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#3354021 - 09/10/13 12:56 PM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: Urban_Hunter]
muddyboots
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I agree with urban hunter. Now if u get to grouping around the bullseye and the next time u shoot u are not there is a problem.
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#3354141 - 09/10/13 03:24 PM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: Urban_Hunter]
UTGrad
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Buy a crossbow
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#3354145 - 09/10/13 03:29 PM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: UTGrad]
Urban_Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Buy a crossbow


??? Inside joke I'm assuming?
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#3354272 - 09/10/13 05:45 PM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Relax and shoot . Don't shoot when you are stressed out or force yourself to shoot when you are tired . It's better to shoot less arrows per session while fresh than to shoot less frequently and shoot too many arrows per session . 12 good arrows is better than 60 scattered arrows . It takes one arrow to kill a deer , always focus on that first shot . That's all that matters . Make it perfect .
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#3354404 - 09/10/13 07:38 PM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: Radar]
pressfit
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its all that sundrop you drink....
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#3354527 - 09/10/13 08:33 PM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: Urban_Hunter]
TNDeerGuy
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Cat, from what I can tell you are shooting waaay to much during one session and waiting too late in the year to get back into form. To maintain good form year around doesn't require hardly any time—5 minutes a day and shoot 3 to 5 days per week. Shoot 6 arrows and concentrate on making those 6 shots, good shots and you're done—you don't always have to end the session with "the perfect shot". Instead of standing there and shooting groups....take one arrow and leave the others in the house. Because the majority of the time you will only get one shot....so practice that way. Fire twelve, well focused shots and put it up. You can still tell how your groups are if you pay attention to where you hit.

Also, shooting when tired, frustrated and/or exhausted is absolutely the worst thing you can do! It becomes a breeding ground for numerous bad habits that will cause you problems and then it can get in your head and play tricks with you mentally.

If I can help....you know I'm here.
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#3354539 - 09/10/13 08:38 PM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: pressfit]
TNDeerGuy
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
its all that sundrop you drink....


There actually is some truth to that, especially if there is a lot of caffeine in one's system from a big cola or coffee drinker.

That is the reason why I only drink one cup of coffee the morning of archery tournaments instead of my standard 2-3cups, and then I don't shoot for 3 hours after my last sip. Try holding steady on a 2" circle @ 40yds while tweeked up sucks to say the least. \:\)
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#3354553 - 09/10/13 08:46 PM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: pressfit]
FOX FIRE
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
its all that sundrop you drink....


HA !! I started to tell him he needed a Sun Drop to knock the edge off then he could stack'm in ther.

I do try to end with a good group but if it aint happen'n I get out the fold'n stool & soak up some shade, and then if it aint come'n together I call it off, try later or the next day.

Maybe I need a Sun Drop.



Edited by FOX FIRE (09/10/13 08:47 PM)
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#3354757 - 09/11/13 12:01 AM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: FOX FIRE]
catman529
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thanks you all for the advice.

I only shoot 1-2 dozen a day on average. I can hold the bow a long time, it's plenty easy to draw (low 60's) but after a couple dozen shots, I start to shake.

Poser, I like your thinking... I am more impulsive shooter than extreme methodical. I want to get the "feel" for it and be good enough consistenly to kill deer without injuring them

UTG, I would but I dont have a desire to and love shooting a deer with the compound

About the sundrop, there is definitely truth to that. I don't drink a lot of sundrop (I don't drink a lot of any soda) but I do notice, when I have a cup of strong coffee during the day, and then shoot my bow shortly afterwards, the caffeine makes it much harder to hold the bow steady.

When I shot today, I had to quit when I noticed I could not hold the bow as steady. Didn't count how many arrows I shot... somewhere from 1-2 dozen. Groups are still low and left... will adjust my sights within a day or two. I want my first shot of the day to always be good, because when I shoot a deer, that will almost always be my first shot of the day.
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#3354851 - 09/11/13 05:59 AM Re: The reason I am not a year-round archer [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529


When I shot today, I had to quit when I noticed I could not hold the bow as steady. Didn't count how many arrows I shot... somewhere from 1-2 dozen. Groups are still low and left... will adjust my sights within a day or two. I want my first shot of the day to always be good, because when I shoot a deer, that will almost always be my first shot of the day.

So are you saying the first shot of the day is on then they start to go left and low? If so form. But if you miss from the first shot move your sight and be done
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