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Old 09-06-2002, 04:09 PM
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The last 3 or 4 weeks before season I like to do all my practicing at a minimum of 40 yds,seems to make those 15-30 yd shots a gimme.Anyone else try this? Not saying I'd shoot game that far away,just practice.It really makes you pay attention to the little details.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 09-06-2002, 04:24 PM
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I pratice out to 50 yds. This makes 40 and under shots a walk in the park! I will continue to practice this way.
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Old 09-06-2002, 04:28 PM
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i knew a guy who had a 70 yard pin. He said he was as accurate with it than any of the other ones he had. Thats awesome he said he took some nice bucks with it.
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Old 09-06-2002, 08:58 PM
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Long yardage shots during practice sessions will help with your control and holding, but don't think your short shots will be a snap. If your a tree stand hunter, your angle on the target increases and so does the difficulty in shot placement. Pick a spot as you do on long shots and you be on the mark for shorter ranges.

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Old 09-06-2002, 09:14 PM
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I like to practice back to 50 yds. I walk away from my target, stop, and turn around. Judge the distance and shoot. I use one pin, so shooting varying distance helps practice knowing where to hold.

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Old 09-08-2002, 03:08 PM
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Thats the right idea. You are right I pratice from thirty yards 98 percent of the time, and now I have started out to forty yards. It helps you consintrate better.

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Old 09-08-2002, 07:43 PM
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I practice out to 60yds and you are right it does seem to help on your short yardage.
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Old 09-08-2002, 08:00 PM
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I shoot out to 45 yards. Hunting and practice.
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Old 09-08-2002, 09:11 PM
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I usually shoot one group at 20 yards to start. Helps instill confidence. I then shoot all my groups, except the last one, from 30 and 40 yards. I then shoot my last group from 20 yards. Hopefully I can end the session on a good note.

I have never shot a deer further than 25 yards. I hunt in southern pines and hardwoods. It is thick and not many long shots. This practice sessions suits my hunting situation. If I were hunting out west or along large fields I would lengthen the practice distance out to 50 yards. Just my take on the situation.

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Old 09-08-2002, 11:07 PM
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i practice at 50 yds. exclusively 95 percent of the time, when i move up to 20 and 30 it seems like a slam dunk, have to worry about busting knocks then.

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