Trap & Skeet
Trap - A game of competitive clay pigeon shooting on a formally designed layout. In plan view, one launching machine is located 16 yards in front of the firing line, launching rising targets away from that line---as in the blue arrow. Five competitors shoot five individual targets at each of five stations along that line. Although each target is presented at slightly randomized vectors, trap emphasizes generally a single type of shot---outgoing and rising---and targets are broken at generally longer ranges than Skeet. As a competitor achieves status over time, his handicap increases and he must stand ever further back from the 16-yard line, up to the ultimate handicap of 11 yards for a total of 27 yards behind the trap house.
Skeet - A game of competitive clay pigeon shooting on a formally designed layout. In plan view, two launching machines are located at the corners of a semicircle, firing targets slightly forward of the front line; one machine firing targets higher; one firing targets lower---as in the blue arrows. Competitors shoot a menu of 25 targets from eight successive stations along the circumference of the semi-circle---one from the high house, one from the low house, and a pair---and finally from the centerpoint of the front line. Although each target is presented throughout the progress of the game in an absolutely predictable geometry, skeet emphasizes a broad variety of shots, outgoing, incoming and crossing.
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