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#954118 - 10/06/08 12:41 PM target practice...?
BUCKYJR
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alright guys... last time i sighted my bow in was last thursday... and it was good... i hunted saturday (putting my bow through pull ups and lets downs from the tree stand)--- heres the deal... i have suddenly been offered to hunt tomorrow morning, but i cant check my sights tonite... do you think im pretty safe w/o sighting it in since last thursday--or should i try to turn on the floodlights tonite and shoot into my garage at my target from out in the yard... i know that sounds funny but thats all i got to work w/ ... my thoughts are i should be fine,but i wasnt sure if some of yall think i should still shoot one or two in the dark ya know...
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#954144 - 10/06/08 12:53 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: BUCKYJR]
Radar
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Was last Thursday when you sighted in , or last practice session ? If you just sighted it in , it would be good to get out there and make sure it's on the money .
If you just got it out and started shooting it last week ,then you should have a daily practice routine until you build consistency .
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#954150 - 10/06/08 12:54 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: BUCKYJR]
ratsnakeboogy
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Registered: 08/28/08
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Shoot it with the flood lights, you owe it to the animal and yourself(insert image of P&Y typical walking up and you missing 8 inches high) \:\(
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#954177 - 10/06/08 01:05 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
LCU
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If you are questioning to see if you are perpared for a bow hunt,then you probably aren't.
I can't imagine not shooting on a regular basis for weeks using the same set-up on targets at various ranges.
Do you have a rangefinder,and have you set your pins?
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#954218 - 10/06/08 01:26 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: ratsnakeboogy
Shoot it with the flood lights, you owe it to the animal and yourself(insert image of P&Y typical walking up and you missing 8 inches high) \:\(
You ain't mocking me are ya!!!LOL.J/K
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#954276 - 10/06/08 01:56 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: LCU]
BUCKYJR
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 Originally Posted By: LCU
If you are questioning to see if you are perpared for a bow hunt,then you probably aren't.
I can't imagine not shooting on a regular basis for weeks using the same set-up on targets at various ranges.
Do you have a rangefinder,and have you set your pins?


whoa whoa whoa! ive been target shooting for months now..."im" prepared for the hunt, i was just asking -if the last target session i had was last thursday, should i try to target shoot again tonite in the dark before the hunt or are the sights on the bow normally on target unless i knocked it when ive transported it to/from the woods...in other words-- do yall practice to check your sights before every hunt...

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#954306 - 10/06/08 02:07 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: BUCKYJR]
LCU
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OK. I misunderstood.
Unless it was hit, you should be good to go.
I shot a few arrows on Tuesday afternoon, and put my bow in the case in my truck, until I took it out to hunt on Saturday.

If you have good solid sights,and are dialed in, the bow it fine.
You may want to shoot a few tonight to get your confidence where it should be if you are worried at all about it.

good luck.
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#954322 - 10/06/08 02:13 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: LCU]
BUCKYJR
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thanks! i think taking a couple of shots from the garge to a 20yd target my build my confidence for sure... otherwise, i havent bumped it (knowingly) so they should still be fine... this hunt was very sudden and of course i want to go, i just hated that i couldnt sight-check this evening is all... btw i use muzzy's 3 blade and ive shot them several times into a foam target, but ive sharpened them w/ my knife sharpner... that should be fine shouldnt it? id run the blade on the bottom of my tshirt and it would slit it w/ very little effort...
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#954403 - 10/06/08 02:58 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: cecil30-30]
ratsnakeboogy
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No Cecil, I'm not mocking you.

I wrote that BEFORE I read you're other post.

Then I felt bad.

Don't worry, it will happen to everyone eventually, maybe not 4 times at once , but it will happen.

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#954552 - 10/06/08 04:22 PM Re: target practice...? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
bobthebowhunter
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Heck shoot its fun anyway. I wouldn't worry though. as long as you didn't drop the bow or fall with it you should be ok.
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