Post by Rick Barbee on Aug 15, 2022 13:12:53 GMT -6
Since no one has posted a challenge for this week, I'm gonna jump on it:
Borrowed from Texas Bowhunters Trad forum.
Need the center cylinder from a roll of paper towels or toilet paper. If from paper towels, cut it in half. Figure out a way to attach it to your target block, as shown in the picture below. Try and get the cylinder about a foot off the ground like small game might be.
Challenge is to be first to shoot inside the cylinder with an arrow TWICE.
Shoot first two shots of a day SITTING or KNEELING (1 or 2 knees) at cylinder. Distance: 9 yards (5 for kiddos).Up to four days' shots allowed (not required).
The two shots in the cylinder do not have to occur on the same day -- might get one in on Day 1 and one in on Day 3, or both on a single day.
Tie-breaker is first person to post having the second arrow in cylinder, regardless of which shooting "day" it is for you.
Aim small miss small. Good luck all, and have fun!
Post by Rick Barbee on Aug 15, 2022 15:44:41 GMT -6
I love these kind of shots, so I went on out, and shot it.
I shot setting a top of a 4 ft step ladder, because I have to shoot my broadhead target,
and it is setting on top of a 30 gal plastic drum.
Why do I have to shoot the broadhead target? Because if I shoot just the target butt, the arrows go all the way through it, and stick though the 1" MBS board behind it. Makes it a PITA to pull the arrows.
They go through the broadhead target also, but it slows them down enough to only stick about 3" into the target butt. Glad I didn't hit that nail. I forgot it was there.
I desperately need to reinforce that target butt, but don't know with what/how. I guess I just need to build it thicker to like 20" It is already 10" thick of insulation foam, and is backed (front & back) with 1/2" horse stall mat. Both it, and the broadhead target were repaired/rebuilt about a month ago.
I'm pretty sure I'll get plenty of penetration on even the biggest of pigs.