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#3725506 - 08/04/14 04:13 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: catman529]
UTGrad
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Catman...are you shooting broadheads or field points?
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#3725655 - 08/04/14 07:07 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: UTGrad]
ghosthunter
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Don't know if this qualifies but tuning.

Edited by ghosthunter (08/04/14 07:08 PM)
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#3726929 - 08/05/14 11:23 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: UTGrad]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
Catman...are you shooting broadheads or field points?
field points
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#3727242 - 08/06/14 11:48 AM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: catman529]
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Shooting too much and over thinking is bad!! I became a Much better shot especially at long distances when I quit shooting so much.
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#3727245 - 08/06/14 11:49 AM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: W.Seay]
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Also practicing at 50,60,70 yards will really show you what you are doing wrong, thus making you a much better shot at 20-30 yards!
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#3727266 - 08/06/14 12:23 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: W.Seay]
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 Originally Posted By: W.Seay
Also practicing at 50,60,70 yards will really show you what you are doing wrong, thus making you a much better shot at 20-30 yards!


Especially shooting deer at 50,60, 70 yards \:D

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#3728258 - 08/07/14 01:57 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: catman529]
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This is the way I practice. First, I zero my sight (single pin) dead on at 23 yards. Then I shoot at every yard from 10 yards out to 33 yards to see where my arrow hits at all ranges. I don't shoot at a deer that is over 30 yards anyway but if I misjudge a couple of yards, I am still OK.

The way I practice is with one arrow. I only shoot about five times each session. I randomly shoot that one arrow within the 33 yard limit. The very first arrow is about the only one that matters anyway. Can't recall ever shooting over two times at the same deer. They don't usually hang around after the first shot.

Works for me.
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#3728319 - 08/07/14 03:39 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: TLRanger]
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Your comment about holding steady leads me to a guess that you may be punching the trigger if you are using a release or plucking the string if using fingers.

It is very difficult to hold the bow entirely steady. Next time you go out there, try letting the sight pin "float" around the bullseye, and concentrate on making a smooth release instead of punching/jerking/plucking when the pin lines up with the bull. Blind bale shooting with your eyes shut or using a back tension release whree you don't know when the shot is going off can work on those bad habits.

I think you will find that concentrating on a smooth, unanticipated release with a sight picture that isn't rock solid will give you better groups than trying to punch one in when it does line up on the bullseye.

And, if you shooting really drops off when you are tired, cut back a little on the shooting. IMO, a Bowfit device to work the shooting muscles without getting into some of the "tired" bad habits make it worth every penny it costs.
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#3728325 - 08/07/14 03:47 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: scn]
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I'm taking at least a week break from shooting while my bow is in line to get new strings from Energy Wave... will also bring home a new dozen arrows and it will have a new peep with smaller aperture. Part of my problem was not always lining the sight up perfectly, because the front sight appeared a lot smaller than the peep hole so I had to almost guess the center
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#3728328 - 08/07/14 03:50 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: catman529]
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This is the first year I have tried a new tactic. I have been shooting at 75yds. I shoot about 5-7 3 arrow groups. The three arrow groups are about 4-6 inches. But when I get close at 20-40 my groups are perfect usually all 3 touching. I seldom shoot less than 75 WHILE PRACTICING.
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