Match Director

Becky Myers

[email protected]

REGISTERED SKEET SHOOTS FOR 2024

  • 01/13 Red Nose Open NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (12ga. only)
  • 02/03 Blue Nose Open NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (12 ga. only)
  • 02/17 Valentine Open NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (12ga. only)
  • 04/26-28 Virginia Open NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (5 gun)
  • 06/07-09 Mo-Joe Memorial Open NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (5 gun)
  • 06/21-23 US Open Shoot NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (5 gun)
  • 07/26-28 Bull Run Open NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (5 gun)

Valentine Open NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (12ga. only) February 17, 2024

What is Skeet?

Skeet is shot at clay targets released from a high trap and a low trap. The targets cross at a midfield stake that is 21 yards equidistant from each of the seven shooting stations. Station eight is located next to the midfield stake. A round of skeet begins at station one and progresses in a counter clockwise direction through the eight stations. Single targets, one from the high and one from the low houses, are shot at each station. Double targets that are simultaneously released from both houses are shot at stations one, two, six and seven. At the shooter’s first miss, he is given a second shot at the missed target. If he breaks all the targets including high and low eight, he then shoots his 25th shot at low eight.

The Thursday evening skeet league is a great way to learn the game.

It is important to observe the hard and fast rule that shooters and spectators must wear both eye and hearing protection at all times on all ranges.

The events are listed on the Club Calendar located here:
http://fxrgc.org/calendar/maincal.cfm

The governing body of skeet shooting is the National Skeet Shooting Association, and rules and other pertinent information can be found on their website:
www.nssa-nsca.org

Registered skeet shoots:

  • Advanced reservations are recommended; check the match bulletin for details.
  • Competition for the first rotation usually begins at 9:00.

Usual course of fire:

  • Four rounds of 25-targets with each gauge – 12, 20, 28 and .410 bore.
  • Doubles shot at all stations 1 through 7 and back to 1. Two 24-target rounds and two 26-target rounds, alternating.

Firearms:

  • Each of four gauges are competed – 12, 20, 28 and .410. Competitors need shoot only those gauges they choose.
  • Often competitions are held for only one or two gauges.
  • A shooter may shoot a smaller gauge in any competition; e.g., 20 or 28 gauge in a 12 gauge event, etc.

Chokes:

  • Cylinder or Skeet, as the targets are from 20 to 25 yards distant.

Ammunition:

  • 100 rounds per gun, No. 9 shot, with a few extras for potential gun malfunctions, broken targets, etc.

Equipment:

  • A shotgun and ammo of the proper gauge/bore.
  • A pouch or vest to hold shells.
  • Eye and ear protection.

Match fees:

  • Vary with the event; check the shoot program.

Practice fees:

  • Check the price list in the club house.

Latest Registered Skeet News

Valentine Open NSSA Registered Skeet Shoot (12ga. only) February 17, 2024

Fairfax Rod & Gun Club will host the Valentine Open (a 12-gauge skeet shoot)  Saturday, February 17, 2024  Entry Fee: $40 per gun ($7 returned to shooters by Class)  Gun Champions are not eligible for class money, but are guaranteed $11 above highest payout of event.  Places awarded: Gun & Concurrent: CH/RU/3rd, Class 1st / […]

Red Nose Open January 13, 2024

Fairfax Rod & Gun Club will host the Red Nose Open (a 12-gauge skeet shoot) Saturday, January 13, 2024 Entry Fee: $40 per gun ($7 returned to shooters by Class) SHOOT RESERVATIONS are strongly encouraged Please contact Becky Myers to pre-register via: Email (preferred): [email protected] or Text/Phone: 202-489-4849 See Club page here for more details: […]

5th Annual Mo-Joe Memorial Open June 9-11, 2023

Fairfax Rod & Gun Club will host the Mo-Joe Memorial Open (a 5-Gun skeet shoot) June 9-11, 2023 The 2023 Fairfax Club Championship will be held Concurrently with the Open shoot. Entry Fee: $40 per gun (plus $5 per shooter one time Club fee – NOT per gun) $7 returned to shooters by Class based […]