American Field Sporting Clays

American Field Sporting Clays

The new game for sporting clay target shooting enthusiasts. If you like sporting clays, 5 Stand and FITASC you'll need to try American Field Sporting. We'll provide details as soon as we learn more. The following is everything we've learned so far. Please visit the American Field Sporting Facebook PageYouTube Channel or Official American Field Sporting website for more details.

American Field Sporting Formats: The are three formats or layouts: Red Rotate, White Walk and Blue Box.

Red Rotate

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The Red Rotate layout requires a 6 trap minimum where targets must be safe, fun and fair. A 7th trap is dedicated to the XBird. The XBird is only shot once on every field as a 2 shot single. The X Bird is the most challenging target thrown by distance, speed, angle or technicality. It should however not be an eye test.

 

The Red Rotate layout is shot from four fixed stations a minimum of 15' feet part but no more than 20' apart in a straight line, facing the field of fire. A maximum of four shooters is assigned to stations one through four. The Shooter in Station One gets two previews of all targets as singles. The XBird is the last bird to be previewed and is shown twice. Shooting always begins at station one and continues to the right.

 

Target Menu

  • Single One-Shot

  • Single Two-Shot

  • Pair Any Type

  • Pair Any Type

  • XBird Two-Shot Single (Station 4 only)


The entire squad will attempt the first target, one at a time. The entire squad will then attempt the second target on the menu, and so on, until the entire menu is attempted. When all stations have been attempted for the entire menu, the squad rotates to the right. Shooting is complete when every shooter has attempted the entire menu at all four stations.

White Walk

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The White Walk field layout requires a 5 trap minimum that can be placed any way the setter likes. A 6th machine is required for the XBird shot as a two shot single. The White Walk layout is shot from 3 fixed stations as hoops or stand but they must be one or the other for the field. The central most station is the 1st station. A maximum of 4 shooters start at station 1. The 1st shooter will get two previews of all targets whether they are attempted on station 1 or not. Except the XBird, targets will not be previewed from the other stations.  The XBird will be previewed from the station it is shot from.

 

Target Menu

  • Single One-Shot

  • Single Two-Shot

  • Pair Any Type

  • Pair Any Type

  • Pair Any Type

  • XBird Two-Shot Single (from it's designated station)


Shooting beings on station 1 . Each shooter will attempt the entire menu before the next shooter begins. When shooters have attempted the entire menu, the squad walks to the next station and attempts the targets on that menu. Shooting is complete when every shooter has attempted the entire menu at all three stations.

Blue Box

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3 independent layouts with dedicated traps at each layout. Each layout requires 3 traps. Targets should be safe, fair and fun. A maximum of four shooters can shoot each layout. The XBird will be on one of the three layouts. Two fixed positions per layout, more than 30' apart but not more than 60' apart. The stands should be hoops or stands and should be the same for each layout. The first shooter previews all targets as a single from station 1. There are no previews from Station Two. The XBird is reviewed from the station from which it is thrown.

Station 1 and 2 will have different menus.

Target Menus
Station 1

  • Single One-Shot

  • Single Two-Shot

  • Single Two-Shot

  • Pair Any Type


Station 2

  • Single One-Shot

  • Pair Report or Following


Beginning at Station One, each shooter will attempt the entire menu before the next shooter begins. When all shooters have attempted the entire menu, the squad moves to the next station and attempts the target on that menu. Shooting is complete when every shooter has attempted the entire menu at all three layouts.
 

American Field Sporting Rules

#1 Field Formats: Targets are attempted in 25 bird increments called Fields. There are three different Field Formats available to target setters.

#2 Low Gun: NSCA Master and AA Class must hold their gun in a ready position below a line that runs horizontal across the arm pits before calling pull. A Class or lower may hold their gun anywhere they choose.

#3 Ammunition: 12 gauge ammunition is limited to 1oz and below with shot size 7.5 - 9.

#4 Shooting Stations: Targets are attempted from a stand or hoop. Barrel swing can be restricted by structure or poles to accommodate safety requirements.

#5 Target Options: International, standard, 90 mm, 70 mm, 60 mm, battue, rabbit, rabbue, flash and ZZ birds.

#6 Target Presentations: Targets must be safe, fun and challenging.

#7 Previewing Targets: Single targets my be previewed twice. No preview on report or true pairs.

#8 Attempting Targets: Targets are attempted as one-shot singles, two shot singles, report pair, following pair, and true/sim pair and XBird.

#9 XBird: The XBird is a two-shot single attempted once per field. If the XBird is broken on the first shot, it counts as two points and, if broken on the second shot, it counts as one point.

#10 Announcing Presentations & Results: The Field Judge will announce each presentation before it's thrown. Each result must be announced by the Field Judge prior to recording the results.

#11 Master Scoresheet: The Master Scoresheet must remain under the control of the Field Judge at all times. Result will be recorded with slashes for broken targets and zeros for lost targets.

#12 Flip Flops: Flip flops are allowed

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