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Kisser Button, yes or no?

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I've seen kisser buttons but have never used one. I shoot a PSE Razorback Recurve 30#. I think I do fairly well for a beginner. Target archery Field archery Shooting sport Archery Recreation
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(the targets were pretty close, to be honest - maybe only 10 yards -hey, I'm a beginner!) I think I've been able to maintain my anchor point but I'm not 100% certain. I've only been at this two weeks, now. I was just wondering, as a beginner, would a kisser button help me learn or hinder my learning where my anchor point is?

Also, is it normal for my anchor point to be sore - the spot on my jawline is so sore from shooting...

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I've seen kisser buttons but have never used one. I shoot a PSE Razorback Recurve 30#. I think I do fairly well for a beginner.
(the targets were pretty close, to be honest - maybe only 10 yards -hey, I'm a beginner!) I think I've been able to maintain my anchor point but I'm not 100% certain. I've only been at this two weeks, now. I was just wondering, as a beginner, would a kisser button help me learn...
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If you need to do something, use a snotter. The corner of your mouth can move so much a kisser can really mess you up.
Thanks! That's just it - I don't know if I need anything. I just happened to see something about s kisser button and looked it up. It's interesting. I've also never touched the string to my face, so not sure if either s kisser or snotter would work in any case.


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If you are shooting bare recurve I would focus on drawing back to the same point every time and be done with it. Maybe find a way to use a fletching to touch a point on your face or find a spot to bring your fingers back to every time as an anchor.

Peeps only work with sights, otherwise it's just a hole in a string with nothing to look at for reference.

Kisser, well the knock usually comes back to the mouth on a recurve correct? Been years so don't take that as gospel.

Nose on string only works if you have a peep so you can see through the string. Otherwise you are putting the string in line with your eye and possibly making things worse.

And even better advice, find a traditional shooter to ask instead of most of us compound guys. Not trying to be rude, but you are getting compound centric advice because that's what most of us shoot. Hopefully one will be along shortly to clean this up. lol Good luck. Looks like you are doing well so far.
 

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If you are shooting bare recurve I would focus on drawing back to the same point every time and be done with it.

And even better advice, find a traditional shooter to ask instead of most of us compound guys. Not trying to be rude, but you are getting compound centric advice because that's what most of us shoot. Hopefully one will be along shortly to clean this up. lol Good luck. Looks like you are doing well so far.
Thank you, chiefjason, seems to me I'm better off sticking with Bill from the range I go to as he is well-versed in traditional as well as compound. I did ask him, today, since I was getting so many different kinds of advice. He said I should just work on keeping my anchor point right now and practice, practice, practice. I have a lot of other corrections I need to work on, too, so I'll be spending a lot of free time at the range!


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Been shooting a bow for well over 30 years and I will not shoot without a kisser button. Not on my hunting bows, and that's all I have. I got rid of the kisser a time or two but always went back to it.

It's like this; it's easy to maintain good shooting form when standing on level ground, or nearly so. But when one is up in a treestand all twisted around trying to get that shot on a critter, things can and often do change. I remember a couple of times that I was ready to touch off the release but something just didn't feel quite right. Then I remembered my kisser button was not in place. Readjusted my anchor and was able to get the critter on a fairly difficult shot. Pretty sure I would have missed on those couple of shots had it not been for a kisser button.

In terms of folks that claim they shoot better without a kisser button......I have my doubts. If that be the case then it was not adjusted properly. A kisser button is nothing more than another anchor point so saying you don't shoot as good with one is not logical.
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