How far do you practice?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by thehairlessone!, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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    How far do you normally practice? I shot 20 yds out in the yard quite a bit and once a week or so I go to the range and shoot further (30-40 yds)

    Today I was practicing at 50 and shooting pretty well (pie plate) so I thought I would see what happened at 60 and to my suprise I was actually shooting pretty well. I have never really shot that far before.

    My furthest hunting shot is about 25 yds. so I never saw the need but it was fun. Must be the bow!! :biggrin1: :rockon:

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  2. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Slippy for President!

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    When getting ready for 3-d season I usually practice anywhere from 70-80 yds. Sometimes I try 100 yds and longer. I'm not very good from those distances but after shooting them, a 40 yard 3-d target looks seems like a chip shot. :D
     

  3. j3dGuam

    j3dGuam Senior Member

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    60-70 yds is most I canget out of our range.
     
  4. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member

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    I will shoot 60 yards when I can, but usually the practice is at 40.
     
  5. thehairlessone!

    thehairlessone! Senior Member

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    HOLY CRAP! I have shot that far once or twice for a bonus shot at a shoot.

    A few months ago I hit a turkey that was about 70-75 yds. I was pretty happy about that. I dont do it regularly though.

    rick
     
  6. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Slippy for President!

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    LOL I guess that is just one of the good things about living out in the sticks. :rockon:

    It really does help with shooting those 35-45 yard shots at the 3-d range.
     
  7. tek

    tek Senior Member

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    Both bows are set to 80 yards but I do most of my practice at 40 yards because it seems like 40 yards is about average at a lot of the 3D shoots.
     
  8. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I live in town which really sucks....

    I got 13yards in the garage. If I want more I gotta lug the bag to my Dad's property or drive to the bow club......


    I am deadly at 13 yards though....:biggrin1:
     
  9. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Senior Member

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    70 yards and in anymore, I used to practice out to 100 yards, but the eyes aren't what they used to be. I can get 80+ yards behind the house easy:cool:

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  10. pilot

    pilot Senior Member

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    60yd is about as far as i have hit anything so far...most of my practice is 40-50yd.
     
  11. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I can get about 30 yards at home down the driveway and into the garage. But my neihbors seem to get a little nervous with arrows flying 15 yards from their house. I need to buy a target for my parents house I can shoot about 90 yards over there but usually only shoot about 50 there.
     
  12. MO.HICK

    MO.HICK Senior Member

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    I practice out to 50 yards. Most of our 3-d targets are about 42 yards and closer. I did shoot one shoot this year that had a carp target at 44 yards and the little honey bear at 37 yards. Luckly I got an 8 on the carp and a 10 on the bear. Blind luck.

    MO.Hick
     
  13. Michael396

    Michael396 Member

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    20-30-40-50-60-50-40-30-20

    I start at 20 yards and end at 20 yards.
     
  14. bullspotter

    bullspotter Senior Member

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    out to 75 for me. I like to mix it up, ill shoot 1 arrow at say 30 then 50, then to 75 then to 45 ext back and fourth,Gets me usto using all my pis, so i can go right to the one i need faster.
     
  15. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    Just like alot of guys have already said the longer shots make the short ones easier in theory. in field league it would amaze me how I could shoot the 80yd walk up clean and then miss one at 30. I used to practice at 20 but now I like to shoot at 60 or 50 and move in maybe every ten arrows
     
  16. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    60+ or at least I try to. Its amazing to see what little imperfections in your form or what little imperfections in the arrow can cause on longer shots.
     
  17. Gator eye

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    I start out at 20, move to thirty and so on intil about 80. I don't have enough clearance to go past 80.
    When you get past 30 or 40 yard your form flaws really start showing.:biggrin1:
     
  18. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

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    I can get 42 yards in my back yard. So that's as far as I practice.

    Ben
     
  19. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Slippy for President!

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    :amen:

    It sure points out things to work on.
     
  20. SinGin

    SinGin Banned

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    90 meters with my targetbow
    70 yards with the hunting rig ( but would never shoot anything past 40 yards when hunting)