Mastering Station 6 on the Skeet Field


Introduction

Whether you're a novice or an experienced shooter, mastering the different stations on the skeet field is essential to improving your skills. Today, we’ll take a deep dive into Station 6, which presents a unique challenge with its combination of high and low house targets, as well as doubles.

Understanding Station 6

At Station 6, you'll face three types of targets. The high house clay is released from the high house on your left, the low house clay from the low house on your right, and both high and low house targets are released simultaneously in doubles.

Setting Up for Success

When preparing to shoot from Station 6, positioning and stance are crucial. Place your feet in the back left-hand corner of the shooting box for a stable base. Align your hips to face the low house window to optimize your body’s rotation and maintain balance as you swing to track the targets.

Breaking the High House Clay

The high house target at Station 6 is typically broken about 20 to 30 feet past the center stake. Track the clay’s path with your eyes and intercept it about 20-30 feet beyond the center stake. Maintain a smooth and controlled swing, leading the target slightly. After firing, continue your swing to ensure a consistent follow-through, maintaining accuracy and control.

Tackling the Low House Target

After breaking the high house clay, shift your weight slightly to prepare for the low house target. Lead the target and maintain a steady swing. The break point for the low house target is generally closer to the center stake, so adjust your timing and aim accordingly.

Handling Doubles

Doubles at Station 6 require quick reflexes and precise coordination. Start by focusing on the high house clay, as it generally travels a longer distance. After breaking the high house clay, swiftly transition your focus and aim to the low house target. Shooting doubles effectively takes practice; focus on maintaining your rhythm and avoiding rushed movements.

Tips for Improvement

Consistent practice is key to mastering Station 6. Dedicate time to work on your foot positioning, swing, and transitions. Seek feedback from experienced shooters or coaches for valuable insights. Maintain a calm and focused mindset, avoiding tension, and remember to breathe steadily.

Conclusion

Mastering Station 6 on the skeet field is a rewarding challenge. By focusing on your setup, tracking, and execution, you can improve your accuracy and consistency. Keep practicing, stay patient, and enjoy the process of honing your skeet shooting skills.

Happy shooting!

More Skeet Shooting Lessons

If you’re looking for more tutorials on mastering different stations in skeet shooting, check out our other blogs:

We have not created a video tutorial for stations 3 and 8 yet, but plan to in the future. Stay tuned for more updates and resources to help you improve your skeet shooting skills!

Mastering Station 6 on the Skeet Field


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