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What are the different types of sporting clay competition? I am new to this, I guess just wondering which ones involve the skeet or clay pidgeons.

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I shoot Competitive Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, etc.

There are many different "types" of clay competitions.
There is 16 yard Trap = Shooting 1 "Bird" (Clay) at 16 yards from the Trap House
Handicap = Basically Trap but, shooters step back upto 27 yards depending on experience Beginners Start at 20 Yrds.
Skeet = Shooting Birds (2) from a high house or low house and they fly across you.
Sporting Clays There are upto 8 clay throwers you will have to shoot 1/2 birds at a time and in the right order ie. thrower 1 or 4 then 5 etc.
Five Stand You walk through a course with 5 or more throwers in it
they will randomly (or not depends) fly around
Doubles Trap Standing at 16 yrds. shooting 2 birds thrown simultaneously

Each competition except for Five Stand has stations where upto 5 shooters will trade positions clockwise. It changes the whole angle about 10 feet to the left or right of center of the house(s)
In Trap (Doubles, Singles, Handicap), Sporting Clays there are 5 stations
In Skeet I believe there is 7

Skeet is very different from most of the other competitions but equally fun.

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I shoot Competitive Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, etc.

There are many different "types" of clay competitions.
There is 16 yard Trap = Shooting 1 "Bird" (Clay) at 16 yards from the Trap House
Handicap = Basically Trap but, shooters step back upto 27 yards depending on experience Beginners Start at 20 Yrds.
Skeet = Shooting Birds (2) from a high house or low house and they fly across you.
Sporting Clays There are upto 8 clay throwers you will have to shoot 1/2 birds at a time and in the right order ie. thrower 1 or 4 then 5 etc.
Five Stand You walk through a course with 5 or more throwers in it
they will randomly (or not depends) fly around
Doubles Trap Standing at 16 yrds. shooting 2 birds thrown simultaneously

Each competition except for Five Stand has stations where upto 5 shooters will trade positions clockwise. It changes the whole angle about 10 feet to the left or right of center of the house(s)
In Trap (Doubles, Singles, Handicap), Sporting Clays there are 5 stations
In Skeet I believe there is 7

Skeet is very different from most of the other competitions but equally fun.
Its not the 5000 Dollar shotgun its the Shooter behind it
I have a 60 year old Remington 870 Wingmaster Magnum
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Skeet has 8 stations.


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I shoot Competitive Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays, etc.

There are many different "types" of clay competitions.
There is 16 yard Trap = Shooting 1 "Bird" (Clay) at 16 yards from the Trap House
Handicap = Basically Trap but, shooters step back upto 27 yards depending on experience Beginners Start at 20 Yrds.
Skeet = Shooting Birds (2) from a high house or low house and they fly across you.
Sporting Clays There are upto 8 clay throwers you will have to shoot 1/2 birds at a time and in the right order ie. thrower 1 or 4 then 5 etc.
Five Stand You walk through a course with 5 or more throwers in it
they will randomly (or not depends) fly around
Doubles Trap Standing at 16 yrds. shooting 2 birds thrown simultaneously

Each competition except for Five Stand has stations where upto 5 shooters will trade positions clockwise. It changes the whole angle about 10 feet to the left or right of center of the house(s)
In Trap (Doubles, Singles, Handicap), Sporting Clays there are 5 stations
In Skeet I believe there is 7

Skeet is very different from most of the other competitions but equally fun.
don't think you have shot much 5 stand or sporting!that aint how we play in this part of the woods
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I'm on vacation in Florida from Indiana and I left the wife and kids on the beach to go shoot today. I shot 4 rounds of skeet (all 24s of 25) and one round of 5-Stand. This club had a killer 5-Stand setup and that's what I posted pics of below. They had more traps available than any club setup I've seen and boy was it fun to shoot.

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If you get the chance to shoot 5-Stand do it. It's a lot of fun. Sarasota had two sporting clays courses but I didn't shoot those. I fashion myself a skeet shooter but 5-Stand might win out if Indiana had a setup like this.

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So, about 5-Stand...there are 5 shooters, standing still, in a horizontal line. At Sarasota you are under a roof (to get out of the sun and/or rain) and you stand in a 'station' which is a little area that walls you off from your neighbor. This little area, with the walls (or vertical PVC pipes) keeps your gun in a defined area (like a window) so you don't muzzle sweep your neighbor. Each station will present the shooter with 5 shots. There are 5 stations. 5 stations x 5 shots at each station = 25 shots. That's a perfect score, 25. Each station will present you with 5 totally different shots than any other station. That's why you need lots of traps, to keep things interesting. Oh, and no two 5-stand configurations are the same. There is no 'universal' trap configuration in this game. Every place you shoot it will be different. Moving on, each station starts off with a single target. You can take two shots at this target, if you miss on the first shot, you can immediately shoot at it again, but, only on the singles. So, the guy at station 1 gets a single and shoots it. Then the guy at station 2 gets a different single. Then the guy at station 3 gets a different single. Then stations 4 and 5. Then the guy at station 1 gets a pair. Then station 2 gets a different pair, and so on down the line. Then station 1 gets a different pair, and so on down the line. Then you rotate stations. You do this until you have shot 5 targets at all 5 stations and that's it, done. It can be really fun and the targets you'll get can be coming from all over the place (behind you, from the side, straight up like a rocket, coming at you, curling around, rolling on the ground like a rabbit, etc).


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