First 3-D shoot tommorow!!!

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  • January 20, 2013 at 3:24 am #497682 Back to Top REPORT
    deerslayer_t3-2
    DeerSlayer_T3

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    I have my first 3-D shoot tommorow and I’m really excited! Tips? Thanks! Wish me luck!!! :D :thumbup [=}=]

    Grouping at 25 yds today with my Helim! :D [=}=]

    January 20, 2013 at 4:00 am #548089 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


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    First off have fun. :thumbup 3d is as much about being able to judge yardage as it is about being to hit the spot you aim at. I know some good spot shooters who can’t shoot an average round in 3d because they can’t judge yardage. Bring some binos and know where the scoring rings are. :thumbup
    January 20, 2013 at 4:05 am #548090 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    Ditto. :thumbup
    January 20, 2013 at 12:01 pm #548091 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

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    What they said :thumbup

    Let us know how it goes ;)

    How are you living your Dash?
    January 20, 2013 at 6:38 pm #548092 Back to Top REPORT
    deerslayer_t3-2
    DeerSlayer_T3

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    Shot trophy class and did pretty good! :thumbup Goin to go pick up a BOSS X now!!! :D :D :D :D :D
    January 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm #548093 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
    statedriller

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    Aim for the head, it’s worth double. :thumbup :thumbup :p
    The end is near....
    January 20, 2013 at 6:58 pm #548094 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


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    Shot trophy class and did pretty good! :thumbup Goin to go pick up a BOSS X now!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    :thumbup
    How many targets was the course, and what did you score?

    January 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm #548095 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
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    Shot trophy class and did pretty good! :thumbup Goin to go pick up a BOSS X now!!! :D :D :D :D :D

    :thumbup
    How many targets was the course, and what did you score?[/quote:ovwhl5xl]

    Awesome!!!

    Like Ricky would love to hear your score and number of targets.

    Bottom line..Did you have a good time?

    How are you living your Dash?
    January 21, 2013 at 12:59 am #548096 Back to Top REPORT
    deerslayer_t3-2
    DeerSlayer_T3

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    20 targets. 100 class. 152 (I got no excuses :-S ) I had a TON of fun!!! Will try to go to one very week from now on… Any tips for judging ranges?
    January 21, 2013 at 1:07 am #548097 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
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    20 targets. 100 class. 152 (I got no excuses :-S ) I had a TON of fun!!! Will try to go to one very week from now on… Any tips for judging ranges?

    Practice, practice, practice. You can work on judging distance anywhere, anytime. Maybe get a range finder to verify the yardage while you are practicing.

    One tip someone gave me one time is to take a yardage you are good at judging, let’s just say 20yds and as you walk up to the stake find a tree or something that you are confident is 20yds and use that as a reference point then go from there.

    in the end it’s just a matter of practicing and going out and shooting.

    How are you living your Dash?
    January 21, 2013 at 1:10 am #548098 Back to Top REPORT
    deerslayer_t3-2
    DeerSlayer_T3

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    I will definitely do that! I got a rf and use it quite often. I just got the Boss C and it is sweet!!
    January 21, 2013 at 1:47 am #548099 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
    RickyM


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    20 targets. 100 class. 152 (I got no excuses :-S ) I had a TON of fun!!! Will try to go to one very week from now on… Any tips for judging ranges?

    Practice, practice, practice. You can work on judging distance anywhere, anytime. Maybe get a range finder to verify the yardage while you are practicing.

    One tip someone gave me one time is to take a yardage you are good at judging, let’s just say 20yds and as you walk up to the stake find a tree or something that you are confident is 20yds and use that as a reference point then go from there.

    in the end it’s just a matter of practicing and going out and shooting.[/quote:2roudohb]

    That’s good advice. I always find what I think is 20 yards first and then judge the rest of the distance from there. Most of all have fun. :thumbup

    January 21, 2013 at 2:27 am #548100 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

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    Glad you had fun, that’s what its all about. Like others have said, practice will ony help you get better. Good Luck!
    January 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm #548101 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    There really are very few tricks for estimating yardage and no substitute for learning by trial and error. Take a walk with your rangefinder and practice picking out objects, estimating yardage, checking with RF, then analyze why you were off.

    3D Pros spend more time on the range getting to know the targets, sizes and scoring ring placements, than shooting. Knowing that the target is a 56×36 Large Deer or a 43×35 Medium Deer is a great help in making a range estimate and avoiding a bad misjudgement.

    A RF is indispensable for bowhunting, but there are times when you can’t get it into play (like when you forgot it back in camp ](*,) ) so you have to wing it and make a quick range estimate. Here is a good article by Randy Ulmer on range estimating:
    http://www.bowhuntingmag.com/2010/10/28 … ange_0609/

    Some methods are:
    - 1. Pick a spot at 10 or 20 yds, then use multiples to find the range to target.
    - 2. Make a first glance range estimate, then pick a spot 10yds back from target and come back in multiples to verify range.
    - 3. Pick a spot halfway to the target and estimate its distance using Method 1 or 2 or both, then double it to get range to target. Handy for long distance targets.
    - 4. Look at target and make a quick range estimate based on target size. Pick a familiar object well away from the target, like a large rock or tree, that appears to be about the same distance as the target and estimate its range. If the target estimate was correct, the object estimate should be close. Handy method when shooting over water or across an open ravine, etc.

    Start collecting pictures of 3D targets and make up small booklets for reference. Booklets can be found at Walmart, K-Mart, Target, etc.

    January 22, 2013 at 1:04 am #548102 Back to Top REPORT
    deerslayer_t3-2
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    There really are very few tricks for estimating yardage and no substitute for learning by trial and error. Take a walk with your rangefinder and practice picking out objects, estimating yardage, checking with RF, then analyze why you were off.

    3D Pros spend more time on the range getting to know the targets, sizes and scoring ring placements, than shooting. Knowing that the target is a 56×36 Large Deer or a 43×35 Medium Deer is a great help in making a range estimate and avoiding a bad misjudgement.

    A RF is indispensable for bowhunting, but there are times when you can’t get it into play (like when you forgot it back in camp ](*,) ) so you have to wing it and make a quick range estimate. Here is a good article by Randy Ulmer on range estimating:
    http://www.bowhuntingmag.com/2010/10/28 … ange_0609/

    Some methods are:
    - 1. Pick a spot at 10 or 20 yds, then use multiples to find the range to target.
    - 2. Make a first glance range estimate, then pick a spot 10yds back from target and come back in multiples to verify range.
    - 3. Pick a spot halfway to the target and estimate its distance using Method 1 or 2 or both, then double it to get range to target. Handy for long distance targets.
    - 4. Look at target and make a quick range estimate based on target size. Pick a familiar object well away from the target, like a large rock or tree, that appears to be about the same distance as the target and estimate its range. If the target estimate was correct, the object estimate should be close. Handy method when shooting over water or across an open ravine, etc.

    Start collecting pictures of 3D targets and make up small booklets for reference. Booklets can be found at Walmart, K-Mart, Target, etc.

    [/quote:hflljavl]

    As always, thanks for the advice gj!!! I will definitly try those tactics!

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