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Oldest shooter to run a 100 straight?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ron (vt), Jan 10, 2017.

  1. ron (vt)

    ron (vt) Member

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    Anyone happened to know who is the oldest shooter to run a 100 straight? Tried a general search on the net and no luck. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ric3677

    ric3677 Well-Known Member

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    Lit is pretty old........ JMHO

    Rick in MT
     
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  3. Scoutman 06

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    If you're talkin' 100 straight from the 27, my guess is Daro Handy. Can't remember where or when but I think he was in his early 70's.
     
  4. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    A shooter from the San Diego area broke his very first 100 straight in singles on his 100th BD! I've forgotten his name.

    HAP
     
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  5. 3dram

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    Registered?
     
  6. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    3dr., not sure if it was a registered shoot or not. Some will remember his name and particulars shortly.

    HAP
     
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  7. John Spangler

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    HAP,
    His name was Jim Snow and it was a registered shoot.
    I didn't remember it was on his 100th birthday. There was quite a write up in Trap and Field about it.
     
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  8. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Thanks John!! They say the memory is first to go??

    HAP
     
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    Here's a small part of the story on Mr. Snow, not saying he didn't do it again but this set the record at the time.



    By Ed Zieralski
    STAFF WRITER
    May 19, 2004

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    DON KOHLBAUER / Union-Tribune
    At 93 and missing three fingers on his right hand, Jim Snow is still one of the best shooters in his club.
    Jim Snow never thought about it at the time, the odd twist of fate. He was too focused on blasting the 100th clay target.



    Snow took dead aim with his shotgun and smashed the orange disc before it got out of range and hit the ground.
    At 93 years, 5 months, 8 days, Jim Snow had hit 100 trap targets in a row and made history. He is the oldest to hit 100 straight targets for the first time in his shooting career in an Amateur Trapshooting Association registered shoot. And he's the oldest person to break 100 straight targets in registered competition, both facts courtesy of Trap & Field, the sport's official magazine and record keeper.
    It was a magical moment for those present at the San Diego Shotgun Sports Association (SDSSA) at Miramar earlier this month, but for Snow, fate had brought him to nearly the same spot where he experienced the worst moment of his life. It was nearly 60 years ago that he lost three fingers and most of the little finger on his right hand in an accident while in the Navy.
    Just as people rushed to his aid that terrible day so long ago, they ran toward him on this day, too. But this time it was to congratulate him for doing something no one had done at his age.
    "At his age, and with his disability, it's like me or you pitching a shutout or no-hitter in a World Series game," said range manager Layne Kuhlman. "Most of us can't fathom how he does what he does."
     
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  10. John Henry

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    Of course he's a Navy Shooter!!
     
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    The oldest to break 100 in 27 yard handicap would maybe have been Don Beck?
     
  12. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    Thats a damn lie!!!!:240:
     
  13. 3dram

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    Thanks! Great story.
     
  14. David J Comroe

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    I believe I read somewhere that Jack Deisher from PA was the oldest to break a 200?
     
  15. Prostockta

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    3 dram I Might be able to PM you the whole story if you want it
     
  16. Border Bandit

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    Jack Deisher ran 200 straight at the Cardinal Center ~4yrs ago, he's 90+ now.
     
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    Thanks. I'd appreciate it. You can also email to threedram@yahoo.com.
     
  18. Prostockta

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    3dram you have a PM
     
  19. waverider

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    Hap,

    The saying is: The mind is the 2nd thing to go.

    Now you would ask, well what is the 1st?

    Thinking....:icon_confused:

    Still thinking.....:idea:

    The

    Answer

    is

    I forgot. :icon_smile: :icon_wink:
     
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  20. dolphin62

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    What a nice story.