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Anyone else practice with long bombs?

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At our archery club we've got some targets set up at 60+ yards. I really enjoy launching practice arrows from "way downtown". Anyone else do this? When I step up to 20 yards after the long range work the short shots feel really easy to me. No intentions of shooting out to 60+ yards, but I think it makes me a better shot in the ranges where I will let 'em fly at a deer this fall.

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yep.. I practice at 50 yards quite a bit... again, for the same reason.. its easier on the arrows and when you start shooting up close.. it seems that much easier! I even have a 2 arrow robin hood at 60 yards...

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I will also pratice some shots at 40-50 yards and then the short ones seem like they are only 10 ft.

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Becoming accurate at 50+yards can be difficult in the beginning, but with a fast enough bow and the proper sights it makes sighting in the short distances that much easier. Also, shots taken at greater distances will show the inconsistancies in your form or tuning. Normally these thingsdon't show up well at 20 yds, but if you let an arrow fly and it is slighly off at 20, it will be way off at 50 and that is something to consider. Its all about fine tuning.

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I think the biggest aspect of shooting at long ranges like that is you are forced to keep steady and firm. That alone is well worth going to that distance because then your form at the short ranges will be better as well. I wish I had that kind of distance to shoot from.

Steve

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