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    Default yardage??????????

    i'm fairly new to competitive archery, and i do pretty good but more times than not i'll miss judge a shot or 2 and cost me 1 or 2 places in the tournament. i need to be more consistant. suggestions please!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUT View Post
    i'm fairly new to competitive archery, and i do pretty good but more times than not i'll miss judge a shot or 2 and cost me 1 or 2 places in the tournament. i need to be more consistant. suggestions please!!!!!
    WELCOME glad to have you with us. I use the cut in half rule and go from there. Practice is the best thing for accurate yardage estimating. I use to do alot of stump shooting to get better. I do not shoot alot of 3d but alot of fellas on here do so I'll bet they can get you some good ideas for getting better just give them all a while to check in.


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    Carry a range finder everywhere you go. Spend time guessing the range and checking it with the RF. Front yard, back yard, parking lots, woods. In no time at all you will be right on, or just a yard or so off.
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    thanks guys. greatly appreciated

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    get a faster bow....

    the other guys have good answers.....
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    This is what I do and it might work for you. I find 20 yards first and go from there to the target and then I find half way and double it. Then I come from the target back 10 yards and come back from there. If I get 2 different numbers say 38 and 40 yards I split the difference and dail it for 39. On the half way I usually add 1 yard to what I dail for forgivness. Hope some of this helps you good luck.

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    all these are good.
    I will try ta find 5 yds then I step down ta 2 1/2 yards and ta 10 then 2.5 yrds intervals till I get ta tha target.
    I Also go 5 yrds some times to 10 yrds then 5 yrd intervals to target.just depends on what type of ground I am tryin ta range.
    Sometimes when it really hard ta flesh out I will count 1 yard at a time. what ever it takes ta look it over.

    I will look first and say that is 37 yards than look at tha yards from one of tha systems.

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    Get a bunch of stakes. Set a target up in the woods. Then take the stakes and put one every 5 yards till you get to around 50 to 60 yds. then pick a stake to start at. this will let you see what 5 yards looks like. Its easier to judge 5 yards than 10 or 20. Its a good practice to use. Even at shorter distances like 30 and 40 yards. Gapping works fine for targets up to 40 yards. But its real tough to gap at 50 or farther. Plus, you'll find more terrain to use to judge at 5 yards compaired to 10 or 20 yards. Once you've used this method just a few times. you'll notice how more percise you will get. After using this method for 2 years I can accurately judge to the half yard. Try it for a couple of weeks and see how much closer you can judge. Also, use different settings. Like change terrain and angles.. Good luck..
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    I just take a wild guess and hope I hit the target

    Ok, actually I look at other landmarks that are closer and count the yardage in smaller numbers, 10-20 yds at a time.

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    heres one you can try......get a hat, write down all the yardage from 5-50.....shake up the hat.....draw one, shoot the target for that much....did you hit it??? no....guess its not your lucky day
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    Stare and stare at 20 yards until it burns in your memory. Then work on longer yardage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    heres one you can try......get a hat, write down all the yardage from 5-50.....shake up the hat.....draw one, shoot the target for that much....did you hit it??? no....guess its not your lucky day
    This method would probably work better for me.


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    you can also get you a forty or fifty yard rope and tie makers on it at 5 or 10 yard intervals what ever is best for you and take it to the woods or your local city park and stretch it out on flat land then up then down hill. This helped me alot. I learned this off michle Bradens coaching DVD.

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    Take a peice of rope(30 yrds long) with a flag tied on it, tie it to you, walk around, turn and look at it. This will get you used to looking at certain distances. Rangefinders are also a very good tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dano-c4 View Post
    Take a peice of rope(30 yrds long) with a flag tied on it, tie it to you, walk around, turn and look at it. This will get you used to looking at certain distances. Rangefinders are also a very good tool.
    Tie a rope to yourself? That sounds like trouble to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels3 View Post
    Tie a rope to yourself? That sounds like trouble to me.
    a little clumsy are we???
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    a little clumsy are we???
    not me, I just don't think I will be tying any ropes to me and walking around, although I might fit right in with all the crazy's in this town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels3 View Post
    not me, I just don't think I will be tying any ropes to me and walking around, although I might fit right in with all the crazy's in this town.
    how is that LIP any way????
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    here's the tried and true hoyt_hunter method

    1. draw bow
    2. close eyes
    3. spin in circle
    4. pull trigger
    5. while arrow is in flight, dance and chant "In the 12, In the 12, In the 12..."

    I hope this method brings you as much success as it as to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoyt_hunter007 View Post
    here's the tried and true hoyt_hunter method

    1. draw bow
    2. close eyes
    3. spin in circle
    4. pull trigger
    5. while arrow is in flight, dance and chant "In the 12, In the 12, In the 12..."

    I hope this method brings you as much success as it as to me
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