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    Default How I tighten my groups

    Going through the process of re-setting up a bow and not having really shot for about 6 months my groups were horrid. I was right in up and down but my arrows were scattered horizontally.

    Remembering an old training tool.... I folded up a target tall and narrow, and placed it down range.. (See lane 2)

    How I tighten my groups - Beginners Archery Range


    A few ends concentrating on just left-right nothing more. when the black line is straight up and down in teh middle of the sight picture, release.

    My first:
    How I tighten my groups - Beginners Archery Range

    somewhere around the third or fourth:
    How I tighten my groups - Beginners Archery Range

    And I was shooting nice tight groups: Still high and left, but tight...
    How I tighten my groups - Beginners Archery Range

    Now, I can adjust the sight!


    It's a good thing, for you all, I'm not shooting the Smack-Down league!!!!
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    Default Buckbusters

    Are those the Buckbuster arrows by Victory? Are they any good?
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    I have found when my groups open up an effective way to tighten them up is to shoot from a much closer distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbdcougar View Post
    I have found when my groups open up an effective way to tighten them up is to shoot from a much closer distance.
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbdcougar View Post
    I have found when my groups open up an effective way to tighten them up is to shoot from a much closer distance.
    lol thats wat i was thinking

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    So are you saying you just shot at that narrow target and it improved your groups or did you make an adjustment to your bow in some fashion? Sorry I am kinda confused here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullfiddle View Post
    So are you saying you just shot at that narrow target and it improved your groups or did you make an adjustment to your bow in some fashion? Sorry I am kinda confused here...
    yeah I was waiting for that question..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMax27 View Post
    Are those the Buckbuster arrows by Victory?
    Yes.


    Are they any good?
    Yes... at least better than Carbon Express Thunder Storms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullfiddle View Post
    So are you saying you just shot at that narrow target and it improved your groups or did you make an adjustment to your bow in some fashion? Sorry I am kinda confused here...
    Yes... precisely, just concentrated on getting them >narrow<
    No adjustments to the bow, it was all mental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandSquid View Post
    Yes... precisely, just concentrated on getting them >narrow<
    No adjustments to the bow, it was all mental.
    Ok squid buddy this is what I see happening here.. Your drive by shooting.... Your prolly torquing your wrist or punching your release or a combination of both....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandSquid View Post
    Yes... precisely, just concentrated on getting them >narrow<
    No adjustments to the bow, it was all mental.
    What distance is this???

    Recurve or compound???
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    What distance is this???

    Recurve or compound???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandSquid View Post
    20 Yards, compound Martin P3, (35#@28")
    are you having trouble holding steady??

    maybe lower your poundage......

    didnt you say, that you were an archery instructer??

    just aimimg better should not fix the PROBLEM you are having unless you went from eyes CLOSED to eyes OPEN
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUNNYMAN View Post
    are you having trouble holding steady??

    Yes.... I have a torn labrum and bicep tendon. It hurts like hell to shoot! but I have exactly 29 hour of shooting left before I go under the knife to get it all fixed... and after that I will not be even picking up a bow for 6 months. so a man has gotta do whatever he can to fix his jones... or at least shoot enough cards to have something to submit to jcmorgan so I can toss some smack for a few weeks more.
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    It could be as simple as your hand placement on your holding arm. I found that my groups spread out when I don't concentrate on the way I'm actually holding my bow. When I don't have the right grip on it, my arrows tend to hit wide. My vertical is accurate but the horizontal is way off. I think it comes from popping my wrist at the time of release because the bow isnt' centered in my hand. I had to start placing the bow pretty much on the base of my thumb in the palm to get consistent. It took gettin' used to but I'm grouping much better.
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    Oh yeah, also, try to eliminate looking at the whole target when you are aiming. Try to create a tunnle vison effect and pick a single spot on the target. Look at nothing but that spot and block out everything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzRednekRabbit View Post
    It could be as simple as your hand placement on your holding arm. I found that my groups spread out when I don't concentrate on the way I'm actually holding my bow. When I don't have the right grip on it, my arrows tend to hit wide. My vertical is accurate but the horizontal is way off. I think it comes from popping my wrist at the time of release because the bow isnt' centered in my hand. I had to start placing the bow pretty much on the base of my thumb in the palm to get consistent. It took gettin' used to but I'm grouping much better.
    maybe you didnt see the part where he says he has a tear in his shoulder and it is painful for him to hold a bow and that when he gets suregery he wont be able to for 6 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by archerykid12 View Post
    maybe you didnt see the part where he says he has a tear in his shoulder and it is painful for him to hold a bow and that when he gets suregery he wont be able to for 6 months

    It's still good avice, none-the-less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandSquid View Post
    It's still good avice, none-the-less.
    i agree i was just sayin

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    Quote Originally Posted by archerykid12 View Post
    maybe you didnt see the part where he says he has a tear in his shoulder and it is painful for him to hold a bow and that when he gets suregery he wont be able to for 6 months
    Nah, I seen it. I was just tryin' to answer his question. He obviously knows he has an injury and still posted the question. I'm sure the injury is a factor but it still sounds like he's popping his wrist. If it was just the injury I'd think he's be off vertically as well. Either way I hope your shoulder surgery goes well and you have a quick recovery. Just sayin.
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