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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby whump » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:12 am

Nothing like using the arrow point for a reference point, it takes a lot of the guess work out of shooting and regardless if you are excited or not on a hunting shot you are going back to a solid aiming point.
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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby Crooked Stic » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:56 am

I don't come to this forum much so you need to explain-- what a crawl is??
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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:08 am

First picture: guy has his index finger against the nock

Second picture: guy is shooting with about a 1" crawl

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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby rwsbow » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:31 am

Just curious, Jim..

Do you have any flight issues.(slightly stiffer at the longer ranges) ?
What are you using for a rest or off the shelf?
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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:18 am

Mind you, I haven't shot past 30 yards, but no, no flight problems at all. I did notice that the bare shafts indicated a slight stiff at 10 to 12 yards but I haven't taken the time to work on it. I'm shooting a Centerest, so I should be able to turn it in a quarter turn at a time to make them act weaker, or try heavier points.
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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby whump » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:38 pm

Nothing like a system that works for you---I like my fingers on the nock though, but if you're comfortable with that method for hunting I hope it works out to your advantage .
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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby Fuzzy Dog » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:50 pm

Jim,

A bunch of questions:

Can you shoot that system with a sight? If so, what do you have to do to the sight to make it work? I went back to split finger because I couldn't get the sight low enough to shoot 3 under without having the arrow whack the sight - does the 3/4" down solve that problem?

WHere is your nock point(s) in relation to the rest? In other words, assuming two nock points, is the bottom one level with the rest or above it?

Am I right that moving the placement of your fingers down tends to make the shot go higher?
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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:08 pm

Fuzzy Dog wrote:Jim,

A bunch of questions:

Can you shoot that system with a sight? Probably... but not too practical.

If so, what do you have to do to the sight to make it work? I don't think it would work too well, Paul. As you move your fingers down the string, you'd need to move the sight down too.

I went back to split finger because I couldn't get the sight low enough to shoot 3 under without having the arrow whack the sight - does the 3/4" down solve that problem? Nope... would make it worse.

WHere is your nock point(s) in relation to the rest? In other words, assuming two nock points, is the bottom one level with the rest or above it? I have my nock set a 1/2" high, and didn't have to change it to shoot the 3/4" crawl. I just eyeball the lower one to get about 1/16" gap between it and the arrow nock

Am I right that moving the placement of your fingers down tends to make the shot go higher? No. Moving your fingers down the string makes the shot go lower.
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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby Fuzzy Dog » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:41 am

Jim,

Thanks.

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Re: Simple, single crawl for hunting

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:13 am

Paul,

Where are you anchoring when using your sights? I've always had to anchor under my jaw line to get the pins in the sight window.
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