Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Traditional
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2018, 12:41 PM   #1
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default Traditional FSC Week 45

Rick's threads about multiple anchors and static versus dynamic releases got me thinking more consciously about form, which is a good thing. Yet, it is still hunting season and -- last I checked -- game animals don't have "quarter-size circles" or "bullseyes" or any of that on their kill zones.

So, the challenge this week will combine two aspects: form work and target acquisition. A close-range shot will encourage focus on form in your shot cycle -- solid bowhand, rotational draw (possibly), bone-on-bone at full draw, reliable anchor reference(s), and finally, your preferred most repeatable release. For the "target acquisition" aspect, you'll be aiming at a blank spot, then seeing later if you hit the middle of it.

Works like this. Fold a piece of blank 8.5" x 11" paper in half both ways. From 10 yards (any stance)-- kids 7 yards -- shoot USING YOUR BEST FORM one arrow into the middle of each of the four rectangular areas created by the vertical and horizontal folds. Shoot clockwise starting from top left area. Circle arrow shaft entry holes before pulling so you can more easily measure. AFTER taking down paper, use a ruler to draw an "X" from corner to corner of each rectangular quarter of the paper to show a middle point. You will measure from nearest part of arrow to the center point for each respective quadrant. Lowest total distance for all four shots wins the call. Because we're trying to encourage practice at both good form and target acquisition, you get up to three days' tries at this challenge -- just make them the first four shots of that day.

Good shooting, y'all!
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-04-2018, 12:57 PM   #2
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

This same challenge is also posted on Rick's Traditional Archery Friends site.

You can post your shots there by going to this link:
http://barbeearchery.boards.net/thread/295/11-4-10-18

More the merrier.
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-04-2018, 12:59 PM   #3
RickBarbee
Pope & Young
 
RickBarbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas Back Roads
Hunt In: Where I am
Default

If I get a chance to do this, I may do the shooting "before" the folding, because I can see the lines of the folds from 30 yards easily. From 7 they look like sharpie marker lines.

Just an added twist to the challenge.

Rick
RickBarbee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-04-2018, 01:14 PM   #4
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Maybe I wasn't quite clear, we're not shooting at the folds at all. The folds just create 4"x 5.5" quadrants to try and hit the middle of from 10 yards (kiddos shoot from 7 yards).

After the shots, find the middle point of each quadrant by making an "x" with a ruler, and measure respective shot proximity to each quadrant center.
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-04-2018, 01:21 PM   #5
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

In this picture, your first shot should be aimed somewhere near the black end of the marker.(photo may be sideways, assume marker is in top left position)


Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-04-2018, 01:33 PM   #6
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Here's a properly oriented photo of target.

Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-04-2018, 05:27 PM   #7
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Here's my Day 1 effort: Total of 6-3/4"
#1. 3/4", #2. 3", #3. 1-3/16", #4. 1-13/16"

(Don't feel obligated to include this many pics, I just wanted everything as clear as possible.)

Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-04-2018, 05:34 PM   #8
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

One more to show overview.


Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-05-2018, 10:35 AM   #9
TXRebel
Spike
 
TXRebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Texas
Hunt In: Terrell
Default

^^^^^Nice shooting Tradtiger^^^^

Day 1: 10 1/2



TXRebel is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-05-2018, 03:19 PM   #10
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Good shooting, yourself, Reb!


Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-05-2018, 05:35 PM   #11
Slew
Pope & Young
 
Slew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lindale, TX
Hunt In: nowhere close to home
Default

This is too much geometry for me!!
6 6/8 day one. Blew my second shot.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Slew is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-05-2018, 06:01 PM   #12
RickBarbee
Pope & Young
 
RickBarbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas Back Roads
Hunt In: Where I am
Default

I don't follow directions very well apparently.

I went ahead, and lightly marked all the lines in pencil,
Then turned the pencil marks against the target butt.
You can barley see the marks in the up close photo,
but you can't see them at all from 10 yards.
Just looks like a blank sheet of white paper.

I forgot to circle the holes,
and just lined the 1" mark of the ruler up with the edge of them,
and took measurements from there.

Rick
Attached Images
  

Last edited by RickBarbee; 11-05-2018 at 06:05 PM.
RickBarbee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-05-2018, 06:54 PM   #13
TXRebel
Spike
 
TXRebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Texas
Hunt In: Terrell
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RickBarbee View Post
I don't follow directions very well apparently.

I forgot to circle the holes,
I forgot to circle mine as well.
TXRebel is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-05-2018, 07:09 PM   #14
RickBarbee
Pope & Young
 
RickBarbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas Back Roads
Hunt In: Where I am
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TXRebel View Post
I forgot to circle mine as well.
I did put up some new cardboard, so the holes would be nice & clean though.

Rick
RickBarbee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-06-2018, 08:07 AM   #15
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Good shooting, so far, y'all! Circling holes not a must, just an aid for measuring.
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-06-2018, 10:51 AM   #16
TXRebel
Spike
 
TXRebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Texas
Hunt In: Terrell
Thumbs down

Day 2: 12 1/4, bad shots, so I did not take pics. My form was totally FUBAR.
TXRebel is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-06-2018, 01:41 PM   #17
RickBarbee
Pope & Young
 
RickBarbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas Back Roads
Hunt In: Where I am
Default

Me being a birthday boy today, I decided to treat myself to a second chance at this.

I actually followed the instructions this time.

Still 5". Oh well, at least I'm consistent.

Rick
Attached Images
 
RickBarbee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-06-2018, 01:54 PM   #18
RickBarbee
Pope & Young
 
RickBarbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas Back Roads
Hunt In: Where I am
Default

My match sucks. LOL

That's 4"

I'll take it.

Rick
RickBarbee is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-06-2018, 07:03 PM   #19
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RickBarbee View Post
My match sucks. LOL

That's 4"

I'll take it.

Rick
That's why I show my work, like the teacher said.....

Happy Birthday, btw!!

My Day 2 shots were better, felt pretty good on releases. Total of 5-5/8"
#1, 1" #2, 2-3/8" #3, 1-3/8" #4, 7/8"





Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-07-2018, 02:59 PM   #20
Slew
Pope & Young
 
Slew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lindale, TX
Hunt In: nowhere close to home
Default

I was 7" day 2! Too windy and raining to mess with shooting today!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Slew is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-07-2018, 05:21 PM   #21
Fishxbones
Four Point
 
Fishxbones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: New Braunfels
Hunt In: SoTex
Default

Hopefully I can do this today. Been super busy. Good shots yall

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Fishxbones is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-07-2018, 07:03 PM   #22
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishxbones View Post
Hopefully I can do this today. Been super busy. Good shots yall

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
Last chance for me, and still couldn't beat Rick. A little better than Day 2, but first two shots didn't help much. Total 5-7/16".
#1, 2-1/8 #2, 2-1/16" #3, 3/8" #4, 7/8"



Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-07-2018, 07:05 PM   #23
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Didn't really mean to quote Fish.
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-10-2018, 10:15 AM   #24
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Shoot em up, y'all! Post by midnight. Rick has a real nice score of 4"to lead, but it can be beat! (By the way, if your first shot of the day is taken hunting, you can still shoot this challenge.)

Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 11-11-2018, 09:21 AM   #25
tradtiger
Pope & Young
 
tradtiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Austin
Hunt In: Lee Co., Granger
Default

Congrats to Rick! Great shooting! Your call, sir.

Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk
tradtiger is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com