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Shoot Rules

We shoot many different events at the NHGC. The following are the basic rules for many of the games we shoot. Very few of our shoots are registered with any associations. Links are included to the full rules for the game where appropriate, however we may not enforce every official rule at our shoots.

Rifle and Pistol Shoots

Shotgun Shoots

Military Shoot 5 Stand
Rifle Silhouette American Skeet
IHMSA Skeet Doubles
Cowboy Shoot English Skeet
Trap
Handicap Trap
Doubles Trap
Wobble Trap
Turkey Shoot

Rifle and Pistol Shoots

Military Shoot

The military shoot is a homegrown event, started by one of our founders, Fred Bragg, who was a sniper in WW2.



The event consists of 20 shots fired from the military pits (foxhole). You are allowed a spotter.
There are 10 targets, they are 1'x1' steel plates, at distances ranging from 100 yards to 600 yards. The targets will either be white or black, depending on conditions of the day.
Firearms must be a military rifle, equipped with iron sights. Examples include, K98 Mausers, Swedish Mausers, Springfield Trap Doors, Lee Enfield No. 4, AR-15, Swedish AG42B, Mosin Nagant's, SVT-40's. etc.
Targets must fall over to count.
You may shoot the targets in any order you wish.

Rifle Silhouette

Rifle silhouette consists of 40 shots fired at 40 targets.
10 shots at steel chickens at 200m.
10 shots at steel pigs at 300m
10 shots at steel turkeys at 400m
10 shots at steel rams at 500m
Both scoped and iron sights are allowed in their own classes
All shots are to be fired standing, no rests and no slings.
Calibers must be .243 or larger
All targets except rams must fall over to count.
Spotters are allowed.

Rifle Silhouette Rules

Handgun Silhouette (IHMSA)

Pistol silhouette consists of 40 shots fired at 40 targets.
10 shots at steel chickens at 50m.
10 shots at steel pigs at 100m
10 shots at steel turkeys at 150m
10 shots at steel rams at 200m
All targets except rams must fall over to count.
Both scoped and iron sights are allowed in their own classes
All shots are to be fired standing, no rests and no slings for the standing event.
There are also production, revolver and unlimited events that can be shot
Spotters are allowed.

IHMSA Rules

Cowboy Silhouette

Cowboy silhouette consists of 40 shots fired at 40 targets.
10 shots at steel chickens at 50m.
10 shots at steel pigs at 100m
10 shots at steel turkeys at 150m
10 shots at steel rams at 200m
All targets except rams must fall over to count.
Rifles are generally to be tube fed lever actions shooting soft round nose bullets, some exceptions apply.
Calibers must not damage targets at these distances. Calibers typically used are .45 colt, 357 magnum, 30-30 winchester, 45-70, 32 special etc.
Rifles must use iron sights.
All shots are to be fired standing, no rests and no slings for the standing event.
Spotters are allowed.

Shotgun Shoots

5 Stand



Five Stand is very similar to Sporting Clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown. No two five-stands are exactly alike. There are five "stands" or stations to shoot from. There are usually somewhere between 6 and 8 traps that throw targets.Participants shoot in turn at each of the 5 stands and various combinations of targets are thrown from the traps. Usually there is a menu card that will advise the shooter of the sequence of targets. Five Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking.

American Skeet

At its most basic, a round of Skeet involves one box of 25 shotgun shells per shooter, which will be fired at eight stations, the usually concrete pads on which each shooter stands to take his turn. Normally, no more than five shooters, called a squad, are involved in a single round of skeet at one time.

The shooters begin a round at Station 1 in front of the High House and progress around the arc to Station 7 in front of the Low House, ending at Station 8 exactly at the middle between the two houses.



Target shooting sequences at each station:

Stations 1 and 2: High House single, shot first; Low House single; High and Low House doubles, with the High House shot taken first. (Four shots at each of the two stations.)

Stations 3 through 5: High House single, shot first; Low House single. (Two shots at each of the three stations.)

Stations 6 and 7: High House single, shot first; Low House single; High and Low House doubles, with the Low House shot taken first. (Four shots at each of the two stations.)

Station 8: High House single, shot first; Low House single. If by now the shooter has missed no targets, the 25th shot is taken at the Low House.

Optional shot: This, which would be the 25th shell for a shooter who has missed no shots through Station 8, is taken for a second try at the first target missed at any station.

NOTE that at every station the High House shot is taken first except on doubles at Stations 6 and 7, when you shoot the Low House target before the High House. Just remember that and you won't get confused over which house to shoot first.

Skeet Rules

Skeet Doubles

Skeet Doubles is shot in rounds of 50 targets instead of 25. These 50 targets are made up of two "part rounds" - the first part of the round containing 24 targets and the second part of the round containing 26 targets.

The first round of skeet doubles consists of pairs at stations 1, 2, 3 and 4, shot high house first. Followed by pairs at 5, 6, 7, 6, 5, 4, shot low house first. It is finished off with pairs shot at stations 3 and 2 high house first.

The second round is the same as the first, except at the end there is an extra pair shot at station 1, high house first.

English Skeet

English Skeet is almost the same as American Skeet. The exemptions are that on station 4, after the two singles, there is a pair, the shooter can decide which bird they will shoot first. There are no shots from station 8.

English Skeet Rules

Trap



Trap is usually shot in squads of five shooters. A round of trap consists of 25 targets per shooter. A trap field has five positions, or stations, numbered consecutively from left to right and spaced 16 yards behind the trap house. Five clay targets, sometimes referred to as "birds," are thrown for each shooter at each position, with one shot being fired at each bird. After firing five rounds in rotation, each squad member moves one station to his right, with the shooter on station five moving over to station one.

Trap Rules

Handicap Trap

Handicap Trap is the same as Trap, except shots are fired from a handicapped distance which can be up to 27 yards from the trap house.

Doubles Trap

Doubles Trap is the similar to Trap, except instead of 25 birds, the round consists of 50 birds. 2 birds are launched each time the shooter calls pull.

Wobble Trap



Wobble Trap is shot in much the same manner as regular trap. The differences are that the birds come out at a random elevation as well as random angle and you are allowed 2 shots at each bird.

Turkey Shoot

Our Annual Turkey shoot is a shotgun and rimfire competition. It generally consists of 5 people shooting off in a 5 shot competition at one of the many clay targets we can throw. Whoever hits the most wins a turkey or ham. The rimfire competition consists of shooting at paper targets or our moving target. It is a great competition for the kids, although occasionally a squad of adults will shoot off against each other as well. It is a great day to bring the entire family out.

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