Anchor Point

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Anchor Point

Postby MDV WI hunter » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:03 am

How long did it take to develop your anchor point and did it change ever?
 
My peep tether came undone last night and when I retied it, it wasn't the same.  So after some adjustments and changing sights I'm right on again.  BUT, I changed my anchor point which seems to be more consistent now. 
 
Just thinking out loud.
 
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RE: Anchor Point

Postby Woods Walker » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:12 am

Archery, like any activity or skill that requires hand/eye coordination, is only mastered by continuous repetition of proper shooting mechanics.
 
Going by this, if it takes you thousands of shots to ingrain your anchor point into your muscle memory so that you can execute it flawlessly without thinking about it, then any change you make will require the same thing.
 
Whenever I changed an anchor point, or any other shooting technique, I always tried to do it just after bowseason ended, so that I'd have the better part of a year to work with it.
 
I admit that I'm...shall we say "fanantical"...about archery, and I shoot 10,000 to 12,000 practice arrows a year. But it's more because I love it, rather than my being so personally disciplined, but the results are still the same!  It works! 
 
 
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RE: Anchor Point

Postby Highlander Archery » Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:08 am

Without seeing your form and anchor, its hard to say. If you are more consistent and it is more repeatable then you need to ingrain it to your sub conscious mind, do it.

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RE: Anchor Point

Postby DeanoZ » Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:12 am

It probably took me the better part of year, experimenting with different points, but it was not until I went to a pro shop and shot in front of the resident pro so they can pick apart the bad habits.  Once they did that and I found my anchor point I put a kisser button on it and that ensured i was consistent every shot.  To me the potential loss (minimal) in speed was worth the accuracy, IMHO.

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RE: Anchor Point

Postby Goose » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:21 am

All the above are correct IMO.
I'll add this, being that your just starting out and now is the best time to get things right, I would take your setup to a pro shop and have them critique your form. The form is everything with archery, it has to be right and it has to be repeated the same every time. They will help get the right form (I would hope) and then adjust things to that like your peep and so on.
Your bow arm should be slightly bent and you should be able to draw an imaginary straight line coming out of your bow arms wrist and going out you drawing arms elbow.
I personally put a kisser button in the corner of my mouth, the tip of my nose just touches the string,center my sight guard in my peep sight, and place my jawbone right between my first and second knuckle(I use a thumb release).
Good luck!
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RE: Anchor Point

Postby DeanoZ » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:34 am

I personally put a kisser button in the corner of my mouth, the tip of my nose just touches the string,center my sight guard in my peep sight, and place my jawbone right between my first and second knuckle(I use a thumb release).

 
Exactly what I do!  Hmmm....you sure you weren't the Pro critiquing my form?????

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RE: Anchor Point

Postby msbadger » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:56 am

practice ...practice...practice....I shoot instinctive/fingers...so for me being able to pull up and draw knowing my arms shoulder and fingers are just where they need to be is important....as with any bow hunter...I check my self.... besides practicing out of my stands and on the ground ...sitting...kneeling...twisting....I carry a practice arrow and when I have the occation to walk past my 3-d's in VERY low light I'll knock that arrow count off the yrdage turn and shoot...very RAREly is that shot not in the kill zone...but if not ...I take the next morning off to practice...weather changes and ppl get stiff...when hunting starts some times we forget that we still need to keep our muscles limber...we also forget that weather changes how our bows shoot

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RE: Anchor Point

Postby Woods Walker » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:35 am

badgie: Do you shoot a stickbow, or a compound?
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RE: Anchor Point

Postby MDV WI hunter » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:57 am

As usual, thanks for the great advice.  I went to the shop this weekend and we stuck in a kisser button and the 'ole nose trick.  After some sighting adjustments I'm back on target.  Now the practice begins to repeat that over and over and over.......
 
As I continue to see (hear) from the same people on my journey, I want to sincerely thank you.  I do appreciate the help, with some hard work and a little luck I'll be posting pictures of my first deer with a bow in about 6-7 months!.
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RE: Anchor Point

Postby Goose » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:50 am

I look forward to those pic's as much as you do!
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