I can't be the only one!

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by CToutdoorsman, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. CToutdoorsman

    CToutdoorsman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    So for the last few days, something in my shooting form changed and I had no idea what, I started shooting low on every shot where a week prior I was on the money out to 60 yards. Tonight I realized my grip had changed to where I was putting all the weight on the bow in the upper portion of my palm near my thumb. With the entire weight of the bow focused on that one area I was not able to float my pinon target very long thus causing my sight to drop low. I changed my grip so the weight is spread out along my palm inside my lifeline and BOOM I was holding on target much longer thus allowing me to make more consistent shots. I started to think why would I have changed it? and I have come to the conclusion I watch the pros shoot and their grip looks like how I described my grip when I was shooting low, that just taught me just because the pros do it does not mean it will work for you!
    I apologize for the long rant! Anybody else ever run into a situation like this?
     
  2. bucksnbears

    bucksnbears Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Can't help.
    Won't shoot past 30 yards:confused:
     
  3. Fix

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    Why would you not shoot past 30yards? In a kill scenario I understand but practice at 60 makes 30 and under a chip shot
     
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    I'm with you on this Paul but my experience on Shiz that doesn't work usually is 90% the gear they are pushing.
     
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    Firek920 Weekend Warrior

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    Interesting glad you found what works for you
     
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    6F96007A-916F-4B9F-95AB-CA83E8466D48.jpeg I practice at 100 yds regularly. Makes the close ones a chip shot.This is 100
     
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    drslyr Weekend Warrior

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    All in the form. All in the form!
     
  8. WillO

    WillO Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I always practice out to 100 yards. Apart from what the others have said about making the short shots much easier, it’s really fun
     
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    Matt/TN Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Sounds like you’re describing a high wrist. There’s actually few pros that use that grip. Most are medium to low.

    As long as you’ve got it straightened out, that’s a positive.

    Be aware of the placebo effect. Sometimes, focusing on a short term form aspect, takes some focus from aiming or execution and it will actually help your overall shot. However, as you stop focusing on the small form detail, the issue will usually show back up. It could be a bigger form/shot issue or it could have simply been the grip. Just be aware of issues so you can quickly fix them.

    The devil is in the details


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