Shotgun shooting UK
Many shooters use shotguns for the shooting of artificial targets, either to practice marksmanship or in competition. Clay target shooting is currently gaining in popularity, spurred on by British success in international competitions such as the Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games.
Competition Shooting UK
Competitive clay shooting is an exciting an absorbing sport, with a number of different disciplines. In clay target shooting, the disciplines can be broadly split into three categories – trap, skeet and sporting.
Trap shooting UK
In the trap disciplines of Down-the-Line, Automatic Ball Trap, Olympic Trap, Double Trap and Universal Trench, the targets are thrown away from you by a trap positioned in front of you at varying speeds, heights and angles.
Skeet Shooting UK
In English and Olympic Skeet, the targets are released from two trap houses, one positioned on each side of a semi-circular layout, at fixed speeds, heights and angles.
Sporting Shooting UK
In English Sporting and FITASC Sporting, the targets are designed to simulate those found in nature. This means that they can come from all directions, including rolling on the ground.
Airgun shooting UK
Competitive target air rifle shooting takes place across the country at indoor shooting ranges, close to built up areas and sometimes in town centres. However, many enthusiasts enjoy the outdoor discipline of field target shooting at artificial targets.
Since 1997, cartridge pistol shooting has not been permitted in Britain. However, air pistol shooting continues to survive, frequently sharing facilities with indoor rifle shooting clubs.
Rifle shooting UK
Target rifle shooting grew out of the need to improve and maintain high standards of marksmanship within the armed services. Today it is a major international sport enjoyed by thousands of participants at clubs across Britain.
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