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naptime
03-30-2014, 01:36 PM
So, as I started down this archery path in January, and I'm in Ohio, with the winter that will not end, I've been shooting either in my shop, which gives me about 10 yards. or at the local indoor shop and range, that has 20 yards. but, they charge 8 bucks and its a few miles away.

I built a nice bag and stand in the backyard, back in february during a two day false end to winter. but haven't been able to shoot at it since, without hiking through knee deep snow to recover arrows. not to mention, it ain't no fun shooting in below zero temps.

so, this week has been in the 30's. a practical heat wave if you ask me. and the past two days were warm enough to melt a lot of snow. and then it snowed yesterday! lol. but some warm temps and rain, washed away all but a little. today is almost 50, so I headed out to the backyard.

I was able to move the target out to 38 yards. (not measured, 38 paces.) but hey, i'll take what I can get. it's a heck of a lot better than 20.

keep in mind, i have not fired an arrow of 20 yards yet. I'm pretty happy with the results for my first time. even managed to kill the tennis ball hanging in front of the target. took 8 arrows before i hit it. but i finally got it.

naptime
03-30-2014, 01:40 PM
my backyard setup..

the closer bag on the chair is more for my niece and nephew, but it was my first target. it's at 15 paces.
the farther target is the one I actually built a stand for. the target is 36x36x12. stuffed with some old memory foam front and back, and stuffed with t shirts in between.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3202_zpse5cc2add.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3204_zpscc2c18b8.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3200_zpscc75a27b.jpg

naptime
03-30-2014, 01:46 PM
how about some updated pics of the Jaguazor. new limbs. new cams. new strings. new peep. new kisser. new d-loop. new rest. new sight. I've installed everything. Heck I even bought a bunch of wally world clearance arrows and refletched them all myself with blazers. and I made the wrist st

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3229_zps6932f604.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3227_zps15f082fc.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3223_zps0fc2dffa.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3219_zpsdbe9e6ed.jpg

naptime
03-30-2014, 01:47 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3216_zps2e076889.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3215_zps38b3bfb6.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3213_zps26e0539c.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_3211_zps167c7e5f.jpg

Arrow Splitter
03-30-2014, 04:07 PM
Very nice NT. Spring is coming here as well, I can see half the outdoor target.....LOL.:cool:

A.S

wscywabbit
03-30-2014, 05:43 PM
Very nice the sun came out today and I've been working in the yard trying to get the winter mess from the trees cleaned up (I'm gonna have to mow soon too :()

Soon as I get the sweat washed off I think I'll go stretch the onza's legs. ... ;)

GB3YO
03-30-2014, 10:39 PM
That is a very nice Jaguar you have and good shootin.

elkslayer4x5
03-31-2014, 10:33 AM
Looks like you and the Jaguazor are pounding the center of that bag, got a heck of a group just under the tennis ball. :D

webbnate_45
04-16-2014, 10:05 PM
Napttime, how do you like the sight? I have been thinking about getting one myself seeing as It seems like it would be so much easier to sight it in past 20 yards just haven't had a chance to get much feedback from people that are using them. From the pics looks like it is working well for you nice shooting!

elkslayer4x5
04-17-2014, 08:57 AM
Napttime, how do you like the sight? I have been thinking about getting one myself seeing as It seems like it would be so much easier to sight it in past 20 yards just haven't had a chance to get much feedback from people that are using them. From the pics looks like it is working well for you nice shooting!

IMO HHA OL sights are the best option for a double duty sight, hunting and target/3D, some prefer 5 pins or more, but for me thats just way too cluttered. With the HHA Optimizer lite sight, you have one vertical pin, either .29, .19, or .10 thousands in diameter. I went middle ground with the .19 pin, all of them come with 5 feet of fiber optic, so get the sight with the rheostat ( a sliding ring that cover as much of the fiber as you want ) because in full sun, the pin is so bright that it halos and you can't see past it. They all come with sight tapes, you sight in the pin at 20 yds and at 60 yds and choose the tape that matches your marks. Or you can do what I did, and shoot all of them in. Very ruggedly built, and backed with CS as good as Martin's, in case any thing does happen to it! :)

bfisher
04-17-2014, 10:14 AM
There's nothing wrong with your setup, Naptime, if it suits you. I'm not crazy about the rest because I don't like any type of capture rest. I use a RipCord Code Red and the first thing I did with it was remove the containment bar and toss it. Then I cut down the forks so they are only about 1/2" long. I learned in bowhunter class back in the 70's about safety. Walk around with a broadhead tipped arrow, slip or fall one time and major arteries could be cut leaving you dead in the woods. Not good.

Getting back to the sight. Not bad but I researched sights for my one female student and the one main reason I didn't choose the Pursuit is because it didn't have toolless adjustment for windage. For that, weight considerations, and money I chose the GWS AR-19 at $45. I've shot HHA sights for, well, decades and finally got a 5019 with toolless adjustments. So I have what I have and ain't about to spend good money chasing every new thing that hits the market.

I find it amazing that HHA has been around for along time and just the last few years so many sight makers have finally seen that there is a decent demand for single pin adjustable sights. This is a good thing because, just like with bows, everybody is competing for a piece of the action and making better and better stuff, albeit with rising prices to match the technology, but still at much lower prices than the better target sights.

Naptime, I commend you on having a nice bow, especially with the Nitrous cams. Are they "A" or "B" cams? By the looks of that target it's not shooting too bad either.

naptime
04-17-2014, 09:58 PM
They are A's that I was lucky enough to get from dirt dart in trade for the C's that were on it. Of course we ultimately had to swap limbs as well. Thus the jaguazor. Jaguar riser. Razor limbs.

I have the Hha on my bow tech and the trophy ridge on the martin. I like them both. Didn't find either to be better or worse with my limited experience. The pursuit is definitely lighter though. And I like the glow ring around the sight as well as the built in light.

Got it from at classifieds for like 40 bucks shipped. Still in an unopened package.

Same reason I bought the tr rest. Great find on at unopened and shipped for like 30 or 40 bucks.

I like it. Though I think I like the trophy taker drop away on the bow tech better.

naptime
04-17-2014, 10:06 PM
And in other news, I haven't posted lately, but I did get more yardage.

In those first pics, I was shooting from the back porch out to the target. Got me 38 yards.

Well, I turned the target sideways to the fence, put it back in the corner, and if I walk from the target, along the back fence, behind the pool, and go to the other corner of the yard.......46 paces :-)

Not only did it give me more distance, but now I'm shooting along the fence line, and therefore completely hidden from prying eyes at the apartments. Since we can't technically shoot in the yard.

Just have to make sure no stray arrow ends up in the pool!

When I shoot, my body is facing the fence, and arrow runs parrelel with fence. Pool is halfway between me and the target. But while my arrow is only a foot from the fence, the pool is 10 feet from the fence. So I'll have to realty be goofin off to hit the pool.

Oh, other benefit, instead of having apartments beyond the target and fence. With this shooting position the only thing beyond the target and fence, is a creek, then 20 yards of trees and then the back corner of a topsoil/mulch/stone garden center place. And specifically a mountain of red sand. But that would be at least 80-100 yards from my shooting position.

I like less risk,

elkslayer4x5
04-18-2014, 10:23 AM
And in other news, I haven't posted lately, but I did get more yardage.

In those first pics, I was shooting from the back porch out to the target. Got me 38 yards.

Well, I turned the target sideways to the fence, put it back in the corner, and if I walk from the target, along the back fence, behind the pool, and go to the other corner of the yard.......46 paces :-)

Not only did it give me more distance, but now I'm shooting along the fence line, and therefore completely hidden from prying eyes at the apartments. Since we can't technically shoot in the yard.

Just have to make sure no stray arrow ends up in the pool!

When I shoot, my body is facing the fence, and arrow runs parrelel with fence. Pool is halfway between me and the target. But while my arrow is only a foot from the fence, the pool is 10 feet from the fence. So I'll have to realty be goofin off to hit the pool.

Oh, other benefit, instead of having apartments beyond the target and fence. With this shooting position the only thing beyond the target and fence, is a creek, then 20 yards of trees and then the back corner of a topsoil/mulch/stone garden center place. And specifically a mountain of red sand. But that would be at least 80-100 yards from my shooting position.

I like less risk,

This sounds much safer, and will give you better peace of mind. Also nice to have more room to shoot. What yardage does 46 paces convert to? :)

naptime
04-18-2014, 12:35 PM
Got out there with a tape today.

EXACTLY 40 yards :-)