Most clay targets shot in one hour: David Miller breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
HARRISONVILLE, MO, USA -- Trapshooter David Miller, 41, shattered 3,653 clay targets in one hour at Heartland Trap and Wobble Skeet, a Harrisonville range, setting the new world record for the Most clay targets shot within one hour,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Dave Miller has set a new world record for "most sporting clay targets broken in one hour" by shooting 3,653 targets in 60 minutes, or more than one clay every second.
The Guinness World Records' record for the most clay pigeon targets shot in 12 hours by a team of five in the Down The Line discipline is 4,602 by Bob Barrett, David Billingsby, Matt Kendall, Ken Newman and Bernard Walshe (all UK) at Kent Gun Club, Dartford, Kent, UK, on 27 March 2005. The five shooters recorded a total score for the discipline of 13,498.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most 40 mm targets shot in 8 hours from 30 metres with an air rifle; it is 4,059 and was achieved by Chris Large (UK) in Leicestershire, UK, on 25 October 2008. Chris was shooting at 80 target shot boards and took between 8-10 minutes to complete each board. Dave Miller has set a new world record for "most sporting clay targets broken in one hour" by shooting 3,653 targets in 60 minutes, or more than one clay every second. In fact, Miller's split times were even faster — his average time between targets was just 0.82 seconds.
Miller has been shooting for 27 years, competitively for 17. He shot 3,653 clay targets with more than 500 people watching.
"I had hit 3,607 the practice prior, and before that it was 3,157 so I've gotten better every single time," Miller said, who was able to reach his goal with the help 60 volunteers.
"I had 30 shotguns that I was using. And they would line them up right here all the way back – there was a row of tables with 60 feet of tables with 5,000 shotgun shells on top of them. They would load them, and just pass them up here, I'd empty them and they'd go back in the assembly line and come right back to me," he continued.
Miller's world record also paid big for charity. Chapters of Pheasants Forever, a national conservation group, collected pledges on Miller's performance. By the time it was over, they had raised $80,000 for the organization's youth programs.