Skeet

 

 

Range Director:
                            Mike Hatfield          mike.h@rcgc.club        336-939-3724   
 
                

Skeet Mechanic:                           
                          Ricky Allen              
ricky.a@rcgc.club       
336-342-4069

 

                          Jerry Grogan            jerry.g@rcgc.club        336-616-6423  

 

Eye and Hearing protection are REQUIRED.


ERAD is now available on all 3 Skeet Fields.
 

 

Skeet uses clay targets. Two trap houses are required in skeet - a "high house" at the left of the field and a "low house" at the right. Both traps throw targets at fixed angles. High-house targets start at a point about 10 feet above the ground, moving to the shooter's right. Low-house targets move in the opposite direction starting from a point about three feet off the ground.

Skeet is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A skeet field has eight positions, or stations, seven of which are numbered consecutively from left to right in a semi-circle around the field. Station eight is located in the center, directly between the trap houses, offering very challenging and very exciting targets.

A round of skeet consists of 25 targets. Some stations offer single targets, others singles and doubles. There are 16 single targets, two from each station. A round also includes eight shots at four doubles targets from stations 1, 2, 6 and 7. The first target missed is repeated; the repeat target is called "the option".  If no miss occurs in the round of 24 shots, the option is taken as a second target from low eight.

Find out more about the game of skeet from the National Skeet Shooting Association                                                       Copied from the NSSF website.

 

Skeet is usually shot with #9, but #8 is often used. Larger shot is not effective for clay target shooting and is prohibited on the skeet fields.

 

Instructions for using our skeet traps are posted in each house. If you encounter a problem  STOP.  Do Not try to adjust the trap yourself. Call Mike Hatfield, Jerry Grogan or Ricky Allen. Their numbers are posted in the houses.

 

Please load the machines gently to avoid cracking the targets. DO NOT DECOCK the skeet traps. Please unplug both cords before you leave. This should stop some of the problems we have had with maintenance. Machines left plugged in are subject to costly damage during thunderstorms.

Clay target fees for skeet are $3/rd (25 targets) for each member and $5/rd (25 targets) for each guest. Remember to log in and pay your fees before you leave.  Be sure to mark your check showing the number of rounds of skeet shot. A round is 25 clays. NOTE: Members will be charged for their non-paying guests' rounds at the current guest rate.

 

2017 SKEET FUN SHOOTS
All Fun Shoots are on Saturday and start at 10:00A.M.

3/11, 5/6, 6/17, 7/22, 9/2, and 10/28.
100 regulation targets. Anyone can shoot. Any gauge. Entry Fee $20.

$8 per shooter returned as Lewis Class prize money.

 

NSSA CERTIFIED SKEET REFEREES

Ricky Allen    Roger Haney    Mike Hatfield    Ronnie Newton    Tom Hill    Bruce Ward

 

If you are new to the game or just want a quick refresher course, visit the link to NSSA mentioned above, then come to a FunShoot. Help is always available.

Skeet Range Director - Mike Hatfield

 

 

The new shotgun pattern board is ready for use. It is located beyond the last skeet building,behind the safety fence. Maximum safe didtance is 30yds.

 

 

 

 

RCGC member Ricky Allen wins AA1 at the Virginia State Championship held at Arrowhead Gun Club, Chase City Virginia, August 17 thru 21. He shoot 100 straight using his Remington 1100 competition 12 gauge and his own reloaded shells. Congratulations Ricky!

Any day at the range is better than a day at the office!

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