Down the Line

Also known as DTL, is a popular clay shooting discipline. Targets are thrown to a distance of 45 to 50 metres at a fixed height of approximately 2.75m and with a horizontal ‘spread’ of up to 22 degrees either side of the centre line.

A squad is made up of five persons and each competitor shoots at a single target in turn without moving from their stand until all the squad members have shot five targets.

Then all the squad members move one place to the right with stand 5 moving back to stand 1 and the participants continue to shoot 5 targets from each stand until all the squad members have completed a standard round of 25 birds or targets.

Scoring of each target is 3 points for a first barrel kill, 2 points for a second barrel kill and 0 for a miss (maximum 75 points per round). Variations of this discipline are: Single Barrel, Double Rise and Handicap-by-Distance.