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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2019, 01:26:27 PM »
I had to laugh at that one Dave.  I couldn't keep track either.   :)     I had to take a pencil and write it down as I went along. 
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2019, 02:34:54 PM »
Yep, me too.   :biglaugh: Gettin' old may have something to do with it for me.
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 07:07:28 PM »
Jim,
First of all, thank you for your generosity. It seems like you are helping a whole bunch of archers out of the goodness of your heart.
I have a question, though. I will not be able to go out past 15 yards until the spring, and want to begin as soon as possible. Should I wait, or can I just alter the drills for my available inside distances?


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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2019, 09:14:03 PM »
Yeah, I don’t think there's a problem at all starting at that distance.  I believe when the weather breaks, just continue the drills at the longer distances.  You’ll know how your confidence and progress is by that time and have to tools to keep the demon at bay.
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2019, 04:55:29 PM »
I hope to go through this program after my Florida hog hunt in February. Sounds like a GREAT program.
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2019, 07:02:56 PM »
Just bit the bullet (or arrow to be more relevant) and did the first day of the program. Was holding off because I just got a brand-new custom recurve from Black Ram Traditions and am seriously smitten with this bow. Any hoo, it feels odd to be able to not have the string release without my permission. It has felt as if someone is inside of my head making my fingers release the string. This evening that person was absent. I like this.  :thumbsup:
Thanks, again, Jim.
For the record, After finishing the program for the night, I did come upstairs and hug my new bow.

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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2019, 10:14:42 AM »
I know the feeling of being able to just hold and relax...I am now at day 51 of Jim's program.  I hope you haven't started with too much bow weight.  Going with a light draw weight has helped me substantially and now I have moved up some more.  Take your time, be patient, and you'll be surprised. :goldtooth:
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2019, 04:45:59 PM »
Jim is away this week on a hog hunt in Florida and asked me to forward the program info along to anyone who wants to start it.  I am a satisfied client myself.  :jumper: Just drop me an email if I may be of assistance--dmitchell43@suddenlink.net.  Good shooting  :archer2: and I wish Jim the best of hunting.
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2019, 01:31:42 PM »
I’m on day 10 now, and enjoying the program.  My only question is that up to this point, the instructions say to make my first draws at 3 yards.  If I literally draw at 3 yards, I have to move my arrow out of the way of the target when I start my draw, so I have been standing back far enough to get sufficient clearance to draw the arrow normally, which is about 4 yards.  Is that okay or is there something magic about3 yards?
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2019, 02:35:42 PM »
Dave, nothing magic about three yards, but if you go back and check it starts at three feet.  No I'm sure Jim would tell you that no harm will be done if you start at enough distance to give you room to draw. But I am shooting full length arrows and drawing 30 1/2" and still managed to do the three feet distance.  It's a fail-safe distance I guess is what Jim has in mind.  Proceed. :wavey:
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2019, 03:16:00 PM »
Sorry, you’re right.  I meant feet, not yards.
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2019, 08:06:24 PM »
 :thumbsup: :archer:
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Re: Beat Target Panic (Maybe?)
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2019, 10:05:58 PM »
I emailed you David.  Looking forward to hearing from you.  This is a very interesting concept.
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