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Old 08-20-2017, 09:27 AM   #1
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This was an idea given to my by DRT. Thank DRT for the great idea.

Pretty much everyone should have a 1 gallon milk, water, or juice jug on hand, or can easily get their hands on one.

Trace a nickle size circle (with dot in the center) on the front & back of your jugs as you see them here.

Notice the circles are in the lower half of the jug when laying on it's side. Try to get the circles placed as close to what you see here as possible

Fill your jug with water, then place it on it's side with the back side 12 inches from your target butt. The 12 inches should give enough room to get in there for pictures without having to move/disturb the jugs position.

Position the jugs angle in a way you think will give you the best chance of hitting both the front & back circles/dots.

We're simulating a quartering shot as best we can without the shooter having to stand at a bad angle in their shooting lane.

Take your shot from any position, and from 12 yards (6 for the kiddos).

After your shot, take 3 measurements.

1st measurement - Entry - Edge of arrow shaft to front dot in circle.

2nd measurement - Exit - Edge of arrow shaft to back dot in circle.

3rd measurement - Water line to back dot in circle.

Winner will be determined by the lowest total of the 3 measurements.

Shoot Straight, and above all Be Safe, and Have Fun.

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Old 08-20-2017, 09:36 AM   #2
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After you get your jug in place on it's side - it's a good idea to poke a vent hole in the top side to help the water drain.

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If you put a little dark food coloring in the water, it will help you see the water line through the jug. Better for the pictures also. Not a requirement. Just a suggestion.

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Old 08-20-2017, 09:43 AM   #3
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Neat!
Couple of questions: is the jug supposed to be parallel to the target or angled? And are the nickel spots supposed to be level with each other?

In your pics, it looks like the spout of the milk jug is representing the "head" end of the animal, and the spots look like it will need to be a quartering away and downward angle shot. Am I overthinking this?
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:55 AM   #4
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Neat!
Couple of questions: is the jug supposed to be parallel to the target or angled? And are the nickel spots supposed to be level with each other?

In your pics, it looks like the spout of the milk jug is representing the "head" end of the animal, and the spots look like it will need to be a quartering away and downward angle shot. Am I overthinking this?
Angled to what you desire.
The spot on the back should be slightly lower than the spot on the front, but it's not a big deal.

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Position the jugs angle in a way you think will give you the best chance of hitting both the front & back circles/dots.


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Old 08-20-2017, 11:24 PM   #5
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Quartering vitals. Awesome!
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:43 PM   #6
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Okay, here's mine. Very pleased with shot, although, actually lots of room for improvement. My three-measure total was 4-1/8". Thought I had it lined up well on the horizontal angle, and shot from one knee. My x-ray vision for the opposite side wasn't good enough. Guess it's somewhat of a gut shot.
1st measure, 1/4"; 2nd measure, 2-3/8"; 3rd measure (waterline-ti-backdot, 1-1/2". Total: 4-1/8"


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Old 08-21-2017, 09:26 PM   #7
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That's a darn good shot Ellis !

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Old 08-21-2017, 10:09 PM   #8
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That's a darn good shot Ellis !

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Thanks, Rick! This call really puts the "C" in First Shot Challenge! Three dimensional awareness called for.
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Old 08-22-2017, 07:58 AM   #9
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Great shot Ellis!!
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:16 AM   #10
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All I have right now is a pool chemical jug and it's blue. Started marking it up then realized I couldn't see a water line in it. I need to get second son to finish his milk.

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Old 08-23-2017, 08:27 AM   #11
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All I have right now is a pool chemical jug and it's blue. Started marking it up then realized I couldn't see a water line in it. I need to get second son to finish his milk.


Good shot TradTiger.

I procured my jug after last nights cream sauced linguine.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:23 PM   #12
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My arrow went through the jug so clean, that the holes sealed up around it, and it would not drain, even with a BIG vent hole in the top.

I had to pull the arrow to get the jug to drain.

If anyone else has this problem, feel free to pull your arrow after you get the two measurements for it, and then measure your water line.

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Old 08-24-2017, 06:46 PM   #13
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My arrow went through the jug so clean, that the holes sealed up around it, and it would not drain, even with a BIG vent hole in the top.

I had to pull the arrow to get the jug to drain.

If anyone else has this problem, feel free to pull your arrow after you get the two measurements for it, and then measure your water line.

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Pics or it didn't happen
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:36 PM   #14
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Pics or it didn't happen
Got em. Got video too, but I ain't gonna let you see them.

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Old 08-25-2017, 12:42 PM   #15
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My arrow went through the jug so clean, that the holes sealed up around it, and it would not drain, even with a BIG vent hole in the top.

I had to pull the arrow to get the jug to drain.

If anyone else has this problem, feel free to pull your arrow after you get the two measurements for it, and then measure your water line.

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Yeah, I kinda had that problem as well, Rick. You may notice that the first pic of my shot from farther back, which was right after the shot, shows jug nearly full. Kind of wiggled the back side of the arrow to help it drain more, then gave it half an hour or so to get down to the lower hole level in the back side.
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:19 PM   #16
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Can we shoot broadheads?
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:35 PM   #17
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Can we shoot broadheads?
Yep, you sure can. I even encourage it.

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I really thought folks would jump all over this one.

So far Ellis has gone unchallenged, and will have the call for next week, unless someone gets in here with a better shot before midnight.

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2 1/2" front
4 1/2" back
5/8" water line
Total= 7 5/8"
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Old 08-26-2017, 01:12 PM   #20
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My arrow went through the jug so clean, that the holes sealed up around it, and it would not drain, even with a BIG vent hole in the top.

I had to pull the arrow to get the jug to drain.

If anyone else has this problem, feel free to pull your arrow after you get the two measurements for it, and then measure your water line.

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Same for me. Also, no food coloring but had red gatorade.
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Good shooting guys!! I'm afraid I waited a little too long to get in on this one. It's a little wet here today!!
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:22 PM   #22
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I hope to find time to shoot this one this eve. or tomorrow
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:33 PM   #23
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Well I took the time to set up quick and shoot this at the ranch. In was off left and a little high. Two and a half inches. Out looks dead level but one and three quarters. Water level stopped running at less than a half inch high..

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Old 08-26-2017, 08:32 PM   #24
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Good shot DRT.

After scrolling way right to see your pictures, and read your post , my math says 5" for your total.

I may not get back in here tonight. If someone don't get in here and beat 4-1/8" before midnight, then Ellis (tradtiger) has the call for the upcoming week.

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Old 08-26-2017, 09:02 PM   #25
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I would have taken it on an animal. Not too bad considering I've shot twice in the last week. Including this one.

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Old 08-27-2017, 08:39 AM   #26
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Good shot, DRT! I think sometimes a little bit of a layoff helps in forgetting minor form flaws and just focusing on the spot; like 'see the ball, hit the ball' in baseball.

I'll post a Week 35 challenge soon.
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