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naptime
02-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Yeah, I know I know, it's an expensive shot.. but I don't care. As a new shooter, I'm super stoked.

4 weeks ago, I was thrilled with 6" groups.

Then I got tighter, and narrowed down to 3" groups.

I took advantage of a local shop offering some group lessons, So I took 4, 1 hour lessons.

I was the only one in the group with my own gear. And the only one with consistent groups.

But, Being new, I still had stuff to learn. Biggest thing they helped me with was back tension and not "pulling the trigger" on my release.

It worked, and got me down to inch to inch and half groups.

so the other night, I was practicing, at 20 yards, into a business card.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2954_zpsfda36258.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2954_zpsfda36258.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2953_zpsb13d3f22.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2953_zpsb13d3f22.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2956_zpsc7f6a459.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2956_zpsc7f6a459.jpg.html)

and I'll admit, being so new, even that inch and a half group had me pretty stoked..

naptime
02-06-2014, 07:05 PM
then tonight, again at 20 yards, with a quick makeshift handdrawn target....

I got a Robin Hood. 4 arrows, all touching, and my fifth, nailed it !!

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2966_zps3c822b3e.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2966_zps3c822b3e.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2968_zpse6f15d63.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2968_zpse6f15d63.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2970_zps1b80e9f5.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2970_zps1b80e9f5.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2973_zps25458b38.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2973_zps25458b38.jpg.html)

naptime
02-06-2014, 07:06 PM
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2975_zpscd030380.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2975_zpscd030380.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2976_zpsb04a7197.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2976_zpsb04a7197.jpg.html)

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a122/jaythomson/archery/IMG_2983_zpsb4d879f9.jpg (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/jaythomson/media/archery/IMG_2983_zpsb4d879f9.jpg.html)

I'm not particularly thrilled about losing two arrows that were just refletched two weeks ago.. but hey, i have something to hang on my wall :-)

Arrow Splitter
02-06-2014, 07:24 PM
Congrats naptime, that's some excellent shooting. Now try to do the same at 60.:cool:
I used to shoot all my arrows into the same spot as well. I found that by doing that I was replacing arrows, nocks, and vanes way too often. :eek:

A.S

naptime
02-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Thanks. I'm working on it!

Though correction to my typo. This was 20 yards not 40.

wscywabbit
02-06-2014, 11:08 PM
Nicely done Naptime! I haven't pulled that off yet, but like AS, I've broken enough knocks and had to refletch enough arrows I don't shoot more than 2-3 at a dot anymore at 20 ;)

Keep it up though, great shooting!

underwood
02-06-2014, 11:24 PM
And for using DAMM good equip.

Ehunter
02-07-2014, 05:47 AM
Congrats naptime. Took me 20 years to get my first Robin Hood. Got a second about a month later, then stopped shooting more than 2 arrows at a spot. lol It's really cool to do, but also expensive. lol

Lung Buster
02-07-2014, 06:37 AM
Nice shooting!!

elkslayer4x5
02-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Nice shooting NT. :D

typically8
02-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Dang that is super sweet shooting. I am impressed. I remember days like that. Before the target panic set in. You should be super proud. It took me a long time to get a hood. It happened after an upgrade to Martin.

TEN RING
02-07-2014, 03:24 PM
nice shooting

ElkSlayer
02-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Welcome to the club, No worries there are plenty more arrows out there. I just had to get more for my recurve destroyed 3 in two days,one just blew up the end the other two are now one very long arrow hanging on the rack in garage :-D

TEN RING
02-08-2014, 11:50 AM
I was going to say blackhawk makes them every day but you can get them any more.
So I will say easton makes them every day:cool: