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I have been practicing w the compound. Get pretty good groups at 20yds. My question is,,,,,how many contact points do you guys use? Im trying 3; Nose to string, kisser to corner of mouth, and I've been putting my knuckle behind my ear as a third,,,,,just feels akward at times. Curious as to others methods and/or suggestions. Thanks in advance

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Every time I get to my anchor point, it's kisser in corner of my mouth, and nose to the string.. that's about it for me.

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I use just my forefinger knuckle behind my ear and string touching my nose. I have a timberline no peep on my bow but barely ever look at it anymore, my draw/anchor is pretty much automatic at this point but i also have been shooting the same bow for over ten years.


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Point 1 is always knuckle behind the ear.  

Point 2 is kisser to corner of mouth.

Point 3 is string to center of nose.

I also shoot a peep sight, so that sort of serves as a 4th point of reference 

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Lose the kisser button. There are too many instances where it is going to cause head alignment problems.

If you anchor on your jaw bone ( which puts middle knuckle behind your ear)

nose lightly on string , and then center your sight housing in your peep ( which will become automatic) 

you wont have to use anything else.

The only time a kisser can really help is IF  your draw length is incorrect. Then it helps to maintain the same draw,

 

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59 minutes ago, Hunter115522 said:

Every time I get to my anchor point, it's kisser in corner of my mouth, and nose to the string.. that's about it for me.

:agree:

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How can it cause alignment issues Dan?  If the bow is properly set up and everything is where it belongs, then it shouldn't be an issue.  It's not like the button moves or your face changes shape between shots. I know you know more about this stuff than most of us herr.  I just don't understand how it can cause alignment issues

If I draw my bow with my eyes closed, I set my knuckle behind my ear, put the kisser in place, let my nose lightly touch the string and then open my eyes to find a perfectly aligned peep.  I can repeat that over and over without issue.  An extra point of contact should be a good thing

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Behind the ear is an indication draw length is to long and anchor is high because of it.

Behind the ear is not a solid anchor point, knuckle set into jaw is better...jaw bone doesn't move

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16 minutes ago, not on the rug said:

How can it cause alignment issues Dan?  If the bow is properly set up and everything is where it belongs, then it shouldn't be an issue.  It's not like the button moves or your face changes shape between shots. I know you know more about this stuff than most of us herr.  I just don't understand how it can cause alignment issues

If I draw my bow with my eyes closed, I set my knuckle behind my ear, put the kisser in place, let my nose lightly touch the string and then open my eyes to find a perfectly aligned peep.  I can repeat that over and over without issue.  An extra point of contact should be a good thing

google it , or look it up on archery talk as there will be better explanations given by the pros in the field,

But what is basically comes down to is the corner of your mouth, centering the string on your nose makes you turn your head away from your release hand and slightly  tilt your head to look through the peep , , those three points aren't in a straight line, being the side of your mouth, center of your nose  and your eye. so in order to try and make them be on the same line your head isn't as straight as it should be.

That's why most of the better in the business tell you to pick what your most comfortable with , be it the kisser or the peep.

 

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6 minutes ago, Trophy8 said:

Behind the ear is an indication draw length is to long and anchor is high because of it.

Behind the ear is not a solid anchor point, knuckle set into jaw is better...jaw bone doesn't move

when you anchor on the corner of your  jaw bone your center knuckle is set behind your earlobe

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Do as you are doing and shoot as much as you can. Join a indoor archery league for the winter time. You will meet some top notch ahooter and a lot will help.

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Right side of the tip of my nose, kisser in corner of mouth, and knuckle fell under my cheek bone,  It should feel comfortable and natural.  Don't be forcing to reach a point.

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Just now, hammer4reel said:

when you anchor on the corner of your  jaw bone your center knuckle is set behind your earlobe

True....but that's not an anchor behind the ear.

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