Here we are popping off a blue.  That is: one of our blue-tailed Dura’s that weigh 340 grams and are 28 1/2″ long.  This particular one is being ejected from the machine at 359 feet per second.

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The bowstring has been caught close to the apex of its whip arch.

This is shot number two in a three shot sequence, in which two bolts landed within 10 feet of each other at the 884 yard mark, and, due to headwinds, there was a third that fell 20 feet short of that.  The same sequence we showed last Wednesday.

I wonder if any sharp-eyed Romans mused on how closely the arch in their kamerion matched the “whip arch” in their bowstrings. Now, that’s nerdy.

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