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    • james ritter
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      i’ve seen and liked the looks of the old mt. mesa long bow 64″. it is advertised as not quite center shot, what does that mean? which is

      better, ctr shot or not quite ctr shot? thanks for your responses…..Jim Ritter

    • richard roop
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      I’m no expert but the way that I understand it is that the amount of center shot goes hand in hand with arrow spine and the archer’s paradox. A center shot riser will tend to take a stiffer shaft that doesn’t flex as much.  Less center shot will require a more limber shaft that will bend around the riser.  Then, just to muddy the water,  shaft length and point weight need to be considered, and at some point, madness ensues.  Can’t really say that one is more better than the other.  The key factor, in my opinion is the phrase ” ………. liked the looks of …….”.  If the bow appeals to you, you’ll likely spend the time to find the arrow that appeals to the bow and everybody wins.

      Keep us posted on how it goes.

    • StixStix
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      Be careful of terminology.  Centershot vs cut to center, two very different things.

      Centershot=  center of arrow is inline perfectly from bowstring to center of limbs.

      Cut to center= riser is cut so that inside arrow edge is lying at center of limbs when arrow is on shelf, so the center of the arrow is outside of center of limbs.

      On a centershot bow, the riser is cut far enough past center so that center of arrow is directly inline with center of limbs. This is very prominent with compound bows and target recurve that use a rest.

      I have a feeling that Old Mountain misspoke in their add, and it should say not quite cut to center.

      The further the bow is cut to or cut past center allows a wider range of spines arrows. Usually compatible with stiffer spines.

      God Bless <><

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    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      Hi James

      If you like the bow – try it. They all have to be tuned. Some are easier than others, but its all part of the Trad Journey. We here will help you thru the process if you run into difficulties…

      Scout aka Ray

    • james ritter
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      RICHARD, RAY, STIX MEMBER, THANKS LOADS FOR THE INFO, I CERTAINLY APPRECIATE YOUR TAKING THE TIME

      TO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS, JIM RITTER.

    • Raymond CoffmanRaymond Coffman
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      James

      You bet. Happy to help….

      Scout aka Ray

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