What tips do you feel is most important for good shooting

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Daniel Boone, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Daniel Boone

    Daniel Boone Senior Member

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    One must have good equipment that fits them

    You must allows have great peep alignment with you eyes on ever shot. This means the eye ball center evertime.

    One must be able to center the scope perfect evertime.

    Proper draw length must be comfortable. No perfect draw for ever archer.

    Must be able to aim and proper draw weight allows this.

    Last and by far the most important tip of all is have good follow through. Allow the bow to finish the shot.

    Indoor archery will teach you proper form
     
  2. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Good Tips

    1. Proper Draw Length
    2. Proper Draw Weight
    3. Good Solid Anchor
    4. Find a Good Coach to teach proper technique
    5. Practice
    6. Patience
    7. Have Fun
    8. Practice
    9. Patience
    10. Have Fun
     

  3. Fury

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    The 6 R'S

    Shoot remember adjust
    shoot remember adjust
    Shoot remember adjust
    Shoot remember adjust
    shoot remember adjust
    shoot remember adjust

    I've taught martial arts for more than ten years privately.
    Just because I've not shot competively, & not been into hunting, or sights untill recently does not mean I don't have anything to offer.

    I've lived 35yrs, studied(thanks to my father) Martial arts since the age of 4, picked up my first bow at 5, & made my first bow at 7.

    Untill recently never used sights, gloves, or anything, but instinct.


    The six things to remember(other than that at the begining)

    1 Patience
    2 Persistance
    3 Perseverance
    4 Love
    5 Feel it
    6 And most important have fun.

    I personally have shot English long bow, Horse bow , Japanese Longbow, Mogul Bows, and many other recurves, & stickbows from different cultures, & periods in history.

    All are superb weapons, & hunting impliments.
    But I do have an affinatey for the Japanese longbow.
     
  4. Big Dawg

    Big Dawg Junior Member

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    Being consistent. You can do some things wrong or different than most, but if you do it the same everytime you can usually shoot decent.
     
  5. camoham

    camoham Junior Member

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    good stance.

    must live and be friends with your anchor.......................

    camoham
     
  6. 12ring4me

    12ring4me Member

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    1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
    2. Learn to accept disappointment (we all learn from our failures and mistakes in this great sport of archery)
    3. Knowledge (I have gained tons of knowledge from people on these forums, including the great one Daniel Boone:amen: )
    4. Have fun
    5. Be able to accept friendly advice without taking it as criticism.
    6. Dont try to shoot outside of your comfort zone, you will lose patience and the key to success is gradually building your comfort zone.
    7. LAST BUT NOT LEAST: DRUM ROLL PLEASE- SHOOT ANYTHING THAT STARTS WITH MATHEWS.:rockon:
     
  7. Home-a-lite

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    Once everything is aligned and anchored correctly, focus on that tiny little spot your trying to hit....NOT on the pin itself. Focus THROUGH the site. The pin should almost disappear when you concentrate on THE spot.
     
  8. Allen

    Allen Senior Member

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    The key for the best accuracy is # 1 - a bow that fits the archer in all respects and is appropriate to the job that the archer wants to do with it. For example a 30" ATA is probably not the best choice for shooting indoor targets, but it can be a good choice for shooting from a blind.

    The second thing is form. Learn what it is and practice it one part at a time. For a list of the parts, look to your shot sequence. If you find something that works better than the standard form, use it, but understand why.

    Third is the mental game. If target shooting is 90% mental, why do most practice less than 5% of the time?

    Last and least significant is tuning. Until you have consistent form, tuning beyond the basics is a waste of time.
     
  9. Jay Are

    Jay Are Junior Member

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    What not to do...

    Since most of you guys listed the most important things, I decided to share my list of mistakes I have made during my years of shooting which can be used as tips of what not to do. (And this list is growing as I continue to shoot every year)

    1. Shoot with straight arrows
    2. Keep eyes open while shooting
    3. Make sure all arrows have tips
    4. Shooting right handed means holding the bow with your left hand
    5. Keep arrows away from pets that like to chew on the vanes
    6. Have an arrow on the string before you pull back and shoot
     
  10. jaws

    jaws Junior Member

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    Yeah what he said:laugh: ....at least in my case:cool:
     
  11. bfisher

    bfisher Senior Member

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    Among all the other advice I'd add these two.

    Shoot the bow. Let the bow shoot the arrow. (AIM & FOLLOW THROUGH)

    The best shots you will ever make is when you never see the arrow go. (AIM & FOLLOW THROUGH).
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    First and foremost, not last but not least......


    HAVE FUN and TAKE A KID SHOOTING.......
     
  13. KNBodie

    KNBodie Junior Member

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    I can't believe no one said "RELAX"

    1. Don't grab the bow, use your draw to hold the bow against your bow hand.
    2. sqeeze your shoulder blades together (this should be the only tension in your body)
    3. concentrate on the spotyou want to hit( not your pin or did I get the yardage right)