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    Any help with nerves?

    Hello, I shot my first winter league round ever and shot not bad 300 46x. I went a few times before league started to the club to shoot because I knew I would be nervous shooting around people. After going a few times I could tell I was getting more comfortable, the first few times people actually walked up and commented on my shaking. So the the other day when I shot my first official round I could'nt get comfortable and things just did'nt feel right. Do you think this will go away with time or will it lead to other issues? Any suggestions on things to do or read?


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    Just keep going to league nights, and pick the busiest nights possible. You'll get used to it, especially after getting to talk the other shooters. You'll even make some new friends in the process. Leagues are great.
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    Thanks Buster, Kinda what I figured but always looking for a magic fix. It is alot of fun.

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    Try... "Core Archery" by Larry Wise. Good reading, easy to follow.Goes over mental and physical shooting form. Helped me alot...hope that helps

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    I have it and it has helped big time. I think if it was'nt for the read I would'nt be able to shoot a 300 46x round in public.

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    I need to get this book my head is a hudge problem

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    We are all comfortable in familiar situations. Shooting in groups is not yet a familiar situation for you - but it will be with more exposure. The nerves will slowly improve as you work on it. Don't intimidate yourself by going to a national shoot next month! But if you want to try that sort of competition, work your way up to it over the months.

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    Any help with nerves?

    Forget the venue shoot the shot that's all. I know much harder to do than say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy View Post
    Try... "Core Archery" by Larry Wise. Good reading, easy to follow.Goes over mental and physical shooting form. Helped me alot...hope that helps
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    Experience is the best teacher. This is a great mental program also: http://mentalmanagement.ipower.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjwhfsd View Post
    Forget the venue shoot the shot that's all. I know much harder to do than say.
    Yep easy words ,
    To be honest , If you shot a 300 46X on line , it puts you in the upper percent of shooters in the states ...
    so good job enjoy your shoot , dont beat yourself up , our gonna have worse days !
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    Get a little experience and confidence and you'll be a lot better. Go in there thinking man, I'm shooting 45X thats darn good rather than Crap, 45X is pretty bad shooting. Negative thoughts breed negative results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster of Xs View Post
    Just keep going to league nights, and pick the busiest nights possible. You'll get used to it, especially after getting to talk the other shooters. You'll even make some new friends in the process. Leagues are great.
    This^^^. I find that making a few comments while shooting the end helps relax me - league night is a social event for our club so it's not considered bad etiquette. For sure stick yourself between two other shooters so you experience seeing other's shots, habits, epileptic let downs , and all the other distractions. This is where your form practice will take over and keep your results up - drawing down is your tool when you recognize something in the process isn't right.

    Oh, celebrate your 300 46X and don't trivialize by rating it "not bad". It's a lot better than a 50X 296.
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    Thanks everyone, I think just having this online chat will help.

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