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One of the three major types of competitive shotgun target shooting sports

  • Skeet shooting is one of the three major types of competitive shotgun target shooting sports.
  • The Olympic skeet or international skeet is the most popular format of Skeet shooting.
  • In this sport, participants attempt to break clay disks flung into the air at high speed from a variety of angles.
  • The firearm of choice for this task is usually a high-quality, double-barreled over and under shotgun with 26- to 30-inch barrels and very open chokes.
  • The sport was invented by William Harden Foster during the 1920s.
  • The Olympic skeet was part of the Summer Olympic Games since 1968.
  • After a little controverial history, Women skeet was introduced in Olympics in 2000.
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