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Old 07-19-2021, 09:01 AM   #1
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2-3 months ago, maybe longer, I purchased a Matthews Atlas. This is the second time I shot it since I bought it
I found a couple of Bone Collector targets on sale at Walmart last year so I bought them.

The bow is set to 70#'s, arrows are 520ish grains and 17 or 19% FOC. I'm shooting @ 20 yards. I don't think I have 12 shots into the target yet.

Don't know if I should be impressed by the performance of the bow & arrows or worried about the target wearing out in 80 shots and the arrows zipping through the target. I am a fan of pass through shots tho :-)

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Old 07-19-2021, 11:01 AM   #2
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Those are not very good targets
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:06 AM   #3
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Those are not very good targets

So what you're saying than is I need more bow :-p

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Old 07-19-2021, 11:26 AM   #4
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Not great targets and i bet you ***L draw length doesn’t help that poor target
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:35 AM   #5
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At 20 yards… I would just be happy you are hitting the bullseye occasionally finally and not overanalyze the small stuff.. Get you a Blob...

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Old 07-19-2021, 11:36 AM   #6
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Get you a blob .will last for years .
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:42 PM   #7
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Cheap target, heavy bow. You can either replace targets, not shoot very much, or spend a couple hundred on a good target.
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Old 07-19-2021, 01:10 PM   #8
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I guess Iím blind or something. Iím not seeing the issue. Fair penetration on a fair target.


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Old 07-19-2021, 01:20 PM   #9
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I guess I’m blind or something. I’m not seeing the issue. Fair penetration on a fair target.


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I’m with you on this. I don’t see an issue from those pics.


I have a couple of those targets. They won’t last for years. If that’s what you want then get a blob target for sure.
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Old 07-19-2021, 01:44 PM   #10
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I have a morrell bag target. I get that much penetration on it as well. However it's 4 or 5 years old and been shot up pretty good.

I wasn't expecting this much penetration on a new target. It's says crossbow approved and up to 3?0 fps. I think this new bow is in the 265 - 270 fps range

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Old 07-19-2021, 02:24 PM   #11
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I have not found these targets to be very durable.
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Old 07-19-2021, 03:34 PM   #12
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I guess Iím blind or something. Iím not seeing the issue. Fair penetration on a fair target.


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Me either.....don't look like the 10X ring will get worn out anytime soon
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Old 07-19-2021, 04:14 PM   #13
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Me either.....don't look like the 10X ring will get worn out anytime soon

MOP (minute of pig) is my goal.


I all honesty.
This new bow actually fits me.
I'm training the peep now. It keeps rotating on me.

I'm wanting to get my accuracy back to 6 touching @ 30 yds. Been years since I last did that. I know I'm over psychologizing it, my brain knows it as well. Trying to not to gets me distracted.

This is the 3rd time I've shot this bow. I think I've only 4 times in the last year or more.
I'm ok with my accuracy, for now.
Now just need to shoot more.

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Old 07-30-2021, 10:51 PM   #14
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Those targets donít stop heavy arrows. I had one and first shot with broad head went clean thru and it took me 20 minutes to find my arrow. If you have the $ invest in a matrix or rhinehart block target.


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Old 07-30-2021, 11:27 PM   #15
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If your worried about the penetration your getting at 20 yards move back.
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Old 07-31-2021, 12:18 AM   #16
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No balls…send about 10 fixed blades down range circling an 8 moa. Itll look more beat up than a 2 bit hookers snatch.

My Darton 3800 did the same thing new some yrs ago. My neck got swoll.

Get some PB.
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Old 07-31-2021, 12:42 AM   #17
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No ballsÖsend about 10 fixed blades down range circling an 8 moa. Itll look more beat up than a 2 bit hookers snatch.

My Darton 3800 did the same thing new some yrs ago. My neck got swoll.

Get some PB.
I'm more curious on how you know what a 2 bit you know what looks like!

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Old 07-31-2021, 07:04 AM   #18
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Had the same target and shot right through it. I took a 2 X 4 The thickness of the target and put it under the fabric on top. Then turned it on its edge. This compressed the layers and it helped.
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