SANNER'S LAKE SPORTSMEN'S CLUB


Skeet

Unlike trap, Skeet is a purely American shotgun game, born and bred not only in the U.S.A. but in the very cauldron of American independence — Massachusetts. In 1920, several Andover bird hunters, casting about for a more realistic means of honing their wingshooting skills by duplicating all the shot presentations they might encounter in a live bird field, devised a scheme they called Shooting Around the Clock.

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.  More information on skeet can be found at the National Skeet Shooting Association website.

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Match Details

Advance sign up is not required.

Gate opens 15 mins prior to start time - see calendar for days and times.

Range will close when all participants are finished.


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Match Directors

Match Description

  • 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 Course of Fire below contains more details.
Who
  • Open to the public. 

Where

Schedule

  • Every Wednesday afternoon during daylight savings
  • Third, fourth and fifth Sunday of each month - year round

Cost

  • SLSC members $5 per round
  • Non-members $6 per round

Equipment Needed:

  • Shotgun - any gauge as long as it can fire 2 shells
  • 25 shells per round of #9 shot only
  • Shell holder

Course of Fire Details

  • 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.

Scoring

  • Each clay broken is a point with up to a total of 25.

Rules
  • National Skeet Shooting Association Rule Book

Sanners Lake Sportmen's Club
PO Box 1300, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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