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Shooting with a beard?
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Contributors to this thread:
coelker 04-Jan-21
WV Mountaineer 04-Jan-21
trophyhill 04-Jan-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 04-Jan-21
Screwball 04-Jan-21
altitude sick 04-Jan-21
SBH 04-Jan-21
bigdog21 04-Jan-21
ahunter76 04-Jan-21
Ermine 05-Jan-21
Scoot 05-Jan-21
Rut Nut 05-Jan-21
White Falcon 05-Jan-21
Wild Bill 05-Jan-21
Bowfreak 05-Jan-21
orionsbrother 05-Jan-21
buckeye 05-Jan-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 05-Jan-21
coelker 05-Jan-21
Yooper-traveler 06-Jan-21
skipmaster1 07-Jan-21
altitude sick 07-Jan-21
Will 07-Jan-21
hawkeye in PA 07-Jan-21
coelker 07-Jan-21
Franzen 09-Jan-21
From: coelker
04-Jan-21
So last year I grew a great beard but this last spring when I started shooting a lot, it jacked with my shooting.

I felt like my anchor point was floating and my groups were larger etc. needless to say the quick easy fix was shave it off. I am several months into my new beard and don’t want to shave it off this spring.

Any pointers on how to approach? What can I do to feel my anchor point etc.

04-Jan-21
Are you growing a beard or a hedge row? lol

04-Jan-21

trophyhill 's Link
The answer to your issue right here ;)

04-Jan-21
There’s an obvious answer. Get a friend. Mark the anchor point. Just shave where the anchor point needs to be. then you have a beard and a anchor point haha

From: Screwball
04-Jan-21
I have not shaved since 1989, never heard of a beard causing a problem like you are having.

04-Jan-21
Check out he old school camo post. It didn’t seem to bother his shooting.

From: SBH
04-Jan-21
I grow a big ol beard every winter. More concerned with the grays that are overtaking it but I suppose that's another type of problem. No negatives on my shooting as far as I can tell. Still anchor with my middle finger in the corner of my mouth. I shoot finger tab, 3 under.

From: bigdog21
04-Jan-21
Just woundering has anyone got there hair in the bow string. OUTCH

From: ahunter76
04-Jan-21

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never a problem

From: Ermine
05-Jan-21
Ditch the beard. Hair holds scent

From: Scoot
05-Jan-21
When I have facial hair it definitely makes finding my anchor point tougher.

From: Rut Nut
05-Jan-21
See the MANSCAPING thread! ;-)

From: White Falcon
05-Jan-21

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No issues, and longer now.

From: Wild Bill
05-Jan-21
Keep it short and trim, 1/4", no problem

From: Bowfreak
05-Jan-21

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05-Jan-21
Never an issue... even when my beard is “rich”.

From: buckeye
05-Jan-21
I like a beard during the season to hide my face a bit, as I dont care for face masks, ( fogs up glasses and gets in the way of the Copenhagen..lol) and it does help keep you slightly warmer, yes they do hold odor but so does the rest of you. I've never had it affect my shooting, anchor , or accuracy

05-Jan-21
I’m in agreement with buckeye...beard keeps me warm and face mast limits the Copenhagen and grizzly wintergreen from accompanying me on the hunt to the fullest extent haha

From: coelker
05-Jan-21
I will give it time and see. Last spring I just could not find a good anchor. I will try trimming it better this year and see what I can find. As for the Manscaping I was one of the original man scapers....

06-Jan-21

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Never an issue. Keep it shaved if it bugs you, or get a longbow....

From: skipmaster1
07-Jan-21

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I’ve shot with beards big abs small abs never had a problem. As long as I can put the kisser to my lip and string to my nose and bury my hand into my anchor, I’m good.

07-Jan-21

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If your right handed try this

From: Will
07-Jan-21
I think MA-PA nailed it!

That said, see if you can find a system like perry's no peep (basically the little dots you line up like on an IQ sight). Love mine, wish they still made them, because putting a 20 year old part on a new bow seems silly some times. That said, I can shoot with zero difference in impact with a face mask, a gaiter, or bare faced. If those two dots are lined up, my anchor is on, and the arrow goes where the pin is - at least to the best of my ability. That may save you your beard, and shooting...

07-Jan-21
Back when I shot a compound I used a kisser and no peep. Left my beard handle bars grow long and the beard handle bars rolled up in the slotted kisser button. Seventy two pounds will rip the corner of your lip skin and hair out and cause a severe case of target panic.

From: coelker
07-Jan-21
I might try a kisser and see if that will help.

From: Franzen
09-Jan-21
Even with what pansy beard I can grow, it seemsc to at least make finding anchor a little more difficult... something to get used to at least. Amazing what difference the facial hair makes with camouflaging one's face.

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