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Re: Move back 10 feet challenge
Reply #75 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 8:37am
 
Thanks guys!

Kick wrote on Sep 22nd, 2020 at 11:58pm:
I really need to have another go at this one with the sling and maybe the staff sling too. That could be interesting to see how I do.

That makes two of us.† I've been meaning to do this again with a sling, just haven't done it.† Maybe after the pumpkin challenge.† A staff sling comparison would be cool!


IronGoober wrote on Sep 23rd, 2020 at 12:58am:
I wish I had 60 yards in my yard!

When I bought my house, that was one of the things I was looking for.† I wasn't slinging at that time, but I was making bows and wanted to be able to shoot them in the yard.


Mersa wrote on Sep 23rd, 2020 at 4:00am:
are you a gap shooter , or instinctual?

Generally I'm an instinctual shooter.† Although when doing this video I switched to gap once I reached some of the longer shots.† This is the farthest distance I have ever shot this bow, and the lack of practice at 100+ feet made instinctual shooting almost impossible.


Mersa wrote on Sep 23rd, 2020 at 4:00am:
Whatís your poundage too?

The bow in the video is 44 lb. @ 28 inches.† The length is 64.25 in (163 cm) from nock to nock.
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Re: Move back 10 feet challenge
Reply #76 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 11:25am
 
I find a close distances Iím better probably just gripping and ripping it but at longer distances Iím much better using my point as a reference, face walking has been a game changer also, I might try copy you and do this with my bow too , whatís the target size ?
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Reply #77 - Sep 23rd, 2020 at 12:28pm
 
Yep, I'm definitely with you on the technique change for different distances.† Especially when shooting far and trying to get the angle dialed in.† I've never used face walking.  But just getting a consistent anchor point is probably one of my biggest problems.† I'm usually pretty close, but it tends to vary a bit for close vs. far shots.

Target size is 2 ft X 2 ft.† So about 61 cm X 61 cm.† It would be very cool to see you give this a shot.† I think I mentioned before, my biggest concern was shooting constantly for that amount of time.† I didn't want to have terrible shots at the end because of fatigue.† The long practice sessions worked great because at the end of the challenge I would have had no problem shooting another 100 arrows.

One more thing I'll mention, the backstop was invaluable.† I think I had about 7 or 8 shots clear the top, but it saved so much time when gathering up arrows.† I was looking at getting an actual arrow catch, but opted to just use a piece of plywood.
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