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How many bowhunters shoot 3-d

  • Hang up the gear for the year

    Votes: 3 11.1%
  • Shoot 3-d season

    Votes: 19 70.4%
  • Start shooting again two weeks before season opens

    Votes: 1 3.7%
  • will shoot every now and then in the back yard

    Votes: 4 14.8%
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Now that hunting season has ended how many of us bowhunters will hang up there bows for the season and how many will shoot all summer long at 3-d course.
 

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i am stumpin this year,packing that bow and arrow everytime i'm in the wild wild kingdom.that will be every weekend humpin those big athens county national forest hills and shooting all day.getting ready for bowseason and the big one in the west.
 

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I shoot all year but dont go to as many 3-D shoot's as i use to, After 17 years of shooting 3-D's it gotten pretty old but still do it for the practice. Pike
 

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I'll be shoot'in 3D and hitting some carp haunts. Flinging Alum. arrows at foam or fiberglass ones at carp...it's a toss up...:D ;)
 

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3-D

Without a doubt!!!
Gearing up for the start of the Triple Crown!
 

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I shoot at a target in the back yard probably 5 or 6 times (separate times) until I can't pull back my crossbow anymore each time. This is right before the season and then I shoot it every now and then when I feel like it. Right now I have to concentrate on my shotgun so I can get TOM.
 

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3d shoots

iwill shoot the 3ds as much as possible , untill its time to shoot CARP! THEN WHEN ITS TIME TO SHOOT CARP , its a one track mind untill august, thats when i start getting ready for deer season, but ille shoot fish as long as possible:D
 

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looking for sight and rest to set up 3-D bow. I'm new at this and could use any advice to help me out! I have a Merlin Storm. 40-50 lb. draw. Looking for decent arrows to shoot also. I have been shooting aluminum out of my hunting bow and have not used any carbons so have no experience with them.
 

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Hoytme2, check out Gold Tips arrows, their graphite and relativaly inexpensive. I've used them the last couple of seasons and really like them I use G/T X/T's
As far as rests you could use any number of rests, its just a preference thing. I use a Quick Tune 800, nothing fancy.
Sights are the same thing. You can spend as much as you want, but I've used inexpensive sights and did well.
I like to keep things as close to my hunting set up as posible. I like a sight with 1 point to look at rather then 3 or 5 pins, so I use an HHK adjustible sight.
Hope some of this might help you
T.A.
 

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Thanks trumbull. I have been looking at the Quiktune 1000 for a rest and the Impact archery sights of which is on my hunting bow. I really like it so I thought i would not change
 

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I think you should ask yourself if you want to be "competitive" at 3-D, or if ya just want to shoot 3-D for fun.

If you want to be competive, use every means available that's allowed for your setup(class). For some this means powered scopes, long stabilizers, high-end rests, high-end releases, and good carbon or ultra-light aluminum arrows. If this is the route you want to go, let me know-I'll tell ya what most of the better shooters are shooting.

On the other hand, if you are just looking to shoot for fun, just about any setup will work. I shoot a seperate bow for 3-D, and then switch about a month ahead of the season to my hunting rig.

I see you're from Perrysburg. There are a lot of shoots in the area. Just go to Gander or Clelands to pick up a shedule.
 

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Hoytme2, I sent you a PM in response to the one you sent me.
 

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Thanks Lookma. I think I want to just get into it for fun but I know I will try to be competative as well. It is just my nature to be the best I can. Getting lots of Ideas from everyone and I would like to thank those people too.
 

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I also bought a Merlin Storm competition bow like HOYTME2 for the 3d season. Mostly bought it because it was a good deal, but I can see myself really getting into this 3d thing heavy duty after a few shoots. I also would like to put together a nice set up on that bow and I am looking for suggestions on equipment too.

Thanks,

rjo
 

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I just like to go out and shoot for fun. Just to see how I do.;)
 

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That's how I started out, shooting just for fun. I used my hunting bow for the first two years, then my competitive nature took over and I bought a dedicated 3-D bow.

One thing that's for sure, if you shoot 3-D once a week from now until hunting season, you'll be on auto-pilot when a deer walks by next season. That's the nice thing about practice-you KNOW you're gonna hit the deer! No more 'what if's'.
 

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Thats very true. I like to shoot the bowhunter rounds. They set the animals up as if your hunting them and I don't worry about scoring, just make a killing shot.
 
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