With some help from the time change, last Friday was the first time Brett and I were able to hit the El Dorado archery range after work. My excitement had been building all week and I couldn't stop talking about it. That was until I shot my first arrow. Then the second. Then the third. We started off at forty yards and every one of my arrows hit 8" low. That screwed with my confidence like you can't believe. Why? I've been shooting the same set up for nearly a year and I have been spot on. Brett and I usually make friendly bets on who is going to get closer to the X.
I'll be honest, I complain about my shooting when it's bad and I'll bet Brett was sick of hearing me yammer on and on. I was frustrated and I usually talk about it instead of keeping it in. For an hour I checked and rechecked my bow and had to actually roll my HHA sight to 8 yards extra just to hit close to the X. For 30 yards I was shooting 38 yards on the sight. I thought my sight tape moved, so I checked it. Nope, still anchored tight. The sight hadn't changed and it hadn't been mishandled. What was wrong?
I went home very upset and ticked off. I was mad and told my wife I enjoyed getting out to shoot, but not how my setup was performing. Off to the garage I went to look at my bow carefully. After only five minutes I had the answer. Besides Brett, any of you archers have a guess as to what it was? Be specific and state exactly what it might be and what was wrong. You can guess ONE problem, so think carefully before commenting!
Any archers who submit an answer, I'll put together a little sticker/gear package as a thank you. Tell me what bow you shoot, too. I'll give you 48 hours to respond to this post.
Answer: Some of you were very close. The issue was due to the serving attaching the drop away rest cord to my cable. It had slipped up the cable as it was not tied in properly at the pro shop, thus not allowing the rest to come to it's full potential. As it sat lower on the riser, my arrows dropped.
I entered all three people who commented (Nate, Jerud, and Bill) into the RNG and Bill Howard, you are the winner. Shoot me an email with your shipping address and I'll get your prize out to you.