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Jefferson Gun Club:  Skeet








The Jefferson Gun Club currently operates 6 skeet fields all are wireless.

  
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jgc skeetSkeet is a recreational and competitive activity where participants attempt to break clay disks flung into the air at high speed from a variety of angles. For the American version of the game, the clay discs are 4 5/16 inches (109.54mm) in diameter, 1 1/8 inches (28.57mm) thick, and fly a distance of 60 yards (+/- 2 yards). The international version of skeet uses a target that is slightly larger in diameter (110mm vs 109.54mm), thinner in cross section (25mm vs. 28.57mm), and has a thicker dome center, making it harder to break. International targets are also thrown a longer distance from similar heights (over 70 yards), resulting in a faster target speed.

 

The firearm of choice for this task is usually a high-quality, double-barreled over and under shotgun with 28/30 inch barrels and open chokes. Often, shooters will choose an improved cylinder choke (one with a tighter pattern) or a skeet choke (one with a wider pattern), but this is a matter of preference. Some gun shops refer to this type of shotgun as a skeet gun. Alternatively a sporting gun or a trap gun is sometimes used. These have longer barrels (up to 34 inch) and tighter choke. Many shooters of American skeet and other national versions still use inexpensive semi-auto and pump action shotguns with great success. The use of clay targets replaced the more traditional target of live birds, as a cheaper, more humane and more reliable alternative, one reason they are also called clay pigeons.

 

The event is in part meant to simulate the action of bird hunting. The shooter shoots from eight positions on a semicircle with a radius of 21 yards (19 m), and an 8th position halfway between stations 1 and 7. There are two houses that hold devices known as "traps" that launch the targets, one at each corner of the semicircle. The traps launch the targets to a point 15 feet above ground and 18 feet outside of station 8. One trap launches targets from 10 feet above the ground ("high" house) and the other launches it from 3 feet above ground ("low" house). Skeet Field LayoutAt stations 1 and 2 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double where the two targets are launched simultaneously but shooting the high house target first. At stations 3, 4, and 5 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house. At stations 6 and 7 the shooter shoots at single targets launched from the high house and then the low house, then shoots a double, shooting the low house target first then the high house target. At station 8 the shooter shoots one high target and one low target. The shooter must re-shoot his first missed target, or if no targets are missed, must shoot his 25th shell at the low house station 8. This 25th shot was once referred to as the shooter's option, as he was able to take it where he preferred. Now, to speed up rounds in competition, the shooter must shoot the low 8 twice for a perfect score.
 

  
JGC Skeet Schedule
Summer Open
Start Date/Time: Saturday, July 22, 2017
End Date/Time: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
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Created by AndyA On Monday, December 26, 2016 9:06 AM
  
2016 NSSA League & Sweepstakes Minimize
  • The 2016 NSSA League and Sweepstakes began January 1, 2016 and will continue through September 1, 2016.  Team and individual awards are available.
  • NSSA members may elect to register their targets.  If they choose to register their targets, applicable NSSA and KYSSA fees will be collected up front.  Non-registered shooters and registered shooters may shoot on the same team.  All team members must shoot the same gauge in order to qualify for team awards.  Teams consisting of mixed gauges will only be eligible for individual awards.  Each gauge is considered its own league (teams shooting 28 gauge will only compete with other teams shooting 28 gauge, etc.).
  • Costs are $45 to register your targets which includes a $15 league fee, $20 NSSA fees, and $10 KYSSA fees - all due upon team entry.
  • Shooters not registering targets only pay the $15 league fee.
  • ALL SHOOTERS WILL PAY THE CLUB TARGET FEES EACH DAY THEY SHOOT LEAGUE TARGETS.
  • Please see the attached flyer for more specific details.
  • Entry forms will be available in the clubhouse beginning Wednesday January 13, 2016.  We will also post a sign up roster for individuals wanting to join a team.

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