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    • IRON
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      I am a RH shooter should i be using LW helical? i thought i had read it didnt matter, but a video by Paul Brunner says RH shooters should shoot LW helical…whats your opinions on this? i plan on trying my hand at making arrows i need to buy a jig just making sure i spend my money correctly.

      Thanks, Jason

    • Bert
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      Jason- I’m a right-handed shooter and shoot LW helical and RW helical and can see no difference between them. Shoot mostly left because the 2nd hen feather zips my hand if RW- shoot RW also because my single-bevel 160 gr. Grizzlys are right- the time when you should match bevels and feathers. Whatever jig you get- Bitzenburger is still excellent if pricey- purchase an opposite twist clamp- you’ll be using it some time and gives you more options. Hope that helps and good hunting-Bert

    • rayborbon
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      I am right handed. From day 1 I have always shot LW. I guess it’s verboten. Someone told me it takes longer for the arrow to stabilize since I do this. Although I have never seen a problem with accuracy.

      If it aint broke don’t fix it.

    • influencedbyfred
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      IRON wrote: I am a RH shooter should i be using LW helical? i thought i had read it didnt matter, but a video by Paul Brunner says RH shooters should shoot LW helical…whats your opinions on this? i plan on trying my hand at making arrows i need to buy a jig just making sure i spend my money correctly.

      Thanks, Jason

      i want to know which one makes the arrow rotate clockwise as it comes off the rest. that’s the one i want to use.

    • Dan Jackowiak
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      I do believe that would be right wing to spin clockwise. I’d get both clamps myself.

      I’ve had two bows that for the life of me would not shoot right wing arrows well at all. Take the same arrow and throw on left wings and it flies perfect. I’ve had other bows where it made no difference what so ever.

    • Konrad
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      I think HalfaHun got it…the hen feather on right helical (right wing feathers should be used) strikes the hand and riser. The least amount of interference, the better launch.

      He is also right about matching fletching twist and bevel of the broadhead when using single bevel blades. A single bevel induces rotation during flight.

      Observe your twist by pointing your arrow up and looking at the leading edge of the feather. If it is offset to the right, you have a right hand twist and it will produce a clockwise rotation (when viewed from the arrow’s rear).

      The same applies to single edged, single beveled broadheads. If the ground edge is on the right when the head is pointing upward, it is a right-handed blade.

      http://www.abowyer.com/tips.html

      I have been using the Bitzenberger jig for 30 years and believe there is none finer. I have read; however, if you plan to change from right to left twist, you need to buy the correct nock receiver as well as the clamp. Mine is set for left twist (learned right-handed shooter) and I bought it as a young adult along with my Bear Kodiak Magnum (forth bow growing up). I continued the left-handed twist practice when I went to a compound. Some will tell you right handed twist will keep your points tight. I learned that bow string wax works perfectly for keeping points snug. Why change?

      High speed video shows an arrow does not begin stabilization rotation for about 15 feet. That is why it is so crucial to cast with a minimum of disturbance and get everything going in the same direction at the same time..

      Hope this helps…have fun!

    • griz
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      my bow shoots best with left wing,tryed both rw & Lw the only thing i have to do is add a little loctite to my broadhead threads if not the shaft will try to unscrew on long shots.

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