10 Tips to Increase Your Archery Range
How to Increase Your Shooting Distance
We All Want to Shoot Further and More Accurate!
Why do you want to increase your archery range? Lets face the facts, every archer from beginner to expert, from hunter to backyard shooter what to shoot further and more accurate. Its a simple fact. We all want to shoot further and more accurate!
Go on any social media site and you will see archers posting video shooting 60-70-80-100+ yards. It is impressive when you can hit the “X” at 100 yards but not impossible.
Below are 10 Tips to Increase Your Archery Range.
10 Tips to Increase Your Archery Range
How to Increase Your Shooting Distance?
1. TUNE YOU BOW!
Tuning your bow is one of the most important aspect of shooting your bow. You may not see the effects of a out of tune bow at 20 yards, but as you get further and further from the target and increase your distance. Poor tuning will be exacerbated. The effects of poor tuning at 50-60+ yards will show.
This article is not about tuning your bow. We will have more on that later. However, if you do not know how to properly tune your bow. Bring it to a reputable pro shop.
2. Install a Smaller Peep Sight
Being a hunter, I was always told to install the largest peep sight that you possibly can. We that is just WRONG. A smaller peep sight will allow you to have less variation in the alignment of your eye to the peep to the sight picture/pin. The smaller the peer sight, the less variation in your aiming point, the more accurate you will be at all yards. However, you need to know your purpose. If you are a target archer, go as small as you can. If you are a hunter, go small, but not so small that you lose your sight picture in low light conditions.
3. Use a Smaller Pin Diameters
This goes without saying. A smaller pin diameter will allow you to see more of the “x” ring or target than a larger diameter pin at greater distances. The last think you want is for your pin to cover not only the middle of your target but also the whole target.
4. Practice at Greater Distances
If you want to be able to shoot further, then you must practice shooting further. It really is that simple. Think about it. It is really that simple.
We all know that archery is a game of consistence and repetition. This is the same as you would see with golf. The further you are from the target, the tighter your from need to be. Your shot sequence will be the same, but your form need to be better. Practice your perfect form.
6. Check you Arrows
If you arrow has a slight wobble, your point is flattened, nock is chipped, etc, this will throw off the accuracy of your arrows. That equates to poor shot performance down range. Inspect your arrow, spin your arrow, replace what need to be placed. I would recommend numbering your arrows as you may find that there is one arrow in the bunch that just will not shoot right. know that archery is a game of consistence and repetition. This is the same as you would see with golf. The further you are from the target, the tighter your from need to be. Your shot sequence will be the same, but your form need to be better. Practice your perfect form.
With todays high performance bows, I see archers failing on the follow through as they think that since the arrow is moving so fast, a follow through is no longer important. Well, that is a false statement. Yes, the arrow is leaving the bow faster and quicker, however, a slight movement or drop of your bow arm will cause the arrow to fly off course. Keep that are steady and wait till you hear the arrow hit the target.
Controlled breathing in important to accuracy. Just as you would pulling any trigger, you need to have controlled breathing in your shot sequence. To many archers hold their breath because they feel that they will be able to hold steady. Well, the reality is that if you hold your breath, you are depriving you body of oxygen. We all know that oxygen deprivation is not a good thing. Inhale as you draw your bow, release air slowly, aim and shoot. Control your breathing.
9. Aim Small
The smaller the spot that you are aiming at the more accurate, with practice, you will become at further yards. Think about it, aiming at a 2 inch dot at 50 yards will be like aiming at a beach ball at 20 yards. Keep your aiming point small. The benefits are huge over time.
10. Build Muscle
From experience, I get asked the same question, how do I hold longer and steadier. Very simple, practice and muscular conditioning. The stronger you are, the longer and steadier you can hold your bow on target. Check out our training programs.