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Old 10-24-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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so ive been shooting 2 or 3 times a week for the last month. and i keep having this same issue.. i shoot good.. but to the left of my aim.. i have adjusted my sights and finish the session off being on target... then the next time i shoot its to the left again. but sometimes it is right on with no problems. could this just be they way i am shooting or doing something?



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Looks like you've got some torque in your wrist, doesn't take much to tap the vane as its leaving. It's similar to slapping the trigger or pushing the barrel. Try putting one of those ace bandage things on your wrist and see if it doesn't minimize it. With your first shot being "corrected" by the sites and then it working it's way back it just sounds like wrist flip. If you're not wearing an inner forearm protector and you're getting stung that will do it too. Since you're not all over the place your eye weld is pretty dead on. Make sure to give us an update



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i will try when i shoot tuesday. thanks. i figured it was something i had to be doing because its grouped well.

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Make sure you aren't over gripping the bow. It should almost stay in your hand with no grip. Try gripping with thumb and index finger or ring finger only.

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Make sure you aren't over gripping the bow. It should almost stay in your hand with no grip. Try gripping with thumb and index finger or ring finger only.

Good advice! When I fling arrows in the backyard I usually open my hand once the bow is drawn , letting the bow rest in the crotch between thumb and forefinger, completely un gripped until the arrow is in flight. The less you grip the less your grip can interfere with your target acquisition.


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9 times out of 10 you are over gripping the bow. Follow everyone else's advice, just grip the bow with your thumb and forefinger once you are fully drawn. I used to do the same thing when I first started shooting, and still do every once in awhile. Good luck!

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Another thing to look for (no pun intended).............lighting.

if you have a peep sight in your string you could be getting "ghost image".
The old "Zero peep" peeps were really bad about that, esp if you drilled them out. The plastic was shiny and the larger hole you made left more surface to shine.

Different shooting ranges could mean different sun direction. Also time of day on one range could mean different sun angle. Your ghost image can also change!

To avoid such frustration, I went to a Fletcher peep...............back in '85.

Have seen such sun issues screw people up when shooting firearms.

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If your form is good (the bow fits correctly) and you aren't fat or super muscular, you should be able to shoot without an armguard.

I only wear one when I have long sleeves on.

Of course, the proper stance (what they call "more open") will angle the arm for more string clearance. That means angle on the shoulder.......so will work the muscles differently (take slight getting used to). Also...............it shortens your draw a bit.

Most folks that hit their arm have a too long drawlength on their bow, and or take a deep grip.

Some people have weird elbow bends.............they're gonna get blasted no matter what.


Open grip shooting is just asking for trouble IMHO. Too easy to develop a tendency to want to grab it.
Many who don't grab it, do a partial grab at the shot. Pretty funny.

Like another stated, touch the index finger to the thumb and curl the others in along side the grip. Bow should be more to the thumb pad side, not dead center in the V of the hand.

Some bow grips suck. The old Mathews factory standard would make hands slide up. They said it wasn't a problem LOL, but most everybody that shot well went with an aftermarket grip (one called the Torqueless). Much more consistent hand placement, repeatability. Later Mathews changed their grip to be more similar to the aftermarket one. Funny.

Watch the really good shooters. They all look pretty much the same...........there's madness in their antics I tell ya

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well i tried to really focus tuesday . when im really paying attention to my release and the target i did way better and no problems. when i started getting comfortable i was left again. so its definately me. i just need to make myself stay focused.



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