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Where did the act of shooting the "Hat" come from?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sshotshell, Jun 26, 2012.

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  1. sshotshell

    sshotshell Member

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    Does anyone know where the tradition of "shooting the hat" of a trap shooter who scored his first 25 straight come from?
     
  2. 870

    870 Well-Known Member

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    Not sure, in my area, when I started, it didn't seem it was on your first 25, it was getting punched to the 27 the first time. Now it seems it is the first 25.
     
  3. charleyj10

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    I have only seen and heard of the practice used for the shooter's first 100 straight.

    Charlie
     
  4. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    Well, I had mine shot up for my first 25 at the 16, making the 27 yard line, and the first 25 on the international Bunker. That's three hats but it was worth it. They all got a big thrill shooting up my Marlin hat from Hawaii on making the 27. I still miss that hat.
     
  5. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    Around here its for about any milestone, first 25, 50, 75, 100, ect.
     
  6. grntitan

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    Good question!!


    I learned my lesson about wearing a good hat trap shooting. I had an almost brand new Hoyt hat I got with the purchase of my new bow. It was my favorite hat. Had it on the day I shot my first 25 straight which was also the day I shot my first 50 straight. When my buddies got done blasting it was no longer wearable. In fact when they finished it hardly even looked like a hat.
     
  7. tudurgs

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    I think that the first time you solo in an airplane they tear off your shirt and sign it.
     
  8. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    Had my ball cap shot to peices in the 60s for my first ever 25 at 22 yards! It was a common practice long before that!

    Hap
     
  9. skydiver

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    In experienced skydiving you buy the beer for first.
     
  10. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    I thought it was on your first 100 straight. Mike.
     
  11. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    I didnt make any noise when I got my first 25, 50, & 100 years ago, nobody noticed they were my first except one great shooter who always beat me with his old 1100.

    In all three occations, he quietly walked to his car and gave me a patch from his trunck.

    I still wear the same hat.
     
  12. grntitan

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    Steve W,

    Don't set that hat down unattended now. You spilled the beans on yourself............
     
  13. Doug Brown

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    First I saw of it was skeet shooting for your first 100 straight.
     
  14. bonzai272

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    So back in the day it started out when you shot your first 100...now they do it for just 25 straight. It just keeps getting easier and easier. Lets go back to 3-hole hats.
     
  15. RLC323

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    Yep, looks like before long just participating will be enough to spur a hat shooting.

    Thanks for showing up, here's your trophy, gimme your hat.
     
  16. Jason Hassler

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    I think it started because its illegal to shoot the guy in the head when he beats you.
     
  17. SPORTALLURING

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    From what i`ve ever seen, It always been a skeet shoot tradition...

    Sportalluring
     
  18. T.A.K.

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    Mine got shot up when I shot my first 25 from the 16 yard. I had no idea what was happening, but the smile never left my face after that straight that evening. Hitting a 25 straight for the first time is a huge milestone for a new shooter, it's not an easy thing. I bet it was a bunch of people who got drunk one night who just decided they needed to do something else to liven up the evening and took whatever celebration that came their way.
     
  19. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    Remade popular when the skeeters introduced the ritual to the SCTP kids.
     
  20. blade819

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    Where did the act of shooting the

    In the South it's first 100 straight.

    blade819
     
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