Jumping the string

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Blazed

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Jumping the string

Does anyone purposely shoot low  thinking the deer will jump the string? Watching video , I've learned that a deer can drop 1' in .1 sec. . Knowing that and arrow speed I could  figure how low to shoot at any yardage. ...But what if they don't "jump"?

Too bad they're not like my targets and won't stand still!!

jbhunter

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RE: Jumping the string

I have ad a problem with a deer jumping my string.  It really comes down to reading the deer.  Seeing if they look antsy or paranoid (when are they not right) will help.  Yet sometimes it will just be a crapshoot.  Good luck.

mag30079

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RE: Jumping the string

When the deer drops down, it isn't trying to duck the shot. The deer is loading its legs for take off.

Goose

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RE: Jumping the string

As in your other topic I would suggest aiming for the lower 2/3's of the vitals that way if it ducks youll still get lungs and if it doesnt youll get low lungs or heart. Good luck!
Jake

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Blazed

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RE: Jumping the string

At 20 yds at deer will drop 2 ft by the time my arrow coming off my rage bow (300ft/sec)  reaches them. BTW, I'm a Math Teacher so Here's the math:

Time for arrow to get to deer:  (1sec/300ft)(60ft) = .2sec                               Deer drop   1ft every .1 sec:      (1 ft/ .1sec)(.2 sec)  = 2 ft drop

I may to have to install a calculator on my arm-guard.........

mag30079

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RE: Jumping the string

ORIGINAL: Blazed

At 20 yds at deer will drop 2 ft by the time my arrow coming off my rage bow (300ft/sec)  reaches them. BTW, I'm a Math Teacher so Here's the math:

Time for arrow to get to deer:  (1sec/300ft)(60ft) = .2sec                               Deer drop   1ft every .1 sec:      (1 ft/ .1sec)(.2 sec)  = 2 ft drop

I may to have to install a calculator on my arm-guard.........

Ok so the math checks out. I also went back to some objective data I have and it was taken at 40 yards which is .3 seconds at 40 yards. The part I want you to help me undersand is the amount the deer drops???? 2 feet??? I've only seen a dead deer drop that much.

mag30079

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RE: Jumping the string

One more thing Blazed your assuming your measurement is linear. You and I know its not. Also 300fps is off the rest and is way different at 20yds. We all have had a bad shot, its ok.

fasteddie

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Location: Western NY

RE: Jumping the string

When I 1st started bowhunting in the early 90's , I shot at a couple deer and aimed low assuming that they would drop / jump the string . Both times I shot low . apparently the deer hadn't read the same articles that I had read . Now I aim dead on and don't worry about it !

howhill1

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RE: Jumping the string

i always aim for a heart shot. right behind and slighhtly above the front shoulder. this allows some room for a deer dropping. another thing ive learned is to try to avoid shooting at tense or alert deer.
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Xenger651

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Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:53 pm

RE: Jumping the string

i have seen and heard of deer dropping but with the years of bow hunting i have not encounter a deer drop from my shots wether it looks worry'd or not....i believe more than usual ,it's just a bad placment shot and you might just think that the deer drop...just my opinion...

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