“The sporting clays rule book says the first shooter on a squad may see the targets and it’s not limited to one show pair. Then what is it limited to, and under what circumstances may a shooter request perhaps a third pair? Is this legal, and if not, where does it say so?”
This is left up to the club and the referees to determine how many show targets may be seen. On some stations, the targets are very obvious and aren’t hard to see, so you only need to show one pair. Other stations might be more difficult and take more for the shooters to see. This really comes down to a balance between customer service and keeping the shoot moving. Some clubs will limit show targets to one pair if the targets are on towers due to keeping the loading of those machines to a minimum to keep the shoot on time. These variables from club to club and station to station are the reason we don’t have a set number of show targets set in the rule book.
Michael Hampton, Jr.
NSSA-NSCA Executive Director