Got a question for those guys out west.

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  1. Skylar oren

    Skylar oren Weekend Warrior

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    How bad can wind affect arrow flight. I just moved to western OK for college and i have alot of good land to hunt on here. But i got out here today to shoot my 40, 50 and 60 yard pins and the wind is just killing me. Kinda rethinking the whole spot and stalk with the bow thing.:confused::confused:
     
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    Quite a bit. I gone so far as to make cheat sheets with my set up to measure hold off into the wind. I typically tilt my top cam into the crosswind and measure it with my bubble. There are something you can go to minimize the effects of wind on arrow flight. Lower profile vanes and Broadheads, thin shafts. And also things you can to with your bow to minimize wind, for example taking off your quiver as the arrows act as a sail, also a stabilizer set up with a side bar tends to be steadier in cross winds.
     
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    Not only can wind screw up your arrow flight it also helps your scent travel farther.
     
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