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    Default What causes left misses indoors.

    Most of my misses shooting indoors are to the left. Could my draw length be a little long?

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    sling & jurk.....sling is left...jurk is right.....or dl is to long....

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    When I miss left it is because my shoulder blades are too relaxed. I shoot right hand. If you shoot left hand it is just the opposite. This causes my bow arm to drift to the left. Left hand (too tight) you pull to the left. If I keep tension on my shoulder blades (pull together) it keeps everything in line. If you haven't yet read up on bone on bone alignment it could help you out.
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    As a right handed shooter you got strong in your bow arm pushing the shot off to the left, versus letting the release do its job.

    this would be my first thought, without watching you

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

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    you may also try opening your hand where you grip your bow. like the other guy said shoulder tension could be the problem and having your grip hand open could help you stabilize

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    I've seen this a bunch... and what is happening is people holding their right hand open and soon as the shot goes off they unconsciously grab their bow, which causes the arrow to go left.
    you should be holding your fingers ever so slightly on the front of your grip, resting them there... if grabbing continues, get a finger sling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoyt1945 View Post
    Most of my misses shooting indoors are to the left. Could my draw length be a little long?

    From your post I am assuming that you have shot this bow outdoors and are now comming indoors to shoot. If this is the case the left misses(typical for a right-handed shooter) are caused by the differences in the lighting from outdoors(natural) to indoors(artifical). I myself have encountered this in switching from outdoor to indoor shooting. I have also encountered this in shooting at different indoor ranges.

    All you need is to sight back in for indoors and then resight when you go back to outdoor shooting. I myself utilize two sights, I have one set for indoors and another used strictly outdoors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.A.G. View Post
    I've seen this a bunch... and what is happening is people holding their right hand open and soon as the shot goes off they unconsciously grab their bow, which causes the arrow to go left.
    you should be holding your fingers ever so slightly on the front of your grip, resting them there... if grabbing continues, get a finger sling.
    hi all. i haven't posted here in a long time. but i would like to respond to this.

    if you are achieving a "surprise" release, that shouldn't happen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortarrow View Post
    hi all. i haven't posted here in a long time. but i would like to respond to this.

    if you are achieving a "surprise" release, that shouldn't happen!
    This may be the problem. I think I'm trying rush the release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortarrow View Post
    hi all. i haven't posted here in a long time. but i would like to respond to this.

    if you are achieving a "surprise" release, that shouldn't happen!
    shouldnt but it does.. lots of not so perfectly executed shots out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDX-- View Post
    As a right handed shooter you got strong in your bow arm pushing the shot off to the left, versus letting the release do its job.

    this would be my first thought, without watching you

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    I agree with Jeff
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