When it comes down to bare shaft tuning, it is usually an overlooked and misunderstood method, which is quite simple when applied. Not to mention, fletching attached to an arrow triggers drag and steers the arrow while covering various shooting flaws and tuning issues.
In contrast, bare shaft tuning requires simple steps involving no fletching attached to a shaft and needs to be shot from various distance points to examine the flight of an arrow. This method will help you examine the arrow flight after it takes off from the bow.
Before you begin this process:
- Start with paper tuning to help you understand the previous adjustments used on the bow and arrow rest.
- Remember, whatever adjustment you are doing will include movement of arrow rest only.
- Start shooting the bare shaft from a distance of 20 yards and keep the record of minute adjustments you make throughout the process to save a lot of headaches. Once you start getting a bullet hole on the paper, it’s time for you to move back and shoot from a long-range.
So, when adjusting the arrow rest, move it in the opposite direction according to the difference between the impact of the bare shaft and the fletched shaft. After some adjustments, both shots will be grouped together eventually. Then, all you need to do is a simple sight adjustment to bring every shot back to the center.
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Walk Back Tuning
Walk back tuning is another way to align your sight and arrow rest to get the best deal out of your shooting. This method is usually used when you are testing different broadheads to improve your performance. In this tuning method, you are required to make a ‘T’ using duck tape or painter’s tape on your target.
After that, start shooting from 20 yards range and aim at the intersecting point. If you miss the target, adjust your bow sight until you hit the intersecting point. When you hit the target, walk back to 30 and 40 yards and shoot the target using the same pin.
And repeat the process up to 50-60 yards if possible. Remember to take the shot aiming at the intersecting point. Now examine the results. Your repetitive shots will draw a pattern, allowing you to understand what direction you have to move your arrow rest. Remember to move it in the opposite direction until all arrows align in the same direction.
Day Six Arrows
Day six arrows had grabbed the attention of the bowhunting community in 2018. Even though the arrows were an upgraded version of the zelor arrow brand, the founder, Bryan Broderick, made them better and controlled in quality and performance.
The business model of day six operated on a direct-to-consumer basis, which means you can only buy their items through online websites. They focus on providing quality products at less prices, which you probably never heard about because most archers usually prefer going to local pro shops to buy archery stuff. Still, you won’t find their product displayed over there.
Paper Tuning A Bow
Paper tuning a bow is a technique to know how well your arrow has a good flight. In this, you have to study the rip it creates when you shoot from a close range on a paper. It will help the archer know what to do to improve the flight of his arrow. Here are some steps you should follow to tune your bow.
- First, fix a long paper in front of you so that you can shoot through it.
- After that, stand approximately 8 feet away from the paper.
- Now shoot with all good form and give your best.
- Examine the result and take necessary measures until you get the bullet-like rip you want.
– Left And Right Tears
For left and right tears, you are required to move your arrow rest to the left or right. For instance, you have noticed a left tear on the paper. Now you have to move the rest to the right to bring it back to the central position. If it shows a right tear, it means your arrow rest is placed far too right, so it is better to move it to the left until you get a better aim.
– Low Tears And High Tears
In low and high tears, you have to move your rest in a similar position where it has shown the tears. For instance, if it shows high, it means your bow is slightly angling down, causing your arrow to hit a little bow at the point.
So, moving the rest up will help you re-angle the arrow rest, and the arrow will come out perfectly straight from the rest. In contrast, if it makes a tear below the hole, then move the rest a little down.
In some situations, however, you might have a combination of both right/left tears and low/high tears. So, it is better to complete one adjustment at a time and closely examine the result to make changes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- How To Tune A Bare Shaft Compound Bow?
You can easily tune your bare shaft compound bow by moving the arrow rest up or down. So you get a precise shot, move the arrow rest away from the bare shaft as it will bring it back to its aiming position. For instance, if your bare shaft hits low, move the arrow rest slightly above and if it hits high, move the rest down.
- From What Distance Should You Bare Shaft Tune?
Start by shooting fletched arrows and bare shafts from 10 yards away. If your fletched arrow is grouped with a bare shaft, you should increase the distance, let’s say 20 yards, and keep increasing it unless your bare shaft stops grouping with your fletched arrows.
- Why Do People Prefer Paper Tuning?
Paper tuning is the best method to know what your arrow is doing during the flight. Even though your arrow might be hitting the target, that doesn’t guarantee they had a good flight. You should know that good flight really matters when it comes to shooting long ranges, hunting, and precision shooting during the wind.
- How To Know Whether Your Arrow Spine Is Weak Or Not?
Having a lighter tip will make the arrow spine stiffer, causing it to bend the left side while having a weak spine will cause the arrow to bend the right side.