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    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      So, just for fun, I got out my old Wasp recurve last night and picked out a couple of 3Rivers hunter class wooded arrows that I had tuned several years ago when I started archery again. To my pleasant surprise they flew really straight, the bow was nice and quiet, but the arrows consistently shot about a foot high. I’m only 10 to 15 yards out. I know my form has changed since I shot this bow, hopefully improved, but I was surprised to see them flying this high. Left to right, dead on. I tried shooting a couple above the nock, same thing. At first I realized I did not have any padding at all on the shelf, so I put on some felt. Same thing.

      Any ideas? Thank you, David

    • jpcjpc
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      Try a saw :lol::oops::shock::o:roll::roll::twisted::cry:

    • Stephen Graf
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      I think what JPC is saying is that if the wood arrows are shorter than your carbon arrows, then your sight picture will change, and the arrows will fly higher. Maybe he means un-saw them?

      Switching bows is always cause for having to relearn arrow flight. Switching bows a lot is also the main cause of shooting troubles imho.

      The single best piece of advice I ever got about shooting is this: When you shoot, keep your eye on the spot you want to hit. NEVER look at the arrow in flight. NEVER move your eyes from the spot you want to hit and look at the arrow as it hits the target.

      If you see the arrow in your peripheral vision while keeping your eyes steady on the mark, your brain can learn the trajectory of the arrow. If you move your eyes to the point of impact, or watch the arrow in flight, you cannot learn the trajectory.

      If it were me, I’d keep the wood arrows out, pack the recurve back in the closet….

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Hi Steve, I don’t use a sight picture except for shots at about 35 yards or so… fun shots. I’m a one bow guy, but thought I’d pull this one off the rack for fun. Shooting it the same way as my longbow, I was surprised to see it go so high at such a short distance. Might just be back to moth balls! Thanks, dwc

    • RalphRalph
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      Surely he meant not to use the saw on the recurve:D:roll:

      Wonder if low wrist vs high wrist grip, often difference in longbows and receives messing with your sub concious sight picture?

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Dang if I know. I do plan to shoot it a little more in the daylight. It was getting close to dark when I shot it the first time, which is often when I shoot my longbow. I’m still doing my almost daily blank bale work with the longbow before sunup. With the recurve I tried some high wrist and medium wrist grip and had the same result. Fun stuff. Best, dwc

    • grumpygrumpy
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      Are you in CO?

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      No, I’m not and I can vouch that my arrows were straight when they left the bow. What they did from there on is a mystery..:arrow: dwc

    • RalphRalph
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      I have lots of arrows with mystique….:D…they mysteriously fly all over the place..:roll:

      Good luck David

    • grumpygrumpy
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      Good comeback. Youse guys (y’all in dixie) are actually getting better 😆 At comebacks, not commenting on anything else… 🙄

    • robbin68
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      I have noticed a change in arrow flight when I change from my Bear Grizzly to my St. Joe River recurve and also when I shoot my friend’s Bear Supermag 48. Each bow has a different grip style and I have to adjust my bow arm accordingly depending on which bow I am shooting. If everything is flying good other than being high on target, try to keep everything about your form the same but lower your bow arm just a bit to find that “zone”.:lol:

    • Bgred
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      Is your shelf higher?going from a longbow to a older style recurve shelf will cause that problem.

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Thank you, no. I shot the recurve before the longbow and it’s still set up the same way. Operator error, I’m sure! d

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