Different forms of Trap shooting

Different types of trap shooting events are there. This article will gives you complete information about all types of trap shooting events. More Details about Olympic trap, Double trap, American trap and Down the line trap are given in this article.

About Trap shooting

Trap shooting is one of the major event in Olympics. Trap shooting is one among the three event in Clay Pigeon Shooting. In Clay pigeon shooting, Clays are targeted and shooting with Shotgun. There are different forms of trap shooting events like Olympic trap, Double trap, American trap shooting and Down the line trap. Out of which Olympic trap and Double trap are included in Olympics. Rules of trap shooting will be different for each event. American trap event is the main shooting event in America and Canada. Down the line trap shooting is the most simple trap shooting form and famous in Great Britain, Australia, and South Africa. More details about Trap shooting forms are given below

Different types of trap shooting

Olympic trap shooting

Olympic Trap shooting is one of the Olympic event and recognized by ISSF - International Shooting Sport Federation. In Olympic Trap rules, Men can have 125 shots and for women there will be 75 shots. Olympic trap includes 15 traps which is arranged in 5 groups of 3. There will be six shooters to shoot for a target. In the opening rounds players can hit the target within one or two shots. In the final round, only one shot is allowed to hit the target.

Double trap Shooting

Double trap is a new event in trap shooting. Double trap event is also included in Olympics. In Double trap event, shooters will have two targets which are thrown simultaneously. Double trap is is recognized and governed by International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF). There will be 3 traps in Double trap which is set to 15mts from shooters range. Left, Straight and Right traps are included in Double trap event. There are three schemes in Double trap. Scheme A include left and middle traps. Scheme B include Middle and right traps and Scheme c include left and right traps to shoot. Currently Ronjan Sodhi holds the No 1 position in Double trap rankings of ISSF.

American trap shooting

American trap shooting is famous in America. American trap event is one of the famous event of Clay target shooting in United states. American trap shooting is organized and governed by two associations. First one is the Amateur Trapshooting Association and the second one is Pacific International Trapshooting Association. American trap shooting is one of the oldest trap shooting event. In around there will be 25 shots from 5 shooting positions. Five shooters will be in squad with 5 shots for each shooters.

Down the line trap shooting

Down the line trap shooting is a famous trap shoot event in Down the line trap shooting. Down the line trap event is similar to American trap shooting. In Down the line trap, two shots are involved. Scoring of Down the line trap includes three points for first hit to the target and two points for the second hit. This is the simple form of trap shooting compared to other traps.

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