Archery Forums 3DShoots.com
Find Archery Shoots near you  |   Advertise on 3DShoots.com

Go Back   Archery Forums 3DShoots.com > Archery Forum > General Archery Forum
 

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
jwelectric
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 413
jwelectric is on a distinguished road
Default My shooting alley

40 yards from here
General Archery Forum

30 yards from here

General Archery Forum

20 yards from here

General Archery Forum

I can hit the deer from this 10 yard shot but I sure am glad he can't run off as I don't think I have killed him yet. I can also hit a bale of hay from here.

General Archery Forum

Should anyone see something that needs to be addressed please let me know as I know nothing about what I am doing. It took me a while to figure out that the end with the split thing on it went on the twine and not the pointed end.
My grandson keeps telling me that the stick goes on that thing he calls a rest and not on the flat part of the bow. I didn't even know that that "U" looking thing moved up when the twine is pulled back.
jwelectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:06 AM   #2
jwelectric
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 413
jwelectric is on a distinguished road
Default

I do have some issues with this set up. Should I miss the target sometimes the arrow will land between two bales of hay which means that I have to un-stack the hay to find it.

What about using foam as a back stop of say 8 inches thick? I am talking about the stuff that cushions are stuffed with.
jwelectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
Gator eye
Senior Member
 
Gator eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In the horn of Michigan
Posts: 7,185
Gator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the rough
Default

A big feed bag stuffed with old clothes works real well for a back stop.

Don't forget to cut any buttons, zippers, or snaps off before you stuff them in the bag.

Nice range...........I bet it would make a nice horse barn too.
Gator eye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
Supermag
Senior Member
 
Supermag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NE
Posts: 366
Supermag is on a distinguished road
Default

if you've got an old stall mat or two, those make an excellent backstop. Maybe hang one or two a row of bales deep so the hay has a little help catching the strays.
Supermag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 09:06 AM   #5
jwelectric
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 413
jwelectric is on a distinguished road
Default

We started this farm off with 26 horses but we are down to 5 that are real old. The bottom fell out about the same time the economy started dropping so we now give the horses a place to live out their lives. The five remaining were our personal stock that we showed but they are too old to work anymore, sort of like we are.

So what to do with this barn? How about an indoor shooting range?
One of these days I will be noticed at the 3D range. I just got to figure out which arrow is best and how to stop wondering that pin around so much. I concentrate on the sweet spot but that pin just won’t get still.

Do you recon that I will ever get this down pat? I sure hope so because my arms are sore from shooting two hours a day for the past week. Well some of that time was spent digging around in that hay looking for that wild arrow.
jwelectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 10:45 AM   #6
Gator eye
Senior Member
 
Gator eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In the horn of Michigan
Posts: 7,185
Gator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the rough
Default

Don't kid yourself..........that pin is never going to stop.

Slowing the float down and keeping it in the X ring is the trick.

Slowing the float down is the job of the stabilizer(not vibration control). Find the right stabilizer for you and your set up and it will go along way to control the float.

Fight the float and you will start jerking and bobbing and next thing you know your digging for arrows in the hay bails. You have to learn how to watch the small spot you want to hit, let the pin float and trust your going to hit the spot when the shot goes off.
Gator eye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 02:38 PM   #7
Westy
Aussie Member
 
Westy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cleveland Australia
Posts: 8,204
Westy has a spectacular aura aboutWesty has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator eye View Post
Don't kid yourself..........that pin is never going to stop.

Slowing the float down and keeping it in the X ring is the trick.

Slowing the float down is the job of the stabilizer(not vibration control). Find the right stabilizer for you and your set up and it will go along way to control the float.

Fight the float and you will start jerking and bobbing and next thing you know your digging for arrows in the hay bails. You have to learn how to watch the small spot you want to hit, let the pin float and trust your going to hit the spot when the shot goes off.
That would have to be one of the most honest answers I've heard here ,very well said Gattor
__________________
I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

Westy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2012, 11:26 PM   #8
wilkersonhunter
In God we trust
 
wilkersonhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: in gods country
Posts: 1,246
wilkersonhunter is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwelectric View Post
40 yards from here
General Archery Forum

30 yards from here

General Archery Forum

20 yards from here

General Archery Forum

I can hit the deer from this 10 yard shot but I sure am glad he can't run off as I don't think I have killed him yet. I can also hit a bale of hay from here.

General Archery Forum

Should anyone see something that needs to be addressed please let me know as I know nothing about what I am doing. It took me a while to figure out that the end with the split thing on it went on the twine and not the pointed end.
My grandson keeps telling me that the stick goes on that thing he calls a rest and not on the flat part of the bow. I didn't even know that that "U" looking thing moved up when the twine is pulled back.
yeah, dont let anyone step out any of those doors. just kidding looks great to me.
__________________
truball shooting staff
2012 pse dreamseason evo 6
member of the 160" 8ptr club
[/COLOR]Treelimb quivers best out there
treelimb quivers and sword sights pro staff
wilkersonhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
Carpshooter
Recycle archer
 
Carpshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: westcentral Iowa
Posts: 13,901
Carpshooter will become famous soon enoughCarpshooter will become famous soon enough
Talking Here's what I think !

Quote:
Originally Posted by Westy View Post
That would have to be one of the most honest answers I've heard here ,very well said Gattor
I agree , Gator writes it correct !

Carpshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 07:04 AM   #10
Gator eye
Senior Member
 
Gator eye's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In the horn of Michigan
Posts: 7,185
Gator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the roughGator eye is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carpshooter View Post
I agree , Gator writes it correct !


That was my one smart comment for the month...........don't expect anymore.


Gator eye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
jwelectric
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 413
jwelectric is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wilkersonhunter View Post
yeah, dont let anyone step out any of those doors. just kidding looks great to me.
Someone did walk out of the wash stall as I was about to release. One can enter the barn through the wash stall. I now have signs posted warning folks to watch for the Switzer and his deadly bow.

I have had a lot of fun digging through the hay bales looking for arrows for the past couple of weeks. For years no one come to visit me at the barn but recently I seem to have more and more visitors. It is getting to the point to where I have to schedule my shooting times in my own barn.

I might see a profit in this in the near future.
jwelectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #12
Westy
Aussie Member
 
Westy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cleveland Australia
Posts: 8,204
Westy has a spectacular aura aboutWesty has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwelectric View Post
Someone did walk out of the wash stall as I was about to release. One can enter the barn through the wash stall. I now have signs posted warning folks to watch for the Switzer and his deadly bow.

I have had a lot of fun digging through the hay bales looking for arrows for the past couple of weeks. For years no one come to visit me at the barn but recently I seem to have more and more visitors. It is getting to the point to where I have to schedule my shooting times in my own barn.

I might see a profit in this in the near future.
don't hold your breath on the profit thing ,but isn't nice when people want something you've got????
__________________
I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake.

Westy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 3DShoots.com