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Old 08-22-2008, 11:42 AM
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I shoot at a block target set at 30 yards. the issue im having is out of 3 arrows I will shoot 2 with in a 1/2 inch and 1 will be about 4 in. to the right. Even with 5 arrows i will shoot 4 with in 1 in and have 1, 4 or 5 in. off to the right. How can i get over this, it is starting to really piss me off.

and if i shoot 6 of them, 2 are off to the right
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:52 AM
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Without even getting into form issues.....let me ask you....

Do you have your arrows numbered?
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:16 PM
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that is a great idea! ill try that tonight, ty
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:23 PM
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whats the purpose of numbering arrows? To see if its the same one shooting off?
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:25 PM
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never thought about numbering my arrows think i will when i shoot later
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:25 PM
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whats the purpose of numbering arrows? To see if its the same one shooting off?
yes
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:51 PM
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so i numbered my arrows, and i have found out that its the Indian not the arrow that's messing up. If i breathe right, and take my time thinking about the shot there is not a problem, doing it 5 times in a row is the problem.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:13 AM
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A very wise man on this site once said "Trust your float" It took me a while to figure it out and I got the answer from him, now I have learned to "Trust my float".

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so i numbered my arrows, and i have found out that its the Indian not the arrow that's messing up. If i breathe right, and take my time thinking about the shot there is not a problem, doing it 5 times in a row is the problem.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:17 AM
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I focus on getting my arrows into the kill zone consistantly rather than obsessing over grouping, getting a second shot is rare in a real world hunting situation. I use a foam deer instead of a block or bag for better visualization, it really improved my shooting. Recently I had a slight problem with focusing on my target spot(I shoot instinctive with a recurve), so I drilled a small hole in the middle of a Daisy Shatter Blast target disc and toothpicked it on the spot I wanted to hit. The bright orange disc sharpened my focus instantly and is a lot of fun to shatter, great confidence booster too.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for all of the advice, Great idea kevin1.

as far as "Trusting my Float" I think that I will know what it means in a "Kung-fu" grasshopper enlightening moment, only when im ready.
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