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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 compared to the skull and presents a very small target. Furthermore there are bony stuctures which might deflect away a bullet or arrow. See this picture of a ...


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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 immediately. That's more important to do to a human who may have a weapon that can hit you back quickly, than it is to a nearly-defenseless animal you are hunting ...


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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 worst thing one can do is fussing on a bad shot, and after that it becomes fussing about fussing on the bad shot and it never ends. You can train yourself in ...


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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 get the shot out afterwards. This is also most likely with small game that it's going to be much harder to pick out heart or lungs to aim to, the head is a ...


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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. The head is a relatively fast moving, and smaller target. The skull also provides much more armour than the ribcage. As well demonstrated by @mikeagg the ...


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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 target leads to a very ineffective alternate hit, it moves more, and it is more armored (which on glancing shots can increase the chance of ricochet, this is ...


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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 the centre, but your grouping is tight, then you at least know that your shot is consistent, and that it's your sights which need to be adjusted, and not the ...


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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 excite the subconscious as much as a physical object does.


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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 are hunting without the actual death bit. Quite a few 3D target shooters follow a course which simulates a hunt. They could also be hunters and just leave it ...


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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 be a Gemeindeverwaltung, Samtgemeindeverwaltung or Kreisverwaltung depending on where you are). Public land may be owned by them, the Country or the Federation....


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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 aerodynamics but at the end it comes down to the target: the intent is to reduce damage to it. The field/combo that flare out to the wider shoulder limit ...


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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/uploads/Archery-Range-Guidelines.pdf The Easton Foundation also has a more illustrated guide to range design. http://www.esdf.org/FacilityGuide/pdf/...


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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: When you put your sights on an animal at a significant distance, you want to aim just behind their leg, mid way through their body-this is where their lungs are. ...


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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 you hit and you can adjust your sights accordingly. If you are spotting for yourself it is the same, just more time consuming. You'll have to remember exactly ...


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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 as "non-scoring" is 14 points in ASA tournaments, but non-scoring in IBO tournaments. The smaller "upper/lower" 12 are only valid for ASA, and the middle 12 is ...


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