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A bow that you can't shoot
« on: July 06, 2020, 11:00:14 AM »
I have a very limited selection of available bows but the last few year, I have struggled with my shooting.  It has been inconsistent most of the time.  My question is, has anybody ever had a bow they just couldn't shoot well?  I seem to be shooting better now with a different bow, I have just always assumed it was me.
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Re: A bow that you can't shoot
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 11:27:12 AM »
It was definitely humbling to start shooting a shorter brace height bow with a different grip. Made me a better shooter though.

Unless there is something wrong with the bow, like warped riser, bent cams, out of timing...it ain't the bow  :hello:
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Re: A bow that you can't shoot
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 01:26:38 PM »
I would generally agree, but I just couldn't get this one to shoot and I genuinely don't think it was me.  I have a 33 inch draw length.  Not sure why I struggled so bad with the last one, but I did.
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Re: A bow that you can't shoot
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 03:05:17 PM »
I would generally agree, but I just couldn't get this one to shoot and I genuinely don't think it was me.  I have a 33 inch draw length.  Not sure why I struggled so bad with the last one, but I did.
33"??  daaamn.  That is extremely long, I didn't know there were bows out there that long?  I felt limited on choices with my 31.5" draw.
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Re: A bow that you can't shoot
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 04:33:31 PM »
Years ago I had an Elite GT500. I lost more arrows shooting that bow than I care to admit. The cams were so aggressive it wanted to go off before I was ready. Didn't have it long.

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Re: A bow that you can't shoot
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 08:06:21 AM »
Years ago I had an Elite GT500. I lost more arrows shooting that bow than I care to admit. The cams were so aggressive it wanted to go off before I was ready. Didn't have it long.
Well with the name GT500, I would hope it is aggressive :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: A bow that you can't shoot
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2020, 08:07:38 AM »
I would generally agree, but I just couldn't get this one to shoot and I genuinely don't think it was me.  I have a 33 inch draw length.  Not sure why I struggled so bad with the last one, but I did.
33"??  daaamn.  That is extremely long, I didn't know there were bows out there that long?  I felt limited on choices with my 31.5" draw.

There are a few on the market.  It is becoming more of a thing not.  PSE and Hoyt both have them.
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Re: A bow that you can't shoot
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 06:16:34 AM »
short brace height and short axle to axle with long draw is tough screws your peep angle too. id work on grip and anchor point aswell
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Re: A bow that you can't shoot
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2020, 09:15:55 AM »
If your looking for the most accurate easy to shoot bow. Generally speaking you want to choose a bow with lower speed, bigger more round cams with a longer axel to axel and longer brace height. Personally I shoot bows with longer valleys at full draw like bowtechs and pse much better as I’m not thinking about it wanting to jump. Hate hoyts for this reason. Finding a bow with a grip that fits more consistently Will help a lot as well. There’s a reason they aren’t making many “speed” bows anymore.

 


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