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Author Topic: Time to up the practice..  (Read 1220 times)

Offline MI_Bowhunter

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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2018, 09:50:50 AM »
I frequently practice in my basement at only a couple yards.

My dad, who competed on a pro level, used to tell me that if you can hit a spot at 5 yards you should be able to hit one at 60.  Aiming and form are exactly the same regardless of distence.

True, but it's hard to overcome the mental aspect of distence.

Much like everything in life we tend to overcomicate it by overthinking every aspect of it.
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2018, 07:23:56 PM »
Too hot.

If weather breaks over the holiday I will sight in the crossbow.
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2018, 04:43:47 PM »
Still a bit on the warm side for deer hunting, but as of this afternoon I think I can say my equipment is ready.  Did some shooting with the X-bow and compound earlier this afternoon, and both are in pretty good shape.  Even though I don't think I'd try this shot on a deer, I was getting inch and a half groups (3 bolts) at 50 yards with the X-bow - I don't dare shoot at the same bull up close, but probably would have them all touching at 25 which is about the max shot I'll have in my normal stands.  It's kind of cool pulling the trigger at 50 yards though, watching the bolt quickly disappear from the scope and then drop back into the field of view and into the bullseye a second or two later.  With my compound I'm generally producing 2" groups at 25 yards - not as good as I should be capable of but have been babying the shoulder for the last couple of years and just don't shoot as much as I should.  When we do get some cooler weather I'll need to flip a coin to see which one to take.  If I go out in the morning before daylight I'll probably take the compound since it's a bit easier to get through the woods & brush with.  There's no doubt the Xbow is a more capable weapon but I'm just not ready to retire the vertical bow yet - seems like I'm giving in to my age when I do that, probably won't be long.  Shoulder actually felt pretty good though, so maybe I can dedicate more time to it and get back to where I used to be.  Screwed up my hand two years ago (fully recovered from that) and shoulder was a mess last year, so it's been about 3 years since I did the kind of practice that I really need.  Good luck to y'all, send me some cooler weather if you got any.
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Re: Time to up the practice..
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2018, 02:09:42 PM »
mad- you sound like me. aches and pains all over. i'm doing a new exercise for a reoccurring rib issue now. i'm still vertical though. good luck
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