I have always heard and I always try to execute the "aim small, miss small" philosophy by trying to hit a single point on the target instead of being content to simply hit a larger area. I never knew how big of difference that could truly make until I switched archery targets recently. I found that my groups improved when I switched between my bag and broadhead target. I was shooting my Cabelas bag target that is painted multiple colors with large bullsyes. My broadhead target is a Blackhole that, as the name implies, is entirely black. I simply pick a spot on that target, and shoot my first arrow. Then I use that first arrow as my point of aim for each of my consecutive shots. I found that my orange and red vanes are easier to see against the black target, creating a very precise and identifiable small target. Even though I was trying to aim small on my bag target, by being able to physically identify a better small target, I was able to improve my shooting.
Has anyone else experienced this phenomenon?