What causes erratic arrow flight?
If your arrows are not spined correctly for your draw weight, length and arrow weight, it can cause erratic arrow flight. An arrow that is under spined (not stiff enough) will tend to hit right. An arrow that is over spined (too stiff) will usually hit left.
How does point weight affect arrow spine?
Adding weight to the front of an arrow will have a significant effect weakening an arrow’s dynamic spine as it changes the amount of force needed to push the arrow. Using weight tubes distributes the added weight over the entire length of the arrow and changes the dynamic spine minimally.
What helps the arrow fly in a straight line?
For an arrow to fly true, it must have the right amount of “flex,” or spine, for the bow. Determining proper spine is easy– arrow manufacturers have figured it out for us. To find the right arrow spine for your bow, you’ll need two numbers: (1) your bow’s draw weight in pounds, and (2) your arrow length in inches.
Why do my arrows fly to the right?
Another common reason that your arrow will hit off to the side of the target is bowstring plucking. This is especially common with newer, inexperienced archers. Regardless of if you’re shooting using split finger draw or three under draw, you should still be holding the bowstring on the same parts of your fingers.
How long does my arrow need to be?
Arrows should be at least 1.5″ – 2″ beyond the back of the riser at full draw. Arrows should be at least 1.5″ – 2″ beyond the back of the riser at full draw.
Is Fletching your own arrows worth it?
the short answer is it is totally worth it. The one thing that you don’t get as frustrated when a fletch comes off. You simply take it home and replace it.
Do heavier arrows fly better?
Arrows come in three weight categories: light, midweight and heavy. Lighter arrows fly faster and can group more tightly, but they’re often harder to tune. Heavier arrows fly slower but resist wind better and penetrate deeper.
What happens if arrow spine is too stiff?
If you do not have the correct arrow spine for your bow set up, you are going to get erratic arrow flight and poor shooting groups. An under-spined arrow will veer right, while an arrow that is too stiff will favor slightly left.
What should my arrow weight be?
For reference, light arrows weigh about 350 grains, a typical arrow weighs 420 to 500 grains, and a heavy arrow weighs over 600 grains. Bentcik said few Americans use arrows weighing 700 grains or more unless they’re shooting traditional equipment.
Is paper tuning a bow necessary?
But is Paper Tuning a bow necessary? Paper tuning a compound bow is not necessary for the function of the bow but it gives a helpful starting point for shooting accurately. A properly setup bow will ensure that the arrow is flying straight which improves your chances of hitting your target.
Why do my arrows keep going left?
If you are right handed and the arrows fly left, either they are a bit stiff for your poundage or the button and sight are not adjusted to each other. Another cause could be the string alignment. If the string appears well to the right of the sight at full draw, you could expect the arrows to land on the left.
What causes arrow fishtailing?
Often only a slightly suspect loose of the arrow can cause considerable fishtailing. A clean shelf with a scuff mark left by a vane hitting it is a clear sign of a “clearance problem.” Clearance problems stem from nocking point height, centershot ( arrow rest) misplacement, and arrow spine issues.
What happens if your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow?
Every arrow shaft has a degree of stiffness called spine, which is its resistance to bending. If your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, the “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy.
Can I use a release with a recurve bow?
Yes, you can safely use a release aid on your recurve bow. There are no technical aspects of the bow, which make it impossible to shoot with a release aid. You only have to replace your nocking points with a D-loop to do so.
How long can you hold a bow at full draw?
Depends on the type of bow. A old school recurve bow or longbow can be difficult to hold back for a long time. The most powerful recurve bow I have shot was 55 pounds I think and the max I could hold it at draw was about 6 seconds.