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I know most of us don't like to shoot spot targets, but it can really help to diagnose how an archer is shooting. Recently, I purchased 38# ILF limbs to aid in my form work. Since then, I've been improving my scores shooting spots. Yesterday, I posted a PB, shooting 255 out of 300 on an NFAA blue face target at 20 yards. My ends scored this way: 77, 89, 89. I know this score doesn't mean I'm ready for Vegas or IBO Worlds. That's really not my goaI. My goal is just to continually improve my form and thereby my shooting. I feel my form improvement is largerly attributable to lowering my poundage, allowing me to focusing on my form. I hope this helps anyone who may want to shoot spots as a way to improve their form. Lower bow weight really worked for me.
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That's pretty good shooting, Dennis.
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That is very respectable. Congratulations.

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Thanks, guys. For me, it's been a long slow process, but it's coming around.
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good shooting. I also went down on poundage. Wish I would've long time ago. I still suck but I'm having more fun lol.
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Thats a great score. I just shot my personal best today, 198 (6X) as well. Besides that, I am generally a 180-185 shooter. I have increased my league average from about mid 150s in 2012-2013 (when I really started getting "serious" [laughing] about NFAA indoor) steadily every year. I am a strong believer in targets and hunting being 2 different worlds. Back then, my good shot (s) on game greatly outweighed my missed shots. I'm better target archer now, but my hunting accuracy hasn't changed much. I just have a good time shooting my bow.

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Funny stuff, BW & crazynate! Keep it up. You're making good progress and that's great! My growth in accuracy has been slow too. Like you, I'm enjoying shooting a lot as well.
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I am glad it worked for you, but lowering my bow weight does not seem to help. I shoot the same weight I hunt with, 55@29 (however, that weight has dropped a little in a few years). I have 43@29" limbs, but they are a real challenge for me to shoot indoor rounds with. I save those for hot (90+) 3d shoots in the summer. I have always believed in shooting the heaviest weight that can be shot accurately for many repetitions. For me, that is in the mid 50's. There are many avenues leading to the same goal.

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Nice shooting. I don't shoot any of those target faces but it seems like a good idea to track your accuracy and progress. As for now
I just shoot 5" paper plates and that seems to work well.

Personally I'm more accurate with a higher draw weight (as long as it does not cause me to shake at full draw) but a heavier draw weight demands you to be in great shape or else you will fatigue much quicker.

The heavier the draw weight the more stable in flight the string will be since it will be more taut which means less string deflection from a poor release.

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If you shoot the NFAA round you will shoot 60 arrows during the round and perhaps 15-20 more pre round practice so be prepared to shoot 85 arrows. It starts to wear towards the end, believe me.

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The blue face is a great way to compare gear and techniques. That's some good shooting, and hopefully it just keeps getting better!

Best thing I ever did for my shooting was take time for paper every now and then.

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