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Old 10-11-2018, 08:22 PM   #1
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https://youtu.be/gDTWg6KvwAE

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:28 PM   #2
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Nice! Tannerite?

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:32 PM   #3
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Wow that’s good shooting
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:33 PM   #4
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Impressive! Nice shooting!


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Old 10-11-2018, 08:39 PM   #5
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Very cool!
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:45 PM   #6
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Very impressive Rick - great shot!
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:50 PM   #7
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I'm not going to lie. I practiced this shot on an empty uncharged bottle for 3 afternoons about an hour each. I had a lot of misses, but they were near misses, and I beat the snot out of that bottle on a lot of the shots, but could not puncture it due to the field point shoulders, and the angle the arrows were coming in. The bottle is just to light weight to keep from pushing away.

I'm pretty good at holding a vertical line, and have always been good at envisioning an imaginary spot to shoot at.

Once I figured out the particulars (including using different points), I knew I could get it done in just a few shots, and even my misses would be close & in the video, so I charged up a new bottle, and gave er a go.

DRT - It was a 2 liter coke bottle with blue pop line chalk in it, and 90 PSI of air pressure. Makes a real nice little pop when punctured.

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Old 10-11-2018, 08:53 PM   #8
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2nd shot? That's awesome, I'd still be shooting.
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:23 PM   #9
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It did Rick. My 4yo grandson loved it.

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Old 10-11-2018, 09:48 PM   #10
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That's pretty impressive!

Nice shooting.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:14 PM   #11
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Excellent shot!

How did you determine what PSI the bottles would hold?
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:33 AM   #12
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Rick,

I could never make a shot like that....I don't drink Coca-Cola!

Always entertaining!

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Old 10-12-2018, 06:23 AM   #13
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Rick,

I could never make a shot like that....I don't drink Coca-Cola!

Always entertaining!

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Mix equal parts of Crown with it and it tastes much better.

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Old 10-12-2018, 06:35 AM   #14
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Great shooting Rick! I love the trajectory of the arrow in the slow motion replay. It's coming down on at least a 30 degree angle!
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:43 AM   #15
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Impressive
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:14 AM   #16
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:12 AM   #17
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Well I'll say!!! Arvin
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:36 AM   #18
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SEWAGE!!!!!!



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Old 10-12-2018, 01:12 PM   #19
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That's just spectacular!
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:35 PM   #20
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Awesome!
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:41 PM   #21
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So, is that a regular automotive tire valve stem mounted in the cap of the bottle, so you could air up the bottle? How did you decide on 90 psi? (hope there wasn't "error" with a trial and error at, say 95 psi )
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:05 PM   #22
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My thoughts exactly about that 90 psi.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:27 PM   #23
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So, is that a regular automotive tire valve stem mounted in the cap of the bottle, so you could air up the bottle? How did you decide on 90 psi? (hope there wasn't "error" with a trial and error at, say 95 psi )
Yes.
I drilled a hole in the cap, and installed a regular pull in rubber valve stem.

The maximum pressure rating on the bottle is 110#.
The average failure pressure is 150#.
I always keep it at 90#, or a little below.

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Old 10-13-2018, 12:58 PM   #24
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There has been a few folks asking just exactly how I aimed for this shot.

In this picture, the blue dot represents the level the bottle was setting in my vision, and the green dot represents where I was looking, and pointing/aiming the arrow. Yep, way up there.

Like I said in an earlier post, I practiced the shot on three different afternoons for about one hour each.

On the first afternoon I tried several different aiming methods:
I started with Gaping off the riser, and switched my 3 under hold anchor from index finger at corner of mouth to an under the chin anchor, and even shot split finger that way some.

It didn't take me long (first afternoon) to realize I was most confident, comfortable, and consistently accurate with my normal 3 under hold, and anchoring index finger at the corner of my mouth/nose on the fletch, and simply aiming with the arrow tip, and aiming it high.

At that point it was only a matter of figuring out how high to hold, and practice steadily holding that vertical line at that height.

There's nothing to reference in that sky, so it all boiled down to seeing the vertical line in my imagination, and seeing an imaginary spot in the sky to aim at along that vertical line.

It was fun (very fun) to do from the start of the practicing/learning all the way to the conclusion. I can tell already, that my shooting has improved at the closer distances a little bit.

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Old 10-13-2018, 03:13 PM   #25
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:44 AM   #26
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Nice! Tannerite?

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Ha!!!

Definitely not enough KE/V for tannerite.... I don't care what your draw weight is.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:23 AM   #27
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To everyone wondering about the valve stem caps, they sell these at academy and other stores too! Got some last week and have yet to try them out.

RickBarbee you are the man! Wish I could even get my arrow that close shooting my compound bow. I'd still be looking for arrows...
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:05 PM   #28
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There has been a few folks asking just exactly how I aimed for this shot.

In this picture, the blue dot represents the level the bottle was setting in my vision, and the green dot represents where I was looking, and pointing/aiming the arrow. Yep, way up there.

Like I said in an earlier post, I practiced the shot on three different afternoons for about one hour each.

On the first afternoon I tried several different aiming methods:
I started with Gaping off the riser, and switched my 3 under hold anchor from index finger at corner of mouth to an under the chin anchor, and even shot split finger that way some.

It didn't take me long (first afternoon) to realize I was most confident, comfortable, and consistently accurate with my normal 3 under hold, and anchoring index finger at the corner of my mouth/nose on the fletch, and simply aiming with the arrow tip, and aiming it high.

At that point it was only a matter of figuring out how high to hold, and practice steadily holding that vertical line at that height.

There's nothing to reference in that sky, so it all boiled down to seeing the vertical line in my imagination, and seeing an imaginary spot in the sky to aim at along that vertical line.

It was fun (very fun) to do from the start of the practicing/learning all the way to the conclusion. I can tell already, that my shooting has improved at the closer distances a little bit.

Rick
Well, why didn't you just aim at that green dot on top of the obvious dotted line?..... And in a related vein, why do those football referees have so much trouble telling if someone made a first down -- can't they see the yellow line?

Semi-seriously, how bout using one of those side branches as a reference? Also, I see why you thought up the SEWAGE acronym. And your "semi-educated wild arse guesses" are a lot better than most of us could calculate, I imagine.

Amazing display of "Arching". Would have made a great artillery gunner!
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