Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Canadian Skeet Olympics

The weather cooperated for the Canadian Olympic Skeet Championships. A three day shoot.  Sunday saw overcast skies in the AM, but clearing.


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A slow game, patience is king.

Low gun. Elbow down, the gun (toe) held at the bottom tip or below the elbow. The gun stock touching your body.

Random delay of up to a three second target release is mandated (can't start your gun until you see the target).  A fast target. Targets travel a distance of 65m to 67 meters.

Shooters have 15 seconds to call for a target from the time they step on the pad.  Ten seconds when a second set of shots is required.

A different target sequence then seen in American skeet. As an example; two singles on station 4, a double (Low / High) and a second set of doubles (H / L).

* Rumor has a change for target sequance taking place for the 2013 shooting year, to include moving station #4 one meter further back then in American skeet.

24 gram loads. Around 7/8 oz of shot.

Ear and eye protection is not mandatory.  Individual countries may modify this when not an International Shooting Sport Federation held shoot.

Release triggers prohibited.

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From my obervations, shooters that almost immediately called for a target when stepping on the pad did not do as well as those that paused.

Long down time before it's your turn to shoot each station.  You have to regroup and refocus when it's your turn.

Makes for a long day if you have a machine throwing broken targets.

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