Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's double-shot running deer

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Men's double-shot running deer
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Bisley rifle range
Dates 9–10 July
Competitors 15 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Walter Winans  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ted Ranken  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Oscar Swahn  Sweden
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Shooting at the
1908 Summer Olympics
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1000 yard free rifle men
300 m free rifle men
Team free rifle men
Team military rifle men
Stationary target small-bore rifle men
Moving target small-bore rifle men
Disappearing target small-bore rifle men
Team small-bore rifle men
Single-shot running deer men
Double-shot running deer men
Team single-shot running deer men
Individual pistol men
Team pistol men
Individual trap men
Team trap men

The men's double-shot running deer competition was one of 15 shooting sports events on the Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.[1] A deer-shaped target made 10 runs of 75 feet, with the shooter firing two shots during each run. The runs lasted about 4 seconds each and took place 110 yards distant from the shooter. There were three concentric circles on the target, with the smallest counting for 4 points, the middle for 3, and the outermost for 2. A hit outside the circles but still on the target (except on the haunch) counted for 1 point. The maximum possible score was thus 80 points.


Place Shooter Score
1  Walter Winans (USA) 46
2  Ted Ranken (GBR) 46
3  Oscar Swahn (SWE) 38
4  Maurice Blood (GBR) 34
5  Albert Kempster (GBR) 34
6  William Ellicott (GBR) 33
 Alexander Rogers (GBR) 33
8  Ernst Rosell (SWE) 27
9  John Bashford (GBR) 25
10  James Cowan (GBR) 24
11  Charles Nix (GBR) 22
12  Léon Tétart (FRA) 21
13  William Russell Lane-Joynt (GBR) 20
14  Maurice Robion du Pont (FRA) 18
15  Joshua Millner (GBR) 15



  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Shooting 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 11 May 2006.