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Old 02-07-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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Iím consistently drilling the target 5Ē high at 15 yards. Iím shooting instinctive and just getting into traditional. Shooting a Java man elk hart 48lbs at 26Ē. Iím a 28Ē draw and shooting a gold tip 400 30Ē arrow with 175 grain tip.

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Old 02-07-2019, 05:38 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:38 PM   #3
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How are you anchoring?
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:41 PM   #4
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How are you anchoring?
I try to touch my middle finger to corner of my mouth.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:45 PM   #5
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I try to touch my middle finger to corner of my mouth.
Three under?
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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Yes sir
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:47 PM   #7
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Can you try that same anchor shooting split?
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Either that or you may need to raise your nock height.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:57 PM   #9
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Put your thumb knuckle in the pocket in your cheek.
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Old 02-07-2019, 05:59 PM   #10
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Back up 20 yards
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Old 02-07-2019, 06:34 PM   #11
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Do you come from a compound background? It sounds like you are using the tip of your arrow as an aiming point, whether you know it or not.

Come to full draw, but don't shoot. Take note of where your arrow point is. If it's right by the target, you're using it to aim! Just stick it a few inches lower and let fly.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:18 PM   #12
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Instinctively you will eventually adjust. I have to adjust between bows at shoots. Your brain will end up adjusting on its own. If not, shoot a heavier arrow.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:52 PM   #13
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smaller bulls eye
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:04 PM   #14
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If shooting instinctive, just keep looking at a spot and shooting until brain adjusts and lowers your bow hand accordingly.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:08 PM   #15
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Put your thumb knuckle in the pocket in your cheek.
What will this do for shooting high? Are you meaning a different anchor point?

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smaller bulls eye
I'm also curious about this idea. How will that fix a consistently high impact point? It seems that an adjustment in how the arrow is aimed will do more good than a smaller target.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:06 PM   #16
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Eventually you will adjust , But also you can make small adjustment by raising your nock height before arrow gets some erratic arrow flight. Say 1/16 to 1/8 increment.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:33 AM   #17
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anchor point.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:13 AM   #18
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Thanks for the tips. I will give them a try. at 20 I’m fine. But I plan on taking shots less than 20!!
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:53 AM   #19
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Eventually you will adjust , But also you can make small adjustment by raising your nock height before arrow gets some erratic arrow flight. Say 1/16 to 1/8 increment.
this^^

Also dont rush into this thing called trad.

Get your form down get a solid anchor.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:04 PM   #20
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Aim lower
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:43 PM   #21
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if you are starting learn the gap to get you started, once you do that then concentrate on your spot, keep bow arm solid, get to your anchor solidly and then release with back tension smoothly follow thru. start at about 6 to 10 yards then gradually get better. shoot about 10- 20 arrows per session then back off before you get sloppy
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:24 PM   #22
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When I donít pick a small point to aim at, and rather shoot at the whole target...I go high.

Then I tell everyone it wasnít be the target jumped the string....but really itís me.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:50 PM   #23
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You are drawing 53-54#, that is a lot of draw weight to start out with. 40-45# would probably be easier to learn with. Form is everything. If you are really stout (also read as young) you may not be overbowed, but being overbowed can lead to some really bad habits that are really hard to break. Ask me how I know!!!

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Old 02-13-2019, 08:41 AM   #24
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You might find that a bow listed at your DL is easier to shoot.

I'm not familiar with Java Man bows but if they are like others, you are probably experiencing some stacking before you get to anchor since you are drawing 2" past its rating.

Just an observation that can lead to bad habits.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:09 AM   #25
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Since you are shooting "instinctive", and since you are "consistently" hitting 5" high, the easiest way for you to make the adjustment is:

Pick a spot 5" low of where you want to hit, and focus on it to shoot.

As others have mentioned, your brain & visual focal point will eventually align, and your problem will be resolved.

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