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Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by bullelk2014, May 17, 2014.
I have a 20, 30, 40, and 50 pin on my bow. Should I do a 60 or do you think I am good?
I would just in case. Never know. Kill area on them is beachball size.
I think you're good. just know how high to hold you're 50 pin for a 60 shot
I had a 70 yard shot, and passed because I didn't want to take a chance holding my 60 pin high.....
I need to get practicing. I shot about 100 arrows today. Not really happy how it is grouping at 50. Might just be because it is the first time I have shot for a long time. Thanks for the input fellas.
Practice! Practice! Practice! I was shooting better in 2012 than I had ever shot. I could group in a cool whip bowl at 60. I killed my bull at 50+. Be prepared, and enjoy!
I'm no means an expert archer, but I would think shooting that much early on could create bad habits due to muscle fatigue. last year I started out with 10-15 shots per night then typically shot 20-30 arrows any evening I could. would only shoot at 60 yds. those 60 yd shots made my 22 yd kill shot too easy. stacking two targets at 70, and aiming at the top bullseye with my 60 pin, my arrow dropped 18". mature bulls are 27-30" thick per the 10-12 I've put a tape on.
What 1WCF said.....^^^
100 arrows? Seriously? You should be at 15-20 max right now. If you haven't shot in awhile, as you stated.
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Agree^^^. I think 20-30 shots is plenty. You do that daily or every other day you will be more than ready come season.
I killed my cow at 57 yards, holding high with my 50 yard pin. This was my practice set-up, a burlap elk target I threw over my normal bag target.
My setup was 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60.
Nice, did you make the burlap elk target?
Yes, I have a roll of burlap material for craft projects. I made a cardboard pattern sized to the dimensions of the vital area. Layed it on the burlap and used brown camo rattle-can paint to outline it. Added a 10" circle for kicks. I hang it over my bag target which is elevated to get close to the height of an elk.
My cow had a 9-10" vitals zone to avoid hitting any bone. I actually shot between two ribs going in, so got a pass-through even at 57 yards.
Nice work, what dimensions did you use for the elk body?