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Old 09-10-2017, 09:48 AM   #1
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One of my goals for 2017 was to extend my effective range to 30 yards. So this weeks shot will challenge us to stretch it out.

You'll need a quarter sheet of paper marked with an X like this.
The range is 30 yards (any position) for adults an 20 yards for youth. Under 10 years old go 15 yards. One shot closest to the crossing of lines wins the call for next week.

But there is a catch. I know this I a long shot for most and a relatively small target so if you don't hit the paper your shot doesn't count. However since it's an FSC challenge you can't shoot it again until the next day. So you can shoot it multiple days if you miss the paper. Once you hit the paper that is your measurement for the challenge. Theoretically you can miss six days in a row, nail the paper on Saturday and have a competitive shot.

It's getting close to season and we need to be shooting more anyhow.



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Old 09-10-2017, 11:53 AM   #2
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Unfortunately I was a bit high and right on today's effort. I'll try again in the morning.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:10 PM   #3
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Almost hit the paper today:


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Old 09-10-2017, 06:28 PM   #4
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Perfect elevation.

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Old 09-10-2017, 06:50 PM   #5
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What is the call? All I see is your shot.

Edit: Oops, nevermind

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:40 AM   #6
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Left to Right...1&2.

Ill give another go tomorrow.
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:13 AM   #7
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Good shooting, Briar! Nailed it with the follow-up!
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:29 PM   #8
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Stoked! Just shot this: 1-1/4"


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Old 09-11-2017, 03:28 PM   #9
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Great shot!

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Old 09-11-2017, 04:04 PM   #10
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Thanks.

Blind hog, meet acorn...

Will say this about long distance shooting: really forces you to focus on form by keeping bow hand up until arrow hits target and have a quiet release. Plus, 30 yards makes 20- and 15-yards feel like chip shots. And if keeping up good form on those closer ones, you really can zero in.
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Old 09-11-2017, 04:25 PM   #11
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Awesome shot TradTiger!
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Old 09-11-2017, 06:49 PM   #12
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Only got one shot in and it wasn't good. I'll get some practice in tomorrow maybe.

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Old 09-11-2017, 07:22 PM   #13
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Thanks, Briar. DRT, that's a small block and you hit it. Good shot.

Bottom line: most of us have no business taking a 30-yard shot on game, unless it's large, like an elk. Rick may be an exception -- especially with those 200 fps heavy (700 grain) arrows out of 75-98 lb bows he likes to shoot.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:19 PM   #14
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True but as you pointed out. Developing the form and being able to shoot long makes a better form and function up close. And in 3D tourneys they don't care if all my feeders are set 15 yards or less from the blind or stand.

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:41 PM   #15
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My point on with my recurve is 32 yards.
Point on with my longbow is right about 25 yards.

What I think about most on shots longer than about 25 yards, is how much time the animal has to move before the arrow gets there. Even with fast arrows, they can move quite a bit before it gets there from 30.

I like to keep my hunting shots at 20 & under, preferably under.

That don't mean I won't take a longer shot. It depends on what animal I am shooting at, and what they are acting like. Whitetail are built & wired for quickness, and can move A Lot before the arrow gets there even from 20 & under depending on the circumstances.

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Old 09-11-2017, 10:20 PM   #16
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Yep, we still have to shoot as well as possible, but whitetails are quick -- I know I've had two duck arrows at 17 and 19 yards in the past couple of years. One reason I went to a heavier bow.

Rick, didn't you find a study that said a whitetail deer can drop eight inches, turn 90 degrees and be running at full speed in something like 25 hundredths of a second? Nothing defenseless about those critters.
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:10 PM   #17
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Rick, didn't you find a study that said a whitetail deer can drop eight inches, turn 90 degrees and be running at full speed in something like 25 hundredths of a second? Nothing defenseless about those critters.
The study said 21/100ths of one second.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:50 AM   #18
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Great shot tradtiger!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 12:38 PM   #19
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Another day, another shot, another miss.


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Old 09-12-2017, 01:02 PM   #20
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Next three were the same.

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Old 09-12-2017, 01:15 PM   #21
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Thanks, CRM.
DRT, those are great shots. Just barely -- but spot-on consistently -- up.
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:41 PM   #22
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Shot it today, about 6-8" low. I'll try it again tomorrow.



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Old 09-13-2017, 03:00 PM   #23
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Uncle!

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Old 09-14-2017, 06:08 PM   #24
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I'm thinking 30 is still a little outside my effective kill range.

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Old 09-14-2017, 06:20 PM   #25
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Those are all kill zone shots, DRT. That's just a small piece of paper.

But, generally, 30 is too far for most to hunt with trad equipment. Not that it's not possible to place a killing shot; there's just too much time for an animal to move. Still like the call for its value in forcing good form practice.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:07 PM   #26
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Lol. I don't expect to take 30 yard shots even when I hunt with a compound. Not that I'm sure that will ever happen again. I like em close.

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Old 09-15-2017, 08:30 AM   #27
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Finally one in the paper. Just a smidge under 1&7/8". I will be heading out for a trip down the Brazos with my scout troop and venturing crew for the weekend later today. Won't be home until Sunday afternoon. Whomever wins this thing figure it out and get next week up.

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Old 09-15-2017, 08:41 AM   #28
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Decided to dump the quiver to finish the abbreviated practice session and my usual tendency shows up. As the quiver empties I must drop my bow arm. May need to take longer between arrows.

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Old 09-15-2017, 11:03 AM   #29
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Good shot, DRT!
Nice group, as well. Have fun on the Scout trip.

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Old 09-16-2017, 06:58 PM   #30
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Come on, y'all. Plenty of daylight left!

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Old 09-17-2017, 12:08 AM   #31
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Looks like my shot held up to win the call for next week. Will post it shortly.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:56 AM   #32
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Good shooting TT.

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