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Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:47 pm
by DIY_guy
For the last several years my family has gathered at Easter and during the days events have held a family trap shoot. All ages and both sexes participate. Great fun is had by all. This year I intend to shake things up a bit and quiet things down by introducing them to archery trap shooting.

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When friend and Archery icon and hall of fame'r Norb Mullaney

http://www.scout.com/outdoors/hunting/b ... b-mullaney

moved into an assisted living center with his wife Teddy, the bulk of his archery collection was moved to the Wisconson Bowhunting heritage museum for safe keeping. I purchased the remains of the arrows and the arrow building supplies. The wealth of arrow and arrow related items filled about half the 8 foot bed of my truck. Woody's, Aluminums, Glass, carbon arrows and shafting and nocks and fletching related items that I still have not completely sorted through yet.

I set aside a bunch of the vintage American Eagle aluminums to build a small army's worth of Flu Flu arrows for our inaugural "Resurrection Flight shooting"

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I picked up 9 dozen full length feathers from the Footed Shaft while attending the Wisconsin Traditional Archers annual convention in anticipation of this project.

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Since the bowhunters in my family are compounders (I'm an outcast with my trad gear) I will have to bring 7 bows for them to use. I made a few of these bows. The rest are vintage stick bows.

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Im cutting the aerial targets out of foam board. A 5 gallon bucket is my template.

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I cut the feathers to 6 1/4" long as that's the longest that will fit in my fletcing jig. These left wing feathers get a heavy helical. I have a week and a half to crank out several dozen arrows.

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To be continued..............

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:47 pm
by BEN MAHER
very cool ... look forward to seeing them in action

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:48 pm
by bearauto11
Cool! Sounds like fun.

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:52 am
by marc
Looks like a lot of fun.

FYI I find the spiral fletch to work much better and I only use about 1/2 of a full length per shaft.

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:21 pm
by DIY_guy
37 flu flu arrows are finished. (I had more feathers than I thought)

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I made up some quivers to pound into the round

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And I gathered up some protection for the novice archers.

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All ready for launch day.

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:01 pm
by Kirkll
That should be a hoot! You better get some video when that goes down... :D

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:56 am
by DIY_guy
Most defiantly. We got a big snow storm so the white discs will be more challenging.

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:24 am
by Kirkll
Flight shooting is good stuff when ya got kids to go fetch the arrows. :D

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:07 am
by DIY_guy
Here are some pictures and video.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX6Eps1svFM

Re: Resurrection Flight shooting

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:21 pm
by reddogge
Good on you. Nothing like shooting at flying discs, especially with family.

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