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Offline Special T

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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2020, 01:08:53 PM »
If it were me and i had hurt my shoulder i would shoot one arrow first thin in the morning at a close distance.  I have heard of a lot of folks talk about the single cold shot is the best practice because it is likely the same kind of condition you will actually be shooting under.  :twocents:  Good Luck!
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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2020, 01:32:08 PM »
If it were me and i had hurt my shoulder i would shoot one arrow first thin in the morning at a close distance.  I have heard of a lot of folks talk about the single cold shot is the best practice because it is likely the same kind of condition you will actually be shooting under.  :twocents:  Good Luck!

I agree and I do that sometimes in my normal shooting. I also like going for a run or doing burpees and then shooting to recreate having to settle down and be steady
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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2020, 07:19:06 PM »
I completely agree about shooting too much and getting fatigued. I'm shooting the same bow I bought as a teenager and the thing maxes out at #55. It's comfortable to shoot large amounts but Karl is also correct in that losing focus and getting sloppy hurts much more than helps. That's one of the reasons I really encourage my wife to shoot with me, I have to make sure my groups stay tighter then hers do  :chuckle:

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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2020, 07:31:59 PM »
My sessions I'm shooting probably close to 100 arrows, how many are you guys sending down range each time you get the bow out? That might make a difference too.

 :yike:  That's insane. Definitely never shot that many arrows in a session.  Now that I think about it, I've probably only ever shot something like 40 arrows max in any given sitting.

I agree with the comments on quality versus quantity, fatigue issues, etc.  I think for most people the small stabilizer muscles fatigue rather quickly. I start shooting right about now. After maybe 15 arrows I can tell that accuracy is already decreasing. The comments about the first shots being the most critical, definitely correct. When the hunting season starts and the days before, I only shoot a few arrows a day.

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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2020, 08:07:58 PM »
4 arrow groups few times a day!  I have two different bows so I shoot both.
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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2020, 06:26:39 AM »
Some guys shoot once check there sights and kill an animal every year. Some guys shoot weekly all year and usually miss. Your best bet is to just shoot as much as you can and learn to tune your bow. With Compound archery it isnít that hard to achieve accuracy. The hard part is getting the yardage right. So use a rangefinder.

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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2020, 06:48:18 AM »
been shooting since I was 11 yrs old. Anymore Ill start shooting in August and its 1 arrow at a time with a broadhead.

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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2020, 09:10:36 AM »
I've found that the less I shoot, the more accurate I am, to an extent  :dunno: I just shot my first arrows of the season on Tuesday and will progressively ramp it up more between now and the end of August.

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Re: Time needed shooting to be ready for archery
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2020, 10:11:29 AM »
Shooting at the same dot gets expensive.  I have 4 rinehart targets banded together and I shoot at different dot each time, six arrows six dots.
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