Sport: Big Bang in Dallas

Skeet† is trapshooting with frills, designed to make trapshooting as much as possible like game-bird shooting. In skeet's basic 25-shot round, each shooter follows an identical routine: 1) two single shots, from each of the eight field stations, at clay pigeons sprung into the air from each trap house at 70 m.p.h.; 2) double shots from stations 1, 2, 6 and 7, at birds sprung simultaneously, one coming toward him, one going away; 3) an optional shot from any station (bringing the total to 25 and usually taken wherever the gunner misses his first...

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