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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Troubleshooting bow's arrow flight
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2022, 11:21:12 am »
 Get rid of the rubber fletchings first!!!!
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Offline Selfbowman

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Re: Troubleshooting bow's arrow flight
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2022, 11:25:08 am »
If you don't have time/inclination to mess with making your own arrows yet, 3 Rivers Archery has kid or youth wood arrows that work great at lower weights for not a ton of money.  Making really light spine arrows is tricky!

Yes Tim my wife had a 20 draw. Spinning arrows for her was a nightmare!
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Offline BowEd

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Re: Troubleshooting bow's arrow flight
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2022, 11:14:06 am »
It can help to find a mentor at first shooting these non centershot self bows as far as the handle and arrows go.Understand the basics and then let you go on your own.Can be frustrating at first.My handles arrow pass I like to get 1/8" within center shot to lessen the amount of different arrows for each bow as all bows are'nt made the same weight.Kind of a balancing act of the handle and the arrow shaft.They both need to be right.
This is how I weed out my shoot shafts.Full length taper can be somewhat forgiving also.I shoot them at 10 yards first all the way to 40 yards to assess their spine.If they shoot dead on at 40 yards they will at 10 yards too.I can assesss the bow then too for it's spot on aiming.
Flight shooting an arrow can reveal it's spine too.
Arvins' right you want 0 deflection from fletching upon release.Course I shoot off my knuckle too.
They should leave quiet as a mouse.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2022, 02:57:40 pm by BowEd »
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Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Troubleshooting bow's arrow flight
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2022, 03:19:08 pm »
great suggestions from above,,
get some wood arrows with feathers,,
sand them or scrape them thinner until they shoot well
leave them 28 inches long even though that is not the draw ,,