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Old 04-14-2010, 06:25 PM   #1
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I'm 50 years old been shooting nothing but spots for 25 years but my son and i are going to shoot a 3d in June. But i find myself scared already about doing this, i am afraid of loosing arrows and just making a fool of my self. For the past 7 years i have shot compound barebow but now its back to sights and release so i am busy sighting in. Any suggestions on calming an old goats nerves? How was it for your first time?
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:11 PM   #2
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Go have fun. It is easier than spots. I didn't start until I was 48. My boy's were 10 when they started and now are 14.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:24 PM   #3
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Maybe just shoot a fun round. Shoot from a comfort distance for you the first time out. Judging yardage is the key.

Have some good Binos to see where to hit.
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Old 04-15-2010, 05:54 AM   #4
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just remember everyone out there has missed in the past and will miss in the future. we all put are pants on one leg at a time
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If your a old spot shooter, you should have no problems with 3d. The only people watchin you shoot are the people in your group, so if your comfortable shooting in front of them then a 3d shoot is almost stress free. That big foam animal looks like a huge target after staring at a small x all winter.

Have fun 3d's a nice break from standing on line shooting 3 or 5 arrows at a time at 20 yards.
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Just go enjoy yourself. As stated above, bring a pair of binos, and yardage judging is the key. The targets don't move or bleed, so no worries if you muff a shot. It's fun!
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Been there & done that Skydog. I started out as a barebow compound. ' I'd take half a dozen arrows & come back with one or two. Since I've switched over to release & sights I'm wondering why I'm toting around an additional arrow. Like they say, most people go to have fun & It really doesn't matter what they think. ( I'm 50+ & still make some dumb shots)
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:01 PM   #8
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It was the same way for me the first time too. I shot where I was comfortable and I bought cheap arrows first so if I loss it I didn't feel so bad. Have fun skydog.
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