String walking

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  1. Ingo Sundowner

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    Who on here uses string walking? I'm interested as I am heading down the bare bow route. Came across the particular string walking tutorial 2 days ago. I started to practice straight away then and today I produced, to my great amazement, good groups over 15m. I think I'm going to stay with this method but wonder if it is any good for hunting? Interested what people on here think of this method of shooting?
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    String walking has been around a while and it's effective in some cases. Does not work well for hunting where animals are on high alert, or you only have a moment to make a shot (and you're calculating... walking up/down the string). Short distance/effective range, it's a bit of a moot point.

    For those quick shots or high string animals, knowing point on and hold off, works better for an instinctive snap shot... Down size here is time /practice to learn instinctive shooting.
     
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    I thought so, but apparently it works for some people like myself. However, I can't bowhunt here in the UK. Would like to have a go though.
     
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    You should try a fixed crawl technique. Check this video:

    From 01.05.36.
    ...and you will never ask how to set your multipin bow sight anymore.
     
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    I watched the above film, and yes, a fixed crawl sorts out a lot of problems found in string walking. Thank you for linking the video, much appreciated.
     

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