Making the Shot: High Winds and Long Distance
Shooting archery in high winds can be some of the most stressful shooting conditions to shoot in. Combine a long distance target with the high winds, and you’ve got one of the most difficult archery scenarios. In this segment of “Making the Shot”, John Dudley of Nock On Archery demonstrates the perfect execution of managing this particular shot scenario while shooting a 101 yard bedded ram with a serious crosswind. Not only does the ram blend into the rocky backdrop, you also have to manage your pin covering the entire target at that long of a distance. Dudley will teach you the importance of properly managing your front sight/rear sight and what it means to check your 6 and 3 when looking through your peep. He will also teach you how to compensate for arrow drift in the wind and how to stay committed to your shot sequence through the gusty wind. These are all valuable lessons when it comes time for you to make your shot in similar conditions.