How to aim bow and arrow and hit the target every time
Find amazing archery tips, tricks and techniques that will allow you to aim your bow and shoot arrows straighter, faster and with more precision than you might ever think.
Aiming the bow and hitting the target is a matter of practice
When I picked up my bow to start archery for the first time I found that aiming was a very difficult thing to do. I have been used to shooting rifles and I am trying to aim my arrow by looking down the shaft. It’s not very practical to do that with a bow and arrow. My trainer is an elderly relative who is a veteran target archer and he gave me some tips when I asked him how to aim my bow? My goal improved a lot when I accepted his suggestion.
Practice, practice, practice
My archer relative told me I had to draw the bowstring so that it touched the side of my face. Look at the target while aiming the arrow in the right direction then release the arrow smoothly. Sounds easy enough right? I guess that’s after you’ve practiced enough.
I still didn’t understand how to aim the arrow at the center of the target and my coach kept telling me to always pull the bowstring so it came to rest in the same place on my face. He also told me that the secret to accurate shooting is practice and many other things I don’t remember now but I got the idea. At least I thought I did – some kind of Karate Kid wax on … wax off the deal I thought.
Consistency is the key to accurate archery
Then it slowly came to me that there was no sure way to look at an arrow or aim a bow at a target. Well maybe there is but I still don’t know what it is. The secret really is in practice, which allows me to be consistent in how I draw and shoot arrows. Where the arrow hits the target initially is just trial and error but if you are consistent with drawing and releasing then you should be able to hit the same point of target with every arrow. Sometimes I can destroy flight with an arrow at the target. It’s nice aiming but expensive at the arrow.
How to aim the bow at the center of the target?
Of course then it follows that if you can consistently hit the same spot on the target each time then all you need to do is make that spot a little circle in the middle and you’ve broken it. Just concentrate on shooting as many bulls eye as you can as often as you can.
I’m still a very beginner and there are lots of really neat secrets to archery and how to aim the bow that I still have to learn. Most things take a lot of practice but you need to read as much as you can about the techniques as well to make sure that you are practicing the right things. If you practice enough you will get better.