The party went great! All us "kids" were there. (It would have taken a hospital reciept for Mom to issue a pass) All the Grandkids but 2 made it and a passle of great grandkids were there. Visitors from the community made it a good time. Extended family came from as far away as 300 miles to celebrate with us! My oldest and her husband came in from Denver (winner of the longest trip award) and we had a hella good time over the extended weekend. Rain kept us off the range till Sunday but we made up for it then. SIL got a crossbow and hadn't shot it yet. We got it dialed in @ 50 yds. I am really impressed with how accurate it was. We sent a LOT of lead downrange as well. On Monday we fired up the skid steer and with minimal tree removal and maximum backstop relocation we have the range set up really well now. Pistol station from 10 to 30 yards and a rifle lane out to 120 yds. (can get 200 very easily, no trees to remove, just some brush and cactus. Next step is a rail for cans and bottles and a dueling tree.I need some advice on a material to stop a 16" bolt fired from a 150lb pull crossbow. Any suggestions? We were using an old hot tub cover (3" of styrofoam vynil covered with a "hinge" in the middle so it was doubled over) that held up very well but the arrows imbedded past the fletching at distances less than 40 yds. So, that's my excuse for not showing up lately : )
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