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    Default Kind of scared to go to a 3d shoot.

    I love shooting my bow. I am a member at the local range and yet I am scared to death to shoot in the 3d tourneys. What could help me get over this?? any tips? I guess it stems from not having a buddy to go with. Its like golfing with 3 strange dudes. kind of intimidating. dont want to be "that guy"
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    wish i could help but i dont like to be around to many people.when i go and kill foam deer(for fun not score)i will go with a friend but if ther are more the 5 people shooting when we show up i will turn around and go home,or go get a bite and come back to see if they left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravedigger View Post
    wish i could help but i dont like to be around to many people.when i go and kill foam deer(for fun not score)i will go with a friend but if ther are more the 5 people shooting when we show up i will turn around and go home,or go get a bite and come back to see if they left.
    i couldnt describe it any better, im the same way at my range, and then you have your range hogs who will stay forever. im a member at my range so sometimes i go late at night, and obviously you can only use the indoor range at night, and people come there just to hangout. i have been in there while there is a crowd at night, and people do yell and bully people into missing their targets. most of the guys their are either old timers or young punks,]. i just leave to remove myself from trouble, the last thing i want to do is get kicked out of the club for wiping the floor with some punk, which ive been known to do being a young punk myself

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    i shot my first 3d a month ago, i was scared myself, but with a screwed up arrow rest that was causing fletching contact, and shooting targets with unknown distances i still shot a 180 on a 20 lane range, which is well above the average score of the shooters there based on their point system. believe it or not, you cant get over it until you try it. shoot in a group of strangers, even if you dont know them, it brings out your edge. you may just be a better archer than you think

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    Good advice by all. Just go and see if you can find a couple guys to shoot along with. You might find a couple to travel and shoiot with on a regular basis. Then you won't have to go solo so often. You have to get your feet wet sometime and there's no time like the present. The more you get around this the better you'll get and find that most will welcome a new shooter. Who knows? Maybe you'll meet a guy or two that;s in the same shoes you're in.
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    Go shoot have fun dont be nervous... you shoot a martin you already have a distinct advantage

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnordwell View Post
    I love shooting my bow. I am a member at the local range and yet I am scared to death to shoot in the 3d tourneys. What could help me get over this?? any tips? I guess it stems from not having a buddy to go with. Its like golfing with 3 strange dudes. kind of intimidating. dont want to be "that guy"
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    I was like that last year. The wife and my shootin buddys couldn't make it to a few shoots so I went solo. JUST GO you'll have a great time. Look for a friendly face (there are lots) and ask if you can join the group. Best thing I could have done. You get to meet most of the regulars, see others shoot ( what went right & what didn't), get great info, check out equipment without prying, and put a spankin on some .
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    No reason to be scared, just go to have fun.
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    go spend some time on the range perhaps you will meet a new buddy. I went to my 1st 3d shoot solo had a great time . best way to get over this fear of being "that Guy" is just go an be your self.. just have fun and shoot your bow never know you may be that guy that won
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