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Old 08-17-2008, 07:21 PM
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What happens when you drop your bow arm to move your pins instead of bending at the waist?
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:57 PM
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In short it just throws your whole body form out of whack. This makes the bow fit you differently and usually is the result of shooting high or inconsistent shots.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:25 AM
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In short it just throws your whole body form out of whack. This makes the bow fit you differently and usually is the result of shooting high or inconsistent shots.
That pretty much sums it up. Nothing good can come from it.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:31 AM
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Does that mean practicing on a target that is on the ground instead of shoulder heightand not bending your waist is not a good thing or is this only for treestand shooting?

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Old 08-18-2008, 09:20 AM
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Does that mean practicing on a target that is on the ground instead of shoulder heightand not bending your waist is not a good thing
Yes because it will get you into the bad habbit of lowering your arm which you will doautomaticly from a tree stand.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:44 PM
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So, does lowering your bow arm cause your arrow to go high?
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:33 PM
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So, does lowering your bow arm cause your arrow to go high?
In short, YES, it's the most common reason for shooting high from elevated positions.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:29 AM
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Would the same be true from a ground blind?
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:19 AM
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Pretty hard to lower your arm in a ground blind. You're already at ground level. Seriously, the little bit you may aim down at a close target while ground shooting isn't going to matter much for hunting. Still, it's good to draw the bow and aim at shoulder level then bend at the waist. Just a matter of practicing it till it becomes ingrained in the little pea brain. When an animal is front of you you should not have to think about these things. You should have learned and practiced all the little details. That's why there is time between seasons.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:09 PM
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I recently returned from Africa and had some difficulty in the blinds over waterholes. Sometimes I couldn't see my pins clearly because I was too high in the shooting hole and I must of been dropping my bow arm because I shot high and missed 4 times at 40 yards at 3 different animals (2 Red Hartebeest and a Blue Wildebeest). Plus I was sitting and just was off my rhythm.
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