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    Odd shot going left

    I'm having a frustrating issue with around one shot in ten going to the left - in the white at 80 yards with the rest in the gold/red. Very rarely is a 'good' shot ending up in the blue.

    I thought it was the rest as it was very worn but a new arm hasn't helped so I'm not sure.

    I haven't fully ruled out a clearance issue yet but I'm thinking it's me rather than the kit.

    So anyone have any idea's on what can make a shot that feels good go to the left?

    I've ruled out eye dominance switching and I don't 'think' I'm torquing the bow (something to rule out next time I shoot). I have a bubble that I can fit on the sight pin to make sure I don't have a cant - the other archer watching me didn't notice one though.

    recurve & right handed.

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    Rule out kit first - a crack or ding in the arrow may well be more susceptible to an iffy loose. Change your nocks. Wear a chestguard? Does it need readjusting?
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    If the arrow is going left then the loose hand is probably going right. Make sure that you keep back tension on and that the hand goes straight back on loose.
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    just point,pull & click the mouse button

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    Are your arrows numbered/marked, do you shoot them in sequence? Is it the same arrow always going astray ? Is it always the same arrow in the set of six going astray i.e. Your fourth shot each end ?



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    If an arrow was at fault, I think it would show up every end, unless you carry more than six arrows in your quiver. If you carry an extra arrow in with all the rest( not in a separate section) you may be using the dud one now and again.
    It might be worth checking the button for grittiness, it might be sticking occasionally.

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    It's not the same arrow, I was hoping that was all.

    Chest guard - yes I wear one, but it's old and not the best fit (I can't understand how it's shrunk since I was 20...) so I'll look at that in case it's a contact issue.

    Button - good point, I'll check it out and/or swap it for a spare or stiff button it.

    Release - I don't 'think' I'm losing back tension as the shots feel good, I'll set the camera up this weekend and record myself if I can't get someone to watch me.

    It's annoyingly consistant, if I plotted all of my arrows there would be two clear groups as well as the odd random dodgy shot.

    Thanks everyone

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