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Old 02-22-2008, 08:16 AM
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I was just curious how tight of groups others are shooting. I am always trying to get better and I don't do much target practice with other people (my wife goes once in a while) so I was wondering how tight of groups you all shoot at 20, 30, 40 , and 50 yards.

For me I am at 2" groups at 20 and 30 yards with my new Hoyt Vulcan. At 40 yards it opens up to about 6" groups on a good day and 50 yards is a 8" pie plate.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:21 AM
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Tight to me is .75"-1" groups at 20. That is what I am trying to do.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:25 AM
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how many arrows are we talking about?
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:27 AM
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I was wondering when I saw the subject line[8D]

Oddly, I shoot more consistantly, proportionally, at 40 and beyond than at 20. Its a concentation thing I know but I have been unable to cure it so far. On a good day (most days, when I dont have anything else on my mind) at 80 yards I can generally keep every arrow within a 6" circle...sometimes less. That would mean I hit less than a 2" circle every time(key) at 20 yards, yea right.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:30 AM
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Most good shooters, shoot a 5 spot so they don't ruin their own arrows.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:41 AM
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I would say at 20 yards i'm at 2 to 3 ". At 30 yards it's 3" to 4.5". Not the greatest but good enough to kill a deer.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:51 AM
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I shoot a very tight 1 arrow group at all distances! I'm talking like a 3/8" group or less!
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:51 AM
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I have to agree with LostinWoods. I don't shoot as much as I used to. I used to have a range in the back yard at my old house that I could shoot 50 yds. I shot every day, sometimes twice a day. On a good day I could group 5 arrows in 3" at 50 yds. At 20 yds I had to shoot 5 spots because otherwise I would either have to replace nocks or ruin too many arrows by deforming the nock tapers. It ain't bragging, it was just a fact. I am not nearly as good now simply because I don't practice enough and I'm not as strong as I used to be either. And I am sure anyone with good form and hand/eye coordination and sufficient practice could do the same thing.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:54 AM
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I always thought it was an 1" per 10yds.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:15 AM
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I really try not to shoot groups. Not because I'm sooo good I would be breaking nocks and ripping fletching, but because there's always the CHANCE when you're shooting groups at the same spot. I'm shootin ACCs, so it can get pretty expensive if I ruin a few. That being said, I suppose right now between 2"-3" at 20 yds for three shot groups average. Sometimes I really get them in there .75" or so, and other times I get a crazy flyer out there way away from the group[&:] My issue as you can see is more or less consistancy rather than accuracy....or are they one in the same
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