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Had a small window of opportunity so took advantage and got the Tenpoint Vapor out.
It has been a while, maybe a month and a half.

25 yards out.
Front sandbag rest.
Wooden spool table and tree stump chair.

3 shots to sight in, adjusted about 0.5" lower and 0.5" left in total.
Then took 6 shots in the pic.
Top to bottom, left to right.

Felt good to get some shots in.
Informal shootout coming up in 2 weeks, 6 of us in total.

Album link below, will track our progress in it.

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Looks dialed in at 25!

Counting the days.....
 
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Looks dialed in at 25!
Counting the days.....
Hi TX_RDXguy, been a while.

Hope your hunting grounds are coming along well.
I'm sure your hard work will pay off soon enough.

Been working at the shop the past 6 weeks.
Draining the heck outta me.

I want to shoot every night but after chores and dinner, I am too wiped out to even shoulder a xbow LOL.
The summer is starting to go by real quick which means bows-only deer hunting is just a few weeks away.

Cheers and stay cool!
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Hi TX_RDXguy, been a while.

Hope your hunting grounds are coming along well.
I'm sure your hard work will pay off soon enough.

Been working at the shop the past 6 weeks.
Draining the heck outta me.

I want to shoot every night but after chores and dinner, I am too wiped out to even shoulder a xbow LOL.
The summer is starting to go by real quick which means bows-only deer hunting is just a few weeks away.

Cheers and stay cool!
dynamo61
Good to see you're back and appropriately distracted from the grind at the shop. Take a breath or two! I suggest more Vapor therapy this weekend.

Well, I hope you're right about the work. Some of it was very needed (bridge) and some a bit of a whim (irrigation) and the other pieces part of what it takes to hunt where I'm at, but it's all good and I'm thankful it got done.

I did a scope swap this evening on the XRT, zeroed it at 20 and shot a "practice" broadhead which failed. Lesson learned and back to the drawing board on that. Still good to pull the trigger a bit and watch em fly!

Archery deer season opens here on Oct. 3rd, a long 56 days from now ;)

Hey, send some cool weather, please! We're in the hottest month of the year and it can't get over fast enough.
 
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Good to see you're back and appropriately distracted from the grind at the shop. Take a breath or two! I suggest more Vapor therapy this weekend.

Well, I hope you're right about the work. Some of it was very needed (bridge) and some a bit of a whim (irrigation) and the other pieces part of what it takes to hunt where I'm at, but it's all good and I'm thankful it got done.

I did a scope swap this evening on the XRT, zeroed it at 20 and shot a "practice" broadhead which failed. Lesson learned and back to the drawing board on that. Still good to pull the trigger a bit and watch em fly!

Archery deer season opens here on Oct. 3rd, a long 56 days from now ;)

Hey, send some cool weather, please! We're in the hottest month of the year and it can't get over fast enough.
Yup, I read your post about the broadhead experiments, hope it works out for you.
You are shooting broadheads at the High Roller target, correct?
May be next on my wish list, itching to get some broadheads tested myself.

We've been hot (90s) and humid until a couple days ago.
My Aunt and Uncle are up here from Texas at their summer home on Lake Erie.
They are leaving before Labor Day so we'll be sending some cool your way!
OK, lights out, 5am comes quick!
Cheers,
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Aug.8, 2020.
Shooting and loading from a Bog DeathGrip tripod.
Time: 2:30 pm
Temp: 88 feels like 92
Wind: SSW 5mph gust to 9mph
Humidity: 57%
Dew Point: 71° F
Pressure: 30.06 inHg
Mostly cloudy
#4 arrow very low, not sure why, maybe getting used to Tripod

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Had a small window of opportunity so took advantage and got the Tenpoint Vapor out.
It has been a while, maybe a month and a half.

25 yards out.
Front sandbag rest.
Wooden spool table and tree stump chair.

3 shots to sight in, adjusted about 0.5" lower and 0.5" left in total.
Then took 6 shots in the pic.
Top to bottom, left to right.

Felt good to get some shots in.
Informal shootout coming up in 2 weeks, 6 of us in total.

Album link below, will track our progress in it.

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Shooting like that... they’ll be dead deer in your future.😉
 

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I got mine out Saturday and got it dialed in out to 60 yards. The Sig Sauer BDX scope is dead on out to 60 plus yards. I am ready for the start of the season.
That is a tight group for sure, nice shooting Bonnsam.

I am a numbskull and have misplaced my rangefinder for the past month or so.
Just when I need it to go to the range and calibrate the SigSauer to 50 yards.
I have turned the house upside-down.

I hope the reticles on the Sierra3 are accurate to at least 50 yards.
 
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You don't need the RF unless you are going to let it judge the distance and set the range on the scope. Just use your phone and turn on the ballistic reticle and set your distances.
 

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You don't need the RF unless you are going to let it judge the distance and set the range on the scope. Just use your phone and turn on the ballistic reticle and set your distances.
Thanks again Robert, it just sounds too easy.
Not that I am complaining, mind you!
Cheers,
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So, no more shooting at the SpyderWeb target from 20 yards.
One arrow right through and another buried to the vanes.

Any ideas how to get the arrow out?
I think I will have to stand on the target with both feet and just pull real hard.
With my luck, I will end up on my backside and break something.

Just remembered I have a T-handle arrow remover that threads into the insert, hope it is the right size thread.
It is made by Excalibur IIRC.

Also, have an arrow shaft grabber handle thingy.
Just found them, will pull the arrow tomorrow..

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They say "speed kills", right?

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The bump on the LH-side is the arrow's nock when I push on the arrow's field tip..
No way it is coming out backwards, either.

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Damaged one vane on another arrow as well...

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I did that a while back and had to just force it in through and then refletched the arrow. Tore a small hole in the target before it finally pulled free.
 

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So working on getting the arrow out of the Spyderweb target bag.

The Excalibur arrow puller won't fit.
The thread is the right size but barrel needs to be turned down on a lathe to fit into the insert.
The Allen arrow puller is too slippery, useless piece of junk for my arrows, anyway.
Even tried with different gloves on.

So next best thing to get the arrow out?
Sit on the target while your young, strong Nephew sits on his butt, puts two feet on the target, grabs the arrow with two hands, pulls and twists and yells and screams.
Voila!

Now target practice this weekend is shot due to unforeseen personal events.
The shooting will have to be postponed until next week.
Just when I was getting everything really dialed in nicely and looking forward to shooting daily.

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I bought one of Dan Miller's arrow pullers and it does a great job. A DD arrow puller will also but is more expensive.
Thanks Robert, will have to check them out.
Cheers.
 
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