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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2017, 09:23:58 PM »
How far left? 6 inches at 20 yards or just an inch? Try tweaking your arrow rest 1/16 of an inch usually this won't mess with the tune bit will correct your problem, if that doesn't help probably form.
Thanks JBar - I'll definitely have them check my arrow rest when I take it in.  I was off about 6" at 20 yards

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2017, 09:24:59 PM »
 :chuckle:
left ball heavier than right ball.
good guess, but I think it's actually the right that hangs low...

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2017, 11:08:24 PM »
Can you post a video of you executing a shot or at the very least a picture at full draw right before executing a shot? That will answer alot of questions that I've seen asked here.

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2017, 11:09:27 PM »
A video of your entire shot progression from predraw to shot execution would be ideal.

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2017, 11:15:41 PM »
I would agree with pianoman.  There is also the possibility you are pushing your bow to the left or dropping your bow as you are releasing the arrow in attempts to see where you arrow hits.  I notice at times that I sometimes do this when tired or having a bad shooting day and instead of following through on the shot I move the bow to see where the arrow hits.  It is key to not grip or torque your bow, have consistent anchor point, pull through the shot, and watch your arrow impact through the sight guard (follow through).  There is a lot of experience on this forum way more than me, but these are the things that I focus on especially when having a tough day at the range.  Sometimes you have to chalk it up to a bad day.

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2017, 11:36:27 PM »
You have been adjusting it to fix/tune it and likely its now way out.  Go to shop get it retuned/sighted.  Maybe turn down limbs some and concentrate on form at 20y.  Do not move back until you correct your form.  If its tuned correct then its torque likely.  I did have a Bowtech years back that would tune but not shoot accurate due to manufacture/milling defect.  Bowtech did not honor it. :twocents:
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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2017, 03:35:01 PM »
I find it hard to believe they wouldn't honor an actual defect but that's not the point of this thread.


Do you shoot with both eyes open? It's nearly impossible to diagnose without seeing you shoot but if the bow was actually tuned, my money is on an eye dominance issue.

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2017, 08:26:32 PM »
I find it hard to believe they wouldn't honor an actual defect but that's not the point of this thread.


Do you shoot with both eyes open? It's nearly impossible to diagnose without seeing you shoot but if the bow was actually tuned, my money is on an eye dominance issue.

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2017, 09:03:59 PM »
I've seen this happen before. Always left no matter what. Has perfect  tune and shoots great for someone else. Check your draw length. If its too long for you, it can do just what your saying. A full draw picture showing  the string at your face  should tell the story.
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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2017, 08:08:39 AM »
Well I didn't make it into a bow shop on Friday as planned, was out in Area 11 confirming that the 2017 crabbing season is just as terrible as 2016 was.  Thanks again for all the advice, I may shoot a little more tonight to try out a few of these things before I take it in


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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2017, 09:43:49 PM »
Probably torquing your bow/wrist. Try having a buddy do a slow motion video of your shots and release. Should be able to catch it by doing that.. Good luck.
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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2017, 10:36:23 PM »
Had this exact problem last year, I was under spined. Didn't matter what I did to adjust it. Turns out the chart doesn't account for all situations, picked up some 260's this year no problems at all now.  I had to switch from 125's to 100's last year with my 300 spine FMJ's. That fixed the issue. But just as likely a torque issue. Also as a side note the bow paper tuned just fine with the original setup. Biggest difference was once I switched to BH's.

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2017, 12:41:55 PM »
Assuming you are right handed and shooting with both eyes open, try closing your left eye - if it's eye dominance, your POI is going to move right; if there is no effect, probably torqueing and work on form. 
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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2017, 09:06:19 PM »
Assuming you are right handed and shooting with both eyes open, try closing your left eye - if it's eye dominance, your POI is going to move right; if there is no effect, probably torqueing and work on form.

Thanks.  I am right handed, and have been closing my left eye.  Shot it a bit more this past weekend and still had the same issue.  All signs are pointing towards torqueing, although I feel like I really loosened up my grip and it hasn't helped.  I definitely need some professional help with adjustments at this point though as I've probably screwed up both the sighting and the whisker biscuit alignment.

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2017, 09:34:57 PM »
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