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Offline lord grizzly

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Acceptable group size
« on: June 26, 2019, 04:05:39 PM »
I shoot year round, I can shoot out to 80 pretty easy in my back yard and practice from 30 out. I donít however shoot with anyone else nor have I ever. I donít have any friends and I hunt solo. Leads me to this post

What do you guys find acceptable for group sizes. I ask because I beat my self up if Iím shooting bigger than a playing card size group at 50 and 60 yards and freaking hate myself if arrows arenít touching at 30. It dawned on me that may be kind of silly. My target is rienhard replacement  center in a large geo foam block so even my worst groups out to 80 are still hitting a small pie plate target.

How about you guys? When are you happy with your group? Personally itís 3 broad heads on a playing card at 50 as my standard to go hunting

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 04:22:49 PM »
When I am shooting well it is a softball sized group I look for at for everything to 60.  I do practice out to 80 but then I am more of a decent sized pie plate.

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2019, 04:55:39 PM »
Good rule of thumb I've always heard is an inch for every 10 years.  60 yards=6 in group, 100 yards=10 in group....
On the higher yardages I'm more of a 1.5 in per 10 lol

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2019, 05:17:48 PM »
I'm with Milkman,

I'm happy with 1 MOA, I did just start shooting this spring though. I'm good at practice to 60 so should be good to 40 for hunting

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2019, 06:15:41 PM »
Good rule of thumb I've always heard is an inch for every 10 years.  60 yards=6 in group, 100 yards=10 in group....
On the higher yardages I'm more of a 1.5 in per 10 lol
10 years! $hit

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2019, 07:07:08 PM »
I shoot year round, I can shoot out to 80 pretty easy in my back yard and practice from 30 out. I donít however shoot with anyone else nor have I ever. I donít have any friends and I hunt solo. Leads me to this post

What do you guys find acceptable for group sizes. I ask because I beat my self up if Iím shooting bigger than a playing card size group at 50 and 60 yards and freaking hate myself if arrows arenít touching at 30. It dawned on me that may be kind of silly. My target is rienhard replacement  center in a large geo foam block so even my worst groups out to 80 are still hitting a small pie plate target.

How about you guys? When are you happy with your group? Personally itís 3 broad heads on a playing card at 50 as my standard to go hunting

It sounds like your shooting just fine,  :tup: keep it up and shoot often, but if you donít have any partners to practice with, Iíd say you should go to a few 3D shoots and meet some people and shoot with them. I have a lot more fun when practicing with someone, the competitiveness, the smack talking, lol it makes me shoot more and makes me want to shoot better. Not sure where you at in Idaho but a partner of mine near sandpoint keeps trying to get me over there for some 3-d and some tournaments. ( I havenít yet cause Iím not yet happy with my groups with a new sight) but if thatís not something your into, Iíd say just keep shooting. 3 BH in a playing card at 50 is beyond acceptable.  :twocents:

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2019, 08:08:36 PM »
Thatís kinda what I was getting at with the post. I know when Iím shooting like that Iím shooting good but I get to thinking when Iím shooting a 6Ēgroup at 50 Iím falling off. When in reality Iím sure itís still among standard to good groups. Just donít have anything to compare it to so thought this would be an interesting discussion. For me it will be anyway

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2019, 08:22:48 PM »
Personally itís 3 broad heads on a playing card at 50 as my standard to go hunting
  Thats competitive shooting ready, far beyond hunting ready at the ranges I shoot, but thats the key - the further you shoot the more accurate you need be.  I started out with a recurve and 100% in a paper plate was max range which was 35 yards.   

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 08:34:04 PM »
I rarely get the chance to shoot a group at an animal so I value first shot hits more than groups. I almost never shoot multiple broadheads at a target anyway
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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019, 08:40:20 PM »
I rarely get the chance to shoot a group at an animal so I value first shot hits more than groups. I almost never shoot multiple broadheads at a target anyway

Should clarify, thats three consecutive broad heads on a card. So it is kinda first shot accuracy. Shooting groups of broad heads just gives you ruined arrows

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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2019, 09:08:29 PM »
I rarely get the chance to shoot a group at an animal so I value first shot hits more than groups. I almost never shoot multiple broadheads at a target anyway

Should clarify, thats three consecutive broad heads on a card. So it is kinda first shot accuracy. Shooting groups of broad heads just gives you ruined arrows

 Yep. First Robin hood is cool and the second one is vexing
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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 07:46:15 AM »
I never shoot past 40 yards at a live animal, never.  I want all my arrows inside of a baseball sized spot at 40 and 50 on the practice range and I'm satisfied.  Inside 30 I never shoot at the same spot with more than one arrow, because I should be causing damage to the first arrow if I am shooting correctly.  That said I make it all fun, no pressure and no giving myself a hard time.  I think that is a good way to let target panic creep into your shooting.
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Re: Acceptable group size
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 08:15:10 AM »
You hit the nail on the head with that last sentence Fred :tup:
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