How To Beat Target Panic with Levi Morgan – Part 3: To See Or Not To See?
OutdoorHub Editor: Keenan Crow 04.22.20
To see, or not to see? That’s the question for this week’s lesson on how to beat target panic, and it’s another good one!
Can you close your eyes right now and visualize your sight picture clearly? If not, then you’ll want to pay close attention to what Levi is saying in this week’s episode, because it could be the 100% cause and cure of your target panic.
First, lets talk about some of the things Levi says he wants to see vs what he does not want to see:
To See Or Not To See:
- Clarity –
The goal is pretty simple; You want to get to a point where you have a crystal clear pin AND target while staring through your peep. As Levi talks about, this isn’t always possible for everybody, but you want to get the best you can possibly get. On the other hand, what you don’t want to see is any kind of blurriness or a washed out pin sight.
- Scope Housing –
Levi touches on two different sized housings, and why he prefers the larger of the two, a 35mm. Some do just fine with a smaller scope housing, but others find it constricts their vision. Ultimately, you should try to find the ‘sweet spot’ where you’re able to look through your peep at full draw and see the housing of your pin, but nothing around it. Be careful though, because you DO NOT want a peep that’s so small you can’t see the housing around your pin. This will make centering yourself more difficult when you’re at full draw, and you don’t want to be wasting time consciously thinking about it when the shot counts. Remember, we should be acquiring our target quickly like Levi talked about in the last lesson.
This so-called ‘sweet spot’ depends on your draw length and will be different for everybody, so just keep this in mind when you’re getting fit for your next bow.
- Enough to be accurate –
Now we’re talking about the actual pin on the target. Here’s a simple rule of thumb to keep in mind: the smaller your pin is, the more movement that shows up. This can cause panic and often leads to rushing the shot. Ideally, the move is to purchase a sight that allows you to adjust the brightness so you can adapt when needed.
Take a look. I’m sure this lesson will resonate with you, and I bet you pay much closer attention to what you see next time you pull your bow back!