays simulates the unpredictability of live-quarry shooting, offering a great variety of trajectories, angles, speeds, elevations, distances, and target sizes.
Compak Sporting is a sporting, shooting activity involving clay pigeon shooting based on Sporting Clays. The name Compak Sporting is a protected, registered trademark with sports rules, owned by F.I.T.A.S.C. – Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives De Chasse This game is a variation of Sporting Clays.
As the name suggests, Compak Sporting is a “compacted” game of Sporting Clays, Let’s look at Sporting Clays first – this is a shotgun sport usually spread over 12 to 36 stations (shooting areas) occupying around 200 acres (0.81 km2), presenting