The National Shooting Centre owns and operates the National Clays Shooting Centre and Bisley Shooting Ground, offering a choice of both formal and sporting clay shooting facilities, respectively. The National Shooting Centre provides shooters with some of the best, and most beautiful, shooting experiences in the United Kingdom.
There are two types of Clay shooting, the Formal Clay Shooting Disciplines and Sporting Clay Shooting. The National Clay Shooting Centre is a Formal Clay range, and Bisley Shooting Ground provides Sporting Clays.
Formal Clay shooting consists of a number of disciplines:
Skeet involves a shooter shooting at targets fired horizontally from a low and high house both as singles and pairs. Each round consists of 25 targets.
Trap shooting has targets fired away from the participant at different angles as well as different heights. The targets are also quicker than Skeet. As with Skeet, a round consists of 25 targets.
Down the line is a great discipline for beginners. A round usually consists of 25 targets, which are fired away from the shooter. The shooter stands behind the firing house, where they will fire at the rising targets which rise at a constant angle. However, the targets are fired randomly across the horizontal plane.
Sporting Clays (simulated game) uses a number of different types of clay targets. Combining different speeds and angles along with the different types and sizes of targets makes the sport very challenging. The targets might be crossing, climbing, incoming, outgoing, quartering away, streaking high overhead, or any combination of the above. Throw in some good topographical features, and you can simulate almost any game bird or field condition.
Clay Shooting Locations
Explore the clay shooting facilities available at the National Shooting Centre.
Clay Shooting for all
Clay shooting is a fun and welcoming sport, which is open to people of all ages. Check out some of the pictures of our facilities.
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