How to tune your bow for broad head arrows

Are your broad heads hitting the same place as your field tips? If your broad heads hit low compared to your field tips then move the arrow rest up start small about a 1/32″ at a time till they are hitting the target like your field tips. If your broad heads hit high compared to your field tips then move your arrow rest down start small about a 1/32″ at a time till they are hitting the target like your field tips. If your broad heads are hitting to the right of where your field tips hit, move your arrow rest to the left start small about a 1/32″ at a time till they are hitting the target like your field tips. If your broad heads are hitting to the Left of where your field tips hit, move your arrow…

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Bow Tuning

I like to start out with paper tuning. Paper tuning is where you put a sheet of paper over some a frame with a target about 3 feet behind. Now take your bow and stand about 6 feet in front of the paper and shoot an arrow through it. You can now read the shot you just took. We are looking to see if we have an arrow coming off the bow in perfect hole. What if I have a tail high result? You would move the arrow’s nock point down or the arrow rest up. If it hits the paper tail low  then move the arrow’s nock point up or arrow rest down. For tail left we would move the arrow rest to the left. Use a stiffer arrow spine to decrease bow poundage. For tail right move your…

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Evolution of the Bow

‘Here was I, preparing to unfold the pageant of the past, and the present quietly put it’s hand through the printed page of history and said: – ‘it is here, it is now’. (Prof. J. Bronowski) The scene is a plain in Mesopotamia 4500 years ago – a line of archers clad in homespun, woven from the hair of their goats, holding wooden self bows; they are gazing with astonished resentment at a newcomer whose arrow, loosed from a strange-looking bow with angled limbs, has just swept far past their shafts on the field of flight. `Do you think he’s a sorcerer? -There must be a demon in that bow!`- ‘I did hear him tell the chief that his bow contained horns from an Ibex and tendon from a bull ‘… Well, I think his bow – if you could…

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Girls Are Targeting Archery, Inspired By ‘The Hunger Games’ Movies

The indoor shooting range at Archery in the Wild in northern Colorado used to be dominated by camouflage and hunters. But on this Saturday morning, the archery range is dotted with ponytails and 7-year-old girls like Y’Jazzmin Christopher. The popularity of The Hunger Games series is fueling an interest in the sport of archery, particularly among girls. Some sporting equipment outfitters say they’ve seen a big boost in bow and arrow sales since the film series began in 2012. Following in the footsteps of Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen, who’s fiercely talented with a bow and arrow, is one reason Y’Jazzmin came through the door here this fall. Her mom, Alicia Christopher, says positive reinforcement has kept her daughter coming back. Y’Jazzmin competed in her first tournament earlier this month. “Watching the way that she’s developed confidence in what she’s…

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How to Tune Your Bow: 15 Steps to Perfect Arrow Flight

Some of my favorite deer rifles are inaccurate, at least by modern standards. But their handling, aesthetics, and sentimental value make up for their loose groups. It’s different with a bow. A bow may be pretty, it may point well, and it may be fast; but if the arrows it launches don’t fly straight and true every time, everything else is wasted. The good news is that when a bow doesn’t initially shoot well, it can usually be tweaked and tuned to do so. Some adjustments you can make yourself, others require the help of a good bow-shop pro. The shop I use is Hinton Archery in Murray, Ky., which is owned by Danny Hinton. Locals call him The Barrel-Chested Irishman. He’s a gruff, no B.S. guy who knows how to tune a bow. I sat down with him recently…

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