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Offline Martinhunter

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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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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2017, 07:29:54 AM »
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.

Try closing just your thumb and index finger, if you aren't comfortable shooting from an open hand.  A wrist leash is a big psychological help being comfortable with the open hand.
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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2017, 06:35:48 PM »
Check your draw length. If its too long you will be torquing it. Not at the grip but the release. When you draw stop and think is the string touching your cheek? You are probably pressing the string against the cheek while trying to draw the extra inch. when you release, the arrow flies to the left. Next make the effort to not let the string press up against the cheek. The arrow will be 6 -8 "right.
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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2017, 06:00:48 PM »
It can be almost anything I would guess your rest is set wrong, could be an anchor point issue, you could be moving your sight the wrong direction Take it to a pro shop and make sure it's squared up and in tune and try again

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #33 on: December 03, 2017, 08:02:47 AM »
Does your sight have a bubble level. If not it shld.

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #34 on: December 03, 2017, 08:04:14 AM »
If you have a drop away rest it could be that as well. Not center with center of bow string

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Re: Shooting consistently left...what's wrong?
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2017, 01:54:32 PM »
I picked up an IQ sight with retina lock this season and it makes it pretty clear if you are having PRE-shot torquing issues.  I've seen mixed reviews but I really like mine, and it definitely has helped me better shape proper pre-shot form.

From your descriptions though I would tend to lean towards a post-release torque occurring in your hand or wrist. 

 

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