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How to Make a Long Archery Shot | Archery Lessons

August 11, 2019


Well again, starting with a traditional bow,
to keep it simple, basically when you are close to your target, the position of your
fingers on the string determines, actually where the arrow is going to hit. You’re aiming with the arrow. In other words, you’re aiming right down the
arrow shaft. So, the further down your finger is on the
string when you pull up, and pull back and anchor, your arrow is at a higher position. Therefore, it’s shooting down at an angle,
and into the target. Now, let’s say you move back ten yards, and
you want to aim down the arrow, using the point of the arrow again, as your aiming device. You would move your fingers up on the string,
maybe just below the arrow, and come up again, pull back to the same position on your face. Now the arrow is at a different angle. It’s at a higher angle, so that the trajectory
of the arrow will bring the arrow down to the target. Now, if you want to shoot for even a longer
distance, then you would bring your finger above the arrow. Pulling back using the same finger placement
on your lip. Now the arrow is at an upper angle, and the
trajectory will bring it into the target again from a further distance. Now, if that distance even increases further,
and you want even longer shots, then by placing your finger in a different position on your
face, instead of placing it on the lip, placing it under the jaw, that again changes the angle
of the arrow and you get a higher trajectory. And again the arrow will fall into the bull’s
eye. Of course this would have to be determined
by hit and miss. Literally hit and miss, and you determine
where you want to place your hand on your face. Now, that’s with the re-curve or the traditional
bow, with no sight. We have gotten something that works better,
more modern. We have what we call a bow sight on the bow. This takes the place of having to move your
finger up and down your face in order to determine. All you need to do is set a sight pin on the
sight to the distance that you want to shoot at. For instance, this sight pin on this particular
bow, is set up at 20 yards. That means when you pull this bow back and
aim through the rear peep, through the rear peep sight, and aim this peep sight into the
target, you will hit the target at 20 yards. If you move back to 60 yards, by looking through
the peep sight, and placing the lower pin in the target, it will change the angle of
the arrow automatically, and that’s your 60 yard sight pin. So, you can actually mechanically adjust your
sight pins in order to hit the target for longer shots.

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  1. Gay, using modern technology. Just practice and you don't need the fancy stuf. Besides, Instictive shooting is a lot more fun. The only thing you have to do is shoot a lot and don't look down the arrow shaft. Fix on the target.

  2. Do it because you want to and you like to do it not because a movie came out where the main character has a bow because then you look like an idiot when you dont know what your doing.

  3. Her: The reason you keep watching these vids 
    Him: The reason why you wonder why you keep watching these vids 

  4. I took my longbow out for the first time in 10 years, and it was hitting high. I nocked my arrows two inches higher, and viola! bullseye. Thanks for the tips.

  5. Why do i feel like she has been kidnapped and kept for making these vids. :3 there is no smile on her face :*(

  6. When u busted out with that ugly compound bow i knew this is lazy archery.can u put ur iphone on that bow too?lol

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