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Have been shooting compounds, but recently got myself a new recurve. Problem is I'm constantly hitting my nose with the string. Mostly used 3 under for gapping but also tried split finger, but problem persists. Anyone out there have a remedy. Bow is 64" recurve. Never had this with compound. Thanks
 

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No big deal . . .

After a while you'll look like a true single-stringer.



Whatever you do, don't take up stringwalking. And don't ask.

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You must be shooting with your bow arm in line with your shoulders.

Swing it a bit towards your front.

With compounds, you are really holding a "Kid's bow" weight, whereas with the recurve, you are holding a "man's weight".

I surmise you are shooting in line with your shoulders to compensate for the extra holding weight.
 

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Take a step forward with your back foot, and open your stance a little. Sometimes that'll give a little extra clearance. I hit mine sometimes too but it's usually on my best shots and they don't happen that often.....
 

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As long rifle has noted, correction is a fairly simply matter of adjustment of form… Tilt and/or turn slightly your head and then bale shoot for a while to get the "new form" well engrained in your sub conscience. All the best.

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I feel your pain...literally, and I don't have an answer for you.

I don't hit my nose shooting split finger, but I've never been able to shoot three under without nasal abrasion. I don't know why it's different, wish I did though. There's a lot I like about split finger and I've been shooting that way for close to 50 years now, but there's obviously a lot to say for three under or all the guys winning the big shoots wouldn't be shooting that way.

I don't even want to think about string walking, I'd probably rip my ear off...;)
 

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For me it's a question of getting my head tilted correctly. I can shoot any foot stance I want without effect, it's all about the tilt.

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Until you get the problem sorted use tied thread nock locators rather than brass and use some tape on your nose.
Other than the causes already mentioned I find it can happen from stiff fingers (first few ends of the session), poorly tuned arrows (too weak, I think) or an anchor point slightly too far back (go forward one-tooths-worth).
 
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Make sure you're not trying to lengthen your draw length by twisting your head into the string....

If that's not the case just buy the thickest blaze white tape you can find and show up at all the IBO shoots and everybody will think you know what you're doing....whether you do or not!!




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It comes and goes. Don't know why. The nose doesn't wear away. I tried that. It grows back, bigger as you age. I haven't had a problem in several years, but it came back today. I still had a couple of bandaids in my wallet. It helps to put on thin tied on nock sets- and melt and smooth down the tag ends. Or make a really little one from dental floss. It may not cure the problem but it will hurt less. Try a different tab.

You could try adjusting your head position a bit but don't screw up your form. Better to wait til it passes. - lbg
 

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I have busted veins on the right side of my nose from years of shooting and plan on changing anchors or whatever to get away from it this spring. I am tired of it and am going to completely change my system to correct it.
 

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Try a different tab.
That reminds me..... the string leaf of my leather tab has been stretched at the forefinger tip out of it's original outline. I trimmed that back recently and it seems to have helped.
 

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For me it's what Dewayne said if I rotate my head into my expansion it gets bloody fast. Concentrate on keeping your head still through the shot process.

Also know that your not alone most guys go through this. Some are just a little slower than others at correcting it ;-)

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Also know that your not alone most guys go through this. Some are just a little slower than others at correcting it ;-)

Matt[/QUOTE]

Yeah, some people wear it like a badge of honor!!

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For me it's what Dewayne said if I rotate my head into my expansion it gets bloody fast. Concentrate on keeping your head still through the shot process.

Also know that your not alone most guys go through this. Some are just a little slower than others at correcting it ;-)

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Or how big your beak is?:p
 

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I've just been through this, again. It really pi**es you off but the guys are right, it normally comes from either over drawing or turning your head into the string. I got some advice from 2 great guys and just grinded it out on the bale.


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I've just been through this, again. It really pi**es you off but the guys are right, it normally comes from either over drawing or turning your head into the string. I got some advice from 2 great guys and just grinded it out on the bale.

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Thanks Jon and I think you are right. Here is a weird deal,,put together myself a 62 inch bow on a riser with lots of preload and a short BH,,shot this morning and no nose hits?
 

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Thanks Jon and I think you are right. Here is a weird deal,,put together myself a 62 inch bow on a riser with lots of preload and a short BH,,shot this morning and no nose hits?
Sometimes I wonder if bow length and string angle can factor in on this too Sam.

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