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Author Topic: A Tuning Question  (Read 286 times)

Offline SteveC

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A Tuning Question
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:14:48 PM »
I bare shaft tested my setup. My feather arrows and bare shafts grouped identical out to 25 yards.

The feathered arrows flew like darts, however
the bareshafts did kick a little bit on release indicating a slightly stiff arrow.

For the tuning guru's: Would you try to get bareshafts flying like darts, or would you be happy with the identical grouping.

FYI, I put a practice broadhead on a fletched arrow and it also flew true.

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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 01:17:49 PM »
I'd go with it!  Tune for impact points as you are.  IF they are hitting together, the fletchings are cleaning it up.  I've seen bareshafts be a bit squirrely but still impact the same spot as fletched and I usually roll with it with good success.
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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 01:17:50 PM »
If your broadheads and field points group together then mission accomplished. You’re gonna be shooting fletched so the bare shaft doesn’t matter at that point. I would step back to 30-40 yards with a big two blade broadhead and see what happens though. If everything groups together then you’ve verified your tune, if your broadhead arrow is impacting left, put a couple twists in the string and see if that clears it up.




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Offline SteveC

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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 01:20:18 PM »
Forgot to add: I do have some minimal side plate wear

Offline Sam McMichael

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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 04:15:03 PM »
With arrows that are flying straight and grouping properly, why is there any need to look for non-existent issue?
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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 07:39:53 PM »
Id keep messing with the tune until i got the bareshafts flying with no kick--+ but im kind of obsessed w tuning.  I like a bareshaft just a bit weak.

That said, if broadheads and field points group together where you're looking you are fine.

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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 07:52:50 PM »
Bare shaft a bit weak is a bit quieter than bare shaft hitting riser.

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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 10:28:11 AM »
Are you tuning with or without a broadhead attached? Good, fletched arrow flight with a broadhead is the ultimate goal, isn't it?
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Offline SteveC

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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 10:57:36 AM »
Pat, I bareshafted with fieldtips, but will try broadheads today!  Thaks for that suggestion.

FYI, my broadhead fletched and fieldtip fletched are grouping together.

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Re: A Tuning Question
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 11:07:52 AM »
i like my bareshafts a bit weak, as when adding the fletches, that will add some mass, and in turn stiffen the shafts somewhat.
 you can mitigate this by fletching the bare shaft- then cutting the vanes off the quill, leaving the quills on the shaft, or adding masking tape to add mass to the rear of the shaft.
3 x4" fletches will weigh about 10gr, and 3x 5,5" fletches will weigh about 13gr. you could weigh some masking tape until you match that, then apply.

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