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Old October 30, 2004, 08:18 AM   #1
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Trap Shooting with a compound bow

What would you guys and gals think of a bow you could use for trap shooting? You would not be shooting arrows. You would shoot a sabot filled with lead or steel shot.
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Old October 31, 2004, 09:48 AM   #2
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UH....OK, Whatever floats your boat.

Does this have any application to hunting? Vermin control?
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Old October 31, 2004, 11:28 AM   #3
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That makes me think of a ripley's Believe it or Not episode where a guy using a wood bow, non composite, just a regular bow like they had in medevial times. He hit a tylenol pill the his wife tossed int he air and broke it in half at about 15 yrds +/-

pretty intertesting that he could be that accurate with something that is inherently inaccurate.
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Old October 31, 2004, 11:56 AM   #4
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Doubtful

that the shot would carry enough energy to break the clay...I do know people used to hunt birds with "flu-flu"(sp?) arrows...They had a big bushy thing at the back so theY'd lose velocity fast, and you wouldn't have to chase 'em into the next county.
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Old October 31, 2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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I dunno, dfaugh. I would certainly think that regular arrows would break clays even out to longer ranges. But then you have problems with finding the arrows and possibly hitting someone far away. IF you use flu-flu arrows, then i agree with you dfaugh.

I've not personally used flu-flu arrows, but the only thing that would make me unsure is the longer ranges used in trap shooting. I would think that you would have to take the clay fast, otherwise the arrows would lose thier momentum. someone who has used flu-flu arrows, how long can they fly before losing most of thier momentum/accuracy??
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Old October 31, 2004, 06:50 PM   #6
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40 or 50 feet usually, but there are different kinds.
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Old November 1, 2004, 07:12 AM   #7
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I used to have some flu-flus about 20 years ago. As I recall, they would go about 15 - 20 yards with a fair amount of velocity, but then tail off pretty rapidly and fall within 40-50 yards. BTW, mine just used oversized fletching which was rectangular in profile (as opposed to the normal half-teardrop).
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Old November 1, 2004, 07:18 AM   #8
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I can see how those would go much farther. Mine had a big ball of fluffiness made of synthetic fletch, a bit like a feather boa, at the end for about six inches.

There are many kinds and each has different range from what I've seen.
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Old November 1, 2004, 08:26 AM   #9
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Bow shoots just shot. No arrows. I have built a prototype that works great. It surprised me how easily it breaks the clay pigeon. Ckeck it out and let me know what you think. www.accurest.com/shotbow
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Old November 2, 2004, 08:30 AM   #10
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Well! Ok.....

So I don't know what I'm talking about...Hard to see details of bow/arrow mechanism in movies...Is that some kinda fixed barrel on the bow? (That's not what I had pictured in my head after your first post.) Congrats on a pretty cool idea!
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Old November 3, 2004, 08:08 AM   #11
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dfaugh:

The track (barrel) is not fixed. It reciprocates as you draw the bow. The shot is held in a 2-piece sabot (wad) that separates when you shoot. The sabots only go about 15-20 yards. I've broken pigeons out to 40 yards. You can reload the sabots for more shots. No arrows to lose or break. I have 3 different sabots which produce 3 different pattern sizes.
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Old November 7, 2004, 10:43 PM   #12
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I have NO idea what you are talking about.

But PLEASE let me know where I can buy a pound of what you are smoking.
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