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Shooting – Shotgun Shooting

June 6, 2011

A Shotgun is similar to a rifle, but typically fires projectiles that either contain many smaller sub-projectiles, or one large projectile. They are more often than not pump-action or single-shot-and-reload actions. Following are the popular Shotgun Shooting events:

  • The three Shotgun ISSF shooting events (presently all Olympic) are based on quick reaction to clay targets thrown by a machine
  • Other shotgun sports with (at least partial) international recognition include Sporting Clays, providing more variation than the standard ISSF events, and Down-The-Line. Five stand is also a shotgun shooting sport similar to skeet, but with more target variety. There are five stations, or stands. At each station there is normally a card that lets the shooter know the sequence of birds he or she will be shooting at
  • Cowboy Action Shooting also may involve shotguns
  • Practical shooting uses high capacity shotguns (usually pump or semi-automatic). It has emerged particularly in countries where handguns have been banned
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