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Pat B
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It really doesn't matter which finger where but the consistency of your anchor.

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Sirius Black
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Middle.

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Trenton G.
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I started out middle, but then over time realized that I was putting the corner of my mouth between my middle and index. I noticed in a picture the other day that Byron Ferguson does the same thing. If only I got the same results.
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When I use use my index I tend to pluck the string.
I put about 70% of string pressure on my middle finger and around 20% on my ring finger. My index basically just goes along for the ride.

...I shoot split btw.

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Woodpuppy
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Anybody use their ring finger?

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Sam McMichael
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I use the middle finger.

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OP the author of that book iAnthony Camera is an old school sighted archer. I think he made the Olympic hopefuls a few times but, I am not sure if he ever made the team. Regardless the index finger anchor is what he has been shooting for man many years most often with sights but, I have no doubt he is damn good without them! Use the anchor point the works best with your style and aiming system whatever that may be. I have a sighted bow and I too like a nice low anchor but, gap shooting a bare bow I like a high anchor. Don’t worry too much about how you want to anchor and worry most about a solid repeatable anchor with good form behind it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Woodpuppy:
Anybody use their ring finger?

To draw with, yes. Along with the middle and index. I tried lopping 3/4" off with a tractor but that didn't help and I had to shoot lefty for a year until it "grew back".

But I must say switch-bowing is a wake-up call for form. I had to start from scratch.

Glad it took and is back in the game. I still have to "remember" my elbow height at anchor as that low finger is semi-numb and I have a high-arrow fault if I get sloppy.

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Thanks gents. The switch from RH to LH but no go on fingers made me chuckle.
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Middle finger in corner of my mouth.

Only because it is longer and touches my mouth better.

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Rough Run
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Index finger. Just felt natural, more comfortable for me.
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Jayrod
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Middle finger corner of mouth for me also

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Middle finger for me.

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Index finger at back of eye tooth and thumb knuckle under jaw bone for me.
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I've suggested this many times but most don't get it. Your anchor point (hand on the face) is a result of the draw, NOT a target for or of the draw. Draw to bone on bone alignment THEN where your hand ends up is where your hand ends up. Many try to define a place for the hand on the face THEN draw to that point. That does NOT give you a consistent form or body position. IMO, you must draw until the bow weight is taken up by the bones in your arms and shoulders THEN your hand comes to the face and you can then determine locations of the string hand. Like finger in the corner of the mouth, on a tooth, on the jaw, etc.

The hand position is a RESULT of the draw, NOT a target of the draw!!

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