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see shootingshooting,
firing with rifle, shotgun, pistol, or revolver at stationary or moving targets. The term shooting is also used in Great Britain to mean small-game hunting.

In the 19th cent.
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a shooting sport in which the targets are clay pigeons sprung from traps. The gunner stands at one of several stations located directly behind and a little to each side of a single trap or, in skeet, located along a semicircle with a trap at each end.

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As a junior shooter I could usually win, provided my arch rivals Mark Hampton (now also a writer and well-known handgun hunter) and Leo Harrison III (still a great trapshooter) didn't beat me.
Years later Woolley, by then an avid trapshooter, beat everyone -- including men -- by breaking 25 out of 25 clay targets in Oregon's 1954 State Handicap Championship.
This was an odd mistake for an old trapshooter, because I prefer straighter stocks and higher-shooting guns.
Anyone seeking a solid shotgun for a serious collegiate trapshooter who might also like to shoot something other than trap would probably be better off with the Gynergy than with either of the other two.
It reminds me of another story of a seasoned trapshooter who had a similar point of impact problem with a new pump gun.
"The wind was a challenge," says Jack Gill, a trapshooter from Sioux Falls, S.D.
John Pilotte is an avid trapshooter who consistently racks up high scores in PVA National Trapshoot Circuit competitions.
Prior to the competition, Russell said, "It's been 27 years since I shot like this, and I'm not used to using a scope." The PVA trapshooter apparently quickly recalled skills from his 20 years in the U.S.
The high school-aged trapshooters competed on the resort's bunker trap fields, as they are scheduled to do in April 2013.
One solution was to adapt the Monte Carlo design (which had been used on shotguns by trapshooters) to rifle stocks.
They also donated $110,000 to the foundation for the Junior Trapshooters of Missouri Inc., with $100,000 going directly to the foundation.