Acceptable Archery group?

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  1. jsparks747

    jsparks747
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    I have been shooting bows since I was 6 but up until a year ago have been doing rifle hunting and am going bow hunting. What is an acceptable archery group? I have a Red Wing Hunter recurve bow and am shooting 1 inch groups all within a 3 inch circle of the bullseye at 20 yards. Is that close enough to the bullseye? I have thought about getting a stabilizer but My threads are 5/16ths instead of the standard 6/16ths.
     
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    i shoot a compound bow and when i am practicing, if theyre all not touching or close to from 20,30 & 40 yards its no good. its ok if it opens up alittlefrom 50-80 and from 90-130 im happy with all my arrows being toward the center of the bag. not the outside edges or in the dirt pile behind my target. i would say youre doing great with a recurve!
     
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  3. AndyinEverson

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    I shoot either a home made osage 58# longbow or a Hickory 52# longbow.
    No sights , just instinctive style shooting.
    When I keep in practice I can keep my shots within 1-3 inches of each other out to 40 yards.
    There have been more than a few times when I have gouged my arrows or ripped a fletching with arrows hitting too close.

    Notice I say when I keep in practice ... I need to shoot more its been awhile.
    For me , when I am in practice my limit is 30 yards or so. (when hunting )
    Practice , practice and more practice , till you keep getting the groups you like , where you want to hit , at the range you need.
    Keep in practice.
    I vote more practice , less gear or stuff for your bow ( or rifle for that matter ) every time.
    Andy
     
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  4. Medic!

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    Bull's eye. Or miss? o_O


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    A very sad hit ... :(
    I hope these mistakes are rare.
    I also hope that the deer pictured was put down humanely.
    Andy
     
  6. HuckleberryFun

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    I cannot help but ask if there is a group out there dedicated to
    Unacceptable Archery?
     
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    Ask the French about Crecy and Agincourt et al .... :D
    I bet they would have liked some "Unacceptable Archery"
    Or would they have found the English and Welsh archery unacceptable?
    ( to their casualties )
    Andy
     
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    These are the shots. I shot at the center once then the top right dot.
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    This is my group before the fine tuning with a ripped arrow. One of the arrows in the target was also ripped.
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    That's it exactly. When I am taking the fletching off, I know I am ready.
     
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    Acceptable is a half dollar at 40 yards. Pop can bottom at 80.
     
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    An acceptable archery group:

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    An archery group not quite so acceptable:

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    Hail Sithis
     
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    Rule of thumb is inches to yards. 2" groups at 20 yards. 3" groups at 30 yards. 4" groups at 40 yards and so on. So arrows 2 inches from each other, or better at 20 yards is a solid grouping.
     
  15. mjbskwim

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    Acceptable group is one thru the heart.
     

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