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Old 05-07-2017, 08:17 PM   #1
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Sorry for the wait guys! Ok, draw ya a 1 1/4" dot on a paper plate, piece a paper, etc. Sit flat on your butt, legs straight out, and shoot at 15 yds. Here's the kicker, you shoot 2 arrows, and IF your 2nd shot is closest to center, that is your score... BUT if your 1st arrow is closer to the center of the dot than your 2nd arrow, you add the second arrow to your first arrow for your score. All measurements to center of dot you drew on the paper. I shoot in funky positions from time to time, so thought it might be fun. Pictures to follow to help make it a little more clear... Hopefully! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:19 PM   #2
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How do you keep your bottom limb off the ground? Crossbow cant?

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Old 05-07-2017, 08:22 PM   #3
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Here's your position boys... I don't usually hunch like that, but, I put my phone on timer, ran over there, drew,... and the dang trampoline frame was in my way! Disclaimer: Not responsible for any fire ant bites that may happen in the shootin of this challenge...
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:27 PM   #4
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Aaand, here's my attempt. I left the door wide open for yall this time! As you can see, my 1st shot was the closest, so I had to add them both together. I know this may seem wrong since this is a FIRST SHOT challenge, but, it is, and it aint... Your 2nd shot should be "better" right? Cuz you're all warmed up! So, ya get penalized when it aint! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-07-2017, 08:31 PM   #5
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Yep, DRT, its time ta get your cant on! But, as you can see in my pic, you aint gotta cant near as far as what you may be thinkin. And my Sarrels Blueridge is a 62". Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Cool challenge, Rusty! Good shooting!

I can cant! Plus, I have a 52" recurve.
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I've been working the cant but sitting it's more cant than I've tried this far. But I'll continue to spectate.

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Thanks Ellis! Yeah, shootin your bow with an exaggerated cant, or even fully horizontal, ain't that difficult. But, by sittin flat on your tail, taking your legs completely out of the equation, does kinda mess with ya abit. A feller forgets how much you "use" your legs when ya shoot, even if you're just shootin off your knees. Ain't no judgers here DRT, let em fly! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty

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Old 05-08-2017, 04:48 AM   #9
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Good one. Can't wait till I get home this evening to give her a try. I shoot naturally with about 20 degrees of cant. But for arrow tuning I shoot straight up and down. I found I have to have my head at roughly the same angle of the bow. I think the number one reason people have a problem with different degrees of cant is keeping thier string hand consistent with angle of the string. You know if your not when your ring finger starts getting some wear. It torques the string and throws arrows left for me.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:42 AM   #10
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Good insight on the string angle vs finger angle. I will keep that in mind as I keep working on canting in my shooting. So far it seems to be working for me.

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Well neither shot was great, but I almost broke a nock. The second one was a hair closer, so looks like 2 7/8".





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Nice group there CRM!

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Old 05-08-2017, 10:06 PM   #13
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I tried shooting like that today. Bottom limb hit dirt and so did the arrow. Next 5 actually hit my target but it's a lil dangerous for my short self.

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Old 05-08-2017, 10:27 PM   #14
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Good shooting Ryan!!!
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:09 AM   #15
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Alright, who made the bonehead rules up on this challenge?!! I'm thinkin he shot hisself in the foot on that one! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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I tried shooting like that today. Bottom limb hit dirt and so did the arrow. Next 5 actually hit my target but it's a lil dangerous for my short self.

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You have to hold the bow sideways. Almost as if you were trying to rob a store.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:10 AM   #17
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Not an easy challenge for sure.

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You have to hold the bow sideways. Almost as if you were trying to rob a store.
While holding the bow Hollywood-gangster-style, it will probably help if you say something intimidating to the target, like: "Don't move!"
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:55 AM   #19
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I shot this with my 64" recurve, and zero cant to the bow.

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But, I cheated.

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While holding the bow Hollywood-gangster-style, it will probably help if you say something intimidating to the target, like: "Don't move!"


I forgot that part!!


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Haha great shooting Rick. Always thinking outside the box!!



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Rick you are a thinking son of a gun.

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Rick that's just awesome!


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Old 05-09-2017, 10:33 AM   #25
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I remember this challenge from a year or two ago. I wasn't going to shoot it for competition, but I thought I'd revisit that stance. I was pleased that my fat gut didn't get in the way like it did previously. But I am still not a tall man and had to pretty much get into a touch your toes lean to get a shot off. It was not comfortable at all. I missed my 18:1 completely at 10 yards

I figured I'd do one of two things if I were to do it for real, Shoot at a target in the tree... or sit on a chair with my legs flat out on a foot stool... After all, Rusty said sit flat on your butt, he didn't say it had to be on the ground
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:13 AM   #26
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Yall boys and your dang "loop-holes"!! I mean I did put a pic in there of what I was referring to! The leader as of the moment (outside of Rick "coon-hunter" Barbee) is Ryan... If I ever win another one (highly unlikely) the whole point of my challenge will be trying to figure out a way to keep Rick from weaseling around the rules! NOW THAT would be a challenge! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Yall boys and your dang "loop-holes"!! I mean I did put a pic in there of what I was referring to! The leader as of the moment (outside of Rick "coon-hunter" Barbee) is Ryan... If I ever win another one (highly unlikely) the whole point of my challenge will be trying to figure out a way to keep Rick from weaseling around the rules! NOW THAT would be a challenge! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Lock it down Rusty.
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Tough challenge. Good shooting, y'all. I was lucky to hit paper on first one -- tip hit ground. Next one more canted for 3-5/16".

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Not bad tradtiger!! It's different for sure!! Sitting flat totally changes things.
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OK, OK. I'm sorry. The devil made me do it.

Got to admit it though. There were lots of smile about it.

I'll try to get out there, and cant my bow at the target on the ground sometime later this week.

Just FYI - I can cant & shoot. I just don't like to if I don't have to.

Side note: Setting on the ground with my legs stretched out in front of me is excruciatingly painful.

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Side note: Setting on the ground with my legs stretched out in front of me is excruciatingly painful.

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Getting up ain't no pleasure cruise either.
You got that right.
SUX to be old & crippled up.
My only salvation is, that I'm so good lookin.
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Not that I could've shot any better ten years ago.

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I'm not that old. Soon be 60.
I'm just beat all to heck.

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Not the years. It's the long hard miles.

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Ahh, ya aint got to worry bout me, its all in fun. It takes alot for me ta get bent outta shape! And I hear ya Rick and DRT! Ricks got 10 yrs on me, but I'm definately starting to feel it! My occupation is physically demanding, and I ask myself all the time; "how much longer am I gonna be able to do this?" And this dang shoulder healing process ain't helpin things none! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Ahh, ya aint got to worry bout me, its all in fun. It takes alot for me ta get bent outta shape! And I hear ya Rick and DRT! Ricks got 10 yrs on me, but I'm definately starting to feel it! My occupation is physically demanding, and I ask myself all the time; "how much longer am I gonna be able to do this?" And this dang shoulder healing process ain't helpin things none! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
Don't get me wrong Rusty. I'm not complainin about the shot.
If I didn't want to, or didn't feel like it, I wouldn't do it.
I actually like these type shot calls, and ALWAYS try to have fun with them.

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I'm not complaining. Well, not about the shot.

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Oh yeah, I know ya ain't Rick! Been listening to ya TOOO long to even remotely think that. I must admit, I'm a little disappointed in myself for it not even crossing my mind to raise the target Forest for the trees, forest for the trees... Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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I'm just gonna start waiting to see what Rick does before I shoot mine.


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Can't outsmart him... That's like trying ta get daylight by a rooster! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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That was a tough shot. I tried it when I got home yesterday. No pictures to be sure. I was danged lucky to even hit the target, let alone be near the spot. It was fun though and that is what it is all about. Thanks Rusty.
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Good shootin guys!

More cant for me. I always forget to elevate more for 300gr heads than 145gr heads. 1st shot was 9 3/8". 2nd was 1 1/4".

I made sure to hose down in DEET this morning. Chigger city at my place.
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If its my lead...Ive a target ready.
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If its my lead...Ive a target ready.
Folks must be busy & preoccupied.

It looks like you've got the call for this week, so getter done.

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I'm on vacation this week so I'll have plenty of time to shoot...but I've been a little off my game. Pick an easy one!!
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Pick an easy one!!
I second that motion.

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Easy would be great. Something like "See that barn over there? Try and hit it."

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Gtg. Barnish.
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