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100 Yard Bottle Bomb Shot

Messages posted to thread:
Rick Barbee 11-Oct-18
Sam Dunham 11-Oct-18
fdp 11-Oct-18
GF 11-Oct-18
cobra 11-Oct-18
Rick Barbee 11-Oct-18
CD 11-Oct-18
Ken Williams 11-Oct-18
LBshooter 11-Oct-18
David McLendon 11-Oct-18
Rick Barbee 11-Oct-18
Tree 11-Oct-18
KDdog 11-Oct-18
George D. Stout 11-Oct-18
GF 11-Oct-18
Rick Barbee 11-Oct-18
Deno 11-Oct-18
bergie 11-Oct-18
Wolflord 11-Oct-18
4FINGER 11-Oct-18
Fisher Cat 11-Oct-18
Tomas de Gato 11-Oct-18
Knifeguy 12-Oct-18
Buzz 12-Oct-18
joe vt 12-Oct-18
Ken Schwartz 12-Oct-18
crookedstix 12-Oct-18
Silverstreak Archer 12-Oct-18
Tom McCool 12-Oct-18
Jim 12-Oct-18
Jon Stewart 12-Oct-18
ca 12-Oct-18
Tradarcher4fun 12-Oct-18
George Tsoukalas 12-Oct-18
Tlhbow 12-Oct-18
cobra 12-Oct-18
Ihunts2much 12-Oct-18
reb 12-Oct-18
Scott Alaniz 12-Oct-18
The Whittler 12-Oct-18
Dubber 12-Oct-18
BRIBOW 12-Oct-18
GF 12-Oct-18
Kwikdraw 12-Oct-18
carter 12-Oct-18
MCNSC 12-Oct-18
GF 12-Oct-18
Lowcountry 12-Oct-18
mangonboat 13-Oct-18
lost run 13-Oct-18
ga bowhunter 13-Oct-18
Matthew Wilson 13-Oct-18
Pointer 13-Oct-18
Rick Barbee 13-Oct-18
Mpdh 14-Oct-18
sir misalots 14-Oct-18
Ken Williams 14-Oct-18
Renewed Archer 14-Oct-18
Dwrightkm 14-Oct-18
From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Oct-18




Rick

From: Sam Dunham Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Oct-18




Very cool!

From: fdp
Date: 11-Oct-18




Rick.....that is one of the coolest shots I've seen in a while.

From: GF
Date: 11-Oct-18




How did you build that bottle bomb??

We have GOT to have one of those at our next Trad shoot!

I gotta say, Rick... I don’t know if I’m more impressed by the shooting, or by how fast you can walk!

From: cobra
Date: 11-Oct-18




That is beyond impressive

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Oct-18




I'm not going to lie. I practiced this shot on an empty uncharged bottle for 3 afternoons about an hour each. I had a lot of misses, but they were near misses, and I beat the snot out of that bottle on a lot of the shots, but could not puncture it due to the field point shoulders, and the angle the arrows were coming in. The bottle is just to light weight to keep from pushing away.

I'm pretty good at holding a vertical line, and have always been good at envisioning an imaginary spot to shoot at.

Once I figured out the particulars (including using different points), I knew I could get it done in just a few shots, and even my misses would be close & in the video, so I charged up a new bottle, and gave er a go.

Rick

From: CD
Date: 11-Oct-18




Very cool! So awesome! Thanks for sharing!

When I used my MegaBoom bottle charger a couple years ago (not at 100yds of course!) the arrows were usually destroyed. Even my carbons. :(

I guess I've gotta try it again! I forgot how fun it was seeing and hearing the explosions! Keeps my neighbors on their toes too!

CD

From: Ken Williams
Date: 11-Oct-18




Awesome shooting !

Too bad arrows don’t go fast enough to detonate tannerite. :^)

From: LBshooter
Date: 11-Oct-18




Rick,great vid.

From: David McLendon
Date: 11-Oct-18




What was in that bottle???

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Oct-18




GF, that was a 2 liter coke bottle with blue pop line chalk, and 90 PSI of air pressure in it.

Makes a nice little pop when you puncture it. 8^)

Rick

From: Tree
Date: 11-Oct-18




Great shooting Rick I really enjoyed that.

From: KDdog
Date: 11-Oct-18




Sweet!

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-18




Now that was a neat video.

From: GF
Date: 11-Oct-18




So how did you pressurize it? Looks like maybe a valve stem anchored in the bottle cap?

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Oct-18




@ GF - Yep, valve stem in the cap.

Rick

From: Deno
Date: 11-Oct-18




Very neat Rick!!

Deno

From: bergie
Date: 11-Oct-18




That is impressive very cool

From: Wolflord
Date: 11-Oct-18




I find my backyard bag target practice very boring after watching this.

From: 4FINGER
Date: 11-Oct-18




69#...Why?...Because You CAN!!! :)...Your a Stallion My Friend!...Great Shot/Video!!!...4finger

From: Fisher Cat
Date: 11-Oct-18




I like the way the bottle seemed to shake as you walked away. - John

From: Tomas de Gato
Date: 11-Oct-18




That was bad to the bone!! Thanks Rick!

From: Knifeguy
Date: 12-Oct-18




Dang Rick. That was awesome. Lance

From: Buzz
Date: 12-Oct-18




Cool.

From: joe vt
Date: 12-Oct-18




Fantastic shooting! Awesome video.

I would have been there all afternoon trying to hit it.

And a nice change of pace to some recent threads :)

From: Ken Schwartz
Date: 12-Oct-18




Awesome Rick ! Thanks for sharing! Ken

From: crookedstix
Date: 12-Oct-18




it wasn't fair chase...he had a game camera set up and had that bottle patterned; he knew it was going to be there at that time. ;-)

From: Silverstreak Archer
Date: 12-Oct-18




Fun video and impressive shooting! Thanks for sharing!

From: Tom McCool
Date: 12-Oct-18




Fun stuff Rick! Thanks ! I'd be scared to death putting 90lbs in the bottle. LOL!

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Oct-18




Great shot!

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 12-Oct-18




I won one of those gizmo's at a shoot about 4 years ago but a little hesitant on using it. I know they make a loud noise when the bottle is struck.

From: ca
Date: 12-Oct-18




No snap sbootery harmed. :-) Fine shooting.

From: Tradarcher4fun
Date: 12-Oct-18




That’s pretty cool!

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 12-Oct-18




You forgot to say don't try this at home. :) Jawge

From: Tlhbow
Date: 12-Oct-18




That's Purdy slick Rick. Was wondering what target you had in mind when you cut out for a 100 yard. Wouldn't guessed that in a million years !

From: cobra
Date: 12-Oct-18




I might be able to make the shot. Heres the problem: No way I could see that bottle at 100 yds upon raising a bow. I would need to have something the size of a trash can hanging from a tree to aim at (off Camera) that corresponded to dropping an arrow into the bottle. You know, a little bigger aiming aid. And, lots of arrows and lots of time, and lots of editing.

From: Ihunts2much
Date: 12-Oct-18




Not sure its ethical to take a 100 yard shot at a bottle, but you killed it clean.;) Nice Shooting!

From: reb
Date: 12-Oct-18




Cool!

From: Scott Alaniz
Date: 12-Oct-18




Awesome. thanks for sharing.

From: The Whittler
Date: 12-Oct-18




So I guess it's true everything goes good with a Coke :-). Great shooting thanks for the video. I knew there would be a 100yd shot coming up.

From: Dubber
Date: 12-Oct-18




I don't want to have a shootout with you, that's impressive

From: BRIBOW
Date: 12-Oct-18




Far out heavy and solid!

From: GF
Date: 12-Oct-18




You’ll have to do a valve-stem install build-along!

From: Kwikdraw
Date: 12-Oct-18




Slick trick Rick! Fun, breaks up the monotony. And you get to here it go BANG!

From: carter
Date: 12-Oct-18




Should also warn if your not going to do this at home, then definatly don't use a can of electronics duster and spray into a bottle with the can upside down for a few seconds cap the bottle and as that super cold gas warms up the bottle will become very pressurized. for sure don't do something like that

From: MCNSC
Date: 12-Oct-18




Heck I’d be afraid to pump up a bottle to 90 lbs after seeing that! Course I’m getting a little soft these days. Great shot and video. Enjoyed it.

From: GF
Date: 12-Oct-18




I just wanna know how to install the stem. Thinking I might be able to glue in a valve from a bicycle tube.

But I might just dial down the PSI to where it’s less likely to blow up my arrow..

From: Lowcountry
Date: 12-Oct-18




Good shooting Rick - looks like fun. Really cool video!

From: mangonboat
Date: 13-Oct-18




Every now and then a thread just makes it all worth while. Great video Rick!

From: lost run
Date: 13-Oct-18




Good shooting, fun to watch.

From: ga bowhunter
Date: 13-Oct-18




I bet most folks couldn't hit the bottle with a gun great shooting,sounds kinda like my target at home when hit by my Robertson lol

From: Matthew Wilson Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Oct-18




Excellent! Thanks for sharing. Matthew

From: Pointer
Date: 13-Oct-18




Damned impressive Rick

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 13-Oct-18




There has been a few folks asking just exactly how I aimed for this shot.

In this picture, the blue dot represents the level the bottle was setting in my vision, and the green dot represents where I was looking, and pointing/aiming the arrow. Yep, way up there.



Like I said in an earlier post, I practiced the shot on three different afternoons for about one hour each.

On the first afternoon I tried several different aiming methods:
I started with Gaping off the riser, and switched my 3 under hold anchor from index finger at corner of mouth to an under the chin anchor, and even shot split finger that way some.

It didn't take me long (first afternoon) to realize I was most confident, comfortable, and consistently accurate with my normal 3 under hold, and anchoring index finger at the corner of my mouth/nose on the fletch, and simply aiming with the arrow tip, and aiming it high.

At that point it was only a matter of figuring out how high to hold, and practice steadily holding that vertical line at that height.

There's nothing to reference in that sky, so it all boiled down to seeing the vertical line in my imagination, and seeing an imaginary spot in the sky to aim at along that vertical line.

It was fun (very fun) to do from the start of the practicing/learning all the way to the conclusion. I can tell already, that my shooting has improved at the closer distances a little bit.

Rick

From: Mpdh Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Oct-18




Don’t know for sure how Rick did this, but there is a gizmo sold for about 25 or 30 bucks that uses a bike tire pump to pressurize a bottle like this. But I think the bottle remains attached to the gizmo.

MP

From: sir misalots
Date: 14-Oct-18




you can easily drill a hole in the cap of a 2 liter and pull a valve stem thru it. (videos on you tube) Pump bottle to 90 PSI and shoot

Recommend tying a string to the valve stem so you can find it after the boom. Have fun

From: Ken Williams
Date: 14-Oct-18




And please wear safety glasses while pumping up bottle !

From: Renewed Archer
Date: 14-Oct-18




That's inspiring, Rick. I've been trying to figure out how to aim at longer distances. When I raise the bow the arrow obscures the point I'm aiming at, so I can't focus on the spot I'm trying to hit. I tried canting the bow a lot and holding it lower, that helped some but still not a good solution. I think you showed me what to do. Don't try to focus on the target, focus on a spot above it!

Thanks.

From: Dwrightkm
Date: 14-Oct-18




That's some very impressive shooting Rick! I'm not even sure I'd be able to see a small bottle 100 yards away lol. Good stuff, enjoyed the video!





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