Orston, Nottingham Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground provides a friendly, professional and safe environment for all your clay shooting requirements.
An established 53 ache facility brimming with world-class equipment. They ensure that all clay shooting experiences from having go-to hosting national championships are run to the very highest standards.
Orston Shooting Ground is located on the county borders of Nottingham, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire with fantastic access from all major roads including A1, M1 and A46.
This is one for you ladies who have already started your shooting journey and want to learn about and have a go at the different disciplines, perfect if you are considering going down the competitive shooting root. This is not suitable for ladies that are complete novices but you do not have to be super experienced or an amazing shot.
4-Discipline Day – 100 clays & cartridges per person
In Automatic Ball Trap (ABT) there is one trap set in the centre of the layout that throws targets faster and at more variable heights and angles than DTL does.
There are five stands in a line behind the trap, but a sixth shooter can wait behind stand one. Starting from the left shooter, each takes a shot at a target, then all move to the right one stand (the waiting shooter then takes stand one, while shooter on stand five moves to wait behind stand one). This continues until each shooter has shot at 25 targets.
Two shots are allowed per target, with one point per hit regardless of if the hit is on the first or second shot.
Sportrap (STR) is essentially a miniaturised English Sporting (ESP) course, the name being a combination of ‘sporting’ and ‘trap’.
It is shot from five stands spaced a few feet apart in a line similar to trap disciplines, but with shooting cages like English Sporting. Five traps are placed on the layout which throw ESP-style targets, and are labelled A to E. Like Trap, shooting goes from left to right.
Each stand has a menu telling the shooter what targets they will be shooting at. First, each shooter shoots a single target, then each gets an on-report pair, and finally each gets a simultaneous pair. Once the final pair is shot, each shooter moves one stand right (stand 5 moves to 1) and the sequence is repeated.
Skeet is a word of Scandinavian origin, though the original discipline originated in America. An English Skeet (ESK) layout has two traps situated in a high house to the left and a low house to the right, about 40 metres apart, which throw the targets across the layout.
There are seven stands which the shooter completes from left to right. A sequence is used, where the targets are thrown either as singles, or as pairs where the high and low target are thrown simultaneously. The sequence is:
Stand 1: High single, low single, pair (shooting high first)
Stand 2: High single, low single, pair (shooting high first)
Stand 3: High single, low single
Stand 4: High single, low single, pair (either can be shot first in the pair, but the shooter must state before shooting which they intend to start with)
Stand 5: high single, low single
Stand 6: High single, low single, pair (shooting low first)
Stand 7: Low single, high single, pair (shooting low first)
The first target that the shooter misses is immediately reshot. If a shooter hits the first 24 targets without missing, they get the option on stand 7 to shoot either the low or high target again for the 25th shot.
Down-the-Line Trap (DTL) is the most popular version of trap in the UK. One trap is set in the centre of the layout, with five stands, or pegs, in a line behind it.
Starting from the left peg, each shooter takes their turn shooting at an individual target. Once all five shooters have shot, the leftmost shooter starts the process again, until each shooter has shot at five targets. At this point, the shooters move one peg to the right (the shooter on peg five goes around the back of the line to stand one), and the process starts again. The person who shot first on the initial five targets always starts the shooting no matter what stand they are on. These rounds of five shots followed by moving continue until every shooter has shot at 25 targets.
A single target is thrown each time the shooter calls ‘Pull!’, but the shooter has two shots to hit the target. Three points are awarded for a first-barrel hit, and two points if a second shot is needed. A miss gives no points.
9am – Arrive for bacon rolls, drinks and introductions
10am – 1st Discipline (25 clays & cartridges)
11am – 2nd Discipline (25 clays & cartridges)
12noon – buffet lunch
1pm – 3rd Discipline (25 clays & cartridges)
2pm – 4th Discipline (25 clays & cartridges)
3pm – Drinks and presentation before departure.