View Full Version : 50 yrd with 20 yrd pin doesnt work

09-05-2012, 08:37 PM
:rolleyes: ok guys, i allways give buddies crap for using the wrong pin, i just cant see how it can happen. i was holding on a doe at 50 and as soon as i let go i knew i used my 20 yrd pin!!!!! just like that without thinking about it. i guess all that 20yrd spot shooting kind of kicks in some natural use of the 20 yrd pin. oh well, lesson learned. im the fool.

09-06-2012, 07:49 AM
Lol I'm sure we have all done that before! I know I have!!!

T.S. Allen
09-06-2012, 08:18 AM
What a bummer. Just be grateful it was a doe and not a 200" giant, and we are all happy when we pick a pin that is so far off that it makes a complete clean miss. Glad you can post something as fun as that. Thanks it makes all of us feel better to know we aren't the only ones blowing opportunities.

09-06-2012, 08:27 AM
Ive forgot to use my peep in the heat of the moment. Pin was correct. Knockpoint not so much. Buck looked at me and laughed with 8 of his buddies all the way back up the mountain.

09-06-2012, 11:04 AM
never have... honestly I don't know how anyone does that...

develop a rhythm is my only advice.... I get on target and kinda go 20, 30, 40, 50... I guess I don't assume I know off hand which pin is which, I just know my top is my 20yd pic.

Joe Hulburt
09-06-2012, 01:30 PM
I just have one pin so that can never happen. I can however forget I had it set on 50 and shoot way over the target at 20. Thankfully not ever hunting....yet!

09-07-2012, 10:49 AM
It could always be worse. I watched a buddy pull back on a black tail about thiry yards, he did not have an arrow on.... I cried i laughed so hard. He and the bow were fine. but it was hilarious! practice like you play i guess. who practices without an arrow on the rest ? :)

09-07-2012, 11:32 AM
I have been 10 yards off when gap shooting. Instead of gapping with 30-40 on a 34 yard shot I gapped between 40 and 50. This was after a summer where almost all of my practicing was with kids shooing 4-H at 10,20,30 and 40 yard distances. My gap shooting needed help. Fortunately the 3D antelope I was shooting did not notice the arrow going over its back. Practice like you hunt and these things won't happen.

09-07-2012, 12:53 PM
I was shooting in my backyard one day at my block target at 40 yards. I kept hitting the ground right in front of my target, and I trashed a few arrows. I was getting very frustrated so I went inside and came back an hour later. When I came back outside I was still shooting low and I trashed another arrow. I finally tried moving my forty yard pin, which I had been avoiding because I knew it was right on before. I moved it, but my point of impact didn't change. I kept moving it as far as I could, but my POI still wasn't changing. About the time I was ready to chuck my bow and give up archery forever. I looked down and realized I had been shooting with my 30 yard pin the whole time. I felt SO stupid. :o

09-07-2012, 01:11 PM
these stories make me feel better. haha