How To Shoot "English Skeet"

Skeet was developed as a compact method of practising game shooting in the off-season. The name Skeet comes from the Scandinavian "To Shoot".

Skeet employs 2 trap houses, one throws a high target and the other a low target.

English skeet has seven firing stations numbered 1 - 7, set in a semi circle. A round consists of 25 targets. If the shooter competes 24 targets without a miss from stations 1 -7, he/she has the choice of shooting another high or low target from station 7 and so the total adds up to 25 targets. Guns may be premounted when shooting English Skeet.

However, if the shooter misses a target during the round, he/she repeats the first missed target only. This will produce the full round of 25 targets.

Order of Shooting English Skeet

Before the round commences, the first shooter may call to see both targets from station 1 for all the squad to observe.

  • Station 1 - High Single then Low Single, followed by a Simultaneous Pair, shooting High target first.
  • Station 2 - High Single then Low Single, followed by a Simultaneous Pair, shooting High target first.
  • Station 3 - High Single then a Low Single, no Simultaneous Pair.
  • Station 4 - High Single then Low Single, followed by a Simultaneous Pair, Shooter must nominate which target from the Simultaneous Pair they will shoot first.
  • Station 5 - High Single then a Low Single, no Simultaneous Pair.
  • Station 6 - High Single then Low Single, followed by a Simultaneous Pair, shooting Low target first.
  • Station 7 - Low Single then High Single, followed by a Simultaneous Pair, shooting Low target first.

Don't Forget, if a shooter has hit all 24 targets by the end of station 7, they have the optional extra target from the high or low house to make 25 targets in total.

Note: If a Simultaneous Pair is broken with one shot, the pair is repeated. If this happens twice more on the same stand by the same shooter, the 2nd target of the pair is said to be lost.

 

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