Anchor point

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by BowhuntnHoosier, Nov 13, 2006.

  1. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Ok guys I have a friend and he anchors with his thumb along his jawbone and was wondering if this is a stable anchor???? He says it works good for him but he has not shot very long and I believe he is capable of much better shooting.
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I anchor w/the first nuckle of my thumb under my ear lobe and rest my ear lobe in the space between the thumb and index finger......

    I think I will get that surgery this year though.....
     

  3. BowhuntnHoosier

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    I anchor with my first index finger knuckle under my ear lobe. But it seems to me that thumb behind the jawbone leaves alot of room for hand movement.
     
  4. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    I anchor w/ my index knuckle at my ear lobe and my thumb along the base of my jaw. A buddy of mine anchors w/ his thumb at the back of his jaw straight under his ear, he's pretty consistant, seems to work for him.
     
  5. IAHunter11

    IAHunter11 Member

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    I put the bow string on the tip of my nose... it took me a while to get used to but my accuracy improved dramatically..
     
  6. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Yes Sir, I put my nose on the kisser button and the thumb runs along my jawbone. The nose in this position gives me a centerline set up on my body. Pick it up from and old NFTA pro. Has servered me well for 25 years. Straight Shootin< Holy Smokes
     
  7. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    You know. I've been shooting compounds for over 32 years and really never paid much attention to where my hand lines up on my face. I know it's there and I know it's very consistent.

    I adjust and adjust and adjust the draw length of my bow for where the string touches my nose and the front of the lips. I tweak the bow's draw length to death till it's where it belongs. I use a rope release, which is similiar to a loop but not on the string. When I have the bow set right then my form will be correct without any conscious thought about where my drawing hand lies.
     
  8. papito

    papito Petering it since 06

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    I ancor with my pointer knuckle under my ear lobe and my thumb under my jaw bone. i also use a jisser button with my nose on the string. I think i'm pretty consistant. People from 3d shoot say i'm consistant with my ancor point. But its all about what your comfortable with.