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Woman Being Taught Gun Shotgun Safety

At Etowah Valley Sporting Clays, we often hear some common questions about skeet shooting from customers. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers for you so you can consider if skeet shooting is the right avenue for you to improve your shotgun shooting skills.

What is skeet shooting?

Skeet shooting is an activity that is similar to bird hunting, minus the birds. Instead of shooting flying birds, you shoot at clay disks that are 4 5/16 inches wide. The flying disks go about 60 yards and are flung into the air and  the shooter fires at the disks from a “high house” or “low house.”

Can my child skeet shoot as well?

There is no minimum age for shooting skeet. The decision depends on ability level. Maturity and size should play a big factor when deciding if your child is ready to handle a shotgun and follow the gun safety guidelines. It’s very important to have an expert accompany and teach your child the vital rules and regulations when beginning so proper habits and respect for the gun are formed right away.

What is the best gun to use while skeet shooting?

A shotgun is the most common gun that shooters choose for this activity. There are many varieties of shotguns, so it’s important to consider your ultimate goal and go with that. Another factor that must be taken into consideration is the size of the gun. What might be the right size for your buddy may not be right for you. Of course, make sure you accompany your gun with the proper safety items such as eye and ear protection as well. Etowah Valley offers shotgun rentals, ammunition and gear on site.

Call Etowah Valley Sporting Clays today to get started on a great activity with skeet, trap or sporting clays today! We look forward to seeing you.

Posted on behalf of Etowah Valley Sporting Clays

Etowah Valley Staff

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