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Old 02-10-2019, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default How good is your paper plate accuracy?

Can you put 20 arrows on a paper plate from 20 yards with your trad bow?

We'd all like to say: "All day, every day!" Now, you can do a little self-check for fun, and you might even get a small prize if you do it best.

We've all debated whether a 9-inch paper plate is too big to represent a "kill zone" on common game animals -- like deer. And, we've also discussed whether 20 yards is the right distance for us to make game shots. Of course, in the field that is each hunter's choice. But, maybe, as an exercise, putting 20 arrows on a paper plate is some kind of a check worth knowing. If you're not happy with the results at 20 yards, maybe limit yourself to 15 yards, or 13, or 12.

Anyone wanting to give this a try in a free and fun competition can follow this link for details and instructions:

http://barbeearchery.boards.net/thre...tine-challenge

Have fun! Choot 'em!
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:46 PM   #2
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Forgot to mention that the Valentine challenge starts today (goes until Feb. 16)!

Happens that I won last year, and have kind of a neat prize lined up for this year's winner!

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Old 02-10-2019, 06:57 PM   #3
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Yeah I'm a 12 yard guy myself.

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Old 02-10-2019, 07:23 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm a 12 yard guy myself.

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Same here. I can put 20 in it at 12 and normally 18 or so of 20 at 15. At 20 it falls off a bit. Not bad, but enough that I wouldn't shoot at a deer that far. Now pigs, if I see one I'm flinging an arrow.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:12 PM   #5
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The paper plate thing was a real test at day leases back in the day.
Honestly I don't know that I'll ever sling an arrow at a deer at 20. Maybe someday but so far 10 to 12 is my comfort zone.
However that paper plate won't bleed so I'm gonna give it a whirl.

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Old 02-11-2019, 11:45 AM   #6
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13 to 15 is my sweet spot, not to bad at 20 yds.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:15 PM   #7
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Hey, anybody remotely considering this challenge should just go over and check it out.

Shoot it!

I can tell you there's a pretty decent ( and useful) prize at the end of the rainbow, so to speak.

Anyone holding back because they MAY not shoot deer at 20 yards can rest easy. A paper plate won't bleed or suffer.

Advice: practice a little at 20 yards before trying the challenge.

Good luck!

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Old 02-11-2019, 09:49 PM   #8
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I let my shop membership slip, so I can only shoot out to about 17 in my yard. Fun challenge though, I think I'll try this out tomorrow or Wednesday for my own personal satisfaction!

I dang sure believe I can put 20 in a paper plate. Now I gotta prove it to myself.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:15 PM   #9
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Hey, anybody remotely considering this challenge should just go over and check it out.

Shoot it!

I can tell you there's a pretty decent ( and useful) prize at the end of the rainbow, so to speak.

Anyone holding back because they MAY not shoot deer at 20 yards can rest easy. A paper plate won't bleed or suffer.

Advice: practice a little at 20 yards before trying the challenge.

Good luck!

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Gave it a try this morning after my failed attempt at this weeks FSC. I didn't make the minimum score of 60.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:17 PM   #10
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I let my shop membership slip, so I can only shoot out to about 17 in my yard. Fun challenge though, I think I'll try this out tomorrow or Wednesday for my own personal satisfaction!

I dang sure believe I can put 20 in a paper plate. Now I gotta prove it to myself.
I'm sure you can, Malachi! Thing is, you don't have to put all 20 on the plate due to the point scoring set-up. You can make qualifying by hitting the outside rim 20 times, actually. That negative 2 can hurt, though, for being off of the plate.

My 73 won it last year. Have a neat prize for this year's winner!
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:12 PM   #11
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Alright, boys and girls, y'all need to get over and shoot that paper plate challenge. I just shot it as a fun round, and beat last year's score. (No pics for now.)

Git-er-done, y'all!
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:12 PM   #12
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Just gonna say straight out: every trad shooter on TBH should go over to Rick's forum and shoot the Valentine's Challenge.

Rick has supported traditional archery for decades, and is one of the best archers around. Really not that hard to find a 9" paper plate and shoot 20 arrows from 20 yards.

I won last year with a 73, and am, therefore, not eligible to compete this year. For fun I shot and got a score of 85. However, you only need to beat 60 to qualify and be in the running. I can tell you that I would prefer to give the prize I have for the winner to someone familiar as opposed to someone unfamiliar.

Choot it! You have until tomorrow!

Gonna name names: Come on -- Gary, Bisch, CRM, Randy, Shiloh ... smiling when I say this, but come on, ladies......
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:06 AM   #13
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Well, I found a deserted field this morning to try it out. The difference between a familiar 17 yard shot and a cold, foreign 20 yard shot is amazing. I called it a loss after my first four arrows missed the plate.

Just two days ago I went 20 for 20 at 17 yards in my backyard, wearing my hunting pack, and kneeling to boot.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:11 AM   #14
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I'm out. First of all I haven't bought any plates, second I've worked dark to dark almost all week and today I'm on the road. I've gotten very little practice in and it wasn't at 20 yards.
Next week ain't looking very fun either.

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Old 02-16-2019, 10:44 AM   #15
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Well heck.

I'm going to sweeten the pot a little.

I'll shoot this later today (when it warms up a bit), and turn in my score over there.

My entry will not count in the competition.

BUT, if whoever wins beats my score,
I will throw in an extra prize to them to go along with tradtiger's prize.

Getter done.

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Old 02-16-2019, 11:09 AM   #16
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If I get in before dark I'll try it on the 8&3/8ths plates we use at the house. I wouldn count on me making the minimum though.

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Old 02-16-2019, 11:14 AM   #17
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If I get in before dark I'll try it on the 8&3/8ths plates we use at the house. I wouldn count on me making the minimum though.

Gary
That's what my plates measure also.
Say's 9" on the package, but they aren't.
Seldom are. Almost always a bit smaller than advertised.

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Old 02-16-2019, 11:23 AM   #18
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Like 2x4s. Always sold short.
I ended up skipping Fowler because of lack of practice. Decided to deliver a trailer load to Fairfield instead.

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Old 02-16-2019, 05:32 PM   #19
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This was a great excercise for me. My rule following nature was worried about the spot I chose to shoot the challenge, and I was cold. From the first look at the target my confidence was not what I want. Had it been an animal I would have sneaked closer rather than shooting.

I need reminders of what hesitation feels like, so I don't force a bad shot on game. This provided that in spades.

FWIW I would still bet I can meet the requirements tomorrow.
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Old 02-16-2019, 05:38 PM   #20
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I shot this earlier.

For the past two weeks I have been practicing shooting 20 yards,
but the majority of that practice been doing the jogging to/from the
target between shots. That type practice makes a big difference in both
stamina, and shot performance.

Y'all still have time to go get this done.

This is just a picture my my final outcome, but I do have pictures of each end.



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Old 02-16-2019, 05:49 PM   #21
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^^^That's some exceptional shooting Sir.^^^^
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Old 02-16-2019, 06:26 PM   #22
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^^^That's some exceptional shooting Sir.^^^^
Thank ya kindly.

I've actually been doing a bit better than that, but it was 30 degrees, and I was wearing a heavy coat, and cotton jersey gloves.

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Old 02-17-2019, 09:04 AM   #23
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Sorry fellas. Got back at 8 last night. Ended up working with a couple of guys on spot and stalk for pigs and the day got away. Unfortunately so did the pigs.

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