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    Question help-3d

    I've always been a recreational shooter. I am thinking of doing 3d, but I need to know a few things. Here are a few questions:

    How do you use a scorecard?

    Can points be taken away for things?

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    How many arrows do I need?

    My field range has something like 24 +/- targets, and so far I have 6 arrows.

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    6 arrows should be good unless you plan on spankin a bunch of trees and such. I usually carry 6 myself. I only do it for fun so I never turn my score card in. I might start this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntinfool
    6 arrows should be good unless you plan on spankin a bunch of trees and such. I usually carry 6 myself. I only do it for fun so I never turn my score card in. I might start this year.
    I'm really not trying to start something, but if you take the time shoot in a tourney you should turn your card in. The clubs like to post the names see how many people shoot and the show off their score sheet and say "Look how many come to our shoots."

    If it's just for fun then you shouldn't care about you score or anyone elses, but the other guys like them. It keep interest and interest keeps the game going. Next time turn you card in for freaks like me who like to see who shoots better than me. Especially since noone ever shoots worse than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA Rcher12
    I've always been a recreational shooter. I am thinking of doing 3d, but I need to know a few things. Here are a few questions:

    How do you use a scorecard?

    Can points be taken away for things?

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    How many arrows do I need?

    My field range has something like 24 +/- targets, and so far I have 6 arrows.
    Well i went to my first 3d shoot this year. Just pack your stuff up and go. You will learn as you go to more shoots. Take a friend also(it makes it twice as fun). Just remember safety first and you will do fine.I smoked my brothers butt by 40+ points.

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    Will a scope be helpful? They only have one dot. Do you adjust it before the shot?

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    you will want to start in a novice class a 3 pin sight will be good to start out with once you progress you may want to graduate to a moover sight and sight it in at different yardages and matk that yardage on thetape located at the back of the sight.
    later on you may want to move up to a target sight.

    Here is how the scoring is set up
    3D Archery, What is it?
    The sport of 3D Archery is a form of Target Archery. It is also known as a very addicting and fun Archery sport. 3D Archery can be participated by anyone at any skill level.
    3D Archery can be set in the woods, fields and sometime even indoor ranges. The goal of 3D Archery is having the ability to guess how far away the target is and know where to shoot to achieve the highest possible score.

    3D Archery is a lot like golf
    In Golf you generally need to know of far the hole is to choose the right club. In 3D you have to guess the distance and shoot to get the highest score. As in golf if you guess the distance wrong you will probably not score as well. In golf the lowest score wins, in 3D the highest score wins.

    Marked 3D vs Unmarked 3D Archery
    There are two types of archery events, marked yardage and unmarked yardage. The majority of the shoots are unmarked yardage. This means you stand at your designated stake and try to guess how far the target is. You then take your shot trying to score the highest possible points.

    In Marked 3D Archery, they will tell you at each stake, how far the target is. Some clubs will even put a small dot on the highest scoring ring. Your object is to hit the highest scoring ring.

    Target Scoring in 3D Archery
    Each 3D Target will have a set of scoring rings on it. The scoring is normally Club dependant or association dependant. Many Archery Clubs use the following scoring. The smallest circle scores and 11 or 12 points, the next ring is the heart, 10 points, the lung is 8 points, the body is 5 points. The hoof or antlers on deer score a zero.

    Types of Archery Targets
    Generally, the 3D Archery will shoot at various animal shaped targets. These are close to life sized animals. The types of animals will vary depending on the club. You may see everything from Antelope, Deer, Sheep, Snakes, Beaver, Skunk, Moose, Elk, Cougar, Bobcat and much more.

    Archery Skill Levels Required
    3D Archery has many classes for different skill levels and equipment. Even beginners and children can have a lot of fun in this sport. The Archery equipment you use, is the deciding factor on how far away your targets will be. An example for bowhunter class it 35 yards and under.

    Which 3D Archery Class do I belong in?
    Each club will have their own requirements so please check with them. However, here are some general classes. The closest stake to the target is for the Cub Class (usually under 11 yrs). The next will be the Youth stake (16 and under) followed by the traditional archers stake and then bowhunter, open and competition stakes. Competition and Open classes are generally 45 or 50 yards as a maximum distance. This does not mean they are all that far.

    What about guessing yardage in 3D Archery
    Guessing the distance is probably the number one skill in 3D Archery. In unmarked 3D Archery, you must guess how far the target is in order to make a high scoring shot.
    http://www.3dshoots.com/3d-archery.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archeryaddict
    you will want to start in a novice class a 3 pin sight will be good to start out with once you progress you may want to graduate to a moover sight and sight it in at different yardages and matk that yardage on thetape located at the back of the sight.
    later on you may want to move up to a target sight.

    Here is how the scoring is set up
    3D Archery, What is it?
    The sport of 3D Archery is a form of Target Archery. It is also known as a very addicting and fun Archery sport. 3D Archery can be participated by anyone at any skill level.
    3D Archery can be set in the woods, fields and sometime even indoor ranges. The goal of 3D Archery is having the ability to guess how far away the target is and know where to shoot to achieve the highest possible score.

    3D Archery is a lot like golf
    In Golf you generally need to know of far the hole is to choose the right club. In 3D you have to guess the distance and shoot to get the highest score. As in golf if you guess the distance wrong you will probably not score as well. In golf the lowest score wins, in 3D the highest score wins.

    Marked 3D vs Unmarked 3D Archery
    There are two types of archery events, marked yardage and unmarked yardage. The majority of the shoots are unmarked yardage. This means you stand at your designated stake and try to guess how far the target is. You then take your shot trying to score the highest possible points.

    In Marked 3D Archery, they will tell you at each stake, how far the target is. Some clubs will even put a small dot on the highest scoring ring. Your object is to hit the highest scoring ring.

    Target Scoring in 3D Archery
    Each 3D Target will have a set of scoring rings on it. The scoring is normally Club dependant or association dependant. Many Archery Clubs use the following scoring. The smallest circle scores and 11 or 12 points, the next ring is the heart, 10 points, the lung is 8 points, the body is 5 points. The hoof or antlers on deer score a zero.

    Types of Archery Targets
    Generally, the 3D Archery will shoot at various animal shaped targets. These are close to life sized animals. The types of animals will vary depending on the club. You may see everything from Antelope, Deer, Sheep, Snakes, Beaver, Skunk, Moose, Elk, Cougar, Bobcat and much more.

    Archery Skill Levels Required
    3D Archery has many classes for different skill levels and equipment. Even beginners and children can have a lot of fun in this sport. The Archery equipment you use, is the deciding factor on how far away your targets will be. An example for bowhunter class it 35 yards and under.

    Which 3D Archery Class do I belong in?
    Each club will have their own requirements so please check with them. However, here are some general classes. The closest stake to the target is for the Cub Class (usually under 11 yrs). The next will be the Youth stake (16 and under) followed by the traditional archers stake and then bowhunter, open and competition stakes. Competition and Open classes are generally 45 or 50 yards as a maximum distance. This does not mean they are all that far.

    What about guessing yardage in 3D Archery
    Guessing the distance is probably the number one skill in 3D Archery. In unmarked 3D Archery, you must guess how far the target is in order to make a high scoring shot.
    http://www.3dshoots.com/3d-archery.html
    great info nice job on you post!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA Rcher12
    I've always been a recreational shooter. I am thinking of doing 3d, but I need to know a few things. Here are a few questions:

    How do you use a scorecard?

    Scoring the targets is pretty straight foward, and the host club of any shoot will usually be happy to explain the scoring and how their score cards are set up. Depending on affliation the clubs will either us ASA or IBO scoring method. ASA is 12/10/8/5 where as the IBO is 11/10/8/5.

    Can points be taken away for things?

    The points you make on each shot are permenant. The only way you will not score points is when the target is missed. This is usually refered to as an X in 3d.

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    How many arrows do I need?

    Six arrows are plenty as you pull after each shot, and unless you have a bad day of judging yardage or have equipment problems that cause you to shoot high low etc. You should be able to walk out with the same arrows you start with.

    My field range has something like 24 +/- targets, and so far I have 6 arrows.

    One other thing I would suggest, especially if you shoot carbons with high arrow speed is find something like soap. To lubricate your arrows to make it easier to pull you arrows without damaging the shafts. High arrow speed and friction of the arrow penetrating the foam, will cause the foam to melt slightly around the shaft making it very difficult to pull the arrow without lube.

    The main thing in all of this though is to remember to just have fun
    TNArcher

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    Is there a different class or group if you use a recurve?

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    You can shoot traditional with a recurve. No sights, no mechanical release. I'm not familiar with it, but I believe that you can shoot a recurve with sights, I think it's called traditional limited.

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    go to the ASA web site for rules. if your gonna shoot in an ASA sanctioned class. also, for judging distances. you should shoot at 5 yrd incremants. so at longer ranges you will know exactly wher to put your pins. since in novice class. they are 30 yds and under. also they can add yardage 3% longer on the longest target. so you could be set for 30yrds. but its actually 33yrds. which can make the differance between a 12 or a 10 score. ect...... you will get better at ranging after a while. make sure you read all the rules also. you will be fine. practice - practice- practice!!!!
    you'll be hooked after your first one. GOOD LUCK!!!!!
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    Bring a stool so you can rest between targets. It can be a long wait sometimes and standing all that time will make you tired in your shot. The FLW fishermans stool sold at Walmart has been a big hit in the 3D circuit!! Just add some tubes for your arrows and you're set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph S.
    Is there a different class or group if you use a recurve?
    Yes, there most likely is.

    In the shoots I participate in here in NC, a recurve can fall in into several classes dependng on your set up. My recurve has a machined riser and I shoot off a rest. Thus, I can not shoot in the traditional class. They shoot from the shelf, or, hand.

    But, I can shoot in a class that groups me with shooters with near like equipment.
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