Originally Posted by bigmo101
The worst part about it is that every site that people talk about bowhunting has the same attitude. I've learned to keep my fingers from typing about distance on those other sites. I see some people content with a paper plate size group. Things can be tightened up so much.
First of all is the draw length. People usually shoot too long of a draw, me included for a while.
Second is your draw weight, has to be comfortable. Having the correct draw and proper weight will let your form be spot on.
Arrow tuning and making sure the weight is the same across the board helps out on the long shots.
Most people that talk about too far don't set up their own bow or make their own arrows. They don't experiment to see what works better. I used to see pros be able to make some amazing shots, I figured why can't I do the same thing. I'm not saying I'm a pro, but I have extended my range quite a bit from when I first started.
Just like with shooting rifles at long range, there is a lot of prep work for shooting archery long range.
I total agree with what you are saying. All the factors are put together that ends in how prepared one is for his or hers effective range.
I have found that bare shaft tuning is a remarkable procedure that incorporates the 3 procedures you stated. A well tuned bow will transfer the energy in the most effective way, a straight line, at the time of nock /string separation. This insures good broadhead flight for hunting and over-all a more forgiving bow for target. Unfortunately most folks don't take the time to bare-shaft tune, relying on the work of the local "pro" shop and unless one is really lucky, the shop can only get the bow to a certain point. Each shooter should then should tune the bow to his or hers own unique shooting style. Followed by practice, practice , practice.