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    For the past few weeks i have been shooting a longbow. It is not cut to center and i have had issues tuning. What shoots good bare shaft has been shooting 4 inches left fletched ( I am a right hand shooter) getting sick of shooting off center and sick of trying different arrow combinations I...
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    Perhaps you could help settle a little disagreement. If you had a shooting machine that shot the same arrow to the same exact point every time. Suppose you shot a correctly spined arrow with 3 x 4 inch fletches, with the cock feather up and then you shot the same arrow again, but with the cock...
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    First I would like to say these guys are human and are also under a lot of pressure in these events. Hungary put a protest into WA as the video footage shows their guy should have won Gold medal in the Instinctive div, somehow the Judge got the scores written down incorrectly.
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    Gents, Please, educate the stupid. What would be the pros and cons of shooting an arrow with Cock Feather in versus out? FYI - I shoot regular ole stick bows, off the shelf. No plungers, No elevated rests, and no do dads. Matt
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    The normal rule it cock feather out from the window. How many of you have tried cock feather in? how many dont follow the cock feather out convention? Cock feather diagonal?
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    I was wondering about cock feather position on my recurve... I thought it should be at 9 oclock but I've been reading that some bows shoot better at different positions like 12 or 1 :sbrug: What position do you guys shoot???
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    OK - I just bought a dozen XX75 Easton arrows. The cock vane is pointing either directly down (perpendicular to the shelf) or pointing towards the 11 o'clock position upwards depending on how I nock the arrow. I'll be shooting off of a Bear Weatherest. Shouldn't the cock vane/feather be...
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    I was browsing the AT-TV offings the other day, and came across a short in one of the manufacturer's spots, I think. In the spot, an accomplished trad archer recommended that you nock your arrow with the cock feather towards the riser when shooting off the shelf. Have any of you tried this? Is...
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    Hey, I was watching a show on tv and wanted your take on this. This guy built a bow shooting machine and put a recurve in it. He then shot 4 arrows with the cock feather out the way I was always told to shoot. The 4 arrows he shot where in a group of about 4 inches at 40 yards I think. He then...
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    I have been shooting and tuning the 21st Century Long bow I got this week and it is shooting very good, and quiet too! I was having problems with the arrows porposing and couldn't figure it out. I am not used to shooting off of the shelf as this is the first longbow I have owned, and was getting...
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    Today I was helping a friend set up a new bow he had just purchased. It's a 64" Great Plains Recurve, 40#@28". We found that 29 1/2" 1916s spine great off the shelf. But try as we might we couldn't get the nocking point set. We moved up and down the string, but the best we could do was get a 1"...
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    I remember when I was a kid there were lots of pheasents around but I haven,t seen all that many in probably a good 10 yrs now. Last night on the way home there was 2 ring necks squared off on the side of the road and they let my wife and I stop along side them as they danced....not many...
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    Greetings, I'm shooting a Martin Hunter off the shelf with sealskin, leather sideplate, and my arrows are fletched with 4" parabolic feathers. I was reading the tips on Kelly's Arrows web site and was interested in his premise that nocking your arrows cock feather-in (three fletch), gave...
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