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Offline Hunt Master

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Time to up the practice..
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:30:14 AM »
Its time to up the practice with the bow. Anyone else getting their practice in?
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 08:38:22 AM »
Started shooting every Tuesday evening for about an hour at the sportsmens club, before trap shooting gets started. Getting back into the groove after a couple months off wasn't too bad, focus is the key.  %^$^
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 09:33:48 AM »
Actually replaced the rest on my compound and have been shooting a bit. Would like to use that instead of the crossbow this fall. We'll see how the shoulder holds up.
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 10:47:57 AM »
yes sir. i've been rehabbing my shoulder for 6-7 weeks. shooting has been OK. i'm only getting 20-25 shot in though. trying not to over do it

here's a question. does anyone put anything on their handle to prevent slipping? in the summer heat, my palm sweats and it slips. for some reason it really bad this year. getting too old i guess @--0--0117 i think mole skin would be too thick?
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 12:20:34 PM »
I really don't need the practice as u guys know, I'm great at it --099-780 ##$%#114 ##$%#11
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 12:50:54 PM »
here's a question. does anyone put anything on their handle to prevent slipping? in the summer heat, my palm sweats and it slips. for some reason it really bad this year. getting too old i guess @--0--0117 i think mole skin would be too thick?

I do not use anything on the grip. I let the bow sit in the web of my hand and do not apply pressure with my palm.  My hand just naturally rests underneath the shelf. Never had a problem with slippage.   But every persons form is a little different.
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 03:00:54 PM »
and handgrips are different on each bow. Maybe try bike handlebar tape?
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 03:01:37 PM »
as we practice, lets post some target pics here to encourage everyone...
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 06:15:08 PM »
Yari, when I hunt I wear a lightweight camo glove on my bow hand with a little tackiness to it.  Started wearing it in practice too, partly for a more realistic practice and partly because of the sweat.  I generally don't hunt in hot weather but it definitely reduces the slipping and allows me to maintain a more normal and relaxed grip.
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 06:38:14 PM »
thx guys. I need to try something. i'm shooting well. just hand slipping and worried about the shoulder buckling. I must be getting old @--0--0100 --099-780
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 06:16:23 AM »
Shot my crossbow last week and things are still dialed in...I'd love to shoot my compound but my shoulder say...NO!!!  @--0--0105
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 06:25:12 AM »
Haven't started shooting yet. Actually, I haven't shot my bow in years as there was no need to in SC.  However, in OK we actually have a bow season opens Oct. 1 so our season opens a little later than you September opener guys.  I will start shooting next week I suppose.

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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2018, 07:14:22 AM »
HM - Pulled out my two Crossbows and the old PSE Mach Flite 4 and practice with them....I have a PSE Crossbow TAC15i that I love to shoot this time of the year...man is it fast...just like my Styker, you cannot see the arrow it is so fast...but the PSE TAC 15i is to darn big for the blind or ladder stand. Too bad because it is darn accurate and unbelievable fast.....

The Old late 80's PSE Mach Flite 4 (with overdraw) shoots 20" long arrows and it is slow (only about 260 FPS) even with those short arrows...LOL....but anyone that is getting older and hopefully wiser needs to shoot a compound bow even if you have to let it off quiet a bit of poundage, just in case during a hunt, your crossbow somehow breaks on you. You will need a back up.....but this old bow still gets the job done. Have to use alot of wax on the bow strings and had to replace the sting on it several time over the years.....

Also found a Block Target in the box unopened the other day in the Garage. Where did that come from?? Did I order it? OK Which one of your guys ordered it for me?.....it makes three targets that I now have....

But Yes have been practicing for about 2 weeks now...whenever the rain quits can get out there a lot more.....
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2018, 08:58:07 AM »
I really don't need the practice as u guys know, I'm great at it --099-780 ##$%#114 ##$%#11

I don't mean to disagree with you DPD, but you stink with a bow  --099-780 I've been there and seen that.  ##$%#114 ##$%#114
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2018, 02:18:17 PM »
bo- that must be the block i ordered. cabelas must have sent it to TN instead of WI @--0--0105
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