Besides the standard trap, skeet, & sporting clays offerings, what shooting games have you shot that thought were fun?
Doesn't have to be a competition - could be any side game at a big shoot, or local shoot, fundraiser, etc
Or just a game you've shot on a trap or skeet field
At Shooters we've tried quite a few:
Make A Break Around the World (Progressive report pairs, final call birds with report or true pairs) 3-Bird (use a wobble trap and 7 other machines, 50 target sequence on a 5-Stand) Super Skeet (two further towers, 25' high house, 12' low house Wobble Sporting - wobble trap & 5-stand combo game Shoot The Matrix - posted online a while ago. Progressive report pairs, true pairs and final call birds
annie oakley / blue chip
Tactical Shotgun-knockdown steel and clay targets, moving steel and clays etc. Shot with regular trap/skeet/sporting loads
Post by John Wiles on Apr 17, 2020 15:15:28 GMT -6
Clay shooting has been a life line for me for 50 years now. I actually shot my first trap at 15. I didn't know trap shooting at all but still managed to shoot 15. The following summer, Dad took me to a skeet range where I pulled a few targets for him. At 21, and on my own, I was invited to a skeet range near where I lived. I bought in hook line and sinker. I have shot it all - Skeet, Trap, Sporting Clays, Five Stand, FITASC, Flurry, International Trap, International Skeet, and am working on some new presentations for those that want to get back to practice for the field. Few things offer an instantaneous reward for your effort like clay shooting. There is considerable psychological studies that say when you pull the trigger and the clays turns into a ball of smoke there is genuine, measurable, stress relief. Picture yourself of Station 7, shooting doubles and see the low house turn into dust and the second target turn into dust above it. I know you see it and know the feeling. Same for Station 1 or 5 on a hard angle bird that you move smoothly to and see a ball of dust appear. What confidence you get. You KNOW you are in the groove. And so on. Personally, I have been a clay shooter for 50 years to be a better field shooter. Nothing beats practicing gun mounts, flashlight drills, corner drills, practicing mounting and dismounting the gun a hundred times a day before you go to Argentina or Bolivia. You don't need a score card to be a winner. You need a good attitude, effective practice, and the ability to visualize success. Clay shooting gives you it all.