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    I have a crazy idea...

    I hadn't shot my bow in about 5 years until recently. Now I wanna start shooting it more but I don't often feel like driving 20 minute or so to where I can shoot (Yeah, some days I'm lazy). I'm planning to use the bow for grouse this season if I get a chance, so I wanna practice at closer ranges and get to the point where I can make upper body/head shots. So here's my crazy idea...

    I wanna shoot IN my house!

    If I shoot from the western most wall of my bedroom, down the hall and to the eastern most wall of my gear room, I can get pretty much 30 feet. That's just about bang on grouse range. I have a bag target which stops the arrows pretty well and I plan to get a Block one of these days too, which stops arrows even better. I'm thinking of placing a 4x5 sheet of plywood I have behind the target area just in case I twitch or something silly, but at 30 feet a total miss of the target is probably not gonna happen.

    My inspiration for this ass hattery was thanks to a youtube video where there was a short clip of Cameron Hanes shooting corner to corner in his living room while watching a football game. Presumably to keep the bow muscles trained up.

    Thoughts? Anyone else do this?

    I already texted The War Department with my idea and she hasn't replied yet.
    I'd rather make a difference than a dollar.

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    I already texted The War Department with my idea and she hasn't replied yet.
    The tricky part....though with yours, you just might pull it off....

    Thoughts? This is all gonna be about backstop and controlling the passers through....

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    Ahhh, not that you're going to miss, but plywood will stop your arrows? I think it was a 60lb pull on mine that blew through 5/8" with target points. I dunno what kind of bow you have though. Or do you have froo froo arrows? I've always wanted to try those. Other than that, make sure you have spare light bulbs and drywall mud and have at 'er? What could go wrong? lol.
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    My bow maxes at 50lb and I shoot carbon fiber arrows. I'm thinking they'll disintigrate on impact with the plywood. I could b wrong though. I've never had a pass through on this bag unless i hit right at the edge.
    I'd rather make a difference than a dollar.

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    Not really a crazy idea if you ask me, but I might be crazy myself.

    Just treat your indoor range, like an indoor range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    The tricky part....though with yours, you just might pull it off....
    Ya, I don't see her discouraging this as long as I'm responsible with it. lol. Guess I picked a keeper.
    I'd rather make a difference than a dollar.

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    I use to shoot my crossbow in the house 10 yards. Never an issue

    http://www.bulldogtargets.ca/content..._for_sale.html


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    Here goes the damage deposit.
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    Well, she's home. Not only is she ok with it...she's mad that she's a southpaw shooter and therefore can't use my bow to try it herself!!

    I think I'm keeping her....

    Quote Originally Posted by jwirecom109 View Post
    I use to shoot my crossbow in the house 10 yards. Never an issue

    http://www.bulldogtargets.ca/content..._for_sale.html
    Same idea as a Block but I don't think you can use broadheads in those can you?

    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    Here goes the damage deposit.
    Screw em if they can't take a joke. They've been such a nightmare I doubt we'll even get our deposit back anyways.
    I'd rather make a difference than a dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strewth View Post
    Ahhh, not that you're going to miss, but plywood will stop your arrows? I think it was a 60lb pull on mine that blew through 5/8" with target points. I dunno what kind of bow you have though. Or do you have froo froo arrows? I've always wanted to try those. Other than that, make sure you have spare light bulbs and drywall mud and have at 'er? What could go wrong? lol.
    Stop discouraging him, I wanna see what happens...

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