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#3728356 - 08/07/14 04:19 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: ffmedic]
papaw
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I always end my shooting sessions on a confident note, if you will. If I know my sights are dead on and I am having a bad shooting session because of human error then I will end my shooting session at what ever distance, no matter how close, it takes to put the arrows where I want them. Ending a session in confidence = beginning the next session with confidence.
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#3728399 - 08/07/14 05:26 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: papaw]
UTGrad
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 Originally Posted By: papaw
I always end my shooting sessions on a confident note, if you will. If I know my sights are dead on and I am having a bad shooting session because of human error then I will end my shooting session at what ever distance, no matter how close, it takes to put the arrows where I want them. Ending a session in confidence = beginning the next session with confidence.


Very very good practice that I've adopted myself.

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#3728976 - 08/08/14 12:58 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: catman529]
scn
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
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


Another thought on your peep: A small aperture can be VERY hard to see through in low light conditiions. Since those normally relate to periods of greatest deer movement, it can be an issue. If you happen to be using a sight that is round covering the pins, try lining up your peep with the edges of that round sight. Your eye will naturally center the pin in the peep opening.

I'm guessing that if you will quit concentrating on the pin being dead on the bull and will concentrate on a relaease that isn't punched or plucked, that you will see your groups shrink in size.

And, those comments aren't from a position of superiority as i for sure have the T-shirts for punching release triggers.
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#3729393 - 08/08/14 08:42 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: scn]
feathersandfur2214
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catman, shoot less more often. I never shoot over 6-8 arrows per session. But I might shoot 3 times a day. No matter how good of shape you are in muscles still get fatigued. Often I would shoot 3 arrows right before I left work, 3 or 4 as soon as I got home and maybe 6 or later that evening.
Just my .02 worth

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#3731239 - 08/11/14 02:17 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: UTGrad]
W.Seay
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 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


No doubt \:\) I will be sending you atleast one video as promised.
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#3732255 - 08/12/14 02:00 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: scn]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: scn
 Originally Posted By: catman529
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


Another thought on your peep: A small aperture can be VERY hard to see through in low light conditiions. Since those normally relate to periods of greatest deer movement, it can be an issue. If you happen to be using a sight that is round covering the pins, try lining up your peep with the edges of that round sight. Your eye will naturally center the pin in the peep opening.

I'm guessing that if you will quit concentrating on the pin being dead on the bull and will concentrate on a relaease that isn't punched or plucked, that you will see your groups shrink in size.

And, those comments aren't from a position of superiority as i for sure have the T-shirts for punching release triggers.
I had thought of the low light issue with a smaller peep. But my old peep was pretty wide open.

As for punching the trigger, I really don't know. I feel like some of my best groups were punched, but I also could hold the pin a lot steadier. Some days I just can't hold the pin steady and I have punched the trigger and also slowly squeezed it as well. I use my middle finger to squeeze the release as TnDeerGuy got me started on last year.
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#3732291 - 08/12/14 02:53 PM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: catman529]
scn
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"Group" shooting is great to identify form errors as you learn to shoot. However, once you get past a certain point, imo all it does is lead to torn up arrows and fletching.

I prefer to switch distances with every shot. I've made it more convenient in my practice setup by having three different targets set at different distances. I use two of the cheap "Rag Bag" targets from Third Hand Archery stuffed with various fillers set in at 10 yards apart. I added my deer target midway between those to make myself account for a 5yd difference rather than a 10 yd.

I'll shoot one arrow at each target, and if I am still "feeling strong, come back and shoot another set of three. Towards the tail end of a practice session I have learned to dog it off pretty quick rather than getting into bad habits of rushing shots or punching triggers.

Definately not for everybody, but it works for me.
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#3740760 - 08/22/14 05:40 AM Re: Least favorite part of shooting. [Re: catman529]
bassinbrian
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I have that problem, got a new bow and shot well at first, then down hill. I shoot 5 at a time. If I start slingin arrows or cant find my pin i sit down drink some water and settle down. If im still having flyers i quit. Frustration is the key factor in not being able to group arrows. If i go out and shoot 3 good groups i quit. Fatigue will frustrate you, next thing you know your moving pins when you really dont have to.
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