I went out to one of my buddy's houses today for a bit of re-sighting and practice with my bow.
I have recently taken my sight apart to rework the fiber due to an unfortunate accident and really needed to sight it in. I guesstimated the placement of the 10yd pin on my first shot and was only about 2" high with 2 arrows so I adjusted accordingly and was dead center of the bull for the 3rd and 4th shots. We went through back to 40yds and got mine sighted in, then we started just shooting for fun, before we knew it, it was 4 hrs later and both of us were starting to get a little bit of tightness in our right shoulders. LOL We had a blast out shooting and towards the end we decided to see what we could do at 50 (neither of us have a 50yd pin) so we backed up to 50 and tried the holdover technique.... it took us a few tries to see where our bows had to be held to hit where we needed at 50 but it was interesting. I wouldn't try a shot on game at 50 because I don't like the hold over due to the way I shoot, but it is interesting to think that the possibility is there if I can find one more pin. I just have to find them on ebay or something because they are discontinued.
I did help my buddy a little with his form and technique in general. Apparently the technique I use is helpful to more than just me. I forget where I learned it, but basically my hands aren't steady and I can't hit worth squat when I try to hold dead on the target. I have to start just above the point of aim and let the bow fall slowly down through where I want to hit, squeezing the trigger on my release as the pin hits where I want to hit, hold it for about 3 seconds and then allow the bow to fall naturally from there. It works for me, some people might find it difficult to shoot this way, but it works for me. After a few attempts at explaining it to my buddy he got what I was saying and tried it and got his first actual bull of the day. I'm so ready for Oct 1st to get here it's pathetic.... C'mon October!!!