Fundamentals of TRAP
Trapshooting is a shooting sport enjoyed by millions of people around the world. It involves shooting clay targets (referred to as "birds" or "pigeons") travelling at speeds of up to 90 mph with a shotgun. It is a very challenging sport that easy to learn, but very hard to master. Age really does not matter.
The most common targets used today are manufactured by White Flyer, Remington & Federal. They measure 4 5/16 inches in diameter and 1 1/8 inches high. Properly presented by a good trap machine, they can be broken with as little as one shot pellet.
There are 4 kinds of shotguns you can use for trapshooting. They must be no larger than 12 gauge. The major difference between a trap gun & a hunting (field) gun is found in the stock. The four kinds are over and under, single barrel, semi-automatic & pump action.
Singles: each round consists of 25 targets hot from 5 different stations, 5 targets per station. You shoot from 16 yards.
Handicap: Each round consists of 25 targets shot from 5 different stations, 5 targets from each station. You shoot your targets anywhere from 19 yds to 27 yds. Depending on your ability.
Entry Fee: About $3 to $5 for 25 targets.
There have been very few, if any, deaths related to gun accidents in the sport of trapshooting. Gun safety is Job #1while trapshooting. Some simple rules include:
Be alert to trap personnel leaving
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