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Old 07-11-2018, 08:32 PM   #1
Phillip Fields
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I haven't competitively shot 3d since 2011. I have always shot my hunting equipment, just using field points instead of broadheads. I was using an A&H, ACS, 55lbs@28", with 620 grain arrows. We weren't a large club so our trad classes consisted of Men's Longbow, Men's Recurve, and Ladies trad. I shot in the longbow class and won my class championship. That was the year I turned 65 so I think I stacked up pretty well against the young bucks. Incidentally, that year, my wife, shooting a Massie Longhorn longbow, 40 lbs@26" with 500gr arrows won the class championship in Ladies Trad.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:41 PM   #2
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I like the arrows, good idea
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Old 07-11-2018, 09:17 PM   #3
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Way to go Phillip and Nancy! I am still in the 3D thing pretty heavy. I have a bunch of fun shooting and hanging out with my friends!!!

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Old 07-11-2018, 09:23 PM   #4
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Phillip that's awesome. Keep at it and keep showing those younguns how it's done.

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Old 07-12-2018, 06:53 AM   #5
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We've been thinking about getting back into some 3d. There is only one club in our area that has a decent 3d trad shoot and that is just over an hour away. I'm not sure I could still be competitive.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:57 AM   #6
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Going to shoot one this Friday at the bowzone in spring. This will be my second shoot.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:08 AM   #7
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:35 AM   #8
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Congrats, Phillip! Cool arrow awards!

As far as shooting hunting equipment: to me, it seems like the only way to go if you're a hunter. I mean, everything about the activity is theoretically designed to simulate hunting -- the foam animals, their "kill zones" (which are somewhat debatable regarding reality for some ), shooting a single arrow, distances, placement of animals among obstructions, etc. It all seems to try and evoke as near a hunting experience as possible. So, yes, I use my hunting set-up, with the same weight field tips screwed in as the broadheads I plan to use hunting.

The other aspect of 3D is creating a little bit of competitive "pressure" to make the best shots possible to score -- as one would want to make the best shots possible on live game. Blurring that reality -- between shooting at a foam-versus-real animal -- to heighten focus on each shot is what makes 3D shooting a more effective hunting practice tool than merely shooting at a bag target.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:15 AM   #9
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That's awesome Phillip!!
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