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Old 09-10-2008, 10:30 AM
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So i was watching a hunting show last night, and a guy missed a nice buck because as the string was going forward, it hit his clothes on his arm, and this made his shot miss...

Anyone hunt with one on? ive never thought of taking one in the woods with me, but that scared me a little bit.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:32 AM
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Only with this bow.




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Old 09-10-2008, 10:34 AM
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I watched the same show. His shot sailed about 1-2 feet over the back of the deer.

Does string slapping the arm cause an arrow to fly that much off course?

I myself have never needed an arm guard but some people do depending on your form.


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Also if you do hunt with one on, which do you use... i was looking at this one from cabelas.
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Always when I have a bulky jacket or loose shirt on. Never if I'm just in a T-shirt.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:36 AM
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I watched the same show. His shot sailed about 1-2 feet over the back of the deer.

Does string slapping the arm cause an arrow to fly that much off course?

I myself have never needed an arm guard but some people do depending on your form.

I think it definitley caused his shot to miss by that much, cause you can hear it slap the sleeve really loud, and my hunting clothesare just as bulky as his was, so it go me thinking.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:40 AM
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i use the real tree sock it works great!

ive had a sting slap my arm before, usually it causes the arrow to kick left or right and usually only by about 8 inchs max. Although didnt see the show, the guy really could have caught himself.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:41 AM
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I use the one from buck wing that is show above. Actually for late season that make some tick gators that look just like that but don't have the support bars inside of them and I use those instead.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:44 AM
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I used to wear one all of the time (even when target shooting with a t-shirt on[:-]). I have since changed a lot with my form, and I no longer need one when shooting with light clothing on, but I will still wear it in the woods. My ASAT 3d can get in the way at times.
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