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Author Topic: having a strange problem....  (Read 3159 times)

Offline Duane72

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2011, 07:25:32 AM »
No pins guys I shoot instinctive...which is why this makes no sense to me...and every thing was fine until the other day...I was thinking that it's gotten to be target panic? because of a few off shots...now I can't stop over thinking at 2o yrds?

Didn't catch you were shooting without pins GAL, sorry. Most likely it is target panic then. Try shooting a touch different. What I mean is that typically an archer will have a system you use in your mind each time you shoot, such as "draw, anchor, aim, release". On the release we might be concentrating on one specific thing... our flex in our holding wrist, ease of finger on the release, etc. Change it up. For me, I use a string release on a release loop on my string. I typically concentrate on easing my finger on the release so as not to "jerk" the trigger. If I encounter something that gets in my head like that I may use my elbow or pull my shoulder back to pull the trigger just to give my mind something else to concentrate on for a couple shots. You may find it breaks the cycle.
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Offline growalot

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2011, 07:52:30 AM »
Thanks guys well...this strange thing has persisted but staying just at 20 yards only has cleaned things up a bit...I'm now in a consistent 5 in group....Rain for the last 6 days has kept me out of shooting much ...but the cycle has broken and now rain in forecast from now until opener...so I'll be out in earnest getting the 20yrds down to a no more than 3in group....funny the things ones mind gets fixated on @--0--0137...I also use a D loop and concentrate on the squeeze not pull...for this year is the first year not shooting fingers

Offline Two Tales

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2011, 01:54:57 PM »
going to a release on my recurve was just about the hardest thing to get used to...I never had sights on mine either it was see, draw, see, shoot...happened in about 1/10 of a second...worked on it after the season ended until I was shooting the same as with fingers (actually my accuracy improved) but it was an all up hill battle...one of the things that I used to forget was your anchor stays fixed using a release...and in traditional you release on the top of the draw (I did this by racking my shoulders...) and you continue that motion with the hand..when I taught the cubbies to shoot I called it whipping the pie off your ear...good luck with the release and get them groups down and have fun...

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Offline growalot

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #18 on: October 12, 2011, 10:46:02 PM »
Pheww ...the spell has broken and I hit 3 dead center bulls eyes at 20yrds the other day...grouping is 3in and that's fine with me....pulled out to 30 and my groups were 3-4in and 2 bulls eyes....I am so raring to go...now if the weather would just cooperate....calling for rains winds first week end then temps in the mid to high 60's...I'm also so far behind....need to wash clothes tomorrow and make casseroles...and still canning tomatoes...two stands to tweek...never been so far behind...must mean I'm going to shoot a big one early ;D @--0--0137

Offline copnjax

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2011, 08:10:22 AM »
It's Bush's fault  --099-780
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Offline Flintlock1776

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2011, 07:15:49 AM »
when was the last time you changed your string?
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Offline growalot

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2011, 07:56:33 AM »
it's a new mission by Mathews Venture bow...but I've settled in on the twenty after shooting just that...and all other distances are still fine...mental thing I believe...Thanks for the advise and support everyone ##$%#1118

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2011, 10:49:25 AM »
well if you were a guy could of be anything but mental we all know guys are brain less   ##$%#13     --099-780
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Offline Lizette

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2011, 06:10:20 PM »
Also, know your accuracy levels at different ranges and how much your bow will drop over different distances.

Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2011, 07:18:45 AM »
When I started bowhunting, I used  a bare bow.  My accuracy wasn't the greatest, regardless how much I practiced.  It was not until I moved to a compound bow with a pin sight and string peep sight that my accuracy improved tremendously.  I had set my only pin for 25 yds, and I was putting dents in my arrows, my groups were so tight.  the problem I had was that I was shooting right handed, but my left eye is my master eye.  By going to the string peepsight, that forced me to use my right eye. 
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Offline Woods Walker

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2012, 10:28:45 PM »
grows: As you know, I'm an instinctive shooter also.  If this ever happens again, try just forgetting about what the actual yardage is, and just focus...REALLY focus...on your spot and just shoot.

If your form is solid, and if you're tight at other distances then it obviously is, then it's in your head. Stop thinking about it and shoot!
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Offline growalot

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2012, 07:43:23 AM »
Hey WW...great seeing ya and Welcome to TH.....Ahh you know me always over thinking things...lol
Thanks for posting here for it got me re-reading this post....See I was right...it just meant I was to get a big one this year....that mental 20yrd thing just made me practice twice as much!! @--0--0137

Offline Woods Walker

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2012, 08:09:53 AM »
You can never practice too much! 

And thanks for the welcome!
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Offline Deerhead

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Re: having a strange problem....
« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2012, 08:36:59 PM »
How old are your arrows?  Sounds like you shoot a lot, the arrow spine might be getting weak.  It might be time for new arrows.
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