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Set up a home archery range today

Discussion in 'Firearms and Mac & Cheese' started by eric strt6, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I can shoot from 10 to 25 yards. these are 10 and 20 yard shots at a 5" wide target

     
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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    You'll skewer your eye out.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Was able get off 5-6 flights of arrows at lunch. It's nice working near the house.

     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Spent some time at the shop on Sunday getting my bow tuned up now that is is broken in. While at the range there I got some nice pointers from some competitive target shooters. The tune up and pointers seem to have helpd, Shot two flights of arrows from 20 yards at lunch today



     
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    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    Phase 2: Ask MIL to straighten the brick pile.


    E: After watching the video and seeing how people could blindly enter the range from both the patio entry and driveway, this may happen anyway. Sketchy.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    driveway has padlocked 8' high gate, door from house has rope with warning sign stretched across opening.
     
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    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    I figured as much.
    Padlocked gate will be handy to corral MIL if you need a second shot.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I'm going to need some prescription glasses for my 59 year old eyes. I had a hard time seeing the target clearly at 40 yards, but I did Ok for my first time at this distance. We went to the Livermore Gun Clubs Archery range. The wind was gusting left to right and was really messing with being able to hold my sight on target

    the view from the shooting line



    the results



    not bad for only picking up a bow for the first time in my life less than a month ago
     
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    Not bad for gusting winds let alone just picking up archery

    You plan on doing any hunting? Or just sport shooting?
     
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    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    I don't like that you're shooting in residential areas, that is awfully tricky.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    There is a reason archery is allowed for hunting in residential areas.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    I plan on doing some Hunting, The local parks encourage bow hunting for wild pigs as part of their management plan of the pests. Deer and Turkey are also on my list.
     
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    Awesome, I just ordered my new bow last night. And got my archery hunting class done too.
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    25 yards out during lunch today



     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Not bad at all... Right in the kill zone

    What do you have it set at for pull weight?
     
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    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    Nice. Are you gonna keep it there or work your way up?