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Why do you not aim for the head while archery hunting?

Compare a human skull to that of a deer. The human skull is dominated by the brain, so a shot to the head is likely to penetrate the cranium and brain. On the other hand, a deer brain is very small ...
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Why do you not aim for the head while archery hunting?

The head tends to be a harder target to hit than the vital organs in the center of the body, but a penetrating hit there is more likely to take a human or animal to unconsciousness and inability ...
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I shoot horribly at archery tournaments - what can I do about it?

Its something that happens in every sport. Generally target shooting the mantra is: bad day, drop everything for awhile, go get a beer, chitchat, help others in the club or simply call it the day. The ...
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Why do you not aim for the head while archery hunting?

This question arises basically for one reason. Movies are wrong. Any cop or soldier (even snipers) are trained to shoot center of mass. This is because it's far easier to hit, and still highly lethal. ...
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Why do you not aim for the head while archery hunting?

A headshot is a high percentage HIT if done perfectly, but it is not a high percentage SHOT to do perfectly. The brain (which is the actual intended target) is a small target, a miss of the exact ...
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Why do you not aim for the head while archery hunting?

It does apply, in some cases - it's actually a preference. For small game such as rabbits a neat little shot to the head with a high powered air rifle will kill the rabbit and save you from having to ...
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Why's the plastic/paper cup training so popular?

It's all about grouping. When you're setting the sights on your bow, where you hit a target is less important than what the size of your grouping is while you're practice shooting. If you're missing ...
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Why's the plastic/paper cup training so popular?

http://www.bow-international.com/features/traditional/ask-the-experts-starting-instinctive/ The cup gives you a 3D target to help you focus during instinct training. A flat piece of paper just doesn't ...
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What's the point of stringdampers in 3D shooting

It comes down to a few things. Some people like adding things to their bows. If it can fit on it they will have it. I once saw someone using a recurve with 9 stabilisers. Others like to pretend they ...
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Which authorities to consider in Germany when planning an archery course?

Any authority in Germany is required by law to direct you to the correct office to deal with your question (Amtshilfe). A good starting point would be the receptionist at the local council (this could ...
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Downsides of a bullet point for 3D archery

They didnt give you any reason for that suggestion? Sometimes depends on clubs, one club I was member of years ago was extremely fussy about which were allowed and which not. There is a difference in ...
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What's the best way to plan a 3D archery course?

The NFAA has a great guide on how to create a field archery course. The guide talks about minimum distances between targets, backstops and safe angles of approach. https://www.nfaausa.com/wp-content/...
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How to concentrate on a minimal point on a solid surface?

Use your imagination. If you can't see a small point, imagine one. When I'm sighting up a target, I don't aim for the bulls-eye, I aim for the centre of the bulls-eye. Here's your solid surface: ...
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How to concentrate on a minimal point on a solid surface?

You'll have to use a spotter. Either a separate person or yourself. Basically a person with a telescope to see where you hit. If it is a separate person fire one arrow and they will inform you where ...
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Why is the US kill rating so different?

Arbitrary rules are just that - arbitrary. One point of difference is that in 3D archery in the USA, you get exactly one arrow per target -- there's no concept of a "split kill". The ring you list ...
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