WHEN DOES SHOTGUN GROUP BEGIN AND END?
The Shotgun Group has shoots starting in the spring and continuing into the summer and fall. Usually until it becomes too cold or shooters decide to go hunting instead. It really depends on the weather and the season.
DO YOU USE A TRAP HOUSE?
Although we do not have a trap house, we have a thrower that sets on the firing line which can throw a variety of targets. Some shooters find this more challenging than shooting over a trap house. That is why we call our shoots, shotgun shoots, not trap shoots.
IS THIS ONLY FOR VERY SERIOUS OR HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SHOOTERS?
Not at all!
Although we are serious about shooting, the only score being kept is by the individual shooter, talking is permitted and ribbing about a missed bird is occasionally heard above the noise. So if you’re looking for a Sunday afternoon of clay bird shooting that you, your spouse and your family can enjoy, come on out and join us!
IS THIS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS WELL AS OCC MEMBERS?
You need not be a member to shoot as our shoots are open to the public and the schedule for our shoots is listed on the OCC Events calendar.
OCC SHOT GUNNER’S RULES
For “normal” rounds
- Everyone will wear hearing protection
- Everyone will wear eye protection
- Each shooter will chamber one shot shell when it is their turn to shoot, each target is shot at once during a “normal” round
- The shooter at the far left will start the round, and continue to begin each set
- Ammo will consists of shot size of 7 ½ or smaller
- Ammo will have a charge of 3 drams or less
- There will NOT be “hotter” loads allowed
- There will be no one in front of the throwing machine during a round
- Each special called round will be discussed before the round begins
- A “normal” round will consist of shooters having shoulder mounted shotguns
- Each shooter will be given 25 shoot-able targets
- There will be no shots fired at “landed” target (except rabbits)
- If the target is broken out of the machine, the person throwing calls “broke”, the shooter has the choice to shoot or not, if shot at, no replacement target will be thrown
- There will be no more than 5 shooters at a time on the firing line
- The person throwing targets will call the shooters name when the thrower is ready, at that time the shooter will call for the bird
- ONLY WHEN THERE IS A “SPECIAL” CALLED ROUND WILL ANY OF THESE RULES CHANGE
- Any firearm not on the line, whether in the clubhouse, cased, or in the gun rack will be unloaded and made safe and have action open whenever possible.
SHOTGUN SHOOTERS PRICING STRUCTURE
Each round after 4 Rounds is $4.00 more.
Each round is 25 shots per person on the line.