What do you do to judge yardage???

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by firechic, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. firechic

    firechic IKE refugee... hehe

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    So I went to my secound ever 3d shoot yesterday. I did pretty well, but would like to get better. I shot 11 down.... 289 5x's. (the first shoot I shot a 178 with 1x).

    So what I'm wondering, is how everyone judges yardage. So do y'all have any tricks or secrets, or do I need to learn the different targets or what....????

    Any help would be greatful!

    THANKS!!!! :p
     
  2. firechic

    firechic IKE refugee... hehe

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    Oppps!!! :doh: :doh: :doh: Some one already started this thread in the Beginners area. Oh well.... Maybe I'll get more traffic over here. :peace:
     

  3. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I usually do it two ways and average the two.

    First I'll estimate 1/2 way....count the yards to that and double it.

    Next I'll pick out 20 yards and count yards to the target.

    Then I average them.

    If I can't do either due to the ground disappearing....I'll take a SWAG and let it fly (I usually lose an arrow on these ones) :noidea: :noidea: :noidea:
     
  4. dano1977

    dano1977 Senior Member

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    I randomly pick a # between 1 and 50:laugh:

    I find 20 yards and then go from there, and then I also find half way and figure that way.
     
  5. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I wondered why you had 50 pieces of paper in your pocket? So you just pull one out and go with it????:noidea:
     
  6. jdawg240

    jdawg240 BOWNUTS

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    I try to use 10 yard increments. See how many first downs ar between me and the deer.
     
  7. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    So do you adjust your sight to the nearest 10 yards??? :laugh:
     
  8. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I go half way then double.:rockon:
     
  9. jdawg240

    jdawg240 BOWNUTS

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    no I shoot one pin 0 to 50:rockon: :lol:
     
  10. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member

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    Me too. 10 yards at a time.
     
  11. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    I practiced the other day on the golf course....wow, I am out of practice. I would judge something at 37 yards and then range it at 47.5. shoosh....usually I have to add 3, not 10!
     
  12. firechic

    firechic IKE refugee... hehe

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    Here's one I heard for 3D....

    A tip from a pro, that I was shooting with the other day...

    He said listen to the sound of when the shooter releases to when the arrow hits. Longer the silence... the longer the yardage... etc. You can do this when you know the shooter infront of you is shooting the 280fps. I listened after he told me and it works really well!

    Anyone else use this?
     
  13. firechic

    firechic IKE refugee... hehe

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    HA!!! You should have went with me then to get some more practice in! :laugh: :hug:
     
  14. kbohunt

    kbohunt are u a fat boy?

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    yep

    I have done that before, on a longer shot like 52yds, i thought it was about 45 but watched the shooter up ahead shoot it, i knew him and how fast his bow was, listened and when i came up i added 5 and nailed it.
    as to earilier
    I bracket 10yds on the ground, from tree to tree any thing on the ground
    Then break it down furture to within a couple of yds.
    After 45 its kinda hard for me anyway, but out to 45 im pretty much on the yardage.:rockon:
    Shooting the bow at that distance is another thing:lol:
     
  15. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    I just walk up give it that ole Clint Eastwood stare and leter fly...:peace:
     
  16. switchback xt 01

    switchback xt 01 New Member

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    practice shooting various yards and in time you will catch on:peace:
     
  17. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    start at the target and count back.
     
  18. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    practice judging yards at known distances and learning them in different terrians is a very good way
    learning how ta judge tha no ground ones is very important
    only comes from seeing em in the air at practice
    yes the timming thing can be good but ya gotta be consistant in tha count.
    personally never use it
    althought I do notice it takes alittle longer on some shots.
    I will use 5 yard 10 yds 1 yrd incriments
    bush to tree, ta rock, ta root, or what ever
    sometimes I need ta consult with tha bluetooth Fellar.:D
     
  19. Hoyt1986

    Hoyt1986 GIT R-DONE!!!!!!

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    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....buy a range finder mabey:noidea: :noidea: ............DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH:deadhorse:
     
  20. thats how I do it.

    I find it is best to have a range finder with you when back in the real world and practice with it when you go places.