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Old 08-17-2009, 04:09 PM
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When I'm shooting rifles or vertical bows I keep a loose grip with my left hand to keep from pulling the shot. I noticed today with my xbow my groups are tighter when I do the opposite and keep a firm grip with my left hand on the fore end. Anyone else have the same results? With a loose grip my shots tend to shoot low and to the left. Its a small margin but noticeable. I'm guessing the arrow is still leaving the rail while the bow is "recoiling" a little low and left. I use recoiling loosely cause I can't think of a better term.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:25 PM
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I'd say that is a fairly good explaination.

I have noticed that I have to not only get a firm grip, but also I shoot better with a forward pushing motion to my left arm. Could be the say thing, couneracting the "recoil".

Just stick with what works!

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:27 PM
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I have always kept a firm grip on my fore piece,thinking that
it would be a better or firmer base to shoot the arrow,when
I hold it loose the shot just doesnt feel right,Im thinking.Do
the same with the Curve and the Defender.
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