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Offline YosemiteSam

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Shooting Seated on the Ground
« on: November 08, 2018, 03:58:54 PM »
When seated on the ground with a 62" recurve, I  have to change my cant, my head position and I use a secondary, 2-gap method to get me back on-target (vertical and horizontal gap).  It's something I learned by trial and error & I'm usually good to about 17 yards or so.  However, I've read a few comments over the last couple years about people who don't need to change their cant or their sight picture at all between standing and sitting shots.  Can anybody describe or offer some photos to demonstrate how this is possible?  Do these people shoot standing with the bow nearly horizontal already?  Are they shooting shorter bows?
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Re: Shooting Seated on the Ground
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 04:13:36 PM »
I can shoot a 60" Wes Wallace from a dove stool with no difference in cant than standing. I cant very slightly.  I've never tried my 3-D bow at 62" though.
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Re: Shooting Seated on the Ground
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2018, 04:36:29 PM »
What about without the stool? A** to the grass?
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Re: Shooting Seated on the Ground
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 07:03:08 PM »
I suppose we need to be able to shoot from many different positions, but I would hate to have to spend much time shooting with my a$$ on the ground.  I need to align my shoulders with the target to shoot accurately.  When I am sitting on the ground, I have about a 15 degree range of motion where I can keep my shoulders aligned with the target.  I might be able to extend that if I scooted my butt around in a circle, but that would create a lot of obvious motion.  On my knees, kneeling, or on a stool I can pivot my upper body around and keep my shoulders alligned over a much greater range.  The other problem is maintaining the magic T.  Of course, I could just cant my bow until I have ground clearance, but without tilting when I cant to maintain the T, I lose accuracy.  I can lean, twist, and tilt sitting on a stool, on my knees, or kneeling, but not so easily if I’m sitting on my a$$.
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Re: Shooting Seated on the Ground
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 04:35:55 PM »
What about without the stool? A** to the grass?

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