After triumphing over the Breaker's Bow challenge pretty quickly, I was feeling pretty proud of myself...only to get shot down as soon I got to the Trapper Shingle. In this room you have to use your Fang Repeater to shoot down small targets that appear...while running away from the collapsing floor. I can't seem to get the second place prize here, even with the repeater upgraded to hold 14 shots; as soon as I reach the last row of balloons, I don't have any time to fire shots because the floor starts falling too fast.
How do I improve my score here and win the first place prize? Are there certain upgrades I should be getting?
In my experience, you need the upgrades to get first. I was only able to get second without significant upgrades.
The upgrades that make this challenge easy:
In actuality, you can get first without the Tier 5 upgrade and simply rely on the auto-targeting the game does once you are close to the targets.
I made it without any upgrades with this technique:
You gain so much extra time with this technique that you will be able to shoot every target.
Fall off the starting platform until you are damaged below 33%. With werewhiskey and autoaim(shift), you will easily get all 64 targets.
Temporarily remap the controls so your pinky doesn't get sore from holding down Shift. Right Mouse Button also is more useful to reload. Instead of shooting until you're empty and getting a slight pause before you run, shoot until you're almost empty, switch to running and reload on the go.