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1st IBO shoot of the year

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Finished yesterday in 5th place in my class (17 total shooters) with a score of 291. I felt I actually shot well, I just misjudged yardage on a few targets which gave me a few more 8s than I wanted but I'm happy. Hoping to make a 2nd shoot next month, if I do then I can shoot at the state championship.

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yardage is huge. 291 is a great score though. in 3d competition 8's are bad but you will have a couple. some targets are just too far and the scoring rings too small. haven't finished getting the new Elite setup yet. been busy.

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I agree, being able to calculate yardages is vital. I shot my 2nd IBO shoot and somehow got some arrows to hit the Xs. Shot 307 (13 X) and finished 1st in my class. That is my personal best score!

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awesome 2nd shoot! can't expect much better than that. championships are won with scores of 15 or so up! a lot of times you end up being high or low out of the 11 even if you're shooting good. that extra or less couple yards is enough. when I'm hitting "X"s I've noticed I'm being particular with yardage. First break things down into nearest 10 yard increments to the target. now is it halfway between, like say 25 or 35? if not, now does it look like is it less or more than half? look at other objects right next to it or the terrain between it. uphill or downhill always assume your form isn't going to be perfect and you might shoot a tad higher.

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db...the uphill shots always seem to get me - I seem to shoot higher on those and I try to figure out is it distance miscalculated, is it the angle of the shot and/or is it form? Planning to go to another one in Oswego later this month.

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little bit of both. not miscalculated yardage though. it's just you can judge line of sight yardage where up or down hill your arrow is effected only by the horizontal component of that. only when it's really steep do you really see the big differences of say 10 yards in perceived yardage vs actual horizontal yardage. usually it's the angle changing your form a little. you can bend at the waist but only so much.

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it just takes practice. same as actual shooting up or down inclines to verify your 3rd axis adjustment is correct that won't cause you to cant your bow from in incorrect bubble level on your sight.

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