I'm new here but maybe you guys can appreciate this.. have you ever had a really good day all of a sudden? I'm not too good and I only stand not quite 20 yards from the target (one of those Block foam ones, about 24"?) Usually I'm kind of all over the target. After a couple of hours of shooting with Mr. Howlindawgs at a 20 oz mountain dew bottle hanging in the center of the target, all at once it was "Wham! Wham! Wham! Wham!" Four of seven right in the bottle. The next time, 6 of 7 right in the kill zone (the white circle at the middle of the target maybe 12-15 inches?) I know for most of you it would seem like point blank range, but for someone with about 90% of strength in the legs, for a few minutes today I felt like a REAL archer. I know I have a long ways to go, but isnt it just so much FUN to have a day like that??? Seriously, I love my bow (Hoyt Excel recurve) and I can't wait till it becomes like an extension of my arm