Busting arrows as fast as I can – Frustrating!

In order to protect arrows my wife, Brenda, suggested I shoot one then go pull it. That’s fine; it would certainly prevent hitting a previously shot arrow. It would also cost time spent walking back and forth to retrieve the arrows. The walking doesn’t bother me, I run a lot and walking isn’t too taxing. The problem is the time lost walking back and forth. The walking time would really add up when shooting from 50+ yards.

Different angle to theoretically protect my arrows

I have one (ONE) 3D animal to practice shooting. In an attempt to not shoot my arrows I move around between shots. Last week I shot through an arrow from and totally different angle – what are the odds?

Busted an arrow anyway

Then, today, it happened again. Different angle, different yardage and another busted arrow. Frustrating.



10 thoughts on “Busting arrows as fast as I can – Frustrating!”

  1. Don’t change angle. You are making the chances of shooting your arrow greater because the profile of the other arrow is larger compared to the newly shot arrow. Shoot for the center 10 with one arrow, lower 12 with another, upper 12 with another, and finally shoot for the 14 with the last one. Much less likely to hurt the arrows already in the target. If you are still hitting your own arrow start using pin nocks.

  2. What I do is spend most of my time shooting from 50-80yrds. Groups aren’t quite as arrow bust tight at those distances. Your form and shoot process errors show up more as well to give you an idea on what to work on. A bonus to it as well is that when it comes to to shoot closer distances in a tourney they are easy shots.
    If you are still smashing arrows at those distances crave out added scoring rings in the vital like a high and low 12 ring like used in the ASA events. Shooting from different angles is a BAD idea. Changing to pin nocks will also protect the back of your arrows if that’s were most of your damage normally is.

    1. Hi Larry, Yes Tim and Dusty made some good points. I will take their advice and practice the way y’all do. Thanks, David

  3. Paste some orange dots on your target, or draw some dots at different locations with a permanent ink marker and shoot at them. Shoot 5 or 6 arrows, then go pull’em.

  4. Dave, you are just getting too good at this. Buy a new bow so your learning curve will need to start over again. The new Matthews with the offset (no) cams is quite interesting. (don’t tell Brenda I recommended this)

    1. Hi Carl, I tried one of the no-cams. Very smooth and very quiet. I think I’ll wait awhile before changing bows even though the price of the no-cam and some of the other newer bows is quite reasonable. See y’all soon, David

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