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#1226481 - 03/09/09 08:05 PM Frustrated beginner
PrettyInPinkCamo
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Got my bow about two weeks ago. Been shooting every couple of afternoons and keep ending up with the same scenerio, all my arrows are grouped but to the left.. any idea on what I need to work on? Seems like we have tried everything. Its def not the bow, but something I am doing.

I appreciate any and all suggestions!
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#1226523 - 03/09/09 08:23 PM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: PrettyInPinkCamo]
bobthebowhunter
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make sure your elbow is straight behind you.
try a different grip on the bow you could be torquing or canting the bow

if you are that consistant move the sight

could also be center shot or clearance issues



or underspined arrow.

that's all I can think of


Edited by bobthebowhunter (03/09/09 08:24 PM)
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#1226897 - 03/09/09 10:28 PM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: bobthebowhunter]
NateUK
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I had basically the same issue. I was hitting left so I moved the pins, but I was still hitting left. It turns out I was torquing my bow with my grip hand which caused me to pull left upon release. I just had to change the way I gripped the bow, and I was fine.
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#1227245 - 03/10/09 01:04 AM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: NateUK]
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Yeah I think it's the grip as well. Hold your bow. and squeeze your hand around the grip. it will prolly turn to the left.
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#1227257 - 03/10/09 03:23 AM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: ShaneHallum]
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Are all of them always to the left?If so, you may just need to adjust the sight.My vision changes and I have to adjust to how I am seeing on a particular day.If they are only doing it sometimes,it could be as the others said and be in how you grip the bow or too much push,not enough pull.
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#1227262 - 03/10/09 04:33 AM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: Bowdacious]
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Could be torque, could be your anchor, could be your sights need adjusting. First off how big is your group, at what yardage? Do the arrow fly well or do they wobble? Are you a left or right handed shooter? Is your right or left eye your dominant eye? Is there an archery shop near you?

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#1227279 - 03/10/09 05:41 AM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: Hoss]
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I would suggest walk back tuning , then adjust your sights.
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#1227640 - 03/10/09 07:21 AM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: Radar]
PrettyInPinkCamo
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Seems like the majority says grip.. so I am going to try that a bit, Dave was able to shoot it on target every time so it lead me to think it was less likely the bow and more likely me. I'll play with my grip a bit today and see what happens. Thanks for all the help!
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#1227739 - 03/10/09 07:53 AM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: PrettyInPinkCamo]
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Sounds like a eye dominance problem to me. Heres a link that can explain it much better than I can.

I have the same problem shoot right handed left eye dominant. I have to keep my left eye closed. Some people go as far as to put a patch over their dominant eye.

If that is your problem and you have just began shooting a bow I would suggest swapping hands cause its imposible to change eyes and it will plauge you from now on

Good Luck.

http://www.huntersfriend.com/eye-dominance-issues.htm
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#1228118 - 03/10/09 11:10 AM Re: Frustrated beginner [Re: TN RDG RNR]
PrettyInPinkCamo
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I am still having a hard time trying to figure out which eye is dominant. the first time i did it, it was left, and then from there on out sometimes it seems left and others right (doing the whole triangle with the hands thing).
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