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Offline DC

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Arrow left
« on: November 14, 2017, 03:03:03 pm »
Start off by saying that I'm not a good shot. From twenty yds I can get most of the arrows in a standard 16" target face. Every once in a while though I'll get one or a series or arrows about a foot left. One night at the range(of course) just about every arrow went a foot left. On the average though, I'm going to guess 1 in 10 goes left. It's always the same amount, about a foot. I usually shoot the same arrows, sometimes all go left, sometimes none so I'm sure it's not the arrows. Is there maybe one thing that I should be looking for? I'm thinking of video taping myself shooting. Should I video from the front or the side?
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Arrow left
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 09:01:43 pm »
Both would probably be a good idea!  But I ain't going to volunteer for the frontal angle! >:D.  Mount your camera so you can see several angles to see if you are doing the same thing all the time.  Can't help with the fix, just the finding out!  Good luck!
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Arrow left
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 09:43:13 pm »
Dc... I guess we are both poor shots.I have that happen occasionally too.I would'nt worry about it.When the same arrow occasionally shoots left then I know it's the operator not the shafts.
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Offline burchett.donald

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Re: Arrow left
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 04:10:09 am »
  DC, sounds like your arrows are almost to stiff...Make sure you are reaching full draw to get maximum paradox...You may be shooting when tired, short drawing...Which will increase spine and cause that arrow to float to the left...jmho
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Offline TimBo

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Re: Arrow left
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 05:10:49 am »
You could be short drawing on those for sure - at that distance it would be noticeable.  If they are that far over, you may be right on the edge of the right spine so any inconsistencies are magnified.  Do you have heavier points you could switch with to see if that helps?  That would decrease the spine a smidge. 

Offline Pat B

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Re: Arrow left
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 05:42:26 am »
Sounds more like a release of form problem than an arrow problem.
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Offline DC

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Re: Arrow left
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2017, 09:30:13 am »
Sounds more like a release of form problem than an arrow problem.

That's what I thought. The short drawing does make some sense though and I have been guilty of that. I just thought that since the symptoms were almost exactly same every time that it might help nail down the problem.
A few weeks ago, all of a sudden I started shooting very well. For three days I was shooting 5-6" groups repeatedly. I could feel that everything was right. I thought that all I had to do was practice steady for a week to lock whatever I was doing into my muscle memory. It rained hard for four days. By the time it cleared up the feeling was gone. I was that close :(
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Arrow left
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 10:18:47 am »
DC, good suggestions from above,, usually when I shoot left, it is alignent,, or the arrow is not under my eye,,
I forget are you right eye dominent,, and if my finger pressure is not consistant they go high and left,,
this is what I do when I shoot the best,,
1 pre aim the bow( point it where it need to go and hold it there throught the shot process)
2make sure I am pulling the arrow under my eye
3make sure I am pulling with back tension as I hit anchor
4pull through the shot( dont just let it go keep pulling)
5 make sure my bow arm remains steady,,

sounds easy right,, well when I do that,, I am pretty consistant,, if the arrow goes off,, I didnt do something right,,usuall short draw with no back tension,, if I short draw with good back tension it will still hit pretty good a close range,, but on longer shot you are losing cast and it will drop low,,

maybe video  yourself ,,, easier to see what is off on the bad shots,,