archery

Archery frustrations

Been doing this a few months now and I suck. Dropped the sights and went barebow, mostly shooting at 20m. However, most of the arrows go in at the two o’clock position.
Tried shooting at 30m and 50% fell low, but for some reason inline. Also have developed the annoying habit of hitting my nose with the string a few times a session.

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Archery Continuation - Session 1

Okay after four days training, I decided to make archery ‘officially’ a hobby. I’ve got me bow, got me arrows, plus got a ton of other bits and pieces (not entirely sure how to use these bits yet), it’s pissing it down with rain, but I am off down the range to find out how much I have forgotton.

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Archery Continuation - session 1 part 2

Points to note

Still a begineer - there are lots of things you don’t know and need to sort out:

  • Get familiar with your equipments stats - riser size, limb length, draw weight, brace height, number of twists in the string, and so on. Not knowing these when you have spend a few hundred on equipment makes you look a little foolish.
  • Not forgetting things like your finger tab / bracer / quiver belt
  • Line up on the target - this is harder than you think when the target is 30 meters away
  • Remembering proper form ** Relaxed hand on the bow ** Pushing with your bow ** Pointing with your thumb ** Anchoring correctly ** Drawing elbow high ** Don’t collapse your arms ** Don’t move your hand away from your face but follow through on release
  • 30m is a long way
  • Rome wasn’t built in a day and everything will take time
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Archery Training Days 3 and 4

Archery Training at Knebworth House with the Green Dragons

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