How To Use A Spotting Scope For Archery
You might not think using a spotting scope can affect your archery in a bad way, but you would be surprised. I outline some common mistakes archers make when using a scope and show you how to get the scope to work FOR you instead of against you.
Watch the video below for the full overview, or you can read the key points below.
Using A Spotting Scope
Avoid looking through the scope immediately
This is the most common mistake. If you look through the scope immediately after you shot, you lose the wealth of feedback that you should’ve reflected on from your internal feeling. You should make sure to internally feel the shot, and review how it was BEFORE you look through the scope. This will allow you to get the right feedback, and prioritise the feeling of the shot and proper technique, rather than becoming distracted by the outcome.
Decide scoping frequency before the competition
You want to know where each shot goes, it’s natural. However, archery is about feeling and you don’t need to look through your spotting scope on every shot. If you don’t decide your scoping frequency before the competition you will simply end up looking through the scope on every shot. Make sure you decide your strategy before the competition. A good starting point is to shoot 3 arrows, scope them, and then shoot your remaining 3 arrows.