Bunker Trap, also referred to as ISSF Olympic Trap is a clay target sport shot in the Olympics. Shooters shoot 5 targets from 5 positions for a total of 25 targets in a round of Bunker Trap. The shooter will get two right, two left, and one straight target from each position. Target presentation is in random order.
There are a total of 15 traps (3 for each position) configured in a fixed throwing direction such that one trap throws right, another left, and the third straight. Although the traps are fixed, they are set with in a defined range of throwing angles and are not the same presentation from point-to-point.
Palmyra Sportsmen's International Shotgun Range FAQ's:
When can I shoot? Currently we are open every Saturday from 10:00 - 2:00. We can accommodate teams and groups as well as coaching at other times by appointment.
We also do a coached training session on Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 for people who are looking to improve their shooting and eventually be competing.
How much is it per round? $6.00, we keep it a very reasonable price because we want people to shoot the game.
Do I have to be a member to shoot the bunker? No, we would love it if you would become a member, but it is not a requirement.
Do I have to shoot International Loads or can I shoot my 11/8oz loads? You can shoot any ammo you wish during practice. If you are shooting to qualify for the Junior Olympics or are shooting in a final in competition then it I required that you shoot 7/8oz loads.
What shotgun can I use? You are welcome to shoot any shotgun you wish. It is recommended you use a 12 gauge.
Do I have to use an Over and Under or can I use my Semi Auto or Pump shotgun? You are welcome to use any shotgun that can shoot 2 shells.
What ammo kind of ammo is normally used to shoot bunker? International Ammo is 24 gram (7/8oz) #7.5 shot at 1325 to 1365fps.
Do you shoot 5 shots at each station before you move like ATA? No, you move after each shot. We will work with you till you get the hang of it.
Do you have a shooting team? Yes we do.
Contact John Thompson
Phone 717-329-2314 for details.
Check the range calendar for event and practice info at PSA.