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LeDurt

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In summer time my index knuckle on the bow hand is easy to see, however once I put glove on the bow hand either for warmth or camo, it gets lost in the background. I should also add the point of my arrows is not very visible as I draw the point back to my index finger as a draw check.

It made wonder if any one uses some sort of "bright" mark on their finger or glove. I've thought of getting neon rubber bands from the office supply stores. I tried my daughters fingernail polish on a  wool glove, but the material diffused the color.

I know the arrow tip is only a peripheral reference, but wouldn't the quicker it is identified, the quicker the arrow could be loosed?

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You can wrap white tape right behind the broadhead/fieldpoint, you can paint the arrows with white to get the same result. In my opinion speed of release shouldn't be timed by how quick you identified in the peripheral vision your arrow position but by the feel of touching your anchor point. The shot sequence has a rhythm and a tempo that with time becomes natural to you. If you break them just to prioritize a part of the sequence (quicker release of the arrow), you just screwed up all your training until then and if you become addicted to "aim to be perfect, screw execution" you will find yourself in the TP land earlier than later.
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I have been considering white behind the head, at least until the secondary gape becomes more ingrained to my shooting
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I actually sprayed white paint on the knuckle area of my bow hand glove for that same reason.
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  I believe John Schulz was fond of putting a white "sock" on his arrows (like a crown down by the point). I always suspected that's why he did that.
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At that time i was on the first TAS bear hunt. I didn't realize how important my sight picture was...hand, arrow shaft, till I couldn't see it in a dark forest in the last part of a day.
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I remember painting white rings behind the points of my arrows 40 years ago, and I picked up that practice from those who had done it before so the idea has been around quite a while. I didn't use it as a peripheral vision aid, but rather as sort of a sight at longer ranges, i.e., a little bit before, on and after point on, which was about 40-45 yards with what I was shooting then. Was more accurate at 35-55 yards shooting that way than shooting instinctive/secondary vision.  Nowadays, I seldom shoot that far.
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