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#981390 - 10/21/08 12:57 PM Re: where do you aim? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: bobthebowhunter
I have had more trouble with this than ever this year. I have my bow sited in so it is hitting about 1.5 inches low out on the range. Now that being said, I have had two shots out about 28-30yards. Both times I had my pin set at 25yards(it is an adjustable sight) So on a deer that is 30yards I should aim dead on. Not the case apperantly. I've missed high twice. I shoot at least 3-4 times a week so I know the bow is on. What the heck is going on here. Now I know that one of those shot was down hill so I might be able to understand that one, but missing deer high that are 30 yards with a 25 yard pin. ????????????


A deer will duck at the sound of the shot . Many guys aim too high on a deer like they are shooting a 3-D target . I aim low at the heart ,and hit most of them through the lungs .
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#981454 - 10/21/08 01:15 PM Re: where do you aim? [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: bobthebowhunter
I have had more trouble with this than ever this year. I have my bow sited in so it is hitting about 1.5 inches low out on the range. Now that being said, I have had two shots out about 28-30yards. Both times I had my pin set at 25yards(it is an adjustable sight) So on a deer that is 30yards I should aim dead on. Not the case apperantly. I've missed high twice. I shoot at least 3-4 times a week so I know the bow is on. What the heck is going on here. Now I know that one of those shot was down hill so I might be able to understand that one, but missing deer high that are 30 yards with a 25 yard pin. ????????????


I use to sight my bow in low like you so I would not have to compensate for "jumping the string"...I don't do this anymore for one you still try to compensate for the deer's action...get a true sight in at the range and just relax!! It might be the bowtech. j/k Go to the fixed pins it might help..
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#981489 - 10/21/08 01:28 PM Re: where do you aim? [Re: DaltonsDad]
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 Originally Posted By: DaltonsDad
Whats the difference from shooting from the ground and out of the tree? I mean I know the obvious like angle but if I shoot 2inch groups on the ground will they still be that way from a tree? I have a matthews outback and I shoot well from the ground but I am curios how it will do from the tree. Where do I aim higher lower how do I or do I compensate the angle? My bow shoots really fast and flat does that make a difference? Any help will be appreciated.


Aim dead on!!! except when the deer is straight under you!! you need to aim dead center of the deer's back!!!
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#981540 - 10/21/08 01:44 PM Re: where do you aim? [Re: DaltonsDad]
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 Originally Posted By: DaltonsDad
Whats the difference from shooting from the ground and out of the tree? I mean I know the obvious like angle but if I shoot 2inch groups on the ground will they still be that way from a tree? I have a matthews outback and I shoot well from the ground but I am curios how it will do from the tree. Where do I aim higher lower how do I or do I compensate the angle? My bow shoots really fast and flat does that make a difference? Any help will be appreciated.


I bow hunt with a Leupold rangefinder that does the math depending on the angle. Well worth the moeny to know where to put the pin. Can be off as mush as 10-12 yds depending of the distance,and tree height.
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#981546 - 10/21/08 01:47 PM Re: where do you aim? [Re: LCU]
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Most of us shoot bows that shoot fast and flat, but the angle changes the distance which you need to know to know where to put the pin. All arrows are effected by gravity.
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#981729 - 10/21/08 03:12 PM Re: where do you aim? [Re: Grim Reaper]
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 Originally Posted By: Grim Reaper
 Originally Posted By: bobthebowhunter
I have had more trouble with this than ever this year. I have my bow sited in so it is hitting about 1.5 inches low out on the range. Now that being said, I have had two shots out about 28-30yards. Both times I had my pin set at 25yards(it is an adjustable sight) So on a deer that is 30yards I should aim dead on. Not the case apperantly. I've missed high twice. I shoot at least 3-4 times a week so I know the bow is on. What the heck is going on here. Now I know that one of those shot was down hill so I might be able to understand that one, but missing deer high that are 30 yards with a 25 yard pin. ????????????


I use to sight my bow in low like you so I would not have to compensate for "jumping the string"...I don't do this anymore for one you still try to compensate for the deer's action...get a true sight in at the range and just relax!! It might be the bowtech. j/k Go to the fixed pins it might help..


Well the reason I sight in low is because of my eysight. I have to wear glasses or I can't even begin to see the target. So what happens it that my pin turns in to a big blob and it covers too much of the target. Yes I am shooting a .019. So when target shooting i put my target right on top of my pin. Make sense? That way I can see the what I am shooting at. So the bow is really hitting high. So when I say sighting in low I am actually putting right where it should be. Sounds complicated I know, but my eye sight skrews me up pretty bad.

I have tried putting the sight out on the riser as far as it goes, but then the sight window is too small.

But anyway thanks for the info. i will just have to aim lower.
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