A practice question

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  1. w33kender

    w33kender Weekend Warrior

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    I practice from an elevated area and shoot at a 3-D deer target for practice.

    What I've discovered is that when I'm shooting to my left [as a right handed shooter], my aiming point should always be dead on with my pin. But when I practice a shot with my toes aimed at the target [imagine sitting in the stand and having to shoot straight away from you without being able to adjust your body]. I've noticed I have to aim about 2" left of my lethal broadside shot.

    Anybody else experience this?
     
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    Buckaholic84 Weekend Warrior

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    It's changing your form....why wouldn't you spin your body so you have correct form? in a hunting situation I always turn so I am sideways to my target to achieve my form

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    w33kender Weekend Warrior

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    I may be overthinking things, but I'm afraid that too much movement will get me busted. Thanks for reading and replying, btw. I appreciate any and all advice. This fall will be only my third using a compound bow.
     
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    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    ^THIS^ I re-position my body before every shot at an animal.
     
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    I also reposition myself so I am using close to the same form as possible on every shot I take. Same form = same results. Change your form now things start changing with where the arrow actually impacts, as you've seen.

    I like to eliminate the variables.
     
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    You are inducing lateral torque into the bow string at full draw with that improper form. Shooting in that position takes your body and anchor point out of line with your bows power stroke.
     
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    Thanks, buckeye, swise, and Sam for your advice and explanations! Appreciate it.
     
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    Cayden Weekend Warrior

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    One thing that helps me, I never draw back or readjust positions if I can see the deers eye, might not always get my deer but he will not be any wiser to my position and hopefully will be back.
     

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