Have you shot your bow today?

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  1. Park Swan

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    Broke out the bow today for the first time in about two months. We moved and I've had some injury keeping me from doing core involved movements. Did OK considering, groups were aboit 2.5" at 20 yards, but I knew every shot that was off was pulled. I could feel the errors, just need to get back into it and focus.
     
  2. PAcanis

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    I just have shot my bow today, but I went fishing instead.
    Being out in the hot sun for a few hours kind of whooped me. Not used to nice days.
     
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    I had to pass this year on our 3D league do to time and health issues. I am hoping to get back shooting by the end of summer and the first cool days. I want to get a deer with my bow if I can.
     
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    My son and I finally got the bows out again.
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    I had a fun season one year hunting squirrels using a flu-flu set up and blunts. Never hit a single squirrel.......but I scared the ever livin' daylights out of 5 or 6!!!!! I made the flu flu arrows out of some turkey feathers I had laying around. A bit tough to wrap and glue. I looked like a second grader on craft day. Quite a mess. But they held up and are still going strong. I am going to get my bow strung up, it hasn't seen daylight in some time. Great post.
     
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    group from 30
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    Nice group!
     
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    Been having pretty good luck on the squirrels this year.

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    I sure did! And so did she!
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    I've recently gotten back into archery. It's been about 45 years since having a bow, back in my teens.

    I treated myself to a 64" Toelke Whip, 40 lbs at 28", and I'm drawing 31+. I'm really enjoying it. Getting in some arrows pretty much every day.

    A couple pics out in the yard today.

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    I must admit to not shooting much for a few months. When I did start shooting again, I sucked way bad. 20 yards:

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    Someone who knew anything would have figured this out before, but it took me weeks. I couldn't see improvement, and I kept thinking whats's going on? I shot better than this with the bow at 70lbs when I first started out...hmmm

    I had dialed my weight down to focus better on form. Shots that felt perfect were going off track. Everything seemed up in the air. I was almost ready to hire a coach. And then I added just a few lbs to the bow, bringing me up to about 63. First group with higher poundage at 20 yards:

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    Yep, I'm a dummy all right. I guess my arrows are too stiff for the bow to be at 60lbs. Now I just need to re-adjust my sight's zero.
     
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    Ouch.
     
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    That's a great yard you have there!:)
     
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    We like it here. We only have 8.5 acres, but we are right next door to vast public lands.
     
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    I changed the arrows for my barebow setup and I went out to test them - Avalon Classic 500, 30" CtoC 200gr fieldpoint, 400gr arrow. They are a good match for the #47@28" and I went out to find their crawl at 20m, 25m, 30m, 35m and 40m. Once I found and learnt it I did a walk out from 20m to 40m - stringwalking

    25m

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    30m

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    35m

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    40m

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    and the walk-out 20 to 40m

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    That's fantastic shooting right there.

    I'm flinging a few between waiting for paint to dry on a set of arrows for the upcoming hunting season.
     
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    Thank you Longcruise, stringwalking is as accurate as shooting using sights when the distance is known.

    Good luck on your hunting season - you still have a few months I think. Share your arrows once they are done please.
     
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    I will. My sheep hunt comes up on August 3rd!:eek:
     
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    I was doing pretty well at 20 yards today, and decided to push out to 30 yards. I was able to keep some consistency. Seems 30 yards is about point-on distance for my bow/arrows.



    30 yards, Lots of room to tighten it up, but for me this is a good improvement. I've only been shooting for a couple months after putting it down over 40 years ago..

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