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#3452794 - 11/14/13 04:18 PM Help, bow keeps shooting lower
catman529
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I've already adjusted my sight once since deer season opened because the arrow started hitting low. Now I went to shoot again today after losing a doe yesterday. Arrow is consistently hitting no less than 2 inches low at 20 yards. It's not me, I'm shooting the same way and fairly consistent. The peep sight is glued in place. The string has 2 nock points and a D-loop so that's not moving. The front sight and whisker biscuit are tight and secure. The bow is older, not sure how old, I bought it from bowriter and he had it sitting in a case with a new string for 5 years before I bought it. Could it be the string and/or bow is wearing out? Or the whisker biscuit... It's pretty worn out too, can that cause problems? This is gettin frustrating. I'm gonna save for a new bow before next season. Thanks for any input
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#3453308 - 11/14/13 10:10 PM Re: Help, bow keeps shooting lower [Re: catman529]
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it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to upgrade. if you wanted to. but I don't think its the set up it may get knocked around a little while hunting. its doesn't take to much to knock it off a little especially for an older bow sense it doesn't have the speed as newer ones.
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#3453327 - 11/14/13 10:33 PM Re: Help, bow keeps shooting lower [Re: deerhunter10]
catman529
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I'm gonna put on a different whisker biscuit that doesn't have as much wear, and re-sight the bow tomorrow. Will take it hunting in the evening so it better darn be shooting good.
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#3453345 - 11/14/13 10:50 PM Re: Help, bow keeps shooting lower [Re: catman529]
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Take it to a bow shop and let them look it over. They might see something pretty quick wrong.
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#3453404 - 11/15/13 05:01 AM Re: Help, bow keeps shooting lower [Re: UTGrad]
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Check your limb bolts see if they are turning. Other than that its you nock moving your peep moving or the most common the archer himself (even the ones that say it's not)
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#3453776 - 11/15/13 09:54 AM Re: Help, bow keeps shooting lower [Re: ImThere]
catman529
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Ok I may have found the problem. First I noticed the practice broadhead was loose, so I tightened it. But that's not the main problem. When I went to draw, I noticed a creaking sound. That kind of scared me, but then I found that it was the cable slide creaking on the rod... It was not sliding smoothly at all. So I put a little oil in there and now my arrow hits no more than 1 inch low at the most. I will keep an eye on things and keep shooting every couple of days to make sure everything stays ok. And when I get a new bow next year, it will have one of those fancy wheels to hold the cables, and a drop away rest.
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#3454053 - 11/15/13 12:51 PM Re: Help, bow keeps shooting lower [Re: catman529]
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Check the peep
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#3454071 - 11/15/13 01:06 PM Re: Help, bow keeps shooting lower [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
And when I get a new bow next year, it will have one of those fancy wheels to hold the cables, and a drop away rest.


I wouldn't let roller cable guard vs a traditional cable slide be a determining factor when purchasing a bow. They don't make a hill of beans when it comes to shootability of a bow and some people believe the rigid guard that holds the rollers imparts torque on the cables. That's why Bowtec did a flex roller guard. Many good bows have a traditional cable slide.

Most target bows have a cable guard and slide vs a roller guard.

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