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Old 10-05-2018, 05:13 PM   #1
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I've always done my best archery shooting when I simi regularly practiced shooting long distances.

To that end, I got my shooting lane cleared out, cleaned up, and pushed on back to 100 yards.

It is marked off from 10 to 100 yards in 10 yard increments.

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Old 10-05-2018, 05:20 PM   #2
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i'd need a scoped sight to have a chance at that distance.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:27 PM   #3
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I am facing almost due east when facing the target.

What I need to do now is scavenge up 10 3D targets, and set them up to shoot at from each stake to the south at varying distances.

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Old 10-05-2018, 05:42 PM   #4
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I would need a LOT MORE arrows ��


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Old 10-05-2018, 05:49 PM   #5
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Man you put some sweat into that one.

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Old 10-05-2018, 05:52 PM   #6
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Thatís a looooong ways, for sure!! You must have you fingers a couple inches above the arrow for that far off!!! 🤣🤣🤣

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Old 10-05-2018, 06:48 PM   #7
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Thatís a looooong ways, for sure!! You must have you fingers a couple inches above the arrow for that far off!!! 🤣🤣🤣

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Naa.

I figure I'll have to multiply my 50 yard gap by 2.5.
Actually, I'm not joking about that. These arrows weigh almost 650 grains.
They shoot real fast at "normal" distances, but I figure they are gonna nose
dive pretty good that far away.

Gonna giver a whirl tomorrow.

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Old 10-05-2018, 07:32 PM   #8
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Academy, I Believe, sells a sight you can add on for further distance. I’ve seen them before.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:58 AM   #9
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Not only did I work my tail off clearing this out, and have the aches & pains from it this morning, but evidently I am paying for it in other ways also.

No, that's not a snake bite.

It's a spider bite. Probably a big tree spider, and it likely hitched a ride (on me) into the house sometime yesterday, then crawled in bed with me sometime last night.

Evidently it wasn't happy about being kidnapped. LOL

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Old 10-06-2018, 09:22 AM   #10
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I don't like spiders.

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Old 10-06-2018, 09:49 AM   #11
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Ouch
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:03 AM   #12
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Shooting 100 yards sounds like fun. I just need to figure out how to look through binoculars and draw my bow at the same time!
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:39 AM   #13
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Shooting 100 yards sounds like fun. I just need to figure out how to look through binoculars and draw my bow at the same time!
10-4 !!!

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Old 10-07-2018, 12:01 PM   #14
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That distance will definitely put the "arch" in archery!

Nice work!
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:55 PM   #15
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Nice sendero range Rick!
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:41 PM   #16
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City of Beaumont has put in a 50 yard outdoor range at Tyerrall Park. With targets also set at 10 yard increments. Love shooting the 50 yarder, can see the arrow flight down to the target
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:02 PM   #17
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City of Beaumont has put in a 50 yard outdoor range at Tyerrall Park. With targets also set at 10 yard increments. Love shooting the 50 yarder, can see the arrow flight down to the target
That's the coolest thing I've heard the city do in a long time
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:23 PM   #18
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Yes it surprised me, but a young lady (13-14 year old) with 4-H, and Lamar University Archery team, put together a proposal and presented it to council. Council liked the idea and ok'd the construction.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:32 PM   #19
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I do love some long range practice. Makes the short shots feel easy.
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:44 PM   #20
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I see lots of comments about the range but not any on how accurate you are at 100 yards.

I commonly shoot at 60 on target and feel great at 30 and would consider a 40 yard shot.

I shoot a heavy arrow so it cast good and when I do miss my target I actually penetrate my backstop even better at 60 yard then I do at 20. Don't know all the physics but that how it works (hell on the arrows when I miss).

So, my question is RickBarbee, how accurate are you at 100, and what is your comfort range on taking an deer?
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:01 PM   #21
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I see lots of comments about the range but not any on how accurate you are at 100 yards.

I commonly shoot at 60 on target and feel great at 30 and would consider a 40 yard shot.

I shoot a heavy arrow so it cast good and when I do miss my target I actually penetrate my backstop even better at 60 yard then I do at 20. Don't know all the physics but that how it works (hell on the arrows when I miss).

So, my question is RickBarbee, how accurate are you at 100, and what is your comfort range on taking an deer?
You're talking stickbows I assume, because that's what we're using, and talking about here.

This is the first time in a very long time, that I've shot from 100 yards with any regularity. This is my hunting rig, and it really isn't set up for that kind of distance shooting.

Right now I'm holding the line inside a 2.5ft spread, and the distance inside about an 8ft spread, but I'm just getting started.

As far as my comfort zone on shooting deer is concerned - While I can be accurate much farther (I've killed a couple of whitetail, and a few muledeer at 50 plus), my comfort zone is 25 yards & in. I came to realize, that the animal just has to much time to move when the arrow has to travel more than 30 yards or so, but again we're talking stickbows here.

With a sighted compound - Meh. Piece of cake at 100 for milk jug accuracy.

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Old 10-10-2018, 08:52 AM   #22
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Yesterday evening late, I was practicing shooting at a 2 liter soda bottle at 100. I got in probably 30 shots before it got to dark to see.

I regularly shot within 2 - 2.5 ft of the bottle, and knocked the snot out of it several times, but never punctured it.

The shoulders on my target points are such that the incoming angle of the arrow makes them glance off the bottle.

Today's a new day, and I'll be using VPA SGT (small game thumpers) on them arrows. Them SGT's grab no matter the angle.

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Old 10-10-2018, 10:12 AM   #23
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Once you get things dialed in, might be cool to put one of your DIY lighted nocks on and do some video from each direction. Or, maybe put a flour-filled balloon on there that would make a neat explosion when hit.
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Old 10-10-2018, 11:40 AM   #24
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Once you get things dialed in, might be cool to put one of your DIY lighted nocks on and do some video from each direction. Or, maybe put a flour-filled balloon on there that would make a neat explosion when hit.
Don't have any lighted nocks for these arrows, but I'll do the filming during a time of day where the light will show the arrow in flight real well (I hope).

When I get serious about it, I will be shooting an exploding bottle with blue pop line chalk in it. Should make for a pretty cool show.

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