DL Advise please

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  • September 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm #593795 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    I’m going to practice more tomorrow morning. I’m going to try to find someone within a 2 hour drive who can give me some hands on lessons
    September 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm #593922 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    I’ve continued practicing and continue to get worse…. Very frustrating! But on a positive side, I contacted a Mathews Pro Staff shooter by phone (Friend of a friend) he was VERY polite and helpful. He invited me tto come to his range for help on my form. I was amazed at how willing he was to help. I’m going to make the trip one day this week
    September 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm #593952 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    Probably a wise decision … some have problems with self-coaching, so getting hands on coaching is what it might take.

    Take both bows, the 27.5″ DL and the 28″ DL. Take all the releases you have, also.

    September 9, 2013 at 10:26 am #593981 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
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    September 9, 2013 at 11:56 am #594005 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    Much improved. I’d say you definitely need a longer DL. Wait until you get your first coaching lesson to know precisely what DL you need and how to setup the bow to obtain that. For now, you can experiment by lengthening the wrist strap and maintaining the same anchor … that’ll allow you to reach full and natural extension.
    Remember:
    - It takes time to build muscle memory, so things will not feel ‘right’ for awhile until you get rid of the old ways.
    - The sight picture will tell you about your DL. Holds tight, but goes herky-jerky, tendency to push the shot and punch the release high right is indication of DL too short. Constant wander, won’t settle down, tendency to drop below aim point and hard to bring the sight back up, tendency to pull shots left is indication of DL too long.

    - String should only lightly touch face and nose. Too much string pressure causes string path deflection, lateral nock travel, poor grouping, difficulty in tuning, and erratic broadhead flight.
    Creed3

    September 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm #594016 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

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    that is a good deer on the wall!
    September 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm #594021 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    Thanks GJ. I’m slowly getting there.  Vash, I killed him last year with my MR6. 170 3/8 main frame 8 point. By far the best deer I’ve ever killed.
    September 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm #594320 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    Well GJ… You were right. I had a long visit with the pro staff shooter. I should have gone to a 28.5  instead of 27.5
    September 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm #594328 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up} … that’s about what I figured, but without hands on coaching was reluctant to commit.

    Once you get the correct cam, it pays to tinker with release and D-Loop lengths and the number of twists in the cable, which can adjust the DL by ±1/4″.  People don’t necessarily come in half-sizes, so you might find that 28-3/8″ or 28-5/8″ is where you shoot best.

    September 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm #594332 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    Thanks again!!
    October 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm #597812 Back to Top REPORT

    deltahunter

    Joined: 12/8/2006
    I’ve tried and tried shooting with my arm straight and correcting my
    form… I just can’t get it. I’m shooting worse now than I ever have in my whole life. I’m inconsistent and erratic.
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