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Old 06-23-2008, 10:49 PM
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Default Group Size and in-the-field Shot Ranges

What group sizes would you be looking for at 20, 30, and 40 yards before you would attempt shots in the field at those ranges?
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:06 AM
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:52 AM
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My arrows have to be stacked before I'll consider attempting a shot at a particular yardage.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:07 PM
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I like a group about the size of a tennis ball.

With broadheads that means consistently hitting a circle the size of a tennis ball.

Always make your hunting decisions based on your BROADHEAD performance.

Not how you shoot with Field Tips!!!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:43 PM
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Good point, YorkArcher!
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:06 PM
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Another important thing is your confidence level. I will shoot out to about 50 yards. But there are some days I will draw back at an animal at 40 yards and not shoot. Everything got to feel right for me to shoot.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:55 PM
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Good point Bull!

I was out of Archery for about 4 years. I got back into it in 2001 and my confidence was horrible.

My buddy who knew I could shoot made me go with him to a 3D shoot.

That made a world of difference!! 3D shoots will dramatically help you in the hunting woods!!!!

Not to mention really fun!!!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:41 PM
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All the above points are good. I practice from my stand and shoot as far as I am comfortable with. In yrs past this has been 20yds. It seems short but hey thats me. Just today I set up a stand and a target(deer target) and shot to 30 yds.......... I was happy with my shooting to say the least. BH's were hitting the same point at 20 so I went to 30 and had them hitting w/in 2" of each other. I just extended my hunting range. Also the shot were taken standing and seated from the stand. Field practice is important.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:57 AM
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I try to get the pins set so that I can put three arrows out of three in a five inch circle at any given distance I can do it at forty everytime once I have been shooting for a while. Have been working on my fifty and sixty yards as of laterly but would never take those shots on animals as there is to much room for error there.

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Old 06-25-2008, 07:02 AM
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I try to get the pins set so that I can put three arrows out of three in a five inch circle at any given distance I can do it at forty everytime once I have been shooting for a while. Have been working on my fifty and sixty yards as of laterly but would never take those shots on animals as there is to much room for error there.

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I've been shooting at 20,30 yards most of the spring and moved to 50 yards last week and I'm getting good groups if everything is just right.I find the smallest wind really moves the arrow.So for me unless every is just right I probably stick to 40 yards and under.

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