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Old 12-16-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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With Christmas drawing near, we'll do a star-themed challenge.

Draw a star on an 8-1/2"x11" blank sheet of paper (5-pointed or 6-pointed, your choice). Size it so that it fills about two-thirds of the paper, leaving an inch or two border. Label any three of the star points as "1", "2", and "3". These will be your aim points. Feel free to color the star for extra credit.

Challenge is to shoot each of the star points in the order you numbered from a sitting or kneeling (one or two knees)position, taking one shot from 12 yards on each of three days. Only one arrow per point. Measure each shot. With short days now, feel free to shoot with artificial illumination. Lowest total distance from respective star points to nearest part of arrow shaft wins the call for next week. Good luck and have fun!

(For those on Rick's Traditional Archery Friends site, use the same shots for that challenge.)
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:00 PM   #2
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Star doesn't have to be purdy. Here's mine. May decorate later.


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Old 12-16-2018, 10:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for taking the reins on this weeks shot challenge.

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Old 12-16-2018, 10:38 PM   #4
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Just for clarification.....we aim for the point of the star and not the circled number correct?
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Old 12-16-2018, 10:47 PM   #5
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Just for clarification.....we aim for the point of the star and not the circled number correct?
Yes, point of the star -- (pick the points you want to number, then shoot them in order: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3.)
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:55 PM   #6
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Left handed Day one.
Im not gonna measure. I dont want to win.
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:56 PM   #7
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Right handed. Day One.
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Old 12-17-2018, 02:41 PM   #8
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So you shot to the right left handed and to the left right handed. About the same amount too.

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Old 12-17-2018, 02:44 PM   #9
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Those are not bad -- and particularly cool that you can even do that!

If you really want to have fun, get a thumb ring and put arrow on the right-side shelf and shoot with right hand. (Can You tube how-to.)


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Old 12-17-2018, 04:04 PM   #10
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Day1: 2"


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Old 12-17-2018, 09:49 PM   #11
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Good shot, Reb. Call it 1-15/16", though.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:25 AM   #12
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Kinds funny how it worked that way Gary.

Ill check out thumb rings and the video Ellis...Ive been wondering about those. Seems like they were old school and real popular recently but have fallen out of favor.

Good shot Reb!

Day2. My lefty elevation was off this morning...way high...way off. Pic1 LH. Pic 2 RH

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I don't know how you do it Briar. Being that ambidextrous is pretty darn cool!
At summer camp I shot a little left handed and did okay but it felt so awkward.

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Old 12-18-2018, 10:39 AM   #14
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Good shot, Reb. Call it 1-15/16", though.
Thank you Sir, not as good as I would like at 12y.



Day1: 1 15/16

Day2: 1 7/8


Total: 3 13/16

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Old 12-18-2018, 08:54 PM   #15
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Dang, Reb you're killin' it.

I've been delayed til darkness twice now. May or may not set up a light.....

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Old 12-18-2018, 09:11 PM   #16
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Dang, Reb you're killin' it.

I've been delayed til darkness twice now. May or may not set up a light.....

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Old 12-18-2018, 09:49 PM   #17
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Felt the need to get on the board. Set up a light and shot perfectly -- left/right-- but 3-5/16" high.

Took the target placard down and shot three more shots perfectly centered left/right, but about 3" high.

Evidently darkness makes brain see target farther than it is. Thus, high shots. Thoughts?


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Or dropping your string elbow out of alignment some. Also if you practice standing mostly you may shoot a bit high when you sit.

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Old 12-18-2018, 10:50 PM   #19
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Or dropping your string elbow out of alignment some. Also if you practice standing mostly you may shoot a bit high when you sit.

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Maybe, but would like to think I maintain "T" form from any position. Rather blame darkness. Not a good poacher, probably.

Try tomorrow in daylight.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:54 AM   #20
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Left handed but right eye dominant. I taught myself to shoot left and right eye/hand during my time with the Marines. We didnt get issued LH A2s.

Day 3. Pic 1 LH...not horrible. Pic 2 RH...mo betta.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:02 AM   #21
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^^^^^Nice shooting Friar^^^^^^^^
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:54 PM   #22
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Nice shot Briar.

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Old 12-19-2018, 07:19 PM   #23
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Nice shooting, Briar!

Yanked the release on my Day 2: 3-9/16"


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Old 12-19-2018, 07:40 PM   #24
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Forgot to post this morning

Day1: 1 15/16
Day2: 1 7/8
Day3: 3 3/8

Total: 7 3/16

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Old 12-19-2018, 08:06 PM   #25
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Looks like Reb is the leader in the clubhouse; nice job!

Not sure what to do with the two-headed (-handed) monster Briar, who claims he doesn't want to win, but keeps making good shots.
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:51 PM   #26
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Here's my Day 3 shot. In the ballpark (cheap seats): 1-3/4". Gives me a 3-day total of 8-5/8"
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:17 PM   #27
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^^^^Nice shot. Looks like it's only you, Briar and I, and Briar isn't measuring ^^^^
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:35 PM   #28
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Shot my first one tonight. Fully 3" out. Trying to get geared up for a hunt next weekend and I think my nerves are getting to me. Unless I'm dead nuts accurate the next two days I'm out of this one.

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Old 12-21-2018, 12:19 AM   #29
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^^^You’re still in the running. Shoot if you have the time^^^
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:34 AM   #30
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That's why it was a 3-day challenge. Everyone can't shoot everyday. But if you shot today, you can still get the last two in Friday and Saturday. Choot em!!
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Old 12-22-2018, 01:15 PM   #31
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With the need for three shooting days, I can make the call now. TxRebel wins the Christmas star challenge! Nice shooting on this!

Honorable Mention to Briar for his two-fisted shooting for fun!

Call us a good un for Week 52, Reb!
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:49 PM   #32
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Good shootin Tiger.

Very good shootin Reb. Well done Sir!
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