Helice: Skeet on Steroids

A New Shotgun Sport That’s the Next Best Thing to Live Birds

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The targets, called ZZ birds, are composed of a round plastic “witness cap” affixed to a propeller.  When struck by pellets, the witness cap separates from the propeller, signaling a scoring hit.  On the target launcher, an oscillating motor spins the ZZ birds at five thousand revolutions per minute and more, like a turbocharged windup toy.  A helice course, called a ring, can include five or seven launchers arranged in a semicircle in front of the shooting post.  The launchers are voice activated, and they go off in random order so that the shooter has no idea where the next bird will fly.  To score, the shooter has to knock the witness cap from the propeller so that it lands within a fence twenty-one meters beyond the launchers.  “The disk will pick up every little breath of wind and change direction, jink left, juke up and down, flutter, and dive,” Higgins says. “It is very, very fast. You have a second to make the shot.”

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