Well way back when I was in my late teens I took up shooting a bow in order to capitalize on the no special tag requirement for does in the county our farm is in. After months of practice with some model of a borrowed Bear compound I had my groups down to around 3" at 30yds. This was using fingers for release, the arrow for sights, and the latest and greatest bulk aluminum arrows and three for less than $10 Wasp broadheads.
All this practice and work went into one month of watching deer travel across an open pasture 200yds from where I had set up my stand and pretty much decided my preference for arming myself to go to the field.
So now some thirty years later, I have reevaluated my hunting and for lack of a better reason hunting with my friends who all bow hunt, purchased my own new compound. Last Friday I pcked up a Bowtech Tomcat as it offered the most bang for my buck, which at this point in time is pretty much a must. I added some of the less expensive carbon arrows and a nice release. After setting it up and making a few shots with both the range arrows and my new ones, I am off and running. I shot a few groups over the weekend and hopefully in a few months will be gaining on things. This past Sunday I shot the following group at 20yds, which for me after all these years I figure isn't so bad.
On Monday I was running a few across the chrono and managed to put this group down range,
I know they are a bit spread out but with the 15-20mho cross wind I had I thought it was fair.
I have since replaced the biskit rest with a Drop Zone and will be tuning it up today along with a few better arrows I figure my groups should shrink a bit.
For the most part I can generally hit the ends of those ear plugs around 4 out of twenty shots now, and catch the edges a bit more often. Hopefully the better arrows and rest will improve on this and my range as well.