Ready, Aim, Fun! Explore All Things Shooting at Skytop

May 31, 2024

Skytop Lodge offers a variety of shooting activities tailored to different interests and skill levels. From rifle shooting to clay shooting, guests can choose the experience that best suits their preferences.

This diversity ensures that whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a beginner, you’ll find an activity that challenges and entertains you

Rifle Shooting at Skytop Lodge

Rifle shooting is a precision sport where participants use a rifle to aim and fire at a target. It involves skills such as proper stance, grip, sight alignment, and breath control to accurately hit the target. The activity is both recreational and competitive, requiring focus, patience, and safety awareness.

At Skytop Lodge, guests can engage in rifle shooting using a Savage Axis .223 rifle under the supervision of trained safety officers, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience.

Rifle shooting focuses on precision and long-range accuracy, involving single bullets and various stable shooting positions.

Shotgun Shooting

Shotgun shooting is a popular sport and recreational activity involving the use of shotguns to shoot at moving targets. The sport encompasses various disciplines, each requiring different skills and techniques.

Types of Shotgun Shooting

  • Trap Shooting:
  • Standard Trap: Shooters aim at clay targets launched from a single machine (trap) located 16 yards in front of them. The targets are thrown at varying angles, but always away from the shooter.
  • Wobble Trap: An advanced form of trap shooting where the trap oscillates both horizontally and vertically, creating unpredictable target trajectories.
  • Skeet Shooting: Targets are launched from two fixed stations (high house and low house) at opposite ends of a semicircle. Shooters move through eight shooting stations positioned around the semicircle, aiming at targets crossing at different angles and speeds.
  • Sporting Clays: Often described as “golf with a shotgun,” this discipline involves a course with multiple shooting stations. Each station presents different types of targets simulating the flight patterns of birds or the movements of other game.
  • Five Stand: A hybrid of trap, skeet, and sporting clays, five stand shooting includes five shooting stations with targets thrown from multiple traps. Each station offers a different combination of target presentations.

Shotgun shooting emphasizes quick reflexes and hitting moving targets, using shells with multiple pellets or slugs and instinctive aiming techniques.

Wobble Trap

Wobble Trap is a thrilling variation of traditional trap shooting that adds an extra layer of challenge and excitement. Unlike standard trap, where targets are launched at fixed angles and heights, Wobble Trap involves targets that oscillate both vertically and horizontally. This means the clay pigeons can fly in unpredictable paths, simulating the erratic flight patterns of live birds, which makes it an excellent training exercise for bird hunting.

Safety at Skytop

Safety is a top priority at Skytop Lodge. All shooting activities are supervised by trained safety officers, ensuring that participants can enjoy their shooting experience in a secure environment. This professional oversight is crucial for both beginners who need guidance and experienced shooters who appreciate the added layer of security.

Scenery at Skytop

Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, Skytop Lodge offers a picturesque and historic setting for your shooting activities. The lodge itself is a charming, historic resort that provides a unique and serene backdrop for outdoor sports. The natural beauty of the surroundings adds an extra dimension to the shooting experience, making it not just a sport but a retreat into nature.

Beyond shooting, Skytop Lodge is a full-service resort with a wide range of amenities. Guests can enjoy luxurious accommodations, fine dining, and other outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and golf. This makes it an ideal destination for a well-rounded getaway where shooting is just one of many enjoyable activities.

Family Activities

Skytop Lodge is an excellent choice for groups and families. The variety of activities means that everyone, regardless of age or interest, can find something enjoyable to do. Shooting sports can be a fun and bonding experience for families and groups, adding an adventurous element to your stay.

To experience all that Skytop Lodge has to offer, make sure to plan your visit. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, Skytop Lodge provides the perfect setting for both relaxation and adventure.

By combining excellent shooting facilities with a range of other amenities and activities, Skytop Lodge ensures a memorable experience for all its guests.