guide to english skeet

ClayPal Guide to English Skeet

what is english skeet?

Skeet shooting originated back in the early 19th century in America where it is now known as NSSA Skeet. When the sport was brought over to England it was shot to slightly different rules and English Skeet was created. Today, English Skeet is governed by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA).

Each round of English Skeet consists of 25 targets made up from a mixture of single targets and pairs (doubles), with one shot allowed at each target. A simple points system is used for scoring with a single point awarded for each hit. The shooter may stand with the gun down or pre-mounted before they call for targets which are released immediately upon their call.

Most domestic competitions are shot over four rounds making a total score out of 100. Maximum scores are commonplace so a sound technique and mental preparation are required to perform well.

English Skeet is usually shot in squads of five with each shooter taking it in turn to shoot a station before the whole squad moves on to the next one and the process is repeated.

English Skeet Layout

how is english skeet set up?

English Skeet requires two fixed traps set in 'Skeet Houses'. The 'High House' throws targets from 3m above ground level and the 'Low House' throws them from 1m above ground level.

There are seven shooting stands (stations) set in a semi-circle with targets set to travel 50m-52m and cross over 19.2m directly in front of station four.

which cartridges can be used?

English Skeet must be shot with cartridges that have a maximum load of 28g and shot size no greater than 2.6mm.

what is the target sequence for english skeet?

English Skeet is shot over seven stations, the sequence is very different from Olympic Skeet or NSSA Skeet. The sequence is as follows:

Station 1 • Single from the High House
• Single from the Low House
• Double - High House target to be shot first
Station 2 • Single from the High House
• Single from the Low House
• Double - High House target to be shot first
Station 3 • Single from the High House
• Single from the Low House
Station 4 • Single from the High House
• Single from the Low House
• Double - The shooter nominates which target they will shoot first
Station 5 • Single from the High House
• Single from the Low House
Station 6 • Single from the High House
• Single from the Low House
• Double - Low House target to be shot first
Station 7 • Single from the Low House
• Single from the High House
• Double - Low House target to be shot first
Option To complete the round of 25 targets, the first target that the shooter misses must be repeated. If the shooter hits all 24 targets on stands one to seven they have the 'option' to shoot either a High or Low House target from station seven

variations of english skeet

  • Skeet Doubles - A double (pair) is taken from each station in turn making 50 targets per round. The stations are shot in the following sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
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