Thread: target panic?
08-25-2008, 03:21 PM #1
how do i fix it?Parker Hornet 28" 70#
easton epic 400gr. RAGE 2 blade
08-25-2008, 03:26 PM #2
shoot left handed....
You will get lots of answers/ideas on this one...here is what I do:
1. shoot a back tension release
2. blank bale for an extended period
3. aiming drills where you draw/aim/let down
4. after the blank bailing, shoot from 5 yds and gradually move back.
I have found all of them to work, but I do not have the patience enough to stick with them for as long as it takes....so the panic just keeps coming back. I freeze below and to the right of the x... I am getting better, but it still creeps up on me from time to time!Hook 'Em Horns
08-25-2008, 04:55 PM #3
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What is target panic...I've heard of buck fever, but who would get nervous at paper?
08-25-2008, 05:29 PM #4
08-25-2008, 06:13 PM #5
08-25-2008, 06:17 PM #6
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seriously, though...what is target panic? Like release punching and failure to hold relaxed at the firing moment?
08-25-2008, 06:31 PM #7
1. You can do practice drills for months to try and get rid of it, or...
2. You can buy a back tension release, learn to use it in a couple of weeks, and probably be TP free.
I chose option 2, and never looked back. I went from not being able to hit sand if I fell off a camel , to shooting pretty darn good in a matter of weeks.Proud Member of the FBSA
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08-25-2008, 07:15 PM #8
1.) punching your release (aka drive by shooting)
2.) unable to hold on a target. (can't push the pin into the center of a spot)
3.) unable to draw on a target (believe it or not I seen a guy like this)
4.) knowing your gonna miss before you take the shot....
5.) dropping your bow arm so you can watch the arrow.
These are a few and I am sure there are more that I didn't list.Bass and Bucks Staff Shooter
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08-25-2008, 07:36 PM #9
get away from light triggers
Draw your bow close your eyes,,,open your eyes and use your body to move the pin to the target instead of your arm.
Learn to relax and let the pin float in the area you want to hit.
blind bale shooting works
make sure your bow fits you
make sure you are not drawing too much weight
if all else fails, buy a Carter Evolution plus and learn to aim.
08-25-2008, 07:59 PM #10
08-25-2008, 09:12 PM #11
The back tension release didn't cure squat for me...and I don't care for the evolution, but I am going to try it again this winter. I am still a fan of my longhorn though (shot it this past weekend for the first time at a 3d shoot and shot even )!Hook 'Em Horns
08-25-2008, 10:00 PM #12
08-25-2008, 10:20 PM #13
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A flaw in your form or shot sequence in play with the fear of missing = Target Panic
Hooks had some great ideas to help counter act this.
Take the game out of your head and have fun, go out there with the confidence and desire to tare it up and if you throw an arrow once in a while so be it, itís shot donít worry about that arrow or the next just focus on shot that you are doing at the moment,
A lot of people are very hard on their selves and tend to take the fun out of the game even if you have a bad day there are hundreds of archers in this country that wish they could have shot those scores.The only one that is your competitor is the air between your ears!
08-25-2008, 10:28 PM #14
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I used to have all those listed problems(still do occasionaly). I stopped shooting at 30 and built my confidence back up at 10 and just focused on shooting..not aiming, but shooting for about 3 straight weeks. Heck, today I shot a golfball off a stick at 30(with the fletchings). I'd say confidence is key.
08-26-2008, 12:02 PM #15
When i stop concentrating on where I want the arrow to go and start thinking about releasing it is when I have the most trouble. As soon as my mind drifts from the spot I want to hit its over, usually I have to let down. Just my experiences.Rhino
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08-26-2008, 12:14 PM #16
I would like to chime in here. I still have target panic to a point. If I shoot at my block 4x4 I am only ok at shooting the dots but if I am shooting at the vitals where there is no defined area just a mental picture of where I want my arrow to go, I shoot much better. What I recommend is LEARN YOUR TRIGGER. I was having the same problem with my Glock. I would fire off shots that were erratic and poorly placed. I then started learning my trigger. It worked like this, what is the most amount of pressure that I can squeeze my trigger before the actual fire. I practiced this over and over until I knew exactly how much pressure was needed right b4 the fire. I place my shot squeeeeeeeze the trigger gently to the cutting edge then my mind knows the next fraction of pressure that I give will release the firing pin. I applied the same mentality to my caliper release and it has made a world of difference.
08-26-2008, 12:24 PM #17
08-26-2008, 02:44 PM #18Hook 'Em Horns
08-26-2008, 02:53 PM #19
I find a punch to be ranked up there with a flinch. My personal opinion (Disclaimer at bottom) is that you need to train your brain to know and undertstand that the release IS part of the full shot execution and if you must train your WHOLE body for proper form, breathing, sight placing then shotexecution you should not allow your brain to cut corners at the most vital stage as it can result in a poor wounding shot and not a kill shot.
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