A simulated game shooting competition has been launched, with a brand new £100,000 car and a 1987 Rolex GMT Master wristwatch as the first prize.
Two years in the making, the Stratstone Super Seven Challenge will see competitors shoot at a sequence of 25 birds off a 120-foot Tower using just 26 cartridges.
Shooting UK was invited to preview the challenging sequence ahead of the competition’s launch. With a few warm-up rounds on a gentler stand under our belts, we graduated to the Stratstone Super Seven Challenge stand where it became clear that this would be a competition for game shooters.
The sequence is designed to mimic high West Country-style birds and they throw 25 of these at each competitor. The clays are launched from manual traps and once released, they soar past the break in the trees where there’s a patch of clear sky.
The sequence does includes the odd bird to catch clay shooters off guard and the odd clay to surprise game shooters but, after seeing the sequence live, most were speculating that the prize would probably go to a game shooter.
The competition, held at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School, costs £50 to enter. The fee includes 50 warm-up birds and two attempts at the Challenge.
“Never before has a shooting competition offered such an exceptional prize fund with such prestigious global brands involved,” said Dylan Williams, Managing Director of The Royal Berkshire Shooting School.
The winner will choose from a brand new Porsche 911 Carrera 2S Cabriolet, Range Rover Vogue, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Jaguar F-Type V8 S, Morgan Aero Supersport, Jaguar XKR-S Coupe and Range Rover Sport from automotive retailer Stratstone. However, there is a catch. The winner must shoot at least 23 at the final to walk away with a car.
The winner will also take home a 1987 Rolex GMT Master wristwatch, courtesy of David Duggan Watches. The top qualifying side-by-side shooter will win £2,000 of garments from Really Wild Clothing Company.
Find out more about the competition, and see a leaderboard of results, on The Royal Berkshire Shooting School website.