Cockett Farm Shooting Ground

One  of the Midland’s finest Clay Shooting venues

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Skeet is a discipline where targets are presented at a fixed speed and trajectory from two trap houses, set 40 metres apart. The targets are released in a combination of singles and doubles, with the shooter moving through seven shooting positions, in a semi circle between the traps.


Although a demanding competition discipline in its own right, due to the wide range of angles and target combinations, Skeet shooting is ideal for those new to the sport and for developing your technique for the Sporting disciplines.


Cockett Farm has one permanent English Skeet range and also offer "High Skeet", where more challenging targets are thrown from two higher towers. High Skeet is excellent practice for sporting and is ideal preparation for game shooting.


Trap shooting is the oldest form of clay pigeon shooting, originally designed to replicate competitions where live pigeons would be released from a "trap" in front of the shooter.


There are several types of trap shooting, with targets thrown either as singles or doubles. All trap targets go away from the firing point at varying speeds, angles and elevations, depending on the discipline. Cockett Farm offers Down the Line (DTL), Single Barrel and the more demanding Automatic Ball Trap (ABT) disciplines.


All trap disciplines are shot from 5 firing positions, usually set 15 metres behind the traps. As all of the targets are rising away from the shooter, a specialist trap gun is recommended. Depending on the discipline, 1-15 traps will be used, with the targets either on a fixed or random trajectory.


Currently there are both Skeet & Trap disciplines featured in the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.


DTL  Range

Skeet Range