Dan StudelskaMemberMarch 27, 2021 at 3:25 pmPost count: 2
I recently bought a Bear Cheyenne recurve In 50#. I’m Bare shaft tuning and at impact it’s straight but in flight it porpoises right off the shelf. I’m shooting 2216 xx75 @31” with 175 grain tip plus an extra 10grains of weight. Brace height is 7 1/2” to deepest part of grip and nock height is 7/8”. I shoot 3 under and my draw length is 28”, I’m still new to traditional archery as this is only my 2nd year into it. Any information is much appreciated.
richard roopMemberMarch 28, 2021 at 8:56 amPost count: 268
Greetings from S.E. Arizona.
So …………….. a couple of things;
First of all ‘what’s the critter going to be used for?’ The reason I ask is that the bow set-up might be different depending on intended use. 2216’s @ 50 lbs w/extra weight up front might be better for whitetails out of treestands than pronghorns on the grasslands. Same with target shooting; 3D w/30 yard max or Field Rounds out to 80 yards. ????
Ok …………… First and foremost; If you cant the bow (and I do, too) you MUST also cant the drawing hand the same angle. Otherwise, the string gets torqued into an ‘S’ shape and bad things happen to arrow flight, eventually causing madness.
Next ……….. Nocking point. Seems a wee bit high, but I don’t shoot 3 under. I would suggest going to 0 height, shooting groups of about thre and raising it ever so slightly each adjustment. AND !!! Rather than trying to observe the arrow flight yourself, have a spotter do it and concentrate on shooting form. Collapsing and dropping the bow-arm to see what your arrows is doing just ain’t gonna work !!!!
Lastly ………. Baby Powder is your friend. I don’t think that a bow is completely tuned until the riser / rest area has been powdered a few times to reveal any contact with shaft or fletch.
Good luck and keep us posted !!!
Dan StudelskaMemberMemberMarch 28, 2021 at 10:10 amPost count: 2
I’m chasing Whitetail’s in South Dakota mainly from the ground now that I’ve switched to traditional. The nocking point ended up that high, due to on impact of bare shaft is straight in the target. Although my bare shaft impact way lower than my fletched shafts.
Should I be looking into possibly different arrows? I’d like to stay with aluminum arrows though. I do have some 2215’s that I can try also
Thank you for the insight and advice
richard roopMemberMarch 28, 2021 at 12:13 pmPost count: 268
Arrow size depends on a whole lot of things, each affecting the other. Draw / arrow length & point weight will all affect spine and trajectory.
I have a 27.75″ draw on a 60# bow and shoot 2213s w/125 grain points in a 30 grain insert.
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