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bully26 wrote: What I meant was if you had some “tuned” arrows but not the way you tuned them in this thread. This is the first time you tune for a straight shaft at impact, right? Usually its just so that the bareshaft hits center with no attention to nock, right?
Before the above question is answered… there are two types of bareshafting. One pays no attention to flight only that it hits center and the other is into a target adjusting for a perfectly stacked impact?
Thanx in advance


No, I think there has been a little miss understanding or maybe not going as far into the answer as it should have been.

I’ll try to answer all the questions in one responce so read it carefully and I think you will see.

There have been afew statements made about hitting center, but not being concerned with how the tail of the shaft ends up in the target. These were made because so many use targets that want allow for straight impact due to being shot up so bad or the makeup of the target.

When I say not to be concerned with how the tail of the shaft ends up in the target, it’s due to these types of targets. I’m lucky enough to have a target that will allow for straight impacts as long as I stay out of the shot up areas.

I also think there will be afew folks that see my first pics and think that they are tuned since they are hitting center. For me this is just about half way tuned. I’ve always tried to tune to the point that my shafts will stick in straight, but that only comes after I have made sure they are flying straight.

The first thing I do is shoot until my shafts hit center at all distance from 10yds to 30yds. I feel this is far enough. Ed says he goes all the way back to 40yds.

After that I start watching the flight of the shaft. I’m looking for straight flight. If I see a kick to the left, then I know it’s still off. I’ll keep working on my shafts until they fly straight out to 30yds.

At this point I will then fletch and watch the flight of these arrows. I’ve had shafts that I thought were tuned only to find after fletching that I could still see a slight kick with. Bareshafts are really hard to see at long distance. Thats why I have made the statement at times about having to trim after fletching.

This was my first time to bareshaft at really close ranges. Ed pushed me to do this. I had never been concerned about such close distance since I knew they were right from 10 to 30yds. It really was a surprise to see then stick in straight. I thought for sure the paradox would still be in effect and they would show it.

Even the paper tune was a shock. Too many verables like fringer release, paradox, and others came to mind when I did it. Now that I’ve seen it, those concerns are gone after seeing the results.