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Old 04-11-2006, 05:38 PM
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I was jus wondering how long can ya'll hold your bow at full draw, without gettin like extremely shaky? i know sometimes you might have to hold a long time out in the woods before you get a good shot, so i was jus curious
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Old 04-11-2006, 05:52 PM
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Three to five minutes. I get a little shaky around four, and need to let down by five.
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Old 04-11-2006, 06:02 PM
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Depends on the weather. I never timed it but I know it's less than two minutes when on top of a mountain in November staring down a goat at 11 feet. He won the stand-off, I had to let down. I'm sure it would be much longer in a nice warm treestand down south.
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:24 PM
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Practicing in my basement - 3 minutes. I've never had to hold on a deer more than 15 or 20 seconds and that seemed like an eternity. I try to draw at the right time so I won't have to hold too long. I know deer don't always cooperate with you when you're trying to shoot them
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:50 PM
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Have to agree with most of the others, about 3-5 minutes. Haven't run into much though, lately..... I think with adrenaline flowing maybe longer! [8D]
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:12 PM
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My shoulder isn't what it used to be. I'd bet that I would start shaking at around a minute. Maybe less. I just have to hope I draw at the right time and the animal cooperates with me.
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:50 PM
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Well, there's one honest man here!...Just kidding!
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:36 AM
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Any of you that said 3-5 minutes---how many have ACTUALLY timed it?3 minutes is a VERY long time and 5 minutes is an eternity!JMHO.
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Old 04-12-2006, 10:39 AM
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About 20 seconds. I can also get an arrow out of my quiver, nocked, and off the bow in 5 seconds.
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Old 04-12-2006, 12:22 PM
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Yea, I think 3 to 5 mins. sounds to be exagerated. Up to 3 mins. sounds more realistic.
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