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#328757 - 08/06/07 09:45 AM Having trouble with finding center shot.
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

I haven't had much time lately to shoot my new bow, but what little time I've had has been frustrating cause I can't seem to find center-shot or the "sweet spot." I know most of the time it takes a little experimenting which I've done. I had it paper-tuned when I bought it but when I got home and got to looking more carefully at it my rest was too high or my nocking point was too low cause my arrow was angling up quite a bit. Well I adjusted a few things paper tuned it again and was getting great groups at close range. Once I got out to 30 and 40yards i could tell I wasn't getting good arrow flight and my groups were horrible. I know this could be a slight torquing problem as I get used to this new grip but I would like to know for sure that I have the best center shot before I work on perfecting my form. I tried walk-back tuning last night and made a slight adustment to my rest which seemed to help some. Anyways I guess what my question is what is the best tool to use when initially setting up center shot? Should I start with my knocking point a little high? Any help appreciated.
#328788 - 08/06/07 10:15 AM Re: Having trouble with finding center shot. [Re: ]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

Centershot is left and right adjustment on your rest . You need a centershot gauge to get the exact centershot , and a bow square to find your nock point location .
Sometimes paper tuning can give you false readings , such as nock high , even when your nock is too low , causing the fletching end to rebound off your rest , resulting in a nock high tear .
Been there , done that . \:\)

#329700 - 08/06/07 09:02 PM Re: Having trouble with finding center shot. [Re: Radar]
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Registered: 09/19/03
Posts: 6953
Loc: NE Tennessee

Good info Radar....I must ask, if you are not a fan of paper tune....what do you prefer...I have done the paper tune on mine for years, but sometimes wondered the exact tune of the bow afterwards.
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#329924 - 08/07/07 01:58 AM Re: Having trouble with finding center shot. [Re: backstraps]
4 Point

Registered: 12/08/05
Posts: 409
Loc: East TN

One thing I've learned through the years is that a perfect "bullet hole" through paper doesn't always give the best grouping for that particular setup. For my hunting setup, I want it to be close as I can get it (and the arrows still group good) because I don't want the arrow losing any energy in the animal due to the arrow not flying as straight as possible. For my target setup, group tune all the way, because I don't really care how straight they're flying as long as they hit where I'm aiming. Different methods for different setups.
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#329968 - 08/07/07 05:40 AM Re: Having trouble with finding center shot. [Re: f1maxis]

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 31209
Loc: Kansas City, Mo.

I use walkback tuning , and also group tune with broadheads .

Edited by Radar (08/07/07 05:41 AM)

#331311 - 08/07/07 08:12 PM Re: Having trouble with finding center shot. [Re: Radar]
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4 Point

Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 142
Loc: Unit B

Walk back tuning gets my vote. If three arrows shot @ 20, 30 & 40 yds make a vertical line on your target then center shot should be just about perfect. Hope this helps.
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