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Online Steve D

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Pre draw gap or aiming method.
« on: March 02, 2020, 04:28:09 PM »
 Any one here use that type of shooting method? I have been reading bout in an old Archery book called "Field Archery and Bowhunting".
If using that method what did you think of it pro and con? Thanks

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Re: Pre draw gap or aiming method.
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2020, 09:41:21 AM »
I don't know what that actually means but I am a gap shooter and before I draw I have an idea of the yardage and gap I want when I finish the draw. When at full draw I refine the gap and let go when the arrow tip settles down.
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Re: Pre draw gap or aiming method.
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2020, 04:56:14 PM »
You place the tip of the arrow where you want to shoot before you draw with bow arm extended and then focus on your spot you want to hit while drawing bow. Fred Asbell mentioned it some in his 1st instinctive book.

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Re: Pre draw gap or aiming method.
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 08:19:49 PM »
A lot of us are using the rotational draw method, which is a little different from the method you describe.  Using the rotational draw method, you set your shoulders into good alignment with the target before you start the draw.  Then you raise your bow and string arms as a unit, while keeping your shoulders down, and point your bow hand at the target.  The arrow stays in line with your string forearm, so at this point it is pointing to the left of the target (for a RH shooter).  As you draw the bow, the arrow stays in line with your string forearm, so rotates until it is in line with the target as you come to full draw.  The bow handle also rotates in your bow hand, although it is hardly noticeable if you have a loose grip on the handle.  You commence aiming as you see the arrow rotating into position, so by the time you reach full draw, your aim should be pretty well on target. 

In the expansion phase, you rotate your shoulders further into the bow, which feels like you're pushing forward with your bow hand, but really it's the final rotation that's pushing your bow arm forward.  This helps to trigger the release, if you don't like using an artificial trigger.  I have been using this method for several years, and continue to like it.  This method is supposed to be easier on your shoulders than the straight back pull, and helps you to engage your back muscles.

For further information on this method, please refer to Arne Moe's video on YouTube.
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Re: Pre draw gap or aiming method.
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 07:35:30 PM »
I mostly pre POINT like HH but I don't have a clue about any gap.

I pre point for multiple reasons...not pertaining to aiming.
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