League Director

John Feroldi

703-855-1156

[email protected]

Assistant Director

Jonathan Honey

[email protected]

Sunday Afternoon Winter Skeet (SAWS) League 2022!

It is that time of year again – to begin planning for next year. Are you thinking about the Sunday Afternoon Winter Skeet (SAWS) League? The SAWS League will start on the first Sunday in 2022 – January 2, 2022 at 1:00 pm. Please sign up by sending an e-mail or calling the number at the end of this article. The SAWS League Rules are posted along with the sign-up roster. This league is intended for shooters of ALL levels of experience. Beginners and the accomplished are all welcome. Everyone can anticipate having a good time on these blustery winter afternoons. Just remember that a cold day shooting is always better than a warm day at work. New shooters and those who have never tried a skeet league are especially welcome. The SAWS League also provides an ideal opportunity to introduce your spouse, children, friends and neighbors to the shotgun sports. Ladies are very welcome and all lady shooters will receive a free hot chocolate on the first day of league shooting. Teams are selected to provide the best mixes of experienced and new shooters. If you want to shoot with a specific person(s) it can usually be arranged – just be sure to let us know. Shooting scores typically range from the single digits to perfect rounds. However, the SAWS League uses a 100-percent handicap system with no cap. It is not unusual for the new shooters to post handicapped scores greater than most of the accomplished shooters every week. Most shooters use a 12 or 20-gauge shotgun, but any safe shotgun is acceptable. There may also be other side events depending on interest. The SAWS League will begin on January 2, 2022 and will end on or before March 27, 2022 (There will be a bye week for club officer elections). SAWS will not run with more than 12 teams and it is anticipated that it will be constructed as a 2-Flight/6- Field scenario with shooting times between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm (Fields 2 thru 7), depending on rotation. If you have any questions about the SAWS League please call and leave your name (including the correct spelling), phone number, whether you are a club member and experience level or send an e-mail (preferred).

John Feroldi

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The following is a summary of the Procedure for LIGHTNING.

  • When THUNDER is heard, all shooting stops, Team Members stay together and take cover (in a building is best), Team Captains gather at the Pavilion, and the clock starts.
  • Shooting may resume after 20 thunder free minutes.
  • If the decision is to resume shooting, Team Captains are to get their teams shooting as quickly as possible. Otherwise, inform them that further shooting has been cancelled.

General Information

The Sunday Afternoon Winter Skeet (SAWS) League is an open league of the Fairfax Rod & Gun Club. This league is intended for shooters of ALL levels of experience. Beginners and the “Old Pros” are all welcome. Everyone can anticipate having a good time on these winter afternoons. Just remember that a cold day shooting is always better than a warm day at work. New shooters and those who have never tried a skeet league are especially welcome.

The SAWS League also provides an ideal opportunity to introduce your spouse (there are several Husband & Wife shooters), kids, friends and neighbors to the shotgun sports. Ladies are very welcome and all lady shooters will receive a free hot chocolate on the first day of League shooting. Teams are selected to provide the best mixes of experienced and new shooters. If you want to shoot with a specific person(s) it can usually be arranged – just be sure to let us know.

Shooting scores typically range from the single digits to perfect rounds. However, the SAWS League uses a 100-percent handicap system with no cap. It is not unusual for the new shooters to post handicapped scores greater than most of the “Old Pros” every week. National Skeet Shooting Association rules apply except as modified in the League Rules or by a Grievance Jury. We look forward to your participation.

What is Skeet?

Skeet is shot at 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 release 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 bird. If he breaks all the birds 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.

All skeet is shot on the shotgun fields.

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.

Events are all listed on the club calendar that can be found at: 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

Advanced registration is required, check the match bulletin for details. Competition begins at 9 a.m.

Usual course of fire

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

Firearms:

  • Each of four gauges are competed, 12, 20, 28 and .410-bore. 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, i.e. 20- or 28-gauge in a 12-gauge event

Chokes:

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

Ammunition:

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

Equipment:

  • A pouch or vest to hold shells

Match fees:

  • Vary with the event, check match program or price list in the club house for practice rounds.

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