Skeet is shot over 8 stands and the sequence is totally different
to English or NSSA skeet. The sequence is:
high and then a double from Station 1. Station 2: single high then
a double. Station 3: single high then a double. Station 4: single
high followed by single low, you then shoot a double hitting high
house target first, then another double shooting low house first.
Station 5: single low house then a double. Station 6: single low
then a double. Station 7: double taking low target first. Station
8: high single followed by low single. When shooting station 8 the
shooter must turn away from the referee so that at no time the gun
is pointed in the direction of the referee or other shooters. Regarding
the sequence, all doubles from 1 to 4 are shot high house first.
Stations 5 to 7 low house first.
skeet is considered by many to be the most difficult of the three
Olympic disciplines; this is due to the fact that the ready position
means that the toe of the stock must be touching the body at a line
affixed to the skeet vest level with the natural drop of the elbow.
Add to this the fact that targets are released by a random timer
which allows the clay to be released any time from zero to three
second after the shooter has called. There are strict rules governing
the ready position and no shooter is allowed move to mount the gun
until the target or targets are released, if they do, the referee
will call a no bird and issue a warning (Yellow Card) should the
shooter repeat the offence a target will be lost. Targets can be
lost for other infringements to the rules such as foot faults and
are probably more rules to Olympic Skeet than in the other Olympic
disciplines so it is important to study the rule book if you decide
to take up the challenge of this exciting form of shooting.
with all Olympic disciplines (Double trap, Olympic Trap & Olympic
Skeet), approved cartridges must have a maximum load of 24 grammes
with a shot size no greater that 2.5mm (No7).