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Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:31 am
by Jim Casto Jr
Due to a recurring tendonitis, I’ve been shooting lefty lately. I’ve played around with a lot of things—form, aiming systems, and such, but one thing has really peaked my interest… a crawl.

I’ve messed around with string walking. I can see why guys use it. My goodness, if you guess the right yardage it’s extremely accurate. Most of my archery interests have been hunting related and I know a lot of folks hunt using it, but I’d always worry about tuning, the animal moving or some such stuff.

In my playing, I found that a ¾” crawl was dead on at 20 yards. At 10 yards I put the tip a little low in the heart/lungs, and at 30 yards I put the tip in the top of the lungs, and all of the arrows fall in the kill zone. It cuts my gap considerably and it appears that I can gather my sight picture more quickly. It appears that I can tune my bow well using a single crawl too. Since about all my hunting shots fall between 10 to 30 yards, I’m thinking this ¾” crawl could prove to be deadly poison. I’m going to play with it more, but I can see a lot of potential to this single-crawl in hunting situations.

Wondering why I haven’t tried this years ago… oh well… it’s been a lot of fun.

Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:00 am
by rwsbow
Did you tune it in at 20 yards, Jim ?

Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:37 am
by Jim Casto Jr
So far, I've just bare shaft group tuned at 10 to 12 yards.

Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:39 pm
by marc
I did that a few years ago. I extended my lower nocking point and served it down to the spot I wanted. I had a 20 yard point on down at the crawl and 42 at the nock for longer shots.

Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:09 pm
by Fuzzy Dog
For the benefit of the uninformed - or me if I'm the only one - what's a "single crawl?"

Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:29 pm
by Jim Casto Jr
Not sure, Paul. I made it up to describe using (only) a 3/4" crawl, as opposed to string walking.

Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:58 pm
by 4nolz
Its commonly known as "the jinkster"

Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:48 pm
by Jim Casto Jr
4nolz wrote:Its commonly known as "the jinkster"


Yeah?! Well..... take this:

jinkster porn.jpg
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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:45 pm
by BEN MAHER
Mmmm ... I be smellin 'pixie dust' ..... :P

Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:15 pm
by 4nolz
Rolflmao