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I have played with using the arrow as a point rather than instinctive. The string is now working hard against my nose. LOL, I got blood on most my arrow nocks now. Do I keep on till it grinds down? LOL. Question; would a bigger or shorter bow help with this? I presently shoot a 60 inch bow. I anchor in the corner of my mouth with my pointer finger
 

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You may find that you need to rotate your head a little more square to the target.
Do you shoot upright or with a cant?

I went through this problem when I tried to shoot with my head perfectly upright. A tilt of the head and aligning the stringblur pretty much right down the arrow has completely solved the problem.

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Rod Jenkins has that same issue. In Masters of the Barebow 3 he explains the tape on his nose.

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Brass nocks for me = blood splatter on my riser. Even tie on nocks if the melted portion is on my nose side. I touch my nose to the shaft, so I'm kinda asking for issues.
 

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I think this is nose-dependent solution - I use a two part anchor with the front same as yours to get the nock under my eye & the back with my thumb nail flat under& against the angle of my jaw - when I had my thumb last knuckle at the base of my ear (further out from my nose) I got nose slap ... Might be worth trying - if nothing else I found that getting my rear anchor where it now is made for an smoother release/expansion with less string plucking - M
 

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I use to use tie on nocks...and they move....I now use brass and the sharp side will always find my nose and it bleeds...now I use brass top and bottom and cover them with shrink tubing...top and bottom works great...however keep it tight to the top nock because of some of the rules....


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This is how I made my custom nose guards. I could not get tape to stay on no matter what I tried (oily skin I suppose). I eventually refined the process to include just aluminum foil, pipe cleaners for reinforcement, and duct tape. I can make one in about 15 minutes from my nose casting. I have now modified my form to the point where I do not need them any longer, though I did break the skin this past weekend.

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Rod Jenkins has that same issue. In Masters of the Barebow 3 he explains the tape on his nose.

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Rod just has a big HONKING nose.

Play with your head position - I only hit mine if I over expand and start turning my head into the shot. I do however have some nice scars from it LOL

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I seem to only hit mine when my arrow tune is too weak, and I turn my head into the shot during the draw. If I wait until I hit anchor, then tilt/turn the head, and have a good arrow tune then my nose is fine.
 

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It comes and goes for me now but it use to be pretty constant. I've been attributing the lack of blood loss to better form!
 

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:sbrug::Would happen to me when shooting a tab, but never with a glove! As Grantmac suggested," squaring your head more toward the target "worked for me.
 

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There just ain't no style to tape or homebrew rigs . . .

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More seriously, for me a whack on the nose almost always means that I'm hunching my shoulders; a very bad habit of mine especially when tired.

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I use to use tie on nocks...and they move....I now use brass and the sharp side will always find my nose and it bleeds...now I use brass top and bottom and cover them with shrink tubing...top and bottom works great...however keep it tight to the top nock because of some of the rules....

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I'm beginning to wonder what I'm doing wrong that I dont hit my nose lol. I know my form has to be lacking and some of you are known to be recognized excellent shots :cheers:

Reminds me of the scene from Billy Madison..."You ain't cool unless you pee your pants" lol
 

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I tried letting my nose grind down. Didn't work. The scabs and scar tissue made it thicker. Playing with brace height can help, and changing tabs, and neck angle, and point weight. Brass nock sets are the worst. The problem has come and gone a couple of times. I am never sure why. I carry bandaids in my quiver; enough to share. - lbg
 
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