Practice makes you a KillerPosted: March 20, 2012 | |
i took on a different training technique with shooting the bow. instead of popping the center bullseye i took on the shooting principle “aim small, miss small” and i targeted the small outer bulls eye’s. and i was fucking ROCKING IT!!!!! first i did 25 years, then 30, then just under 40 yards. now, shooting a modern compound bow requires lining up a pin with the pin housing and a reticle on the string, THEN you have to get the bevel on the optics level so you don’t shank the arrow. THEN you have to release the trigger smoothly. i draw the arrow and take a deep breath. i hold my breath, line up the sights, then squeeze the trigger. i’ve learned to keep my elbow parallel to the deck as well, that helps also.
i was AMPED. actually shooting a smaller target tightened my pattern significantly. i decided to try putting one arrow in each top bulls eye. i NAILED the top right, JUST missed the one to the left of that, then shanked the next one about 2 inches high- dead center, i fired the last arrow and felt a harsh burn on my forearm…..OOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!! now there’s a nice red swath on my forearm. i knew i was fatigued and called it a day.
i SHAN’T be repeating that error.