Best 5-shot group @.........?

Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior MemberPosts: 6,978 Senior Member
Recently picked up a LH Matthew's bow (2010 model-But unused). My other bow was about 20 years old.
Today is the first time I have ever shot a bow at 60 yards.
It felt pretty good.
May need a slight adjustment to the pin, but it is close.
The white bull is right at 6.5"
Can't wait for lopes and elk season
60YardsBow.jpg
Ernie

"The Un-Tactical"
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  • QuinianQuinian Senior Member Posts: 707 Senior Member
    not to shabby at all. I shoot recurve with no sights just an arrow shelf rest... that could be pretty fun. I'm sure I'd dirt a few of them before I figured out the range but that'd be a lot of fun.
  • Grizz1219Grizz1219 Member Posts: 424 Member
    Not bad for 60 yards....
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    That'll work for elk.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,715 Senior Member
    Not a bad group at all for that range. Keep shooting at that range and the group will shrink some more. As it is now, I wouldn't want to be a speed goat or elk in range!
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    It was my first 5-shots at this distance.
    I do plan to keep practicing.
    I used a 2-blade Rage last year when I killed my bull.
    I will use the same thing this year.
    The Rage worked great on that big bull
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,045 Senior Member
    Must you shoot everything way the heck out there? Have you seen the eye doc about your farsightedness? I just think that getting glasses would be easier than having to shoot so far out.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Just trying to be prepared:tooth:
    Plus, when you practice far successfully, it makes close or medium range shots just that much easier.
    It also gives you a practiced confidence in you and your equipment's ability.
    Soon, I will begin shooting from awkward positions.
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Must you shoot everything way the heck out there? Have you seen the eye doc about your farsightedness?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,045 Senior Member
    Soon, I will begin shooting from awkward positions.
    That is dedication! Only you would practice your shooting while taking a dump.
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Seriously, I am competitive to a fault.
    Shooting is one of those areas I can let that part out and not cause problems.
    From the mid-80's shooting precise and far started and it has not stopped yet.
    I hate missing my target or shooting a large group for the type of weapon I am using.
    Once I know what twist rate will be needed for a new bullet coming out, I will seriously work on my 2000 yard+ prairie dog kill.
    Jermanator wrote: »
    Must you shoot everything way the heck out there?
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,045 Senior Member
    You know that I am just messing with you. Right? Distance shooting is cool. I have just never had the opportunity to try it. One of these days...
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Yes, I know.
    No problems there whatsoever. I enjoy having fun.
    That is why we all enjoy putting a blindfold on "Z" and tell him "to pin the tail on the donkey.":whip2:
    Jermanator wrote: »
    You know that I am just messing with you. Right? Distance shooting is cool. I have just never had the opportunity to try it. One of these days...
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • pardogpardog Member Posts: 423 Member
    Nice shooting! That's a dead elk right there :up:
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Well, isn't that when the big bucks and bulls show up???:wink:
    Jermanator wrote: »
    That is dedication! Only you would practice your shooting while taking a dump.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Senior Member Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    I couldn't do that at 15 yards, much less 60. Nice job.
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  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,549 Senior Member
    If that's your first group, I'm anxious to see what your best one will be, and how far away it is. :up:
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Isn't the purpose of archery supposed to be stealth and stalking? Do I need to come teach you those skills? Just so you can actually get up close and personal with game for once in your life?
    ;-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    No, not necessarily:guns:
    More time to hunt, and catching them in the rut to boot.
    Now I am sure I do need some education in the art of field-craft.
    I am your willing student.:worthy:
    Then, I can get close and feel all the warm fuzzys, then back up so the shot is not a give-me:yikes::jester:
    Zee wrote: »
    Isn't the purpose of archery supposed to be stealth and stalking? Do I need to come teach you those skills? Just so you can actually get up close and personal with game for once in your life?
    ;-)
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    Use a knife.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    I don't think I have a knife suited for that:buff:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,788 Senior Member
    Olympic archery is held at 70 meters... maybe there is a future 2016 games coming for you... ;)

    D
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Even IF I had that ability I know I wouldn't. Give that time to discover that :)
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,045 Senior Member
    I don't think I have a knife suited for that:buff:
    You hear that Zed? He just said "Please enable me!" He has his credit card out and is waiting for you to post the proper link.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    I already did. The knife he has now is because of me.

    Guess he thinks he needs a bigger one now. :-)
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • QuinianQuinian Senior Member Posts: 707 Senior Member
    Hey Ernie what's the hang time on your arrows at that distance? Off my recruve I've got about 1.5 seconds @40, off the crossbow it's too fast to register.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,887 Senior Member
    Right fair bow shooting.
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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    I plan to chrono it, and then figure out my drop from my 20 yard pin/zero to get a sense of the ballistics.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,697 Senior Member
    No, not necessarily:guns:
    .................Then, I can get close and feel all the warm fuzzys, then back up so the shot is not a give-me:yikes::jester:

    Dont have to back up, just look through your bino's from the other end............It will look much further away.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,717 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Dad shot a deer with a .44mag Contender one season. With his pants around his ankles.(dad, not the deer) the deer walked up while dad was imitating what bears do in the woods.

    That is probably a pretty solid position to shoot a Contender from, your dad should start to make calls simulating his grunting, they will probably make a reality TV show about it:topic:.

    Anyway, that will get the job done Ernie, that group is a good goal to have.:up:
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,450 Senior Member
    How about 40+ yards and no training wheels? Only need one shot... :tooth:

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  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 6,978 Senior Member
    Excellent shot!:agree:
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
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