Club Facilities

Sporting Clays

Sporting clays is a very testing and popular sport.  Unlike Skeet and Trap, which have set target trajectories that are the same at every range, sporting clay targets are thrown from numerous traps set out in random fashion over a large area with each club and competition vastly different.

The targets, varying in size and shape to add to the variety and challenge, are thrown either as singles where two shots may be fired, or in combination of pairs where only one shot per target can be fired.  Targets can be thrown at slow or fast speeds in varying heights and directions and can be launched as going away targets, incomers, quartering, crossers, from towers, in amongst trees or in open fields.  Other variations include “springing teal” that climb vertically, “battues” that turn at the end of their trajectory or “rabbits” that run along the ground.

Targets may be close or as far away as 50 metres.  Every shooter gets the opportunity to see the targets first before shooting, and all shooters have to shoot the same targets and combinations.


Come & Try Sessions

On the first Saturday of each month the Melbourne Gun Club conducts 'Come & Try' sessions for those interested in trying this great sport.

You do not require a firearms license as you will be coached and supervised by experienced members of the Club who are keen to make sure your time with us is safe, enjoyable and rewarding.  Give clay target shooting a try with the Melbourne Gun Club - you'll be glad you did!  Click here for more information.

Skeet & ISSF Skeet

A round of skeet consists of 25 targets shot on a semi-circular layout with two trap houses using 8 shooting stations.

Trap & Down the Line

Trap and DTL targets are released from an oscillating trap so the target is released unpredictably within a defined arc.

Sporting Clays

Sporting clay targets are thrown from numerous traps over a large area with each club and competition vastly different.

Five Stand

Five Stand targets are thrown from several traps like Sporting Clays but the traps are set out over a smaller area.

Melbourne Gun Club

There are no strangers in clay target shooting, just friends we have not yet met.

Melbourne Gun Club

192 Victoria Road
Yering, 3770
Victoria, Australia.

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Club Facilities

The Melbourne Gun Club is one of the biggest and best equipped in Australasia. We regularly conduct competitions in International Sport Shooting Federation (ISSF) and Australian Clay Target Association (ACTA) disciplines.