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  1. String walking and anchor points

    How to Shoot
    Hey, guys. I am in the process of learning how to do string walking aiming. I bought a new PSE Theory FX bow and am waiting on some new arrows so I can learn how to do this right. Now, my concerns. I have been working on the anchor point. I watch a Lot of barebow archers and they always use...
  2. Need help in understanding Aiming using a five pin sight on my compound

    Coaches Corner
    I have a Mathews compound with a five pin sight. I am totally new compound shooting. When I pull the string and look through the peep hole I thought I would just be able to see each pin and use it to sight in the target. But, what I see is the entire sight ring with the five pins inside it. So...
  3. Aiming in the gold

    Competition Target Archery
    Hi, Yeah ok it may sound obvious but there is a bit more to it... Been shooting for 20 odd years with a break of a few years... only back 2 years now... Before my break I started to struggle aiming in the gold. Was not an issue before... I could aim in the gold no problem... Been fighting it...
  4. too dark indoor

    Competition Target Archery
    Hi, I use a Beiter 29mm scope with 0.75 and 1.0 lens and an arc-system 45 degree hooded peep with clarifier lens. Whilst this combination is fine outdoor I am finding way too dark indoor and struggle to see during aiming. I'm going to try Beiter big brother the 35mm scope with a 0.75 lens...
  5. Try circle for indoor ... looking for advice

    Competition Target Archery
    I have a problem of holding low with a pin. I want to try putting a circle on my scope for indoors since I was doing fairly well shooting outdoor distances with no pin and a 29mm scope. I shoot FITA face exclusively. Any suggestions on what size and color ring I should try? Should it outline the...
  6. String Alignment Blur

    F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    After years of struggling with consistently shooting to the left, I’ve realized a lack of string alignment has been the culprit. As expected, bringing the string to the left has moved my groups rightward. However, the problem is the string that I see is pretty blurry and vague. I don’t...
  7. 'Wheel of misfortune'....

    General Archery Discussion
    Anyone know of a resource out there for archery that is similar to the handgun's wheel of misfortune? It's a guide that states the common errors that occurs when you consistently are hitting a location outside the X. Example if you consistenty are shooting low right or low left you could be...
  8. How to shoot unmarked 3d with olympic recurve bow

    F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    My local club hosts unmarked 3d tournaments regularly. The targets are almost all under 20 yards and have varying elevations. Also, they do not allow range finders. My question is how should I adjust for different distances and elevations with my olympic recurve?
  9. Help with aiming!

    General Archery Discussion
    I am having a difficult time aiming with my bow, it's the stabilizers, not target panic. So I got into target compound over Christmas, and I'm having trouble with my stabs and aiming. My bow: elite victory, Cbe vertex target, Merlin mac ten zone scope with 4x lens, spot Hogg infinity rest, AEP...
  10. Trying A Single Pin Sight On My Samick Sage

    General Archery Discussion
    Greetings, I'm progressing well with instinctive aiming but I have an inexpensive single-pin sight and want to experiment with it. I get the "follow the arrows" adjustment scheme but what I don't get is where to set the peep sight initially. How high above the arrow should the peep be? Also...
  11. Why So Little Interest In The SRF "Sight"?

    Traditional Archery
    I am considering an SRF "sight" on an Excel riser for hunting. (I am putting it in quotes because this thing is not a sight in the truest sense, like a pin sighting system, but a guide aperture allowing more precise instinctive shooting.)...
  12. "Spectator shooting"

    Competition Target Archery
    Last night I discovered true spectator shooting. I had decided to just look at my float, without intending to fire (I shoot a hinge - HT Pro set to "medium hotness" - just about on the 3rd little line, counting from the "Hot" side). So no conscious firing engine, just draw up, it clicks, and...
  13. Bubble level, how important is this?

    Coaches Corner
    I am new to compound bow hunting and have spent several hours over the last few months practicing. I am having an issue with trying to use the pin sight while also keeping an eye on the bubble level. How important is this and is there an easier way to keep the now level while aiming/ sighting?
  14. Podium X - early experiences?

    Hoyt Archery Discussion
    Have you shot one yet? What are your thoughts - does it hold as well as the PCE / PCEXL? Better yet - do you have one? Have you tried tuning it? Any experiences?
  15. Now how do I

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi all just wondering. I shoot in a local indoor 3d league and am able to get all 10s snd 12s but how do I increase my 12 count is there any aiming drills or something that may help with this Thanks
  16. Aiming Struggles

    Traditional Archery
    Hey guys iv been shooting since summer of '12 and have watched alot of jimmy blackmon and also have MBB III. I feel like my form is pretty good but my struggle has been aiming..It takes all the mental strength i can muster to raise the tip of my arrow to wherever it is i want it (i shoot...
  17. Stabilizer configuration

    General Archery Discussion
    I have noticed that the stabilizer configuration that gives me the best hold (back rod quite heavy, set pretty much straight back at a slight downwards angle) does not give me the best groups. Less weight on the side rod, but out at an angle of around 45 deg, and down maybe 10/15deg seems to...
  18. Aiming at the 30m target

    F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    When shooting a proper FITA round (90/70/50/30), I find the 30m distance quite hard, because the gold is so large that it is challenging to aim right in the middle of the gold - and this leads to "over aiming" and interferes with smooth execution. Do you do anything special to help with this...
  19. Practice ideas and drills

    General Archery Discussion
    Here is an interesting idea I read today: "practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent." What we need is practice—real practice, not mere repetition. As Michael Jordan said, “You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very...
  20. Sudden dot movements

    General Archery Discussion
    I have a couple of an "aiming problems", and would appreciate any advice: I tend to be able to hold the dot quite/very still for fairly short periods, and then there are sudden, big (out into the 8 on a Vegas target) movements of the dot. They are quite often up and/or right (say, towards, 1 on...
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