It is hard for me to accept "bad days". Shooting instinctive is like shooting 3 pointers in a basketball game. Sometimes your hot, sometimes not. I have pondered giving up instinctive because it is hard to accept not being consistent. A gapper probably, for the most part, is consistent in their scores. Or should I say "more so". I have tried aiming methods. But decided that my personal preferrence is that I want to shoot "instinctive", LOL, per my definition. I tell myself that the 3d is simply a backstop for the spot I wish to hit. But I know that my mind is releasing "at the 3D", rather than the spot I try to focus on. Funny how it works. Example, probably true for most, if I shoot at a 5inch circle, my group will be 3 times the size if I had shot at a 1/2 inch circle. This is the issue. How can you train your mind? The saying aim small hit small, aim big, hit big, we all know that, but when my "mind sights" settle in the center of that 3D, it releases. This presents a problem for hunting as well. Because I don't wish to shoot centered up, or 10 ring on a deer, but rather, low heart, just in case of the drop/load. So, I tell my mind that it is just a backstop for the point I want to hit.... but how do I get my mind to forget the 3d???? Any drills, mind games, disciplines, etc....... Surely we all could benifit to some degree.