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Old 10-18-2008, 01:36 PM
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60. The doe was at 74 and held broadside for three solid minutes.

I didn't practice but a few times at 60 and I was drilling a 2 inch circle. Missed over the back by an inch.

Oh and she was a good, fat doe too. MAN!!!
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Old 10-18-2008, 01:47 PM
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So you held pretty high?

Here's a trick you can use for practice, when you run out of pins. Your last pin is 60, so at 70 yards, hold your 60 yard pin over the vitals ( or x, whichever the case may be) and make a note of where the 50 yard pin is. Now, move the 60 yard pin to where the 50 yard pin was and you should be pretty close to being dead on at 70 yards.
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:03 PM
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So you held pretty high?

Here's a trick you can use for practice, when you run out of pins. Your last pin is 60, so at 70 yards, hold your 60 yard pin over the vitals ( or x, whichever the case may be) and make a note of where the 50 yard pin is. Now, move the 60 yard pin to where the 50 yard pin was and you should be pretty close to being dead on at 70 yards.

That's about what I did, but I overcompensated for the extra 4 and blew right over her.

I really shouldn't have tried it all. I understand that. I'm really only making excuses here, but I let the anxiety of the week, the 0-fer in Texas, and the excitement of the moment get to me.

I was just sitting here reliving the moment and I could have easily slipped in front of Cheri and belly crawled another 20 yards to her then shot. She was oblivious to us, the wind was in our faces and I'm sure it was loud enough to cover my movement.

Wish I could roll back the clock!
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Old 10-18-2008, 02:57 PM
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Don't beat yourself up too much about it. It happens to all of us at one time or another. Hind sight is always 20/20. All the could'a should'as in the world won't change what happened. Just be ready next time and try to evaluate your situation. Once you get a deer or two under your belt, you will become more settled, and the shots and shot opportunities will come easier.
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Well I'll be honest here...

It's half beating myself up and half "If only!"


I know... and I am basing this on the damage done to the broadhead when it hit the rock instead of her... that had it hit home, she would have gone down. No question.

I can't get my work computer to save the pic file as a jpg, so I will have to have to load it at home. What that picture won't show is that ferule, (down to the thread, and not counting the section that is bent at a 90'), is bent about 10' off center; almost perenthetical. I almost couldn't remove it from the arrow. I really believe that it would have been a quick one for her.

OMG I need this phone to ring!! I'm obsessing!
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So you held pretty high?

Here's a trick you can use for practice, when you run out of pins. Your last pin is 60, so at 70 yards, hold your 60 yard pin over the vitals ( or x, whichever the case may be) and make a note of where the 50 yard pin is. Now, move the 60 yard pin to where the 50 yard pin was and you should be pretty close to being dead on at 70 yards.

Thats a really good idea,I have never thought of doing that.

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OMG I need this phone to ring!! I'm obsessing!
lol...you are too much!
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