I decided a couple weeks ago to give spot shooting a little more attention and to get a target bow and scope to play with. I was an average 48x shooter in league but oddly I would shoot better in a tourney. I've only shot a couple but my x count was 54 on the first and 57 on the next. I've only shot bhfs because the long bars and elaborate sights just didn't seem appealing to me, but I've decided to go up in class but still keep it simple.
So, I get my target bow and 4x scope and think oh yeah, look out 60x!! First week went okay, 55x...but its a downhill slide since. I thought these longer axled 8+ brace bows were supposed to be "forgiving"...yea right. The issue is that eventually I will throw one anywhere from 4-8" straight up. I actually shot a 299 last week because of it. I like to keep things real simple but a buddy asked me try his 10" stinger with about 8oz's on it. It "seemed" to help a little but that could be in my head. I've since gotten several different bstingers with a variety of weights...no dice.
I'm very theoretical so when a man man posed a theory to me that may have some merit to it, I can't get it out of my head. He asked if this issue started when I got the scope...yes it did. He knows a lot about how I shoot because we've talked many times. I'm one of those guys that if I'm holding low when I pull the trigger, my subconscious somehow takes over and I very slightly push my bow hand out, which kicks the bottom up. I've known I do this and it has never really given me any issues so I didn't worry about it. For anyone that believes you cannot influence the arrow enough to matter once the trigger is pulled, your wrong
Anyways, back to the theory...he thinks that maybe the scope is causing my subconscious to kick my bow hand out 4x as much as before. I didn't know what to think when he said that but it sounds justifiable. I don't think that is the case but I can't just over look it. Just so you know, this is with 2 different target bows and it happens the same on both of them.
I originally only wanted to try a scope to use as a tool to see if I could tell what I'm doing at the shot so that I could pick up those last few x's...now it seems it has given me a whole new problem!
Any info is welcome...I don't even want to shoot league this week and am ready to count my losses and go back to bhfs..HELP!!