maddawgMemberMarch 23, 2015 at 8:17 pmPost count: 30
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 GrafModeratorMarch 24, 2015 at 10:52 amPost count: 2361
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.
Stephen GrafModeratorMarch 29, 2015 at 11:29 amPost count: 2361
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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