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What is the difference between skeet and trapshooting?

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The difference between skeet and trapshooting is that in skeet shooting crossing targets are used, while in trapshooting outgoing targets are used. Precision shooting is practiced in gun clubs, with trees and other obstacles sometimes added to challenge the shooters.

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What is the difference between skeet and trapshooting?
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Live pigeons were first used for trapshooting, originating in England in the late 18th century. After clay pigeons were developed sometime around 1870, standardized targets became commonplace nationwide. The first national trapshooting championship in the United States was held in 1885 in New Orleans, La. Traditional trapshooting and skeet are among the most prevalent clay pigeon shooting sports, along with sporting clays and five-stand target shooting.

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