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Revisiting bareshaft tuning.

Postby Feral Donkey » Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:37 pm

So one would think I should remember this like the back of my hand. Fact is I have nottaken tuning very seriously for quite a few years. Now I have a new bow as of Saturday and it's a lighter poundage because my shoulder is a sissy and totally pussed out on me. I can get to full draw, settle in my anchor, breathe, count to 4, think about one of my exgirlfriend's hooters, and release. It's slower than my other bows, but if I want to go fast I got the mechanized death-machine crossbow.

Ok. This thing is not center-shooting. It's a wood and glass longbow. So when I shoot a bareshaft at 20 yards, it hits right where I aim and ends up nock high 4" and about 3" nock left. We a bit schtiff? They are full length CX 350 Pile Drivers and 145 grain screw-in points. Maybe I should go to full length 250s and use some big chickens? As long as they go where I point them, I don't mind them a little softer.
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Re: Revisiting bareshaft tuning.

Postby BEN MAHER » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:21 pm

If I can get them landing where I am looking at 20 , i just play with nock height until they are "straight" and put feathers on them.
My form is way too questionable to make adjustments otherwise on a bare shaft - but landing where I am pointing + 5" feathers and I am pretty happy.
My ex girlfriends hooters is my new Target Panic cure - thanks :P
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Re: Revisiting bareshaft tuning.

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:12 pm

I bare shaft group tune. Usually a couple bare shafts and three arrows. I start about 10 to 12 yards and back up as I tune.


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Re: Revisiting bareshaft tuning.

Postby reddogge » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:27 am

If your arrow is flying to the target with a nock left attitude it is showing weak. Either shorten up a little at a time or go to a lighter point depending on what weight broadhead you want to use. If you're matching broadhead weight now then you must shorten the shaft. A very slight weak arrow is not a bad thing as it will fly nice with feathers.

Make your adjustments and fletch one up and see how it flies.
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