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2013-03-27 09:26:34 AM  
Does Rinehart even make a life-size fin whale 3D target?  Man, that must be expensive.
 
2013-03-27 09:44:50 AM  
Right to the knee.
 
2013-03-27 09:45:11 AM  
She would have been a marine biologist, but then she took an arrow to the knee.
 
2013-03-27 09:45:49 AM  
How do you know I wasn't hunting young girls subs, huh?
 
2013-03-27 09:48:13 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: How do you know I wasn't hunting young girls subs, huh?


Well they have to be 4'6" from the ankle to the back of the neck or you have to throw them back.
 
2013-03-27 09:49:09 AM  
Hunger Games starting early this year.
 
2013-03-27 09:50:45 AM  
Free-range hippies are still okay, aren't they?
 
2013-03-27 09:51:23 AM  
Sea Shepherd strikes again .
 
2013-03-27 09:55:15 AM  
I told you that Everdeen girl was a biatch.
 
2013-03-27 09:55:32 AM  
She used to be an adventurer.
 
2013-03-27 10:04:11 AM  

dittybopper: Does Rinehart even make a life-size fin whale 3D target?  Man, that must be expensive.


Unless it was a mini like the Raptor.
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The Subby lead me to believe that maybe parents should teach their children not to run around 3D ranges.
Until I read the article and realized that someone was lobbing arrows around a campus and public area. She was lucky it was just a field point. If it had been a broadhead she might have bled out depending on where she was hit on her leg.

Might have been Huntress, trying to limit her future competition.
 
2013-03-27 10:05:21 AM  
I checked on Google Earth.  It's more than 200 yards to the closest houses.  Even for a compound bow, that means the person who did it either:

1. Shot up into the air (ie., with a significant elevation), or
2. Hit something very solid that deflected the arrow up into the air.

Assuming, of course, that's where the arrow came from.
 
2013-03-27 10:06:30 AM  
Her adventuring days were ended before they could begin.
 
2013-03-27 10:07:38 AM  

BHShaman: dittybopper: Does Rinehart even make a life-size fin whale 3D target?  Man, that must be expensive.

Unless it was a mini like the Raptor.
[rinehart3d.com image 100x100][rinehart3d.com image 100x100][rinehart3d.com image 100x100]


Umm, that velociraptor/parasaurolophus target (they use the same body, different heads) costs something like $680.  My club has one.  It stands about 5 feet tall.

It is fun to shoot at.
 
2013-03-27 10:23:33 AM  
An APB has been issued for an anthropomorphic fox with a feather in his cap and a green tunic.
 
2013-03-27 10:26:32 AM  
I used to be a third grader like you...
 
2013-03-27 10:33:38 AM  
Asshole was no doubt using one of these:

i58.photobucket.com

Ban high capacity tactical arrow throwers. they have no place in our civilized society .

NO MORE BLACK BOWS DO YOU HEAR ME

(Seriously, that thing is a bit ridiculous. I'd feel like a damn fool shooting or hunting with that ludicrous amount of tackle glommed on to my bow)
 
2013-03-27 10:39:23 AM  

willfullyobscure: (Seriously, that thing is a bit ridiculous. I'd feel like a damn fool shooting or hunting with that ludicrous amount of tackle glommed on to my bow)


Looks like something The Predator would use
 
2013-03-27 10:44:32 AM  

willfullyobscure: Asshole was no doubt using one of these:

[i58.photobucket.com image 596x799]

Ban high capacity tactical arrow throwers. they have no place in our civilized society .

NO MORE BLACK BOWS DO YOU HEAR ME

(Seriously, that thing is a bit ridiculous. I'd feel like a damn fool shooting or hunting with that ludicrous amount of tackle glommed on to my bow)


I use this:

img189.imageshack.us

I don't need training wheels.
 
2013-03-27 10:46:05 AM  
Great, my wife took my daughter there to play last week. Now I have to worry about idiots with bows and arrows too?
 
2013-03-27 10:47:34 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: willfullyobscure: (Seriously, that thing is a bit ridiculous. I'd feel like a damn fool shooting or hunting with that ludicrous amount of tackle glommed on to my bow)

Looks like something The Predator would use


Well, Rinehart did make an Alien Queen archery target for their promotional competitions:

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-27 10:57:12 AM  
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Robin, there be whales here!
 
2013-03-27 11:17:23 AM  

dittybopper: NO MORE BLACK BOWS DO YOU HEAR ME(Seriously, that thing is a bit ridiculous. I'd feel like a damn fool shooting or hunting with that ludicrous amount of tackle glommed on to my bow)I use this:I don't need training wheels.


Did you make it? I've been wanting to make a Holmegaard(sic) bow for a while, even put up some superior red maple wood a while back but I have no experience making bows.
 
2013-03-27 11:21:46 AM  

dittybopper: Well, Rinehart did make an Alien Queen archery target for their promotional competitions:


I don't own any weapons, but that right there makes me want to learn
 
2013-03-27 11:33:10 AM  

willfullyobscure: dittybopper: NO MORE BLACK BOWS DO YOU HEAR ME(Seriously, that thing is a bit ridiculous. I'd feel like a damn fool shooting or hunting with that ludicrous amount of tackle glommed on to my bow)I use this:I don't need training wheels.

Did you make it? I've been wanting to make a Holmegaard(sic) bow for a while, even put up some superior red maple wood a while back but I have no experience making bows.


My father made the bow itself:
img79.imageshack.us

It used to be a hickory tree in his backyard.

I put the handle on it (hand-stitched the leather meself), and I made the quiver (pvc pipe, green cloth, scrap leather, guitar strap, some foam for the bottom, and the nose cap off an old soft gun case)

I made all the arrows also.

The bow itself is a copy of the Sudbury bow.  I've been trying to convince him that a nice Holmegaard bow would be an interesting project.
 
2013-03-27 11:34:36 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: dittybopper: Well, Rinehart did make an Alien Queen archery target for their promotional competitions:

I don't own any weapons, but that right there makes me want to learn


You know, growing up in the household that I grew up in, I have a hard time understanding why a person wouldn't have at least some weaponry lying about.
 
2013-03-27 11:36:06 AM  

dittybopper: You know, growing up in the household that I grew up in, I have a hard time understanding why a person wouldn't have at least some weaponry lying about.


ardent pacifist

....yes I realize I am likely going to be someone's dinner in the coming <insert type> apocalypse
 
2013-03-27 11:37:25 AM  

willfullyobscure: I have no experience making bows.


A good start would be to grab one of these roughed-out bows and finish it yourself, then work your way up to making them from scratch.
 
2013-03-27 11:40:44 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: dittybopper: You know, growing up in the household that I grew up in, I have a hard time understanding why a person wouldn't have at least some weaponry lying about.

ardent pacifist

....yes I realize I am likely going to be someone's dinner in the coming <insert type> apocalypse


Pacifism isn't any excuse.

Pared down to the absolute minimum definition, a weapon is merely a way to transfer energy from A to B.  You aren't against energy transfer, are you?
 
2013-03-27 11:49:19 AM  

dittybopper: Pared down to the absolute minimum definition, a weapon is merely a way to transfer energy from A to B. You aren't against energy transfer, are you?


I prefer all my energy transfers to be of the horizontal kind thankyousomuch

You all are now welcome to make fun of my dirty hippy ways
 
2013-03-27 11:52:52 AM  

willfullyobscure: Asshole was no doubt using one of these:

[i58.photobucket.com image 596x799]

Ban high capacity tactical arrow throwers. they have no place in our civilized society .

NO MORE BLACK BOWS DO YOU HEAR ME

(Seriously, that thing is a bit ridiculous. I'd feel like a damn fool shooting or hunting with that ludicrous amount of tackle glommed on to my bow)


Nah, Assholes don't shoot Hoyt.  Bowtech, maybe... (bowbashing too obscure for this thread?)
 
2013-03-27 12:03:49 PM  

dittybopper: willfullyobscure: I have no experience making bows.

A good start would be to grab one of these roughed-out bows and finish it yourself, then work your way up to making them from scratch.


Good link, thanks but $115 for a hickory stick? eek. I have enough motorized sharp stuff around to make my own planks and get them to that shape, I think I might spring for a DVD and some plans tho. Tillering is the thing I just don't really understand.
 
2013-03-27 01:17:46 PM  

dittybopper: B

Umm,..... costs something like $680.  My club has one.  It stands about 5 feet tall.

It is fun to shoot at.


Not expensive.
Compared to
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And a FULL size whale would be astronomical.
Be cool to see a min-whale though.
 
2013-03-27 01:22:32 PM  
Fark In The Duck:
Nah, Assholes don't shoot Hoyt.  Bowtech, maybe... (bowbashing too obscure for this thread?)

No. But it is easy as long as you shoot PSE. Then every comment about another brand is bashing.

remember when PSE was considered "walmart brand"
My DNA is now laughing at that assertion.
 
2013-03-27 01:32:29 PM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: I prefer all my energy transfers to be of the horizontal kind thankyousomuch


Here you go:

www.shootingvoodoo.com
 
2013-03-27 01:37:48 PM  

willfullyobscure: dittybopper: willfullyobscure: I have no experience making bows.

A good start would be to grab one of these roughed-out bows and finish it yourself, then work your way up to making them from scratch.

Good link, thanks but $115 for a hickory stick? eek. I have enough motorized sharp stuff around to make my own planks and get them to that shape, I think I might spring for a DVD and some plans tho. Tillering is the thing I just don't really understand.


Not having built one myself, I can't give you much advice from experience, but it seems to be that tillering is a reasonably simple, if repetitive, process:  Put the bow on the tiller, and see where the limbs are too stiff (don't bend enough).  Remove wood carefully from those areas.  Go slowly so you don't end up with a weaker bow than you want.

3Rivers Archery is a good company, they've got pretty much everything you need.  I get most of my archery stuff from them.
 
2013-03-27 01:40:12 PM  
"It doesn't appear to be associated with any experiments or demonstrations or anything associated with the Hall of Science," he said.

So it's not part of the Hall of Science's famous "Make a little girl cry by shooting her in the leg with an arrow while she sits on a life-size Fin Whale model" demonstration.

Well that's good to know.
 
2013-03-27 01:52:39 PM  

obamadidcoke: "It doesn't appear to be associated with any experiments or demonstrations or anything associated with the Hall of Science," he said.

So it's not part of the Hall of Science's famous "Make a little girl cry by shooting her in the leg with an arrow while she sits on a life-size Fin Whale model" demonstration.

Well that's good to know.


There is an archery range a mere 5.9 miles away.  Bet that's where it came from.
 
2013-03-27 01:52:49 PM  
Working for people both just uphill and just downhill from the LHS, I got a kick and lots of panicky email out of this...
 
2013-03-27 01:59:53 PM  

dittybopper: obamadidcoke: "It doesn't appear to be associated with any experiments or demonstrations or anything associated with the Hall of Science," he said.

So it's not part of the Hall of Science's famous "Make a little girl cry by shooting her in the leg with an arrow while she sits on a life-size Fin Whale model" demonstration.

Well that's good to know.

There is an archery range a mere 5.9 miles away.  Bet that's where it came from.


Sadly, given how assholic some kids are, and given it was a target point, there's a decent chance it was a teenager or someone who snuck out of a day camp there or something and took a pot shot just for kicks.
 
2013-03-27 02:07:19 PM  

dittybopper: MyKingdomForYourHorse: I prefer all my energy transfers to be of the horizontal kind thankyousomuch

Here you go:

[www.shootingvoodoo.com image 850x560]


<cerealguy.jpg>
 
2013-03-27 02:35:51 PM  
Will this be an attempted murder charge if they find the person? Should it be treated any differently than if she'd been shot.
 
2013-03-27 02:45:29 PM  
Little girl season is next month.
 
2013-03-27 02:54:27 PM  

BHShaman: Fark In The Duck:
Nah, Assholes don't shoot Hoyt.  Bowtech, maybe... (bowbashing too obscure for this thread?)

No. But it is easy as long as you shoot PSE. Then every comment about another brand is bashing.

remember when PSE was considered "walmart brand"
My DNA is now laughing at that assertion.


My last bow was an '03 Supra.  The new Supras and Phenoms are sweet shooting bows.  If it wasn't for the fact that I found a great deal on an '06 Hoyt Ultra Elite, I'd be shooting a '12 Supra now.

/probably the only two Farkers on this thread who know what we're talking about
//probably the only two Farkers on this thread who give 3 shiats about what we're talking about
///we now return you to your regularly scheduled, non-threadjacked thread
 
2013-03-27 02:59:24 PM  

willfullyobscure: dittybopper: obamadidcoke: "It doesn't appear to be associated with any experiments or demonstrations or anything associated with the Hall of Science," he said.

So it's not part of the Hall of Science's famous "Make a little girl cry by shooting her in the leg with an arrow while she sits on a life-size Fin Whale model" demonstration.

Well that's good to know.

There is an archery range a mere 5.9 miles away.  Bet that's where it came from.

Sadly, given how assholic some kids are, and given it was a target point, there's a decent chance it was a teenager or someone who snuck out of a day camp there or something and took a pot shot just for kicks.


I think the following scenario is more likely:

Someone was shooting in their back yard roughly 200 or at most 300 yards away, and the arrow hit something that deflected it upwards.  You'd be amazed at how much a twig can deflect an arrow, and how far a "spent" arrow can travel:  I have woods behind my house, and I've lost arrows back there after they skipped off my target.  I count about 15 houses within 300 yards of the whale.

Either that, or some asshole with reckless disregard shot an arrow in the air on purpose, but I find that less likely.
 
2013-03-27 03:02:19 PM  

willfullyobscure: given it was a target point


Don't read too much into that:  Hunters remove their broadheads and put target or field points on their arrows for practice when they aren't actually hunting, because broadheads are expensive and easily damaged by repetitive shooting, and they lose their sharpness very quickly.
 
2013-03-27 03:20:43 PM  
Could've been worse:
www.imfdb.org
 
2013-03-27 04:57:41 PM  

mightybaldking: She used to be an adventurer.


Don't worry, she still has a job offer from the city guard.
 
2013-03-27 07:04:27 PM  
Fin whale models: YOU HAVE FAILED THIS CITY!
 
2013-03-27 11:40:14 PM  
BAN it!  Ban bows!  DHS buy all arrows none left for civilians!  Ban whales!  Ban whale statues!  BAN LITTLE GIRLS!
 
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