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Sagehunter
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I'm New to shooting a receive and I'm having a problem with my anchor. I'm shooting a 30lb samick sage, when I draw the now in my garage with no arrow I can anchor with my index finger at the corner of my mouth and the string touching the end of my nose. When I go into the yard to shoot with an arrow mocked i can't get to my anchor? I'm shooting split finger.Thanks
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YosemiteSam
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I'd guess the problem is in your head -- target panic. Try a clicker.

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I was thinking target panic as well. Thanks
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Not that it has anything to do with your problem, but you might want to consider not using a string to nose anchor if youíre also using an index finger to corner of mouth anchor. I believe using both will throw you out of alignment and cause you to not rotate your head as far toward the target as you should.

People who use a string to nose anchor usually also anchor under the chin, an anchor that is further to the left (RH shooter) than a corner of mouth anchor. Olympic shooters like this anchor because they shoot at longer ranges than we usually do.

If you intend to do a lot of shooting in the 15-25 yard range, you might want to use your middle finger rather than your index finger in the corner of your mouth. If you like a nose anchor, you might consider using a cock feather to nose anchor rather than a string to nose anchor, which will move that arrow further to the right and give you better alignment over your corner of mouth anchor.

I find that practices that are awkward can create mental issues that possibly can lead to target panic, if you try to force yourself to continue to use them. Your body is trying to tell your mind that something youíre doing isnít right. Actual target panic usually doesnít show up in the early stages of an archerís career, but plain old nervousness and stress certainly might.

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DJ Hardy
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I'm not sure how you can anchor in the corner of your mouth and touch the end of your nose with the string.
Has to be awkward and detrimental to your shooting.

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Thank you McCabe and DJ. I'll try the middle finger to corner of mouth tomorrow .
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