PhiPatch074 said:Thanks for the advice. the input about the short draw length is interesting, because when I started shooting I kind of felt like the draw length was shorter and my anchor point changed. I didn't make any changes since last fall though so I thought it was me. I've thought about switching to a back tension release but am apprehensive because I shoot at a range with other people and always worried about it releasing when I didn't want it to and putting someone at risk and also looking like a fool. Maybe it's prideful but it's honestly a concern. The punching is pretty bad now though; to the point where if I keep my finger behind the trigger and not shoot at the target, i actually feel myself flinch when the pin gets to the gold as my brain says to "shoot now!"
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Target panic is no fun. It takes time to work thru it. There is no short cuts. I went thru it. Learn to shoot with back tension, blank bale, Then do the bridge.
Shooting at a blank bale to ingrain your new shot process into your subconscious. This is done at 3 yards with no target. Then put a large target up & shoot at it at 3 yards. Slowly move back in yardage. By slowly, I mean a couple yards every few day of shooting. If the TP comes back (even a little) move closer again & work back til you get to 20 yards.