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Offline Wanttohuntmore

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Traditional archery aiming methods
« on: May 05, 2021, 09:49:07 PM »
In the off season I tend to shoot my recurve much more,  with the idea that I'll get better and someday elk hunt with it.   For years I just tried flinging arrows at the target,  with ok accuracy but not really huntable.   I switched last summer to three fingers under the nock, and started using a gap method,  and it's a world of difference.   I'm curious what you seasoned trad hunters do?  Thanks!

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2021, 10:25:09 PM »
I am a 3 fingers under guy and gap shoot as well.
Only way I can be accurate to any kinds of a standard I will hunt with.
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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 03:48:35 AM »
I am no expert at most anything, but I have started with three under and have been using instinctive.  I won't be hunting with it any time soon.

I found this video by Clay Hayes helpful to understand the differences for new archers like me.


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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 06:52:48 AM »
I am no expert at most anything, but I have started with three under and have been using instinctive.  I won't be hunting with it any time soon.

I found this video by Clay Hayes helpful to understand the differences for new archers like me.


Funny,  I found that video also after figuring it out over a long time.   Would have saved me lots of time at the range.

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 07:52:31 AM »
I donít even know what I do, I just do it, so that must make me instinctive. 

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2021, 08:11:37 AM »
I'm instinctive, more I practice the better I am. I can get pretty decent out to 25 yards, past that and my arrow starts to drop a bit.

I tried 3 fingers under once, didnt feel right. Sometimes I get off on cantering the bow a bit because I'm consistently shooting left or right. I futz around and think Im doing something right, then the next time that doesnt work.

Someone posted a video a couple years ago showing proper stance. The guy in the video showed the wrong way to stand and the wrong way to have your draw arm....I immediately recognized myself :(. I was standing on my front foot as if I was completing a football toss. I was also not keeping my draw elbow up, inline with the arrow, if that makes sense. Once I adopted a more square stance and concentrated on keeping my elbow up i was able to add a wee bit to my draw and shoot MUCH MORE CONSISTENTLY.

Of course when you are crouched behind a Sagebrush or Boulder on your knees or butt trying to leverage the bow so as not to dig the bow in the dirt to get a decent shot off on Mr. Muledeer, that all goes out the window. I like to practice in those situations also. Its fun!

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2021, 08:41:44 AM »
Before I started using a bow with cams, pins, string trigger, Anchor sights, carbon arrows, and a host of other things, I shot instinctive, two below and one above. Both stick and recurve bow.

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2021, 11:30:39 AM »
What's Joel Turner's Handle on here? He's deadly with trad.
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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2021, 12:41:14 PM »
The video was really helpful.  I still donít know how to use a peep site.  Are you supposed to close one eye?
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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2021, 01:31:40 PM »
Tagging,  Don't have a non site bow yet.

retirement goal is to hunt with a longbow, think that would be a fun way to spend some extra days once I am not logging in to work.

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2021, 01:35:48 PM »
Tagging,  Don't have a non site bow yet.

retirement goal is to hunt with a longbow, think that would be a fun way to spend some extra days once I am not logging in to work.

I had a really beautiful Jim Reynolds Thunder Stick. I tore my shoulder about 8 years ago and had to give up trad. The shoulder has healed but I do miss trad shooting and hunting. If you're an older guy like me, consult a trainer or physical therapist on ways to build up your shoulders to avoid doing this.
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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2021, 09:34:37 PM »
Tagging,  Don't have a non site bow yet.

retirement goal is to hunt with a longbow, think that would be a fun way to spend some extra days once I am not logging in to work.

I had a really beautiful Jim Reynolds Thunder Stick. I tore my shoulder about 8 years ago and had to give up trad. The shoulder has healed but I do miss trad shooting and hunting. If you're an older guy like me, consult a trainer or physical therapist on ways to build up your shoulders to avoid doing this.

Is shooting traditional worse on shoulders than the newer modern bows?  I am currently hunting with a compound so figured a longbow would be fine.  But open to those smarter than me if there is different or worse stress from a longbow.

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2021, 09:27:32 AM »
Tagging,  Don't have a non site bow yet.

retirement goal is to hunt with a longbow, think that would be a fun way to spend some extra days once I am not logging in to work.

I had a really beautiful Jim Reynolds Thunder Stick. I tore my shoulder about 8 years ago and had to give up trad. The shoulder has healed but I do miss trad shooting and hunting. If you're an older guy like me, consult a trainer or physical therapist on ways to build up your shoulders to avoid doing this.

Is shooting traditional worse on shoulders than the newer modern bows?  I am currently hunting with a compound so figured a longbow would be fine.  But open to those smarter than me if there is different or worse stress from a longbow.

You're holding back the entire weight while preparing to shoot. Compounds let off most of the weight, as you know. If you have shoulder issues, you should look into a compound or at least consult a pro before spending money on a trad bow.
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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2021, 10:00:22 AM »
What's Joel Turner's Handle on here? He's deadly with trad.
SNIPER10 but it looks like he has not logged in in a while.

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2021, 10:02:08 AM »
What's Joel Turner's Handle on here? He's deadly with trad.
SNIPER10 but it looks like he has not logged in in a while.

I messaged him on FB. No response but he's active.
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