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Offline Todd Cook

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Sight Picture
« on: October 04, 2021, 10:31:12 AM »
For the gap shooters out there: What do you see at anchor? Are you focused on the tip, the gap, or the spot you want to hit?

Offline JC Jr

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Re: Sight Picture
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2021, 02:08:26 PM »
A gap shooter will focus on the mark and be aware of his gap, either at the target or at the tip of his arrow.

An archer who focuses on the tip of his arrow and is aware of the gap at the mark is shooting, pick-a-point or point of aim.

 
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Re: Sight Picture
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 06:45:48 PM »
As Jim indicates, an accurate method of aiming can be accomplished by either focusing on the spot to be hit or on the arrow point.

I'm not aware that an accurate method of aiming can be accomplished by mixing the two, at least I can't.  I use the gap method, and focus on the spot I want to hit.  However, since I have to be aware of the arrow point in my peripheral vision, I sometimes will inadvertently focus on the arrow point instead.  If I miss high, and have no other explanation for it, I suspect that I may have focused on the arrow point rather than the spot I want to hit.  If I make sure I’m focusing on the spot I want to hit in the next shot, and I don't miss high, then that sort of confirms my suspicion.
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Re: Sight Picture
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2021, 07:09:35 PM »
My focus is on the spot, but I'm also very much aware of my gap at the bow.  As I've said in other posts my sideplates indexes with 17 yards.  Everything below that and up to 25 follows accordingly.  From 25 to my 30 point on, the tip of the arrow is secondary focus.

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Re: Sight Picture
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2021, 03:03:39 PM »
I'm focused on the spot I want to hit.  I consider the distance and if it is more than 25 or less than 15, I gap either more or less than my 15 inches (half way between a deer's knee and bottom of chest). 

  A shot between 15 and 25 has become almost instinctive because the same gap (15 inches) puts  it in the vitals.

Offline JC Jr

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Re: Sight Picture
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2021, 03:11:32 PM »
That sounds like you’re transitioning into what I refer to as “split-vision".  You're beginning to “feel" your gaps rather than actually thinking in terms of inches, etc.
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Re: Sight Picture
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2021, 04:20:47 PM »
I have wondered if what I have started doing would be considered split vision.  If so,  I didn't intend on using that aiming system, it just evolved.

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Re: Sight Picture
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2021, 05:19:56 PM »
It's been my observation that's what happens with a lot, if not most bowhunters.  Over time they evolve into a split vision shooter.  It doesn't seem to happen as much to spot shooters or field and 3D competition shooters.

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