Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Sporting Clays?

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posted on November 2, 2018
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How much do you know—or think you know—about shooting sporting clays? Take our 10-question quiz to find out. We’ll start with a few easier questions and then get tougher as we go. The answers are at the end of the quiz but don’t peek ahead, we’ll know!

Sporting Clays quiz by W. H. “Chip” Gross | Shooting Sports USA | NRA's Competitive Shooting Journal

  1. According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which of the following is the most popular clay target sport in America?
a.  Sporting Clays
b.  Trap
c.  Skeet
d.  None of the above

 

  1. When shooting sporting clays, what gauge shotgun do most shooters use?
a.  12-gauge
b.  20-gauge
c.  28-gauge
d.  .410

 

  1. How many shooting stations are there in a standard sporting clays course?
a.  8
b.  10
c.  12
d.  None of the above

 

  1. A “rabbit” target in sporting clays:
a.  Rolls and bounces along the ground on its edge
b.  Has two artificial “ears” attached
c.  Is painted white to simulate the tail of a cottontail rabbit
d.  All of the above

 

  1. True or False? When shooting a “true pair” of targets in sporting clays, both targets are thrown simultaneously.
a.  True
b.  False

 

  1. True or False? When shooting a “following pair” in sporting clays, the first target is thrown, then, after a delay of a few seconds, a second target is thrown.
a.  True
b.  False

 

  1. True or False? When shooting a “report pair” in sporting clays, the first target is thrown, then a second target is thrown after you shoot at the first target; in other words, “on report” of the gun.
a.  True
b.  False

 

  1. When shooting sporting clays, what size shot do shooters use?
a.  Threes/fours
b.  Fives/sixes
c.  Seven and a half/eights
d.  All shot sizes are acceptable

 

  1. When shooting sporting clays:
a.  Eye protection is required
b.  Ear protection is required
c.  Both eye and ear protection is required
d.  Eye and ear protection is optional

 

  1. When at the shooting station known as “springing teal,” the targets are thrown:
a.  Away from the shooter
b.  Straight up
c.  Left to right
d.  Right to left


Answers:

  1.  Sporting Clays (Duh, this is a sporting clays quiz!)
  2.  12-gauge
  3.  None of the above (There is no standard sporting clays course, as each course takes advantage of the topography upon which it’s built. Some sporting clays courses have as many as 20 shooting stations.)
  4.  Rolls and bounces along the ground on its edge
  5.  True
  6.  True
  7.  True
  8.  Seven and a half/eights
  9.  Both eye and ear protection is required
  10.  Straight up

 

Score Card:

Well, how did you do?

  • One to five answers correct: Keep shooting.
  • Six to eight answers correct: Well done.
  • Nine or 10 answers correct: You’re crushing some clays!

 


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