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  • March 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm #623820 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon

    I agree completely agree about our obligations to our game and I do practice A LOT. But it’s in that moment in the field where I struggle; being completely aware.That 275 is a guesstimate but I don’t think it’s too far off.

    Nothing can just make “animal panic” go away…..experience helps. Multiple close encounters help…and I mean being up close and personal. I remember the day when I could not breath when a cow elk trotted into my shooting lane. When I let the string go it was an exhale of relief…and a miss…lol.
    I believe its a mind set….let go the serious moment and enjoy it. Don’t look at the whole animal, look at your target. Look to see the very hair your shooting at and concentrate on that. I get tunnel vision and don’t see the antlers or the body….just the hair/spot I want to rest my pin on. Before all of this you would have used that nice rangefinder to get a mark….now use that mark and place the pin…..then the work starts, packing it out. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_wink}

    If you don’t have a rangefinder….you should get one. Practice with it by guessing first then use the rangefinder to check yourself. You do this all summer you’ll be fine…

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    March 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm #623844 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
    99fatboy

    Age: 52
    Joined: 2/15/2010
    Location: n.y.
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    Don’t know what your arrow weight is but, with a 350g. arrow, your speed is going to be about 265 fps.@ 50#-29.5″.
    black z7 magnum,tommy hogg,qad,b-stingers, vaportrail: blue smoke triumph,sword,hamskae,b-stingers:desert tactical chill R, tommy hogg,limbdriver pro v,ktech
    March 26, 2014 at 8:50 pm #623847 Back to Top REPORT
    doublegun
    Doublegun

    Joined: 7/15/2004
    Sounds reasonable.
    March 26, 2014 at 9:46 pm #623856 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

    Age: 63
    Joined: 12/10/2009
    Location: Upstate NY
    Sounds like a lot of similarity in our opportunities.  In general, my shots are at deer going from there to there.  Could be from beneath my stand to 40 yards out.  I don’t shoot at moving deer, but I don’t have time to go through a multi-step process or one that gives me time to think it all through.  It’s hard to use the wrong pin if you only have one.  You have to know your distance which holds true for any shot.  For me, it’s draw, bend at the waist making sure that I maintain my shooting form, hold high if I need to and squeeze it off.  I put in plenty of practice to know what my arrow drop will be based on the distance as well as the distance from my stand to my shooting lanes.  I find it advantageous to shoot at deer silhouettes in practice to know where to hold when the opportunity presents itself.  Good luck in what you do.
    March 28, 2014 at 10:47 am #623999 Back to Top REPORT
    jaybirdm
    jaybirdm

    Joined: 3/20/2009
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    “I struggle with “the moment” when the shot has to be made.  Never as much time as seen on TV, a few seconds to gather my whits, control my breathing, find the pin, center and make a clean release.  My goal this year is to minimize the things that can go wrong in “the moment” and I am starting with my pins.  Do I REALLY need to have 5?  Two years ago I missed a deer, shooting WAY over the back, because in those fleeting seconds I centered the wrong pin (and I am not color blind).  This past fall, the batteries in my pin light were dead (mistake #1) and finding a pin was the problem, but would I have even picked the right pin had the light been on? ”

    For Deer and Turkey, I use Trijicon’s accupin in the treestand and Ground blind It uses tritium and the sight has been updated. The pin is dual illuminated by excellent fiber optics and glows in the dark but not overwhelming.  This eliminates the batteries going bad because they only go bad when it is cold!!!. I only use it for hunting. It also eliminates the halo effect of multiple battery lit pins in low light. With my setup, I can shoot out to 77 yards in one yard increments you point with a triangle tip eliminating blocking or covering your target at long distance eliminating .19 , .10 pins.  When on stand, I set my bow on 25 yards and adjust my hold of the bow depending on how fast the deer approaches. If I have time, I range exact and set dial on exact yardage. The Accupin has been a very durable sight and I haven’t had any failures and it is deadly accurate.
    1. no tape
    2. no batteries
    3. glow in the dark triangle pin (Same design concept the military uses in there ACOG and accupoint)
    4. no halo
    5. no exposed fiber optics
    If you can see animal, you can see pin with no distortions in low morining or evening light.

    For Turkey hunting(not in ground blind), ground hog hunting,Hog, Squirrel I use Spot Hogg Hunter wrapped 5 pin  top pin .29 ,.19,.19,.10,.10.

    For Fun, I use CBE Elite for target/3D  shooting w/LP archery pro light DX.  Really like this sight for shooting out to 100 yards.

    March 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm #624108 Back to Top REPORT
    dbow
    dbow

    Joined: 6/30/2009
    Location: MD
    I had the same prob with 5 pin. Going with a single pin hogg father this year. So far it’s easy and very accurate. Plus with “archers mark” program I can put it on my target bow in seconds and not have to resight in my bow.

    I was nervous shooting fifty now I can shoot 60 without issue. 80 I can group.

    The past four deer were all around 30 so I always set my first pin at 30. I range the deer, drop three yards and aim right in the middle behind shoulder. If they jump it’s a double lung, if they don’t it a heart shot.

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    March 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm #624109 Back to Top REPORT
    dbow
    dbow

    Joined: 6/30/2009
    Location: MD
    I had the same prob with 5 pin. Going with a single pin hogg father this year. So far it’s easy and very accurate. Plus with “archers mark” program I can put it on my target bow in seconds and not have to resight in my bow.

    I was nervous shooting fifty now I can shoot 60 without issue. 80 I can group.

    The past four deer were all around 30 so I always set my first pin at 30. I range the deer, drop three yards and aim right in the middle behind shoulder. If they jump it’s a double lung, if they don’t it a heart shot.

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