View Full Version : Settling your bow into the target
06-17-2012, 08:22 PM
I find myself doing this and I am not sure why? Prior to taking any of my shots I start the pin very low on the target and raise up to the point that I am aiming at.
I was wondering if there is a proper way to quickly put your sights at point of impact and see how others settle there bow into the target?
Anything that I can learn will always help.
06-17-2012, 09:28 PM
This is how I do it as well. I don't know if it's technically right or not but it works for me.
06-17-2012, 10:33 PM
I start low and move up also. Im not sure it matters much, I think you should do what works for you, and do it that way every time to form a routine. Then when the actual shot at a buck or bull presents itself, the routine kicks in and you don't think about anything but that spot, the rest falls into place.
06-18-2012, 06:55 AM
Im not sure it matters much, I think you should do what works for you, and do it that way every time to form a routine. Then when the actual shot at a buck or bull presents itself, the routine kicks in and you don't think about anything but that spot, the rest falls into place.It's all repetition, and what works for you.
06-18-2012, 08:32 AM
I start low and move up as well. Prob not the correct way but it is a habit now.
06-19-2012, 09:26 AM
I have coached the low and up move for years. When I was a kid they taught us to point to the sky, draw and drop. However as bows evolved the need to do that has diminished. As well, its has been observed and learned to avoid unneeded movements like that.
The deltoid muscles work rather awkwardly in most humans and dont like small subtle adjustments. Taking a weight and mentally thinking I am going to let this weight go down only 1/4" is not easy. The arm usually will fall well below the desired drop and result in you bringing it back up on target.
However you can slowly add muscle resistance to weight and gradually increase the resistance creating a slowly rising arm.
This is why alot of archers have discovered that drawing directly at the target and slightly low is more comfortable and more natural.
The movement an archer makes is lessened. The arm movement to "rise" to target is more smooth. The shakes are also lessened by you slowly adding muscle resistance and not slowly letting it down.
Just like doing a sit up very very very slowly. You will notice the abdomen muscles will work very very smoothly on the crunch. All the way up they slowly increase resistance and pull you up. Then try going down. You will notice they start to spasm. You will feel them begin to ever so slowly or if your way out of shape very rapidly twitch as you lower your body to the floor.
The arm muscle responsible to put your bow arm on target, the deltoid does the same thing.
Keep it up guys your doing it right!
06-19-2012, 08:35 PM
Thanks for the great and positive reply wolftalonID.
06-19-2012, 10:12 PM
I've never really thought about it but now that you guys point it out, I do the same as everyone else.
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