Each round of Universal Trench consists of 25 single targets with two shots allowed at each one. Scoring is based on a single point being awarded for each hit, regardless of whether it was the first or second shot. Most domestic competitions are shot over four rounds making a total score out of 100. Selection shoots for the GB Team and most international competitions are shot over 200 targets.
Universal Trench is shot in squads of six over five stands using a ‘shoot and move’ method where the shooter moves to the next stand to their right after taking each shot (stand five moves round to wait behind stand one).
How is universal trench set up?
Universal Trench requires five traps set approximately 1m apart in a trench 15m in front of the shooters.
Each trap is set to send targets 60m-75m at various elevations (1.5m-3.5m high at 10m from the trap) and various horizontal angles (0 to 45°).
Which cartridges can be used?
Universal Trench must be shot with cartridges that have a maximum load of 28g and shot size no greater than 2.5mm.
When is it shot at Majura Park?
Universal trench practice is shot most Wednesday nights (except the 3rd Wednesday of the month)- see our calendar for details