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Paper Tuning:

 FletchinFFflSimply shoot your arrow through a piece of paper about 5 feet from the paper in to a field butt.

Then you can analyze the holes the arrows make in the paper to determine what can still be done to tune your bow perfectly.

A close to perfectly tuned bow will give you a bullet hole in the paper and that's what we aiming for.

 

You can make a very simple but effective tuning fixture by cutting a hole in the bottom of a cardboard box and taping a piece of printer paper over the opening.

 

Stand about 5 feet from the box and shoot an arrow through the paper into a field butt behind it.

 FletchinFFflPerfectly Tuned Bow

  

FletchinFFflSorting out Needed 

  

 FletchinFFflThis is more or less what you'd find in the paper after shooting a couple of arrows through it:

  

 FletchinFFflCorrect a Tail high:

1. Move the nocking point down in small increments.

2. If using a launcher or shoot-thru type arrow rest,

    move the arrow support arm up.

    Increasing spring tension can also be helpful.

3. Check for fletching interference and adjust rest position as needed.

  

 FletchinFFflCorrect a Tail low:

1. Move the nocking point up in small increments.

2. If using a launcher or shoot-thru type arrow rest,

    move the arrow support arm down.

    Reduced spring tension can also be helpful for even finer adjustments.

 

Paper tuning a left handed bow, right and left tears are reversed

  

 FletchinFFflCorrect a Tail Right:

(Often indicates an arrow that is too stiff

 or the arrow rest is too much to the right)

1. Your arrow rest could be off center and too much to the right,

    move it back to the left in small increments and check.

2. Increase point weight.

    A heavier point will have some effect on decreasing shaft stiffness.

    Arrow speed may be reduced.

3. Increase draw weight. Tighten both limb bolts a quarter turn at a time.

    Make certain to adjust both limbs equally to avoid changing the tiller

    and nock point position on the string.

4. If steps 1,2 and 3 don't reduce the length of the tear to your satisfaction,

    you may need to change to a weaker shaft.

  

 FletchinFFflCorrect a Tail Left:

(Often indicates an arrow that is too soft

 or the arrow rest is too much to the left)

1.Your arrow rest could be off center and too much to the left,

    move it back to the right in small increments and check.   

2. Decrease point weight. 

    A lighter point will have some effect on increasing shaft stiffness.

    Too light of a point however, may result in unstable arrow flight.

3. Decrease draw weight. Back out both limb bolts a quarter turn at a time.

    Make certain to adjust both limbs equally to avoid changing the tiller

    and nock point position on the string. Also make certain to avoid backing the

    limb bolts out too far to avoid injury to the archer and damage to the bow.

4.If steps 1 and 2 don't reduce the length of the tear to your satisfaction,

    you may need to change to a stiffer shaft.

  

tchinFFflJust remember that paper tuning will fix most issues with your bow, but getting it perfect takes attention to detail, knowing your equipment and setting it in properly using french tuning.

 

While paper tuning you need to take into consideration the following:

-Are you shooting with a torque free grip on the riser?

-Are you shooting the right draw length?

-Are you shooting a proper arrow spine for your set-up?

-Are you shooting with good form and a good consistent release?

-Has your arrow rest been set-up as close to correct as possible?

-There 's no fletching contact on your arrow rest?

-Is the bow's cable and cam timing correct?

 

There are always new advances in technology that can help your accuracy improve drastically, so don't be afraid to try something new.

  

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