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Skeet Shooting – They Call it a Ball

Skeet shooting was first created in 1920 to help hunters improve their wing shooting skills. From its popularity this past time has turned into a competitive sport that is even played in the Olympics. The game is played where two targets are shot from different houses that are across a field from each other. The shooter uses their shotgun to hit both targets before they hit the ground.

The “ball” in this sport is known as a target that is in a disc form. There are specific rules and regulations for the target discs which are in the National Skeet Shooting Association (NSSA) rule book. The specific regulations for the target are as follows:

SECTION I – EQUIPMENT

A. TARGETS
Standard targets of good quality measuring no more than four and five-sixteenth (4-5/16) inches in diameter nor more than one and one-eighth (1-1/8) inches in height shall be used.

 

References:
National Skeet Shooting Association Official Rules and Regulations – http://www.nssa-nsca.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/2010_NSSA_Rule_Book_2010-02-06.pdf
James Lissimore Photography – jkliss.blogspot.com 

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