Leaning and shooting

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  1. BONEHEADoutdoors

    BONEHEADoutdoors New Member

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    I have been lurking and have searched through the threads and couldn't find anything on this. Perhaps I just missed it somewhere.
    My question is: When you shoot from a saddle and are leaning out away from the tree, do you just maintain a level bubble to keep your anchor points? Does this effect accuracy?
    I obviously have never shot from a saddle, so this may be a silly question. Just wanted you guys with experience input before I decide if I'm going to pull the trigger and order one.


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    I don't use a level.

    But the angle you get actually makes accuracy easier than shooting from a treestand. You aren't 'leaning', your whole body is at an angle.
     
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    I practice alot from the saddle and just shooting in general. I think anyone who struggles with accuracy might be dropping the bow arm to compensate for those high angles. Again like in standard ground shooting up hill or downhill its a bend at the waist the bow arm and draw arm in relation to your torso must remain straight and inline with one another. I usually just bend a knee and tilt at the waist. This was my grouping from 40yds the other day from about 25ft up!!


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    That's some good grouping!
     
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    MCDM Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!!
     
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  7. MCDM

    MCDM Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha thats funny
     
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    You must have watched me shooting! I tried that with deer but I am not quick enough!
     
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    The only thing that really gets out of form are your legs. You twist/lean/stretch sometimes, but above the waist its almost the same.
    On the ground square up to your target, but with your back to it. Keep your feet planted and twist your upper body toward the target...draw, aim and shoot. Its not perfect form, but you can maintain enough for 20-30 yard shots reliably

    I also use a speed button as a kisser + my hand/face anchors though.
     
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    Goodness!!! That is extremely good from 40 yds. Can you switch teams in the hunting contest?
     
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    No!! You have to call your buddy @flinginairos lol. He can take them at 40yds pretty well like last year. Plus just cause the grouping is there lol I still need deer in front of me!!!
     
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