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After neck surgery two years ago I had to start shooting a little bit differently. The "shoot six arrows for a group" wasn't possible even at a lower poundage. I just didn't have the stamina.
So I just started to shoot one arrow groups. Shoot one arrow and walk up and pull the arrow. Walk back. Repeat again.
Not only do you get a lot of exercise, your concentration improves. I think that it helps refine the one shot mentality we need for hunting and 3-D.
So after you get your rig sighted in this year, try some one arrow groups. Just put up a paper target and you can still see how well that you've done for say 2 dozen shots.
For those who don't shoot at mutiple bullseyes when you shoot, it may save you a few arrow nocks. :)
You can do this at any distance and it really shines with broadhead practice. Plus, all that walking gets your heart rate up and assimilates what it's like when a buck starts heading our way. :neutral:
Even now, when I'm back to about 75% of my original strength, I still like to shoot a lot of one arrow groups. One shot, One kill.
 

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I have a short range in my basement and sometimes I'll get bored and go down and shoot 1 or 2 arrows. I figure that when hunting I need the first shot to count not the 20th or 30th after I have warmed up.
 

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thats exactly how i test a set up for hunting. before i go to work or just when i get home i go get my bow and one BH tipped arrow and shoot one time at 30 or 40 yards.

if you can't hit on the first shot it won't work for hunting. BRU
 

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if you can't hit on the first shot it won't work for hunting.
And I'll bet 90% of the people won't spot their first shot.

Most of time I walk around the back yard and guess yardage one arrow at a time because I need no walk up and see how far off my shot was.
 

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3-d practice bales

I am a bowhunter. i might shoot 1 or 2 3-d tournaments a year.

I always go straight to target # 1 without firing a shot at the practice bales. sometimes i shine like anew dime and sometimes i look I crashed and caught on fire.

for me 1 shot groups fired at a paper target like a five spot is a very good idea. BRU
 

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I never thought about it before, but I'm going to start shooting the one arrow groups. I've always gone out and shot a quiver full of arrows and never thought about the first one is the one that counts. I'm going to start doing this every morning before work and when I get home and see if it helps. I figure it can't hurt.
 

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One Shot

Sounds like a good idea and being a beginner i need all the help I can get :( .
 

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I have always heard it was a good idea to practice one shot at a time. Simulates the real deal. The idea is to take one shot several times a day. Works great if you get to sit at home all day. Too bad I have to work :-( .
 

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if you really want to know what you are made of try this.

run the weedeater for about 20 minutes and try a 40 yarder. its just like having those jello arms that come with buck fever.

boy howdy thats akiller of a practice shot. BRU
 

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Re: if you really want to know what you are made of try this

7bru said:
run the weedeater for about 20 minutes and try a 40 yarder. its just like having those jello arms that come with buck fever.

boy howdy thats akiller of a practice shot. BRU

:D :D :D
 

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Re: if you really want to know what you are made of try this

7bru said:
run the weedeater for about 20 minutes and try a 40 yarder. its just like having those jello arms that come with buck fever.

boy howdy thats akiller of a practice shot. BRU
just tried the weedeater test at 40 yards and I would have taken the deer with a hard shoulder shot. better luck next week. I cut the weedeater off and walked in the garage and picked up my bow and took the shot. my sight pins were quivering so bad i just had to make little circles and let her fly.

anybody else tried the 40 yard shot after mowing?


BRU
 
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Never have given a thought to the one shot idea, but I will now. I can see the benefit of it. :( I don't usually shoot after I've mowed or trimmed, but I do draw my bow 3 or 4 times and hold at full draw for a little bit.

:mrgreen: Good information from all.
 
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