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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tioga and Potter Counties
Making sure the bow STAYS right!
Many of you are getting good practice right now, or are just getting the bow out with good intentions. Here is a tip that has helped me on both the 3D courses and in the woods. MEASURE EVERYTHING WHEN THE BOW IS SHOOTING WELL!
By that I mean measure to the 16th of an inch the following measurements: Axle to Axle, brace height, if you shoot with a loop, the inside length of the loop from the string to the loop material. Measure from the top of the loop knot to the center of your kisser button if you use it, and also to the center of the peep where the strings cross. I've found that a silver sharpie marks well on all color strings, especially black and dark green and brown. I mark a line across my strings and onto my peep so I can see if it has moved. Take all these measurements and put them on a card in your case. Loops, kissers, peeps, nock points, etc can all move during a season. Here is your baseline for when things don't seem to go right.
Mark your windage and elevation alignment on your sight somehow. Things get bumped. Again, the silver sharpie works great here.
Now if the shot is not hitting where you want, and everything is still where it belongs based upon your marks and measurements, then you need to adjust the nut that sits right behind the string! Most of my problems can be found in the 5 1/2 inches between my left and right ears.
Good luck this year and shot straight!
Wishing I was at camp!