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Old 01-12-2020, 03:34 PM   #1
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I didn't get to bowhunt a single time this year. Had a back injury flare up and kept me from shooting basically all year. I strung up my 50# bow today to do some shooting in the backyard.....whew! I'm outta shape. LoL .This session lasted about 40 arrows but amazed that every single shot was a good one! I figured I'd miss the ground on the first arrow. The back held up good too! Here's to forward looking for the upcoming year! I remember not long ago I was shooting 80# with ease, thinking old age may have come visited.

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Old 01-12-2020, 04:55 PM   #2
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You'll get back up there. Just don't push too hard too fast.

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Old 01-12-2020, 05:16 PM   #3
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Good luck getting back into the swing of things!!!

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Old 01-14-2020, 09:01 AM   #4
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You will make it back Muddydog. Good to hear your back is feeling better.
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Old 01-14-2020, 02:26 PM   #5
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It is funny... at the very beginning, when I started out... I had to shoot regularly to keep my consistency.

But this year, I didn't get to shoot very much... but when I did, my consistency was actually pretty good whenever I'd pick up the bow - maybe once a week on average at best. I often wonder if when we shoot too much for practice, we begin to over think stuff and it falls apart. The little misses grind at us and we start to get out of whack... whereas when I pick up the bow from a lay off... I don't have a lot of expectations... and so those little misses are dismissed as rust and I just keep shooting alright and actually better.

Definitely have to have a history/foundation to start with though.
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:39 AM   #6
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It is funny... at the very beginning, when I started out... I had to shoot regularly to keep my consistency.

But this year, I didn't get to shoot very much... but when I did, my consistency was actually pretty good whenever I'd pick up the bow - maybe once a week on average at best. I often wonder if when we shoot too much for practice, we begin to over think stuff and it falls apart. The little misses grind at us and we start to get out of whack... whereas when I pick up the bow from a lay off... I don't have a lot of expectations... and so those little misses are dismissed as rust and I just keep shooting alright and actually better.

Definitely have to have a history/foundation to start with though.
I couldn't agree more. It takes some time to actually learn but maintenance is fairly easy. I for one shoot much better if I don't shoot as much. Even when I'm shooting regularly, it's at most 1 day a week and maybe 40 arrows. And 1 arrow flights.

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Old 01-15-2020, 07:29 AM   #7
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Sound like ya on mend..Don't push it getup in 60s and Ya good...50s ok if need be...Pound ain't everything stealth/quiet/hit the spot/dependable broadhead/be comfortable shooting ;are main requirement...
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