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Hey everybody, I'm new to the sight and this is my first post.

I started instinctive finger shooting about a year ago with a recurve. This January I purchased a compound and shoot that the same way. I have friends trying to convert me to sight and a trigger release. It's taking me longer to get accurate but I don't mind that. I'm putting on average 5 to 7 out of 10 arrows in a 9 inch paper plate 20 yrds and under. I don't move back until I can do that consistent.

I want to hunt Quail and Rabbits in archery season. Do I just keep doing what I'm doing and stay away from sights since I'm dealing with smaller moving animals? Will sights slow me down and ruin the picture?

I shoot my bow the way I shoot my shotgun...point and fire.

Any comments would be appreciated.
I'm 36 yr old youngun, just thought I'd put that out there since I see age come up a lot in this section.

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If you want to hunt quail and rabbits, I think I'd stay away from sights and all of the bells and whistles period. Just good Ole hand/eye coordination... I've often said the two worst day of my 48 years of shooting was one...when I picked up a compound bow:cry:, and the second was when I put a sight on it.:embara:
 

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If you want to point and shoot at rabbits and quail, why the compound? I would think that a recurve would be a whole lot smoother. I know that my recurve is.

Tom

p.s. Friends don't convert friends to releases. :D
 

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Often times we need different tools for different jobs.
I'd suggest that you use a recurve and keep shooting quail and rabbits with out sights. Use a compound for your other archery adventures.

I used to bow fish a lot with a recurve, with out sights, and used a compound for all may other types of shooting. One does not interfere with the other.

Happy Trails
Keith
 

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Thanks guys

Based on the replies I tried something today. I picked a bunch of lemons from my tree and placed them around the yard at various distances and shot at them with my recurve, practicing swinging thru to the target...it was great and smooth. I then tried this with my compound and it was horrible, the bow is heavy and the let off kept it from being smooth shooting.

You are right the compound is a tool for another use such as deer, elk and pig when the shot needs to be more carefully placed.

Love this learning process, something new everyday.
 
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