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Thanks for the reply Dr Ashby. So far my personal results have been far from encouraging.
First off I tried shooting off the shelf with my longbow and center shot recurve. When that didn’t work out I tried shooting off an elevated rest that I installed on my recurve. I have tried adjusting the nocking point, multiple shaft selections, every point wieght imaginable, building out the shelf, and nothing seems to work. It seems when I use the release that my arrows keep bouncing off whatever rest I’m shooting them off of. Why this is, I don’t know.
Yesterday I went to the local archery shop and decided to try out a compound with a drop away rest and was getting great arrow flight. I don’t want to loose the simplicity and feel of a trad bow, but I dont want to quit bow hunting even more.