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Old 05-13-2018, 12:59 PM   #1
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This week, we're going to try an obstruction shot. Trace around a quarter near the middle of a piece of copy paper. Aimpoint will be the center of the quarter, shot seated from 12 yards. To make things interesting, place at least three sticks in front of target between 12" and 18" before the target face, leaving about a 4" wide alley to hit the quarter spot. Three shots; measure each from nearest part of shaft to center of spot. Winner is lowest distance total.

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Is this obstructed enough?

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That's the right idea, DRT!
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Think I will allow shots to be made kneeling (one or two knees) or sitting, since an actual obstruction shot may be needed during a stalk with no chair available.

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Awesome call TT.
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:56 AM   #6
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Awesome call TT.
Thanks, Briar. Seems fairly realistic to a hunting scenario; I know recently I was looking at a hog on the other side of a brush pile with a hole just about that size to shoot through, but he wouldn't get his vitals quite in the spot I needed so didn't shoot that one.

BTW, feel free to shoot and pull arrows one at a time so as not to damage them.
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Anybody seeing this.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:53 PM   #8
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Scout night. No time.

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Old 05-14-2018, 09:55 PM   #9
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Anybody seeing this.
I'll shoot it when I get a chance.

Just been real busy, and my shooting (when I get to) has been getting this new riser/limb combo dialed in.

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Called this shot on the phone from the road between Nebraska and Texas -- riding back with college pitcher son. Hope to shoot it myself tomorrow late after my elementary (2nd grade) sub job.
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Didn't mean to set up this shot quite as scary as I did, but here it is. Managed to get three arrows through the alley of death without hitting the "sticks". 1st arrow 2-7/8" up and left; 2nd arrow inside the quarter at 1/4" from center; but then shot high on 3rd arrow at 4-3/8". Total is 7-1/2". Wide open boys and girls.


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Not great shooting, but I didn't break an arrow! First three shots taken in over a week due to travel; by the way, shot from one knee to try and get the flattest angle. In setting up, don't feel the need to use heavy almost-logs for the obstacles -- I originally envisioned using some bamboo or small branches, but the bigger branches and cinder block seemed workable.
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Nice shootin TradTiger.

I shot today but was 3” off on first shot. Closer on others. Ill measure afterwhile. I forgot it was multiple shots.
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Okay...I missed more than 3. Im DQd anyhow. I forget which shots were which...I reckoned. I measured edge to edge too.

Ill reshoot and resubmit tomorrow if cool.
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Will this work for my obstruction?

It's a piece of 3/8" plywood with a 4" hole in the center.

Got it all set up. Just got to do some more work in the shop,
and wait for it to cool down some before I shoot.

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I wanked shot #2, and put it through the plywood.
That pulled the hole to the left, which placed shot #1 against the hole on the right side.
Had to skin the board to try to get close with shot #3.

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Old 05-16-2018, 05:29 PM   #18
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That works! Nice shooting, Rick!

Got into the target after the plywood pass-through! Counts! Probably similar to shooting through the blue barrel or a hog's shield. I'm wondering if anyone will bank one in off of a branch. That stuff happens in real life.
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That works! Nice shooting, Rick!

Got into the target after the plywood pass-through! Counts! Probably similar to shooting through the blue barrel or a hog's shield. I'm wondering if anyone will bank one in off of a branch. That stuff happens in real life.
Thanks.

I figured with the plywood being free hanging/swinging, that it would cut down on penetration quite a bit. Nope, that arrow went through it like a bullet.

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Thanks.

I figured with the plywood being free hanging/swinging, that it would cut down on penetration quite a bit. Nope, that arrow went through it like a bullet.

Rick
It will go through your privacy fence quick too!

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Old 05-16-2018, 08:00 PM   #21
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There it is. Third shot clipped nock of first shot and veered left.

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Not good. 5&9/16ths"

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Old 05-17-2018, 12:04 AM   #23
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Good shooting, Gary!

And you don't get to complain about hitting your other arrows, because I said you could shoot-and-pull them one at a time so you wouldn't hit them. *I did it that way because all but two of my arrows are broken ; and it turned out that the first shot's back end was right over the circle, so was happy to do one at a time.

You lead, sir!
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:38 AM   #24
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I wasnt complaining about the nock. Just made the total a little higher.
I just didn't want to step into the pile of branches until I was done shooting it. Me hitting another arrow is pure accident. Missing twice in the same spot. 🤨

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Todays first round sucked...alot. Second round makes me giddy.

Good shooting DRT. Decent wanking Rick.
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Now THAT'S some dang obstruction, Briar! And a nice group!
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:20 PM   #27
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Thanks Tiger. Im hoping the aiming points and muscle memory kick in soon.
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Thanks Tiger. Im hoping the aiming points and muscle memory kick in soon.
Focus in form and the anchor is repeatable. It will come.

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Old 05-19-2018, 10:25 AM   #29
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Enjoying the creativity shown in making the obstacles for these shots, y'all! Love to see a few more; plenty of time today, lot's of examples to set up the obstacles.

To recap the challenge: smallest total distance, 12 yards, 3 arrows, shot sitting or kneeling at a quarter-traced circle center on paper, with some type of obstacles about 12-18" in front of target -- leaving about a 4" alley to shoot through. Arrows can be shot either right in a row or shot-and-pulled one at a time to avoid hitting previous ones.

DRT currently leads with a 3-arrow total of 5-9/16".

Choot em!
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:07 AM   #30
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After 12. Congrats to DRT!

Call us a fun one!
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