Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


46 lb will shoot through a window

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babysaph 07-Aug-22
Shinkers 07-Aug-22
babysaph 07-Aug-22
M60gunner 07-Aug-22
bowhunt 07-Aug-22
Scoop 07-Aug-22
Desperado 07-Aug-22
babysaph 07-Aug-22
Bassmaster 08-Aug-22
MGF 08-Aug-22
Jack Whitmrie jr 08-Aug-22
Yellah Nocks 08-Aug-22
CD 08-Aug-22
soldier 08-Aug-22
Dry Bones 08-Aug-22
Wayne Hess 08-Aug-22
Jarhead 08-Aug-22
oldhunter1942 08-Aug-22
Jeff Durnell 08-Aug-22
swampbowman 08-Aug-22
bluesman 08-Aug-22
Chairman 08-Aug-22
Jeff Durnell 08-Aug-22
B.T. 08-Aug-22
tradmt 08-Aug-22
Andy Man 08-Aug-22
[email protected] 08-Aug-22
Carpdaddy 08-Aug-22
N Y Yankee 08-Aug-22
Batman 08-Aug-22
Supernaut 08-Aug-22
jaz5833 08-Aug-22
[email protected] 08-Aug-22
hawkeye in PA 08-Aug-22
trad_bowhunter1965 08-Aug-22
The Whittler 08-Aug-22
The Whittler 08-Aug-22
Juancho 08-Aug-22
felipe 08-Aug-22
babysaph 08-Aug-22
babysaph 08-Aug-22
babysaph 08-Aug-22
cptbs 08-Aug-22
monkeyball 08-Aug-22
Corax_latrans 08-Aug-22
Kelly 08-Aug-22
bluesman 08-Aug-22
groundhunter50 09-Aug-22
Stan 09-Aug-22
Live2Hunt 09-Aug-22
pickngrin 09-Aug-22
Babysaph 09-Aug-22
Babysaph 09-Aug-22
monkeyball 09-Aug-22
Babysaph 09-Aug-22
Poppy 09-Aug-22
r.grider 09-Aug-22
oldhunter1942 09-Aug-22
Babysaph 09-Aug-22
David McLendon 09-Aug-22
Red Beastmaster 09-Aug-22
David McLendon 09-Aug-22
tobywon 09-Aug-22
babysaph 09-Aug-22
AK Pathfinder 10-Aug-22
Frisky 10-Aug-22
Frisky 10-Aug-22
crookedstix 10-Aug-22
Babysaph 10-Aug-22
Hunter Dave 10-Aug-22
Babysaph 10-Aug-22
Maynard 10-Aug-22
From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Aug-22




It may not be enough to kill a deer but I shot through a bedroom window tonight. I was checking my draw length with an arrow in the mirror. (I often do weird things like that). lo an behold when I got to full draw I released the arrow and it went through the bedroom window and through a trash can outside. LOL. Lesson learned. My wife just shook her head. Too good to not share.

From: Shinkers
Date: 07-Aug-22




I recall reading a story somewhere about a guy doing something similar while trying to cure his target panic.

He aimed at the window and said he'd either fix his target panic or be fixing the window. He ended up needing a window.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 07-Aug-22




LOL. Yep that is me for sure.

From: M60gunner
Date: 07-Aug-22




Did something similar when I was a kid. Put an arrow through the garage window. Mother went ballistic, made me pay for the glass and help my dad replace it.

From: bowhunt
Date: 07-Aug-22




Now thats funny!

Take the mirror outside next time for your draw check.

From: Scoop Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Aug-22




LOL!! Like a lot of people here, I put an arrow through our neighbors garage window as a kid growing up in Boise. He was Mr. Adams of the Idaho Spud and Owyhee Toffee candy fame. They didn’t have any kids and kind of adopted me, broken window and all. My older teenage brother had to fix the window. He has never forgiven me. He’s 84 now.

From: Desperado
Date: 07-Aug-22




Some folk's brains inside their skulls are like a peas in the middle of a parking lot !!!

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 07-Aug-22




Yep

From: Bassmaster
Date: 08-Aug-22




Not through glass,but when my cousin had an archery shop, and we got our hands on carbon arrows for the first time we would shoot aluminum arrows ,and carbon arrows through a 55 gallon drum with a 70 lb bow from close range to compare penetration. Interesting,but fun,and costly.

From: MGF
Date: 08-Aug-22




I believe in having dependable backstop...so I stuck an arrow in the wall. Safe anyway.

The window is another story. I didn't have a bow scale so I rigged a wooden stick to push down on a bathroom floor scale. It worked ok but, with the scale on the floor, I wasn't able to hold the bow down and bend low enough to see my draw length mark on the stick.

I put the scale on a folding table and started over. The stick slif off the scale and flopped across the room taking out the living room window. It broke the inside window and left the storm window in tact. Still safe enough for everybody but me.

From: Jack Whitmrie jr
Date: 08-Aug-22




I shoot in attic in winter( I used to) and shot through a soft spot in target ,through drywall then siding. Had to climb latter and fix it:(

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 08-Aug-22




My kills include a fence, a shed, a cabinet in the garage, the garage, but I did miss the central air unit. Oh yeah, once in awhile I get a deer.

From: CD
Date: 08-Aug-22




Thanks for sharing! :)

From: soldier
Date: 08-Aug-22




I use to shoot down the hallway in my apartment when I lived alone. Drywall doesn’t do a lot to stop penetration. Luckily I kept spackling and paint on hand.

From: Dry Bones
Date: 08-Aug-22




I'm glad Babysaph shared and the rest of you. When I am drawing my bow in my house, I am almost always in my office and make sure no one is in the next room, so I can point the arrow at the bed. Not sure it would ever stop the arrow, but at least it's a chance. One more funny. I helped a young lady acquire a bow, and after she had been shooting it a few weeks her dad (one of my companies owners) sent me a text saying she had killed her first York. I was a bit puzzled until I saw the picture of an arrow sticking out of the AC unit... Always check behind the target, Always.

-Bones

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 08-Aug-22




Could have been worse, your lucky this time

From: Jarhead
Date: 08-Aug-22




it's built in to "let go" once you hit full draw... Even with a tradbow... letting down is VERY challenging.

From: oldhunter1942
Date: 08-Aug-22




My best was a composite bath tub

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 08-Aug-22




Makes about as much sense as playing with a loaded gun in the house.

From: swampbowman
Date: 08-Aug-22




Trash cans make an excellent backstop ! Lighten up folks like none of you have ever drawn your bow indoors. I like people who aren't afraid to laugh at their mistakes ; those who never make a mistake just irk me.

From: bluesman
Date: 08-Aug-22




A bow with an arrow on it is a weapon. Was taught that since I was a kid . Irresponsible and frankly stupid . Shooting a bow in your house. Unless you have a range in your basement is unexplainable . It kinda made sense after I saw who started the thread .

From: Chairman
Date: 08-Aug-22




Geez most love Jimmy Blackmon but I am sure you see him drawing his bow inside his home. Sounds like Babysaph had it pointed safely away from people and pets. Broke some glass. Big deal

From: Jeff Durnell
Date: 08-Aug-22




I don't know... a shattered window and an errant arrow headed somewhere outside sounds a little unsafe for some reason. It's not a big deal to me, I was far enough away.

I've drawn bows in the house hundreds of times... but never with an arrow on the string. Why would I? No reason to.

From: B.T.
Date: 08-Aug-22




A bag target is much cheaper and safer than windows. I'm surprised I don't have a story too.

From: tradmt
Date: 08-Aug-22




Ahhh,….now this is Leatherwall.

From: Andy Man
Date: 08-Aug-22




posting that took Balls Baby

Ha ha

but can't laugh

I once took out a neighbors AC and radiator on his car

was an expensive trophy

(arrow ricochet off of a 3-D turkey)

From: [email protected]
Date: 08-Aug-22




I had a few mishaps. The most unfortunate was shooting downstairs, the arrow went through the target, into the wall, and lodged in a 3/4" copper baseboard heat pipe (at least it was summer).. After I repaired it, I put in on my bowrack as a reminder.

From: Carpdaddy
Date: 08-Aug-22




Note to self; Don’t try this at home.... You know you would fail also!

From: N Y Yankee
Date: 08-Aug-22




I'm fortunate not to have killed any building materials yet but if I ever do draw an arrow indoors, its at an interior door in a safe direction. The one in my "office" is a solid wood door I'm pretty sure the arrow wouldn't go far.

From: Batman
Date: 08-Aug-22




REMEMBER? Look between You and a possible target AND BE SURE to look BEYOND!

From: Supernaut
Date: 08-Aug-22




Sucks about the window Doc.

I won't bust your balls though because I'm not perfect like some of the fellas here.

From: jaz5833
Date: 08-Aug-22




I have a compound shooting friend who practices in his backyard. This particular time, he somehow missed his target bag. The errant arrow found the only gap there was, in his newly erected cedar fence, and lodged in the passenger side door of a car sitting at the stop sign. The arrow penetrated the door and inside panel up to the vanes. Luckily, there was only the driver inside. Turns out, the car was a rental and the driver didn't make a big fuss about the event. My friend never heard anything afterwards so the driver must have explained it off somehow.

From: [email protected]
Date: 08-Aug-22




Just tell her "sorry I hit anchor"

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 08-Aug-22




Thanks for the laugh doc and others!!

From: trad_bowhunter1965 Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 08-Aug-22




babysaph that answers that question. LOL I shot a hole in the floor board of my truck with 45 ACP in Carl's Jr parking lot.

From: The Whittler
Date: 08-Aug-22




Commen sense it's like shooting a gun, once that bullet leaves you can't pull it back.

From: The Whittler
Date: 08-Aug-22




Commen sense it's like shooting a gun, once that bullet leaves you can't pull it back.

From: Juancho
Date: 08-Aug-22




Never shoot a broadhead to a flimsy target that you place against the wall. And never hit the electrical wires inside the wall and have sparks flying. Just saying ... Never ever shoot a 22lr thru the door neither.

From: felipe
Date: 08-Aug-22




I’m thinking it wasn’t tempered glass.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Aug-22




I don't pay any attention to the haters. LOL. My buddy told me he has his compound to off like that a few years ago and shot through his wall and his fence into the neighbors yard. I don't have any neighbors so I am good. BTW. All my handguns are loaded in the house.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Aug-22




You are perfect Jeff. You have to be a miserable person. LOL.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 08-Aug-22




I pulled my arrow out of the trash can. LOL. I doubt I would have found a bullet. I sure hope no one shoots in their house.

From: cptbs
Date: 08-Aug-22




How much arrow weight and FOC is needed to penetrate a window and trash can?

From: monkeyball
Date: 08-Aug-22




Ok, I got it figured out......Doc draws his arrow back, does a quick glance to the side

mirror to see where the arrow point is, then satisfied with that he looks to the front of the

arrow only to see some creepy guy in his BVD's standing just outside his window pointing

something at him and he shoots in self defense only to kill the window and the trash can

at the same time.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Corax_latrans
Date: 08-Aug-22




I know a semi-retired policeman who took a shot in the back yard, not knowing his sight pin had been bumped. Skipped off the top of his target and whacked the mullion of a neighbor’s home-office window, with the neighbor seated at his desk. The guy got up, looked the window like WTH??… and somehow didn’t notice the arrow, which retrieved (surreptitiously!) some short time later. That shot was never attempted again!

Myself, I did have an arrow skip UNDER a block target and launch at a high enough angle to escape a low stone wall right behind the block…. And end up in the neighbors yard. No blood, no foul, but I did have to relocate the target after that, and added a little more resistance underneath.

But my all-time favorite story along these lines is lone from when my dad was a kid, so this was probably right around 1940. One of the neighborhood kids had a new bow and decided to show the other kids how high it could launch an arrow. Turns out the answer was “high enough to come straight down and punch a hole in the roof of his father‘s brand new Buick hardtop.”

From: Kelly
Date: 08-Aug-22




This is scary!

From: bluesman
Date: 08-Aug-22




Scary some thinks it's OK to pull a bow to full draw with an arrow in your house when it isn't in a safe area that had a target infront of it that had also a safe backstop. I used to do a ton of training in my job , physical coordination and its well known if you train, there is a high probability you will be successful in your endeavor, So when your not hunting or shooting in a tournament , your training pulling the bow and releasing the arrow . Your brain picks up on it so an unplanned release is quite possible.

So a guy posts this and if you want to think it's OK cuz no one got hurt I guess that's ok ???? Personly I think it's stupid . And if you don't expect critics, don't post lack of common sense topics .

From: groundhunter50
Date: 09-Aug-22




A bow is like a gun, dont point it, where you dont want it, to go,,,, glad no one was hurt.

From: Stan
Date: 09-Aug-22




All other things aside.. This is an indication of you being over bowed.. Side note, set your phone camera on video, and film yourself shooting Outside like a normal person...lol.

From: Live2Hunt
Date: 09-Aug-22




Oh ya, I had target panic real bad back in my compound days. I was told, (this actually helped my TP a lot), to draw, anchor and think release till my brain relaxed. Well, after dryfiring the bow a couple times I had to do this with an arrow loaded at the target range. The TP was so bad my brain told my hand to release, crazy stuff. I do know arrows go through the wall of a garage though. I would shoot in my garage into a bag target, did if for years. But, 2 times my wife yelled out the door for me as I was about to release. The outcome is two holes through the sheeting and the vinyl siding. I get reminded of this every time someone asks about the 2 holes.

From: pickngrin
Date: 09-Aug-22




Did you at least 10 ring the window?

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Aug-22




Monkeyball you are right about the first part vi know I am the only one that has done this too. Well if busting it out is a ten ring then yes lol. I did learn a lesson. And know guys that actually shoot in their house. I don’t do that.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Aug-22




And it is scary. Learned a lesson. But hey we just had a guy that closed down his 3D shoots because an arrow went off the back of a target and through a neighbors window 200 yards away. Some 80 year old guy lives in the house and he said “ good thing I wasn’t sitting by the window reading”

From: monkeyball
Date: 09-Aug-22




Talking from experience on the "mirror part" Jack.

Good Shooting->->->->Craig

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Aug-22




I figured I was not the only one living dangerously. Lol

From: Poppy
Date: 09-Aug-22




Should have used a suction cup as your arrow point

From: r.grider
Date: 09-Aug-22




This might top the ‘Bow test on a dead cow’ thread !

From: oldhunter1942
Date: 09-Aug-22




Duh

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Aug-22




I doubt it lol

From: David McLendon
Date: 09-Aug-22




Back in the early 80's during my stint as a neighbor-hoodlum in my first house, I had carved out a 3D deer from a piece of dock Styrofoam and painted it up. I had pretty much worn out the vital area and shot through it one day, skipped off pavement and got good penetration on the neighbor's 280Z. It was a good, but expensive shot.

From: Red Beastmaster
Date: 09-Aug-22




The next house behind my target range is 1/2 mile away. :)

I've taken a few shots inside the house. Too much could go wrong, including manslaughter, so I never tried it again.

From: David McLendon
Date: 09-Aug-22




I don't shoot in my house, I wish that I could but 67#-70#, I've shot through bales and inch thick horse mat. it's just not smart. There are plenty of days to shoot outside.

Oddly enough, the owner of the 280Z was there shooting with me when I shot his car, which was not in line with the target. The first words out of his mouth were, "Oh _ _ _ _, that couldn't happen again in a thousand years", and it won't.

From: tobywon
Date: 09-Aug-22




At least you didn’t try to Robin Hood the first arrow :)

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 09-Aug-22




you alway start trouble Dog. It's easy to spot your hatred. Start no trouble and there will be no trouble. And edit the Get above. Should not be capitalized. And I am always armed. LOL

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 10-Aug-22




Good stuff right there! I once shot a friends compound in my back yard and it went over the fence and killed the neighbors RV. We all have a story, just a matter if you're able to laugh at yourself!

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Aug-22




I outdid all of you with this errant shot business! I was 8 years old and teaching myself to shoot the bow and arrow. I had a Stemmler recurve. Still have it. I stuffed a box target with newspapers and started shooting. A shot glanced off the top of the box and flew 50 yards through the air, colliding with a Harley Davidson being ridden by a rough, tough looking biker! He looked down at his machine, trying to figure out what just hit it, as I grabbed my target and ran off and hid in the garage, praying he wouldn't come back! He didn't return, so after about ten minutes, I left the garage and walked down the street, to retrieve my arrow I hoped had fallen out of the motorcycle. I never found it. That biker took a bright yellow arrow home with him! After that, I started riding my bike over a mile, to the sand pit, and shooting there.

Joe

From: Frisky
Date: 10-Aug-22




I think the guy was a member of the Hells Angels!

Joe

From: crookedstix
Date: 10-Aug-22




The good news is that you shot the window rather than the mirror! That would have been seven years of bad luck.

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Aug-22




I can laugh at myself. Too funny to not share so others can laugh

From: Hunter Dave
Date: 10-Aug-22




Don't know about the rest of you, but I want to hear Babysaph's wife's version of this story!

From: Babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Aug-22




Lol. She is use to me by now .

From: Maynard
Date: 10-Aug-22




Hahahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha hahaha That's great stuff





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