What is a clay pigeon?
Clay pigeon shooting is a popular sport for shotguns, where clay pigeons are ejected manually or with the help of a machine. But what are clay pigeons made of? We will take a closer look at that in this article.
What are clay pigeons made of?
Clay pigeons are made of two materials, a mixture of chalk and asphalt tar, and today's manufacturers strive to find as environmentally friendly compositions as possible. Clay pigeons have a shape that is almost reminiscent of a frisbee in a smaller model. When hit, they split effectively and quickly.
How big are clay pigeons?
The standard size of clay pigeons is a diameter of 110 mm, with a weight of 105 grams and about 25 mm in height. These measurements are also the ones that apply during, for example, the trap and skeet disciplines during the Olympic Games, but there are also other measurements that are used in other contexts, not least in sporting.
Examples of such pigeons are rabbit pigeons (which bounce and roll on the ground, and battue whose flat shape initially makes it fly really fast – and then lands quickly. If you are looking for a real challenge, maybe mini pigeons are something you should try next time. These pigeons measure only 60 mm in diameter, builds 20 mm - and have a movement pattern that, according to some people, resembles a bumblebee…