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#3407607 - 10/18/13 12:18 AM shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago
catman529
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as a few of you may know, I have only shot to 30 yards (have a 20 and 30 yard pin), but since I was at the archery range the other day, I figured why not try. shot at least a dozen arrows at 40 yards. After first few shots found to hold my 30 yard pin about 6 inches high. then a few more shots and got decent -



no way I'd shoot a deer this far unless I get a rangefinder or mark the trees before I get in the stand. arrow drops at least 8-10 inches from 20 to 30 and then another 6 inches at 40. rather keep it at 20 yards but good to know I can shoot 40
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#3407627 - 10/18/13 01:59 AM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: catman529]
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Spend a large part of your time shooting that distance. It makes the 20 yard shots "chip shots"
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#3407676 - 10/18/13 05:03 AM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: UTGrad]
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If your bow was tuned it would be more efficent and wouldn't see as much drop at those distances.
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#3408273 - 10/18/13 12:10 PM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: UTGrad]
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Your arrow drops less from 30 to 40 than it does from 20 to 30? You got a power source on those things?

 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Spend a large part of your time shooting that distance. It makes the 20 yard shots "chip shots"

What he said. 50 yards, even.
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#3408305 - 10/18/13 12:34 PM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: infoman jr.]
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 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
Your arrow drops less from 30 to 40 than it does from 20 to 30? You got a power source on those things?



LOL, x2???? Jato assist?
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#3408590 - 10/18/13 05:10 PM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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When I shoot at the Franklin TWRA range I spend 50% of my time on the 60 yard bag. The other 50% is blank bale on the 10 yard and shooting spots on the 40 yard.
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#3410140 - 10/19/13 09:31 PM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: UTGrad]
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What poundage bow do you shoot catman?
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#3410279 - 10/19/13 11:13 PM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
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 Originally Posted By: Urban_Hunter
 Originally Posted By: infoman jr.
Your arrow drops less from 30 to 40 than it does from 20 to 30? You got a power source on those things?



LOL, x2???? Jato assist?
I dont know, I was hitting a tad high at 30 so I will have to adjust the pin and check again. Might be more even

 Originally Posted By: FLTENNHUNTER1
What poundage bow do you shoot catman?
haven't got it checked yet, but somewhere in the 60s and bottomed out. arrows are correct spine and length and fairly light. BH's shoot almost identical to FPs so I am assuming it's tuned fairly well...
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#3410373 - 10/20/13 06:56 AM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: catman529]
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I bet I know what you're doing at the longer distance. Since it is a bit unfamiliar to you, I bet you have shifted your anchor a smidge and or are unintentionally aiming a bit high. I catch myself doing it too at the longer yardages.

On a side note...here's a Crow story for you. It has already been said in this thread that shooting at longer distance makes the shorter yardages easy. Well...lemme tell ya what that can also do: It can lead to a severe case of over confidence and then an Un Oh with a "chip shot". Trust me...talking from experience here. Prior to my first ASA Pro/Am, I had been practicing at longer yardages for this very reason...to try and make the short shots seem easier. What actually happened was...I was nailing the longer shots and then walking up on the short ones, and thinking I had an easy 12...and then fudge on them. Every short distance target we had that shoulda/coulda/woulda been EASY 12s...I ended up shooting bad. I even shot a 5 on one of them at like 18 yards...but drilled 12s on all of the 28-31 yd targets. I learned right then and there...don't take short shots for granted as being easy. I think the big part of it is that you really concentrate at the far yardages...and then when you walk up on a close target..you don't concentrate as hard, and or rush the shot; and you end up hitting bad.

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#3410431 - 10/20/13 07:57 AM Re: shot out to 40 yd a couple days ago [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
I bet I know what you're doing at the longer distance. Since it is a bit unfamiliar to you, I bet you have shifted your anchor a smidge and or are unintentionally aiming a bit high. I catch myself doing it too at the longer yardages.

On a side note...here's a Crow story for you. It has already been said in this thread that shooting at longer distance makes the shorter yardages easy. Well...lemme tell ya what that can also do: It can lead to a severe case of over confidence and then an Un Oh with a "chip shot". Trust me...talking from experience here. Prior to my first ASA Pro/Am, I had been practicing at longer yardages for this very reason...to try and make the short shots seem easier. What actually happened was...I was nailing the longer shots and then walking up on the short ones, and thinking I had an easy 12...and then fudge on them. Every short distance target we had that shoulda/coulda/woulda been EASY 12s...I ended up shooting bad. I even shot a 5 on one of them at like 18 yards...but drilled 12s on all of the 28-31 yd targets. I learned right then and there...don't take short shots for granted as being easy. I think the big part of it is that you really concentrate at the far yardages...and then when you walk up on a close target..you don't concentrate as hard, and or rush the shot; and you end up hitting bad.
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