Yes, what we have here is some fantastically tangible information for people looking to establish a new shooting system. And while sincere thanks go to Rod, Bob and other veterans for that, some must also go to Pete for starting it. What I especially like is the opportunity to study and understand the options before investing the time and effort needed to acquire one's own system.Hornseeker said:Man, someone needs to print this and market it at 3R's!
Bob...some of the luminous sight pin paint works pretty too...in fact you can charge it with your flashlight ...but with all the new fiber optic sights...its getting hard to find the stuff...lolBob Gordon said:While on the subject of gap shooting here's a nice little ditty that also works well. For hunting if you use a wide two bladed broadhead mount them so one blade is straight up and all broadheads the exact same, you can check this by aligning them with the string and by twisting the nock a little to get them the same. Then paint the back edge of the top blade with a coat of Whiteout or a bright white paint. Presto!..A nice sight pin that you can use the top of for a yardage and if you anchor is fairly high or if you shoot three under it should be pretty close to your hunting yardage. Fun stuff this "instinctive" stuff...lol...warf
I had roughly the same idea, Rod, and venturing from garden to shooting range today (five minutes by bicycle), I tried out a hybrid system with some fairly natural transition points. After four days of experimenting with the options, I'm now actually satisfied with the framework I've chosen - and have decided to rest my research and get down to practice.ROD JENKINS said:Martin...the great thing about threads like this one is... insight into options in tailoring a aiming system to suit your needs or a combination of different methods.. if a majority of your targets are 50+ yds a different method may be more effective than if most targets are 25 and under.
I wonder if it's really more precise, though. Or just easier to handle?Stagmitis said:Martin,
I beleive in an earlier post you mentioned that you keep an upright head position. i have found that tilting the head over the arrow significantly reduces the gap therefore making the aiming process more precise.
I was playing around with the idea of adjusting head angle to get conveniently sized gaps at various distances, Pete. Wouldn't it be nice if it worked? Doubt it can, though.Atlantis said:Martin, theoretically I believe you're right...just like a longer arrow allows more precise aiming...in practice, I think tilting your head gives a better sight picture....however, and it's a biggie...your head angle has to be consistent!
'Hanking' with the arrow (rather than the bow arm) might work at 40, Oz. I played around with that variant last night for the first time. It's actually rather astounding, and I can't see why he prefers the arm-pointing style.Oz in OH said:... but the drawback shows at my 40 yd range where I can't find just the right and consistent anchor and so have to start estimating gap a little bit. I will typically score higher at 50 and 60 than at 40, even on windy days.
Oz, it's also very susceptible to sight fatigue, I think. Worked great today for the first half of a session, then went downhill in a way not attributable to physical form. I had slept little last night, but my muscles were still functioning okay.Oz in OH said:"Hanking" with the arrow is the Rick McKinney system. It's a terrific system and IMO it's the one most so-called "instinctive" shooters use primarily because it is the most consistently workable system for the greatest number of shooters, except for those whose anchor points are so far away from their eyes that they don't have sufficient perspective on the arrow to use its shaft as a "pointer."