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Moment of Truth: Jumping the String

If you've tracked enough arrow-shot game you'll know that more often than not big game animals are rarely hit exactly where you aimed. Because everything moves so fast during the moment of truth, it can be easy to believe that a marginal shot was actually a good one, or vice versa. This is especially apparent when an animals reflexes are taken into account.

Curt Wells examines the so-called jumping the string effect and the affects it has on our shot in this segment of Moment of Truth.

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