I really loved doing the previous 300 days to 300 using freestyle equipment so I’ve decided to have at it again; only this time I’ll be attempting it using bowhunter freestyle equipment! The ultimate goal is to head to the Vegas Shoot in 2013 more prepared than ever.
- 2007 Hoyt Ultra-Elite bow (have they ever made a better target bow?)
- Axcel Armortech sight
- Vendetta Archery Enforcer stabilizer
- Carter “The Hammer” release
- Gold Tip Ultralight 22 arrows with Norway Mini-Fusion 4-fletch vanes
March 29, 2012
Things started of a whole lot better than I had hoped! I was on fire this round (at least for me!) and shot 297 with 20x. On end 3 I started to drift off target on the 3rd shot (top face) and ended up pulling one right. I should have let down on that one as soon as I drifted off, but before I could consciously make that decision the shot was executed.
Now for the doozy, end 8 first arrow. I really have no idea what happened here but that arrow took off into nowhere and ended up being an eight. I can say how disgusted I was with the shot and even more disturbed that I couldn’t say *why* it went so bad. Sometimes you just make a terrible shot!
Analysis: I can tell already that the real challenge is going to be covering the X with the pin. When I shoot freestyle I use a circle on my scope because I like looking at the X and can concentrate better that way. With pins, covering the X is much harder for me mentally.
When shooting 3D or animals I don’t seem to have an issue with covering the point I want to hit. However, when shooting spots my mind goes into a different mode and covering the X is more of a mental block. We’ll see how this works out over time.