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    I am new to arrow making and am having trouble getting good contact between my 4" feather fletching and my wooden shaft. I have a Bitzenburger jig with a right hand clamp and 11/32 wood arrows with 4" right hand shield fletchings. I am placing the fletchings into the jig with maybe a 1/16 -...
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    I'm shooting 49# bow, 400 spine carbons with 150 gr total up front. They are 31" long. When originally tuning, the nock height (9/16"), length, and point weight all seem perfect as bare shaft tuning yielded great flight to 15-yards. Bullet holes in paper, too, at 6 feet. But after fletching...
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    Anyone know what form flaws can cause bare shafts to shoot stiff? Seems like I need really heavy tip weight. At least according to 3rivers spine calculator and my experience setting up arrows so far. Setup DAS tribute Samick r3 discovery 40 lb limbs Mountain muffler string 30” draw length...
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    I've been wondering about the reason behind the wood-like texture on traditional arrow shafts. I'm in the impression there must be a practical reason for putting those "imperfections" on the arrows rather than for aesthetics. Does it help with shooting... like off the shelf? Does it work in...
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    for some reason i suspect the iodizing on the aluminum i cant get fletching to bond to my legacy shafts without leaving them in the jig for a long time. i sanded the shaft and cleaned them well with denatured alcohol and still those suckers don't like to adhere. i have used multiple glues. i...
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    Hey, Had a couple questions with bareshaft tuning. I know that moving my nock hight down an 1/8th could help but I can't seem to get rid of nock drift. Shooting off the shelf at about 17 years/meters I can't seem to eliminate nock-right with my 55# limbs and 340 gold tip Hunter with 125gr field...
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    I need to buy new blades for this tool. But I think likely this company is out of business. I ordered some replacement blades for the True Center v2 tool but they are definitely the wrong size. I tried taking the blades off and sharpen them by hand but it still does not cut very consistent...
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    I had been shooting decent groups but needed new arrows so I bought a dozen gold tip traditional xt 400 shafts. My old arrows were 400s from a different manufacturer and flew good. While bare shaft tuning I just can't get them to fly good. Always nock left. They started out weak but I cut a...
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    Given a carbon shaft and a wood shaft. Same length, same diameter, same mass. (we can have this because it's virtual world time) They're each deflected the same amount, then let go in a free state. Which one stops its oscillations first? If they do stop at the same time, does this mean their...
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    i cut a vector 1000 shaft down in an attempt to correct a weak spine and give a higher poi. after cutting down 1.5 inches it was a little too stiff on the bareshaft testing. so i needed to weight the tip a little and found that a .177 airgun pellet fits perfectly inside the shaft ( it did need...
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    I am bare shaft tuning some arrows for a 55#@28" Martin x200 recurve. The arrow started week then has been shortened until it is flying straight left and right. Now the nock is flying low all of a sudden. Does any one know a reason for this sudden change?
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    What are the pros and cons of tuning by: 1. Shooting bare shafts through paper to get a direct measurement of the arrow's attitude as it flies? - ie nock left or right, nock up or down, and by how much; versus 2. Shooting bare shafts and fletched shafts at the same target, determining the...
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    Hello I’m new to traditional archery and want to know if it’s necessary for me to bare shaft tune right away or should I work on my forum and get that down first so I know if it’s me making bad shots or is it the arrow weak or to stiff thank you
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    Hi, I am bare shaft tunning from about 25 yards. I am shooting split fingers from 35# trad. recurve. My 600 spine carbon arrow cut to 29.5" with 65 grain point (+12 grain insert) is slightly weaker and slightly below group (about 0.5 feet). I have found an old broken 500 spine carbon arrow...
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    What all causes left tear symptoms. I know a weak spine does but what else also. I'm getting about a 1.5 to 2in mock left tear with fletching shooting through paper. I also did try just the shooting fletch and bare shaft groups. But my bare shaft is even worse visually nock left 7inches if not more.
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    Does anyone really see a problem with this? ;)
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    The simplest method I have heard about for bare shaft tuning is to shoot a mixture of fletched and unfletched arrows and changing spine until they both group in the same spot. Forget about looking for nock high, low, right and left. Is this a legitimate method?
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    I can get a perfect bare shaft test shooting split finger, but can’t seem to get a good bare shaft test shooting three under. Anybody else have this issue? It shows I need to move the nock point up but to get what looks like a good up/down bare shaft, the nock point has to be ridiculously high...
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    My bare shafts fly with my fletched arrows but the bare shaft shows a little nock high. I know I should lower my nock point but that changes my gaps and point on a significant amount. Ever experience this?
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    Received a dozen tapered shafts from them today. I'm just learning some of the ends and outs on making and shooting wood arrows so what impressed me may not impress you. Ordered their 50-54 and first thing of course was to eye check to see how straight they were. All but one looked really...
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