No Longer Shooting 5-Spot (Temporary)

f5 Spot Target shot at for a 25 point score

No Longer Shooting 5-Spot!

5 arrows one with a broken nock

Unfortunately, my continued shooting of the 5-Spot target is in jeopardy, especially since I split the nock and am now down to 4 arrows on my trip to Granby, Missouri. Bringing just 5 arrows was not my best idea, especially when I’m over 3 hours away from home. Being the dedicated archer, I just can’t stay away from my bow and targets. I was shooting my new (new to me) Hoyt UltraElite attempting to sight in my 20 yard pin. Certain that I would not hit another arrow after adjusting the Viper Archery Sight ended up being the wrong decision today. I hit the previous arrow about 1 1/2 inches below the nock, cracking the Gold Tip Hunter arrow and sending the nock flying. Officially, I’m unable to shoot 5-Spot though as soon as I get home I will have enough arrows to be back in the game.

Also, I’m really enjoying the ArcherzUpshot app and tracking my progress on the 5-Spot target. The feature of the application that I like the most is ability to take a picture of the actual target (the featured photo in this post illustrates) with a time stamp and other relevant facts about the photo. The analysis and trending features allow archers to know in great detail the deficiencies of an individual arrow or even the inconsistencies that an archer may have on the top, bottom left or right of a target. Soon, I’ll be purchasing the app for my iPhone as the free version is limited to 500 arrows and I will want to continue to use the product for some time to come.


2 thoughts on “No Longer Shooting 5-Spot (Temporary)

  • July 4, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Great work. Hitting those nocs means that you are getting consistent.
    The 5 arrows thing is an issue. If you stick to a minimum of a dozen matched arrows for competing and a couple of dozen for practice per season. You will be in good shape.
    Remember to keep all of them the same. No point messing up your sight points with different arrows.

    • July 4, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      You are so right! I had a dozen at the beginning of this year and through a couple competitions and a ton of practice, I now know I need more! I like your idea of separating practice arrows from competition arrows and having a couple dozen would be perfect.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!


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