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Old 03-15-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Odd question

I am just starting to learn skeet shooting and have been following the guide lines and rules I have found on line.. But a strange thing happened last week when i was shooting with my wife launching the targets.
I was at position # 2 and had shot my high house and low house. She launched the doubles and I broke both targets with my first shot... I am sure it was more luck than skill but my question is... Do I get a second option or do I just use the 25th shell to shoot a low house at the end ?
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:34 PM   #2
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Technically, you shoot them over - but you're not into registered skeet so do what you want.

Remember, your first miss is where you shoot that extra shell
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:55 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
Technically, you shoot them over - but you're not into registered skeet so do what you want.

Remember, your first miss is where you shoot that extra shell
I found the answer.. The high house bird would be considered dead but, I would have to shoot the pair over and be sure to break the low house with my second shot.... Whether or not I break the high house target on the second set is of no matter. It is considered dead by what happened on the first set.

Now in the UK I would have to shoot a second set of pairs because NONE of the first set would be considered dead....
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:27 AM   #4
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its called by the ref.....

first bird dead.
proof doubles to establish 2nd bird.
this is why shooting jackets have 2 pouches on your chest to hold 2 shells.
fyi....since 1st bird is established, you can miss the 1st bird on proof doubles. its a mulligan.
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Old 03-18-2019, 09:23 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by bobski View Post
its called by the ref.....

first bird dead.
proof doubles to establish 2nd bird.
this is why shooting jackets have 2 pouches on your chest to hold 2 shells.
fyi....since 1st bird is established, you can miss the 1st bird on proof doubles. its a mulligan.
This is correct under the rules in the US... I heard from a friend in the UK and he tells me that on that side of the pond you shoot the entire set of doubles over. There is no first target dead. You need to break them both. AND.. if you break both targets with one shot, three times in a game you are disqualified....
I can't verify the "three tines and you're out rule" but our British cousins have a strict set of rules so....
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:05 PM   #6
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thats why we are americans and skeet is an american sport. :>
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Originally Posted by bobski View Post
thats why we are americans and skeet is an american sport. :>
That is correct
Charles Davis and William Harnden Foster of Andover, Massachusetts invented skeet shooting. In 1920 Davis, an avid grouse hunter, and Foster, an avid hunter, painter, illustrator and author of "New England Grouse Hunting", developed a game which was informally called "Shooting around the clock".
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:43 PM   #8
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i shot on his range.
fyi...the 1st skeet range in the world.....(currently, its actually been converted to trap range, ironically.

https://www.claytargetsonline.com/lo...and-game-club/
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Originally Posted by one eyed shooter View Post
That is correct
Charles Davis and William Harnden Foster of Andover, Massachusetts invented skeet shooting. In 1920 Davis, an avid grouse hunter, and Foster, an avid hunter, painter, illustrator and author of "New England Grouse Hunting", developed a game which was informally called "Shooting around the clock".

That was back when a skeet field was a full circle, not a half.
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Originally Posted by oneounceload View Post
That was back when a skeet field was a full circle, not a half.
That also is correct... In 1923 it took its current form because a chicken farm was opened next to the full circle and they had to cut the circle in half .
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