Archery With Gary

 

The Following Musings May
Help With Your Own Shooting



After shooting hundreds of thousands of shots over the years I realized instinctive doesn't cut it. My left to right was excellent but my up and down wasn't as consistent. I've heard hunters say many times they were shooting at a deer only 15 yards away and they shot over the back. The reason for this is that we usually...


Bow Arm Position

Hold your bow arm out straight. Do not have a bend in your elbow. This is why: just as when two boys are pulling on a towel and one lets go the other falls down. If you have a bend in your elbow when you let go of the string the bow hand will move to...

When we shoot our bows our shoulders are on an angle to the target, but we must keep our heads square onto the target. When a hawk dives on a mouse it does not hold its head sideways but holds its head square on, to focus. Predators have their eyes in the front of the head so the eyes can focus or triangulate on a single spot....

Aiming

07/18/1195

Aiming is rarely talked about and even more rarely understood. The most common way of aiming is instinctive. We hear constantly "look at the center, concentrate on the center. Don't take your eyes off the center." I mean shouldn't we line something up to the center? How about something like an arrow? Why is looking at the center supposed to...