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Jason Wesbrock
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shag wrote: I just dont think I can shoot by instinct.

Then don’t.

Instinctive is one of many ways to shoot a bow. Barebow aiming methods aren’t “one size fits all.” If they were, there wouldn’t be so many different ones out there. If one of them doesn’t work for you, throw it in the trash, grab another, and give it a whirl.

I’d hate to think how many folks have given up recurves or longbows over the years because someone got it into their head that they had to shoot instinctively, and it didn’t work out for them. I know a number of excellent archers who shoot instinctively, but I know a lot more who shoot with a conscious aiming style. I think the most important step most folks could take in their quest for accuracy is to pick an aiming style based on results, not fashion.