About the venue

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Southern Counties is situated in the heart of the county of Dorset, only 8 miles from the historic market town of Dorchester and 18 miles from the coastal resort of Weymouth, the home of the Olympic Sailing Event 2012.

Southern Counties Shooting was founded in 1959 and is now the largest shooting ground in the country with over 450 fully automatic traps offering DTL, ABT, Universal Trench, Olympic Trap, Double Trap, both Olympic and English Skeet, English Sporting, Sportrap and FITASC. Southern Counties is a CPSA Premier Plus shooting ground. The trap, skeet and double trap layouts are all equipped with new Laporte machines and Italian Electronica Progetti Computers. Their sporting layout includes a grouse butt and their renowned 140 foot high tower.

The ground has hosted numerous National and International Competitions and is pleased to have been appointed as the Official Training Ground for the 2012 London Olympics. Major shoots in 2009 include the Fitasc Universal Trap World Championships, the Dougall DTL weekend and both Olympic Trap and Fitasc Home Internationals.

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