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195/300 is good, right?

Postby GuyWithBow » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:58 pm

Folks seem to never post a thread about generally shitty shooting, so figured would swim upstream on one for the good of the quietly embaressed masses.

I shot my first scored 300 round of the year today, was ugly. Am shooting a compound "instinctive", but even without a reference point I would expect a 220ish score with the compound, even on a hangover. Some days it is just your turn to be that guy!
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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby Bender » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:47 pm

Given that most, (not all) instinctive shooters will drop over half of all available points at any given tournament your 65% isn't bad. But realistically, in order to be "good" Indoor requires a level of precision that very very few instinctive shooters can ever hope to accomplish.
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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby GuyWithBow » Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:28 pm

Not just talking trash, I'm capable of 240s on a regular basis, but 220s is kind of the cellar for what I should be doing. Recurve is a different story, but tend to do pretty good with the compound. Was super inconsistent. If I could drop my lowest arrow per end, would have averaged 4.00 points an arrow easy and 4.25 if could drop the lowest two. Just need a few weeks to work out the brain farts. Is why I like 300 rounds, can't bullshit yourself... Or anybody else for that matter.
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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby Bender » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:19 pm

Wait 240 on a 300 is about normal for you? Instinctive? Or sights/concscious aim? If instinctive now we're talkin'. That would make you one of the very few.
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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby GuyWithBow » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:59 pm

Normal isn't really the right word, not unheard of would be better. Normal would be in between 220-240. Again, this is with a compound. If I broke 200 with a recurve I would feel like I got away with something. Also would question whether I am an instinctive shooter or not, is the reason for the " " around it. I don't counciously gap or POA, but deffinatley aware of the arrow and riser in my visual field. Probably "Split vision" is a better description.
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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby Matt_Potter » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:16 pm

Stringwalk that puppy - the worst ass kicking I ever got on a 3d course was from a stringwalking compound shooter.

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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby GuyWithBow » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:14 pm

I have string walked, is great on targets, but gets me all confused while I'm hunting. The guy in the lane next to me was string walking and coming off a 3 week layoff from a hand injury.. . Still shot a 265 and was pissed about it. Some guys just get it.

I shoot the way I do because it works the best for me hunting. Doing more target style shooting than I usually do trying to get reliable on an elk sized critter out to 40 yards or so. On a single shot, I'm good out to mid-30s (minus the occasional lose of sanity where I so everything wrong and shoot the shot anyway), but that extra 5-6 yards may make a big difference and will be worth yen extra work I think.
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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby rsarns » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:45 pm

I gap shoot, and the difference in scoring is unbelievable from when I shot "instinctive"... I was shooting (3 years ago) 210-220's. Now I am consistently in the high 270's with some forays into the 280's. Personal best is 286 29X I shot just a couple of days ago.. Today was 277 and a 280 in practice. However, you bring up stringwalking... I just picked up an older Hoyt Protec just for that.... next year.
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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby dragon29 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:19 am

Whats string walking tell you? Its OK if your in the group with other string walkers. I have shot with you guys and there is advantage. Take no offense, it has its place. I shot 240 to 265 on reg. basis on dots. 3 under with a warf recurve.
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Re: 195/300 is good, right?

Postby Hornseeker » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:28 am

String walking ain't gonna help ya on the indoor 300 round... Now on a mixed yardarge setup...hell yeah. I messed with it a couple years ago and took to it pretty well, but it wasn't something I wanted to stick with. Dont shoot enough target comps to worry about it and I'm not going to use it hunting...just confuse me like mentioned above!

I'd say 195 with a compound was hopefully, definitely...a bad day for you. I've never shot a 300 with my compound, but if I couldn't shoot a 250 I'd be disgusted.

230-260 with my longbows... 275 was my highest ever with a recurve with sights... 263 my highest with LB barebow.

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