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pavan
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I have two new years resolutions. 1. I want to shoot and eat 4 cottontail rabbits before the end of rabbit season. 2. I want to get at least one person suckered into shooting and hunting with a longbow.

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I don't know what I can add here but I do gap shoot but when I'm shooting at stumps at unknown yardages and game I'm setting that gap "instinctively" ie: I'm not spending a lot of time figuring the yardage but when I throw the bow up I'm setting that tiny relationship between the target and my arrow point as seen at the sight window without much thought and tend to be pretty accurate.

However when I shoot an indoor round I'm using different equipment and have mybow set up so the arrow is point on at 20 yards and then it becomes purely a shooting exercise of the perfect draw, the perfect anchor, the perfect release, the perfect follow through FIVE TIMES IN A ROW. This is totally different than my field shooting and takes unbelievable concentration for me. I'm not as successful as I feel I should be at this.

Maybe others can relate.

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YosemiteSam
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I believe I read that Saxton Pope put Ishi in front of European targets & he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with his setup. But somehow, he managed to get his fair share of game. I always fear that I'm the opposite so I shoot often & just hope for the best.

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That's me as well. I can hit a golf ball @ 20yards in the yard but when I shoot on a paper bullseye my groups are like 4-5" @ 20 yards. Really weird but it doesn't bother me to bad. 3D targets I'm dead on. Jut the paper haunts me lol. Lately I have been practicing no fire drills @20yards aiming at a paper target. Has seemed to help out a ton already.

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KeganM
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quote:
Originally posted by YosemiteSam:
I believe I read that Saxton Pope put Ishi in front of European targets & he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with his setup. But somehow, he managed to get his fair share of game. I always fear that I'm the opposite so I shoot often & just hope for the best.

Pope also wrote that target work with a lighter bow helped their shooting on game.

Tough to know what's the right answer, so I shoot as much as possible. [biglaugh]

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Indoor I shoot with compound archers and the targets are for compound. I have hard time with multiple dots target so I ended up adding my own "dot" on the target to get good results with recurve and instinctive shooting. But I don't see much difference between paper vs 3d IF I am doing what I am suppose to do.
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