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Old 02-05-2003, 06:18 PM
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Well, I'm new to shooting. I've shot about 3 times, and for about an hour each time. I have my sight sighted in, and can group shots a lot of the time, but I pull a lot of my shots to the right. I shoot right handed. I usually group about 3 to 4 out of 6 arrows in the spot I want, but do tend to pull some to the right. When I say right, I mean about 1-2 feet right!! When I feel like it's a good shot, it's usually right where I want it to be!! I just would like some help with possible reasons why I do this! Thanks!!
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Old 02-05-2003, 06:36 PM
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to shoot that far off . i think your using your other eye and not knowing it . check and see what eye is dom.

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Old 02-05-2003, 06:48 PM
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Chris, you're probably torqueing the bow. Do you shoot with a relaxed bow hand? Be sure to place your hand on the grip in the same spot each shot, and don't hold the bow tightly. Are you using a release? If so, you may be pulling the release to the side as you shoot. You want your release hand to move straight back at the shot. Try to come to a consistent anchor point, also. Any inconsistencies in anchor, grip, or release will cause flyers.
On the mechanical side, number your arrows and see if the same ones are the flyers. If so, pitch them. Also have the tune on your bow checked, if you don't know how yourself. Make sure the draw length is correct for you. How much weight are you pulling? You may need to turn the bow down a little until you get more used to shooting. Too much weight can cause form and other problems.
Do the flyers come at the beginning or end of your shooting session? At the end may be from getting tired.


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Old 02-05-2003, 08:51 PM
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Well, I know I'm not using the wrong eye. I'm a very good bowler, and know for a fact that I'm right eye dominant. My bow is set at 65 pounds. I had it at 70 and got it brought down. I know when I relax my hand, I shoot better. I think it may be that I grip it different ways once and a while. Usually my first shot is exactly where I want it. The second is usually right there too! I was thinking of getting the weight dropped down a little more. When I pull my bow back the first 20 times, I have no problem. After that, I start to struggle a little. I do use a release! Do you think a wrist strap helps at all? I know when I do relax my hand though, I do find that I shoot pretty good and consistent! Thanks for your input, I appreciate it! I'll check my arrows also.
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:28 PM
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Grip is one culprit. Another that will make shots go right is letting your bow arm collapse. Make sure you keep pushing that pin into the dot while aiming, and aim until the arrow hits the target.
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Old 02-06-2003, 07:56 AM
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Arthur's right about follow through. Don't drop the bow arm until the arrow is in the target. As a bowler, I suspect you understand how important follow through is. I've only ever used a wrist strap release(Scott 'Lil Goose), but many top shooters don't. I like it better for hunting as the release is always there and ready. I use the same release for all my shooting. This way I'm not switching back & forth. My feeling is learn your setup and become confident with it. I always refer to the old adage, &quot;Beware the man who shoots one gun&quot;.<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 02-06-2003, 08:27 AM
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Stay in the shot!!! Theres a good chance you are peeking wanting to watch the arrow. Its a common practice for beginning archers, and it effects your follow through. <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 02-06-2003, 09:02 AM
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That happens to me some too, mine get off to the left more than the right. Culprits I've found so far. anchor point not consistant, punching the release, peeking, usually at longer yardages, Grip and hand position not consistant, no follow through, and just plain fatigue after awhile.. I worked on all and things got better. They will for you too, it's hard to be a machine....
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Old 02-06-2003, 06:43 PM
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Best advise I could give you is to go to a pro shop or have someone with LOTS of experiance watch you shoot . The old saying a picture is worth a thousand words .

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