There is no better way to put this. But if you want to shoot your bow better, you must learn how to do it in practice. Yes, shooting a bow two times better is not a walk in the park. But, it is not rocket science, either. In fact, most people often improve their shootings with simple changes. These changes should not be difficult for you to make.
Being a better shooter starts with regular practice. And one must maintain the consistency if they want to be better shooter. You can even practice often, if you so choose. Bow Hunting Mag recommends taking this a step further by mixing practice sessions with new tactics.
If you are still shooting with fingers, switching to a mechanical release aid is the easiest way to improve accuracy. But it is going to take some practice time, at least up front. Now — right after the season — is the time to do it. When I switched to a release aid, the improvement was immediate and considerable. Within a few days, I was shooting better than I had ever shot with fingers. If you make the switch, you will quickly cut your average group size in half within a month. If there is a quick way to shoot two times better, using a release aid is at the top of that list.
Learning how to switch to a release aid will take time. But once you get used to the technique, it should be easy for you to switch from time to time.
Being able to switch to a release aid is only a part of the lesson on shooting your bow two times better. Archery pros at G5 Outdoors suggest that you familiarize yourself with different shooting forms.
The single most important thing to remember when it comes to proper compound bow shooting technique is form. Archery shooting form pertains to everything from the way the archer holds the bow in their hand, to the positioning of their elbows, to the direction their feet are facing in relation to the target they intend to hit. Perfect form yields a perfect shot every time. Perfect form…Perfect shot…Get it?
Starting with the base of the shot, and archer’s feet should be shoulder width apart, toes directly perpendicular to the target. Starting from this position, the spacing between the feet may be spread wider apart or closer together depending on what is more comfortable for the shooter.
Don’t worry if you don’t master your archery shooting form on day one. Even expert shooters never got things right the first day. From the time you hold your bow, it is best to keep practicing until you become better.
Did you know that how you grip your bow determines whether you can shoot two times better? Too tight and the bow becomes hard to use. Too loose and the bow could slide off your hand. As RMEF puts it, you need to make sure you hold your bow right.
Grip your bow with a relaxed, closed hand. A tight, white-knuckle grip will tense your entire bow arm and severely degrade accuracy. Most top bowshots lightly touch their thumb to forefinger or middle finger in front of the grip. If you cannot seem to master a loose grip, try an open bow hand with a wrist sling. The sling ties the bow to your hand so it cannot fall out during the shot.
Wrist slings can be cumbersome in quick shooting situations on elk at ground level, but good accuracy is most important of all. In a stand, where you can usually see your quarry approaching, a sling is easier to slip over your wrist before the shot.
You don’t have to spend a lot of time learning how to grip the compound bow. It is really simple and straightforward. But don’t worry if you don’t get it right the first day. You most likely should the day after. You should not shoot the bow with an open hand. That’s because you’ll be forced to grab the bow; and that’s against accuracy.
Let’s put it this way:
To become a better shooter, you need to continue practicing. As long as you put in the work and the time, there is no reason why you shouldn’t become a better bow shooter.