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    Hello, I've only shot Vegas spots, FITA and a little Field. I want to begin shooting 3-D. Anything I need to be looking out for, or brushing up on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by target1 View Post
    Hello, I've only shot Vegas spots, FITA and a little Field. I want to begin shooting 3-D. Anything I need to be looking out for, or brushing up on?
    Memorizing the location of the scoring rings on each animal and how to locate them when you can't see them..


    Learning to judge yardage to within a yard average.


    Learning to aim at nothing and still hit your mark...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Memorizing the location of the scoring rings on each animal and how to locate them when you can't see them..


    Learning to judge yardage to within a yard average.


    Learning to aim at nothing and still hit your mark...
    are the scoring zones, the same as the "actual" kill zones on said animal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAVI View Post
    Memorizing the location of the scoring rings on each animal and how to locate them when you can't see them..


    Learning to judge yardage to within a yard average.


    Learning to aim at nothing and still hit your mark...
    that just about covers it......

    learn to shoot from awkward positions. sometimes they have you shooting from under limbs, behind trees and sitting on buckets, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by target1 View Post
    are the scoring zones, the same as the "actual" kill zones on said animal?
    approximately. they're usually a little high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by target1 View Post
    are the scoring zones, the same as the "actual" kill zones on said animal?
    Not really...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathews Man View Post
    Look at this for an Idea
    that looks pretty close...thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by target1 View Post
    are the scoring zones, the same as the "actual" kill zones on said animal?
    You can also buy cards to carry with you that show the kill zones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheely View Post
    You can also buy cards to carry with you that show the kill zones
    where? LAS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheely View Post
    You can also buy cards to carry with you that show the kill zones
    Depends... I've never found them for the ASA
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    Javi--I''ve seen cards for both...but it has been awhile

    To the person with the ?.....Binos are allowed...with binos, you get what you pay for.

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    Being on the west coast the likelyhood that I will be shooting either IBO or ASA is nill. Mainly local shoots and the Redding shoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by target1 View Post
    Being on the west coast the likelyhood that I will be shooting either IBO or ASA is nill. Mainly local shoots and the Redding shoot.
    Have you been to the Redding shoot? I went 2 years ago, it was lots of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master Cleatus View Post
    Javi--I''ve seen cards for both...but it has been awhile

    To the person with the ?.....Binos are allowed...with binos, you get what you pay for.

    So have I, but that was before the change to "Easton/McKenzie" Targets..

    Never having played at Reading... I don't know the targets.. But I suspect Rineharts.. and they do have cards..
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    Quote Originally Posted by master Cleatus View Post
    Binos are allowed...with binos, you get what you pay for.
    IBO limits magnification to 8.5x...so get a pair that will be legal in competition


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    Like was already said, learn to judge yardage. If you can hit a spot the size of a silver dollar at a known yardage, it is a lot more difficult if you don't know the distance.

    Also, most times you won't be able to see the scoring rings with the naked eye. Once you look at it with your binos, look for anything on the target you can use for a reference point. If there are already arrows in the target, it is easier. You can tell if you have to aim above and left of someone else's arrow, for instance. If there are no arrows in the target yet, you can look for a light or a dark spot, or a large hole (some shoots will have targets that are pretty shot up), or maybe even a spot of sunlight or shadow. These are just a few suggestions I have. Hope this helps.

    Just remember to have fun. If you don't tear up the course the first few times, so what. You will improve with time. A lot of times you can even get help from fellow shooters in you group. If they are more experienced, they can be a source of good advice. A lot of bigger shoots have people that will be willing to help out even though you are shooting against them. Archery is full of helpful folks. You just have to be able to sort the good from the not so good advice.

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    One of the major diferences is the amount of shooting htat is done
    you will only shoot 1 arrow at the target per station or target usally 30 targets but can very
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