anchor/nock points

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  1. dnoodles

    dnoodles Grizzled Veteran

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    Trad guys-

    not sure if this is a recent trend or if I just never noticed it before- I seem to be seeing some trad shooters taking a very vertical stance and what appears to be a very high anchor point - where the nock almost touches right under the eye. Three fingers under the nock. I thought most trad shooters kind of hunch and angle the bow upon drawing it (to keep the arrow on the riser.)

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    Am I imagining this vertical stance as a trend? I never really noticed it before but lately as I get into the trad world I notice it more and more. It may just be confirmation bias.

    If not my imagination, what's the point? Easier for some shooters to sight along the shaft?

    Any downsides?
     
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    I know that years ago, some guys shooting bare bow used to anchor with the nock right under the eye. They used the point as an aiming tool, instead of a sight. I tried it, but never was any good with it.
     
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    Its called string walking and its accurate. I love it for hunting. I actually have my string marked where I need to put the top of my tab for 10, 20, 30 yards.
     

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