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Question by DCluver. Uploaded on May 26, 2011
Learn to shoot instinctive. Start by standing close to a large hay bail or similar target and while loosely (too much grip will lead to torquing the bow) gripping the bow at full draw. I look at the pratice point and point a finger at the target where I want to hit, then release. I see then where my arrow hits and can adjust instinctively. Meaning I know how and where my bow shoots, so I can adjust my aim to put the arrow where I want it. At ten yards it may hit 1 inch high and 1 inch right of where I want it to hit, so I adjustmy aiming point to 1 inch low and 1 inch left. Knowing this I'll have to adjust 4 inches at 30 yrds. This is just an example, hope it helps.
3 ways to aim a recurve.
1) use a sight
3) line your arrow up to a point on the ground.
If you can find a tape or video of Byron Ferguson, watch him shoot! Fred Eichman(sp?) is also an instinct shooter.
Longbow and recurve are "instinct" shooting.
By practicing, you will learn how and where to hold at whatever range.
The hardest part of "instinct" shooting, is learning to listen to your "gut"!
When you can turn your brain off and allow your subconscious to take over, it's extremely easy! You will amaze yourself at your accuracy!
It will soon get to where you don't need to "estimate" range, the "mind" will do everything. Just "listen" to it!
P.S. - That may be Fred Eichler! I just can't remember right now! LOL!!
i love instinctive shooting.i have learned alot by reading fred g asbell books on shooting recurves.
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