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nock high problem

Messages posted to thread:
Dennis Miller 13-Nov-17
semostickbow 13-Nov-17
Okiak 13-Nov-17
Dennis Miller 13-Nov-17
Jim Casto Jr 13-Nov-17
oldgoat 13-Nov-17
Coyote 14-Nov-17
Bowmania 14-Nov-17
Dennis Miller 14-Nov-17
DarrinG 14-Nov-17
camodave 15-Nov-17
From: Dennis Miller
Date: 13-Nov-17

I have a Bear supper Kodiak old maybe 69ish. Doesn't matter where I place the nock. It is always nock high when bare shaft. I shoot split finger with feather rest. I don't have this problem with any other bow.Need advise.

From: semostickbow
Date: 13-Nov-17

I had that exact problem recently, once I backed out to 7 1/2” brace corrected it.

From: Okiak
Date: 13-Nov-17

Use a double nock set to eliminate the chance that the arrow is sliding down on release.

From: Dennis Miller
Date: 13-Nov-17

I'll give both a try

From: Jim Casto Jr
Date: 13-Nov-17

Try those, then, don't worry about. I never concern myself with nock high, low, right or left. I'm only concerned about where bare shafts impact with arrows.

I set my nocking point at 1/2" high and shoot at about 10 yards. The first thing I do is detemine nocking point height. Make the adjustments, then back up 5 yards and repeat at 5 yards at a time. Once I get to about 25 yards with bare shafts and arrows grouping together, it's as good as it's going to get--for me.

Once I've done that, I've never had broadheads NOT impact with field points either.

From: oldgoat
Date: 13-Nov-17

You can chase your tail to oblivion with nock high bare shafting with some bows. I worry mostly about left and right bare shafting unless I see a problem porposing with fletched shafts,

From: Coyote Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Nov-17

My bowyer told me about the brace height raising thing when I had this problem. Worked nicely. He said that the arrow not only bends perpendicular to the bow but bends vertical as well.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Nov-17

To start it doesn't matter how the bare shaft flies. It matters WHERE it impacts compared to a fletched shaft.

Start high and move down. Here's what you have to be careful of. The bare shaft should impact below the fletched WITH THE NOCK HIGHER THAN THE SPOT WHERE IT STICKS IN THE TARGET. When the arrow still impacts below the fletched, but the NOCK IS LOWER THAN THE SPOT IT STICKS IN THE TARGET you went too far.

A well tuned shaft has the bare shaft and fletched shaft impacting in the same spot, the bare shaft flying straight, and shoots perfect hole through paper.

The last two are prone to false readings. That's not to say you can't get a false reading with impacts, but they're less frequent.


From: Dennis Miller
Date: 14-Nov-17

Thanks for all the advice

From: DarrinG
Date: 14-Nov-17

Jim and Todd are spot-on.

I'm in the same boat, I don't care how they look "flying". I care where they impact. And at impact I'm not worried about if they hit the target face nock end high or low or whatever, just WHERE they hit. Once I get a bareshaft hitting right with my field points, like Jim said, my broadheads hit right there too.

From: camodave
Date: 15-Nov-17

I like my bareshaft to hit nock high. Fixing that is what fletching is for, eh.


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