I'm new to archery and have been to a local range six times renting equipment with which to shoot. I will get right to my question. If I wanted to actually use an aiming reference on a recurve bow, would I aim through the rest on the riser (not sights or other accoutrements), or would I actually point the tip of the arrow at the target? The thing is, when I see the target in my secondary vision, or even if I just look from the target to the arrow, I see that the arrow is pointing slightly left. My gut feeling is that if I let go of the string, the arrow will go left of where I want to hit; however, I read information at this website http://www.meta-synthesis.com/archery/archery.html
This leads me to believe that I should be using the riser to aim, or trying to aim through the centerline of the bow. I might be interpreting this incorrectly.
I have ordered a couple of books. Problem is, they haven't shipped yet from the seller (Become the Arrow and Shooting the Stick Bow). I will probably go back to the range before they get here. As an aside, how important is it to get the arrow right under the eye? I believe that when I shoot off my finger tips, am able to get the arrow closer to this then when doing so with the string in the crease of my first knuckle. I also think this is probably the incorrect way to draw the bow. I'm not sure how to resolve this.
Thanks in advance. I know you must get tired of novices inundating you with questions