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    • maddawg
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      I was tuning the recurve yesterday, bare shaft, and was having a high right noc. The thing is the arrow hit the spot I was aiming for and when I shot a feather shaft, I had no high right noc and it hit the spot I was aiming for. Do I have the right arrows or I’m I missing something.

      I might shoot wheels but I have a traditional heart.

    • Stephen Graf
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      A high nock can be caused by several things…

      – Nock Set on string too high – self explanatory;

      – Nock Set on String too low – back of arrow is bouncing off shelf at release

      – Lower limb faster than upper limb – not easily fixable

      A right nock is usually the result of an over spined shaft…

      – Add more weight to the point

      – Move string silencers towards tips 2 inches or so

      – increase brace height 1/4 inch or so

      In the end, a high tear won’t cause you much trouble. A stiff arrow will be noisier to shoot than a correctly spined arrow.

    • maddawg
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      I think I put the cart before the horse. I should have tuned

      the bow and than tuned the arrows. As it appears one effects the other.

    • Stephen Graf
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      Or you could think of it as a system. The system includes the bow, arrow, and archer. And then there is perspective. I find I am more successful when I tune the bow to shoot the arrow, and not the other way around.

      Eventually if a person does it enough, it becomes second nature, what needs to be done to get good arrow flight.

      Byron Ferguson’s book “Become the arrow” is a good place to start. He likes to say that any bow will shoot consistently, it’s the arrow that matters. What he means is that any bow, whether it costs $110 bucks or $2000 bucks is capable of the same level of accuracy if it is correctly tuned with the arrow it shoots.

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