Anchor Point 2009-09-29T16:30:17+00:00

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  • Patrick
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    #2419 |

    While shooting a compound, I anchored at the corner of my mouth with the tip of my index finger. My thumb and index finger in somewhat of a “c” shape, my thumb rested under my chin. The string JUST barely touched the tip of my nose. That had served me well with the compound, but not so much with my longbow. Where do YOU anchor?

    [should have put this in the Trailhead, but forgot]

  • Chris Shelton
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    I put my middle finger in the corner of my mouth, I think you will find that most of the other guys on here do that or they do the same with there index finger!

  • Danny Klee
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    I put my middle finger right on the corner of my cheek bone. That seems to be the best place for me. You may have to experiment a little to see what gives you the best shots.

    Dan

  • Hubertus
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    another one for middle finger, corner of the mouth…

  • Hiram
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    Middle corner, and I stringwalk, face walk for different yardages.

  • Clay Hayes
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    My middle finger touches my K9 tooth.

  • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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    Index finger in the corner of the mouth. Not good at holding my draw. I am a snap shooter.

  • Todd Smith
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    Index finger at the corner of my mouth. Have done that for so long it’s tough to change. 😆 todd

  • Todd Smith
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    By the way, I tried the middle finger corner of mouth but found I was lifting my index finger during the draw and was, in effect, shooting two fingers under with my middle and ring fingers… todd

  • Hiram
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    Hey Todd, Killing turkeys with your Bow? Man I would not change a thing. Your the man!:)

  • MontanaFord
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    Three fingers under, middle finger in the corner of my mouth. Sometimes, when I think about it, I’ll put the first knuckle of my thumb right in the hollow between my ear lobe and the back of my jaw bone, too.

    Michael.

  • SteveMcD
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    I use two anchors… my middle finger is on my upper lip with my index finger on the crease of my nose. Second anchor is chin to the shoulder. My sight picture is an aligned bow arm and arrow shaft to the spot on the target.

  • Patrick
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    You know how, when everything is right, sometimes it’s just immediate. Well that FINALLY happened tonight! As indicated earlier in this thread, I just didn’t feel comfortable with my usual anchor point. I tried using the middle finger in the corner too, nope. Tonight I was practicing and it dawned on me to try anchoring by putting the tip of my finger on
    my cheek bone…BAM!!! All that had ailed me has gone away! Certainly not implying I’m now Howard Hill reincarnated, but it FINALLY feels right. And my consistency is coming back. Now back to shooting…

  • Patrick
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    I figured I’d provide photos. I really am amazed at how much better I’m shooting. I was hoping it wasn’t just a fluke. My son even commented on it.

    Previous anchor point:

    New anchor point:

    Based on the photo, you’d never think it’s so, but my eye is directly over the arrow

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