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Hey everyone I have a browning nomad stalker recurve (awesome little bow) but I'm having some problems with accuracy and I'm not sure why, I'm 6'8" and at 31" draw I pull it back quite a bit, but I'm using a consistent anchor point and form. And it to be clear I don't mean accuracy as in bullseyes, but the arrow just kinda seems to go all over the place not even near where I'm pointing the bow. Help please


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Ok thanks will do!


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A video of your form would be nice.

First, at 6'8", you should have more than a 31 inch draw. That is an alarm right there that there may be a form issue. I am 6'4" and draw 32 inches, and do not have particularly long arms.

There are many places where draw length is lost, and many will result in inconsistency, and are also hard to detect on your own. Checking your tune with bareshafts is an obvious thing to do. Bad bareshafts will not necessarily tell you that you have a bad tune if your form is inconsistent.

Also, as questioned above, your bow could be too short and could be affecting your consistency.

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I just looked it up. A Browning Nomad Stalker is only 52 inches long. That is way too short for someone that is 6'8". Maybe that is why you are only drawing 31 inches. It must be hard getting off the string cleanly with the finger pinch you are getting.
 

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Are you attempting to shoot instinctive? Or are you using a conscious and consistent aiming method such as Gap or Point of Aim?
 

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The wee bow is objecting to your treatment. When I was a wee lad my uncle tried to ride my pony and he flew all over the place too. - lbg
 
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Alright fellas, well I took it to a local "specialist" and after chuckling appropriately he said I need some matched arrows, which I bought, 500 spine seemed to hit best where I aim and I go back and forth between instinctive and using a point around the tip of the arrow, I was wrong the 31" draw was a guess, I have closer to a 36" draw, and yes the bow is only 52" the gentleman said that while it is normally too short it should handle the extra draw fine with the recurve shape coming more into play as I draw


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If your "specialist" told you that bow would but fine at your draw then I suggest you don't go back.
You are a VERY rare individual and I doubt anything under 66" will really work for you. Even that will take some figuring out.

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Longer, the better. I draw just shy of 29" and the best thing I did was to buy a 64" recurve. If I could find a 66", I probably would try it. I am done with 60" bows and I am certain the extra length is the reason I now shoot better than I ever did before on numerous attempts at traditional archery.
 

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I know nothing of the Nomad Stalker, but if it's not stacking up on you at your draw length then I don't think it's doing the bow any harm.
On the other hand, if your pulling it past the stacking point it could very well blow up in your hands.
Either way, a bow that length at your draw certainly won't be doing your over all form or your accuracy potential any favours.

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Ok well maybe it'll just have to go on the wall with a picture of grandpa, as he passed it down to me, thanks fellas, hope everyone has a good weekend!


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Good move, not worth breaking something nice with sentimental value like that. Also curious, what brand of arrow is long enough for you?
 

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I've been using gold tip, just uncut, I may still shoot the bow, not positive yet, it's a beautiful bow but it's all I got, I just don't have money to buy anything I used what I had to buy decent arrows, it hasn't started to stack on me yet or show signs of breakage,I don't know we shall see I suppose, it will most likely go on a wall, I just don't want to have to quit archery for that long.


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Thanks for all the advice guys, Ya'll rock


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