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    • RalphRalph
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      Premature release 😉 is a problem probably all of us have to deal with sooner or later and there’s a bunch of suggested cures for it.

      I’ve tried blind bail with eyes shut but when I open my eyes short draw bites me back after a while.

      I tried something different not long ago, actually two things at different times. 1st, I was at our local range, grown up in weeds way bad, I mean waist high or worse.

      I picked a ‘weed deer’, not one of them funny ones, about 50 yds., drew and held cause I knew if I let go my arrow would be forever a prize of the lost arrow gods..Several times I did this and moved from aim point to aim point and it helped a bunch when I started shooting at shootable objects. I don’t point gap or anything just do what we refer to as instinct. To me holding long is holding wrong but I gotta touch anchor or inconsistency results.

      At the house I stood about 10′ from my 6′ wood fence, drew, narrowed in on a knot hole and didn’t shoot. Hard it was but it worked. Dang sure don’t want to release now, hard on fence, arrow and possibly me. 🙂

      Just trying to train my brain so that just cause you draw don’t mean ya gotta let go!!!!:evil:

      So decided to do a training film and discovered another little thing to work on.

      Shot 1, good. Shot 2 I threw my bow hand a bit, shot 3 I started to release short, pulled it back and let down (best shot to be made sometimes), redrew well but threw my bow hand some again. Shot 4, happy.

      Now to work on it again, throwing bow hand:(

      After all these years, it’s amazing how old, bad habits can creep back.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Maybe when you shoot you should listen to something a little less jazzy…. Hehe Dwc

    • Dave Nash
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      Thanks for the suggestions.

    • RalphRalph
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      Whoops………

    • Stephen Graf
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      When it comes to good shooting, you’ll get no suggestions from me. Well, ok, maybe one…

      I like to practice with just one arrow. I end up spending a lot more time walking than shooting, but I think it helps keep me shooting better. If I have more than one arrow to shoot, I get in the habit of going for that next arrow too fast.

      That, and arrows mess up the target when trying to focus on the spot.

    • RalphRalph
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      When you get old as me you forget what you were up to by the time you go pull and arrow and reload. So better work on my problem whilst I’m standing there.:roll:

      I know this is a bow hunting site but there is more to archery than a one arrow end. It’s also a learning place. If you shoot one arrow, walk 10/20 yds, whatever, one way then walk back the learning curve may be a slow process..

      Ya gotta learn to shoot well, then you go hunt….

      I feel that if you can hit the same spot several times in a row your concentration is getting as much or more work out than just doing one shot. First shot is important but so is every other shot you make.

      Besides, I pick another spot near to where I made the first. I’ve torn up way too many arrows trying to hit the exact same spot cause there’s times when I do.

      I can hit the wrong spot consistently sometime too though 🙁

      And, grouping arrows is fun…………..:D

    • drew4fur
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      R2 wrote:

      Ya gotta learn to shoot well, then you go hunt….

      This is the key!

    • arthurw
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      I noticed, for myself, that I rush my shots for some reason when I have a quiver full of arrows. When I shoot one, and then retrieve it and shoot it again, I’m much better at performing my shot sequence. Specifically follow through. I find myself dropping my bow arm and reaching for another arrow way too fast when I’m shooting a group. This is why I feel my most important arrow is the very first one, cold.

    • arthurw
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      Hey, R2. I see some weed deer sometimes, too!8)

    • Greg RaganGreg Ragan
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      Helps me to practice on form without aiming…..separation of the aiming process with the form work. I use a combination of shooting long distance (about 50 yards) and blank bale work up close. Try not to aim and only concentrate on form.

      For me I see that the aiming part starts to be the subconscious thing. When we drive down the road we stay in between the lines even though we are not concentrating, or even looking directly on doing that or even consciously looking at the lines. Your arrows will group the same way.

    • David Fudala
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      I have found that the slower I go, the better I shoot, and the more realistic the shot feels helps even more. This past year I spent a lot more time with “bowhunting” practice rather than “target” practice. I exclusively shot one arrow at a time and used a 3D target all summer. I also picked up an old fake x-mas tree at a garage sale to help vary my shot scenario’s. I also never shoot from the same spot twice and I shoot from several different positions, standing, kneeling, sitting, etc. It really made a difference for me this year although I still haven’t quite figured out how to make an arrow fly AROUND a tree branch!?!?

    • RalphRalph
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      Then with all the work done there’s days like mine was today.

      You coulda shut me in my little barn with a quiver full of arrows and I never woulda hit a wall. Duh………..:cry:cry:

      One of those times to put her down cause the harder I try the worse it gets…

    • RalphRalph
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      Ha!!! Fixed me.. Much better humor I be in now…

      Was drawing back to my old wheel anchor (always have shot fingers) then dropping my hand to my normal anchor and shooting as soon as I got there not mattering where I was pointing my arrows… Duh….

      Good to catch yourself…

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