Ok let me start by saying, I am starting over again after 15 years of not shooting.
As a young man I was fairly accomplished at indoor shoots. Not great mind you, but pretty good.
These days I find that I am 40ish years old, fat, and my shoulders and elbows hurt a lot, and everything just seems a lot tougher than it used to be.
A month ago when I brought home my new AM32 it was 12 degrees outside so I made a 15 yard range in the basement. I was amazed, my first 4 shots broke 2 nocs. It would really stack them in there. The bow and I shot great!
This weekend was nice and warm so the boy and I built an outside range so we could shoot out to 50 yards.
Saturday and Sunday the wind blew like a hurricane so I only shot at the 20 yard line. I shot terrible but what do you expect with a 40 mph gusty wind?
Monday the breeze calmed. I shot good groups at 20, not too bad at 30, and kinda sucky at 40, (I have no business even trying 50). I was happy.
Today the wind is back but not nearly like it was over the weekend. It is gusty and cold (33 degrees) and I cant hit anything. About 4 inch groups at 20, all over the place at 30 and I don't dare try 40.
Why is the wind affecting me so much? Is it normal?
It's not like I am using sub par equipment or something. I would think the AM32 would be plenty fast to overcome a breeze.
What do you think?