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One feather should be placed at right angles to notch. This is known as cock feather and should always point away from bow when arrow is shot.
The archery rules for five essential points are these:
In taking position to draw bow, heels must be seven to eight inches apart, feet firm on ground, yet easy and springy, not rigid.
This is manipulating bow string. Hold string with two fingers and arrow between first and second fingers. Grip firmly, but not so as to give awkwardness to any finger.
In drawing stand with left shoulder toward target, turning head only from neck and looking over left shoulder.
Then raise bow with left hand, keeping upper end inclined one or two degrees from body. With right hand draw arrow to chin-level and below ear.
Steady aim a moment and keep point of aim directly in view, looking along whole length of arrow.
In letting arrow go, do not jerk, but loose smoothly, and be certain your bow arm does not move when loosing. To get a clean, sharp loose is more than half way to hitting target.
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