What does “Aim Long, Aim Wrong” mean when it comes to slingshot shooting?
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What does “Aim Long, Aim Wrong” mean when it comes to slingshot shooting?

Nov 05, 2021

Many of you have heard the saying before: “Aim long. Aim wrong.” What’s it mean?

Many of you have heard the saying before: “Aim long. Aim wrong.” What’s it mean? Great question. It means a few things.

One thing that means is simply the longer you hold your shot during the aiming process, the more likely you are to start to get wobbly and miss the shot. A long aim can often result in an inaccurate shot.

As with most things in slingshots, this is not necessarily always true. Some of you can hold and aim for an incredibly long time and nail your shot.

However, when it comes to slingshots, this is even more true of other marksmanship skills. The nature of latex and how it works means that the longer you hold your draw at full stretch, the more energy is actually lost from your bandset. Especially in colder weather, your bands will produce heat under draw, and that he will be lost during the draw.

The longer you hold your slingshot at full draw the more heat energy is lost and the less energy ends up in your projectile traveling downrange.

Most people will find that holding at full draw longer will lead to a less accurate shot. For those of you who have no trouble with this, carry-on. There’s nothing to see here. For the rest of us, try to release that shot as soon as you’re on target.

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