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Old 12-01-2019, 10:31 AM   #1
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For this challenge, take a BEFORE-SHOT picture of the back of the target bottle or box to show where the spot you make is.

The challenge is to work on quartering away angle shots, taken from elevation. The target is one we have shot before -- a milk jug or soda jug or even a small box, set at a 45-degree angle, with the shooter at some safe level of elevation from 11 yards (Kiddos can shoot from ground). Trying to simulate a close, quartering-away shot from a raised platform blind, for instance. The aimpoint is hidden from view, however, as you make a dime-sized spot at the back-side exit point of the arrow -- low and away.

Winner will be the one with the closest part of shaft to the center of the spot. For fun -- optional -- fill the jug with colored water so that you can easily see the vertical difference between the entry hole and the exit, which will show the level of the colored water and tell you the vertical angle of the shot after the water drains from the lower exit hole. I plan to use a broadhead, which will make a neat drain hole.

You can try this up to three times on different days and use the same jug/box without needing to take BEFORE pictures after the first day.

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Old 12-01-2019, 10:47 AM   #2
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For this challenge, take a BEFORE-SHOT picture of the back of the target bottle or box to show where the spot you make is.



The challenge is to work on quartering away angle shots, taken from elevation. The target is one we have shot before -- a milk jug or soda jug or even a small box, set at a 45-degree angle, with the shooter at some safe level of elevation from 11 yards (Kiddos can shoot from ground). Trying to simulate a close, quartering-away shot from a raised platform blind, for instance. The aimpoint is hidden from view, however, as you make a dime-sized spot at the back-side exit point of the arrow -- low and away.



Winner will be the one with the closest part of shaft to the center of the spot. For fun -- optional -- fill the jug with colored water so that you can easily see the vertical difference between the entry hole and the exit, which will show the level of the colored water and tell you the vertical angle of the shot after the water drains from the lower exit hole. I plan to use a broadhead, which will make a neat drain hole.



You can try this up to three times on different days and use the same jug/box without needing to take BEFORE pictures after the first day.



Will post pics of set-up on phone edit shortly.
Picture showing dime-size spot

Pic showing back of jug in set-up

Pic showing front view of set-up

The only BEFORE picture y'all need to post would be similar to middle pic, showing spot location on back of jug or box as set up.



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Old 12-01-2019, 04:36 PM   #3
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Shot this from a ladder: 4-1/4


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Old 12-01-2019, 05:47 PM   #4
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Nice call, will try to set up and shoot it tomorrow.
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:40 AM   #5
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It measures 2 3/4" to the corner of box, so I'm guessing approximately 3"

Day1: 3"


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Old 12-02-2019, 08:19 PM   #6
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I think you killed that critter box, Reb! Nice shot!

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Old 12-03-2019, 12:13 PM   #7
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Day2: 1/8" ,



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Old 12-03-2019, 02:47 PM   #8
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Hey TxRebel,

What kinda targets are those black hexagon things behind your box, and where can they be bought????



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Old 12-03-2019, 07:27 PM   #9
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https://www.matrixtargets.com/

Bisch, They are expensive!!! I'm keeping track of the number of shots made in the center hex only. The middle hex (top middle in pic) has over 400 shot with field points. I have not shot broadheads at it yet. So far it has held up better than my foam target.

Is it worth the price? I don't know, only time and shots will tell. You could buy a lot of bag targets for the price of one
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Old 12-05-2019, 02:04 AM   #10
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Dang, Reb.... 1/8"!!!! Excellent!!

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Old 12-06-2019, 09:12 PM   #11
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Didn't touch Reb's shot, but Day 2 was better than my first day: 1-15/16"




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^^^^^^^ Nice shot tradtiger, 1 15/16 isn't bad. I wish I could say mine was all skill, but it was mostly luck.^^^^^^^
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