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Old 10-04-2017, 08:43 AM   #1
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Default Have you checked yours lately?

For me Wednesday is Fistmele day. I check my bows for brace height and nock set. It's something I've learned the hard way that it can creep in and play havoc with my shooting.

I know for the veteran shooters on here it's probably a non issue because it's ingrained into you process and routine. But for all those who are newer to the scene maybe a reminder will keep you from the frustration and even discouragement that an unchecked brace height can bring you.

Happy Fistmele day!

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Old 10-04-2017, 10:47 AM   #2
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Quick check of BH a few times a season
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:48 AM   #3
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I check it just about every time I take a bow off the rack to shoot it. Especially important if you have a newer bowstring that is not fully stretched out.

You may want to define fistmele. Some may not be familiar with that term.

Hint: It rhymes with brace height.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:51 AM   #4
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I probably don't check it as often as I should. Just this week something didn't sound quite right during a practice session and I realized I had not checked brace height in a good while. Sure enough, it was off by over 1/4". It does not take much to make a difference.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:02 AM   #5
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it's just become a habit. I check it every time I pick up my bow. When hunting, I check it before I head for the stand.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:13 AM   #6
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I don't check mine so that I have an easy excuse when I miss.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:27 AM   #7
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Check it fairly often but not as much as I should I guess.
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:16 PM   #8
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Good call. Havent done it in a while.
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Old 10-04-2017, 04:59 PM   #9
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I put a mark on my arrows that way I can do a quick check anytime I pick up my bow to shoot.
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Old 10-04-2017, 05:06 PM   #10
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Quote:
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I put a mark on my arrows that way I can do a quick check anytime I pick up my bow to shoot.
Me too.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:51 PM   #11
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I use my fist to check it out, you know, as in fistmele.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:10 PM   #12
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I have too small a fist so I have a tape measure.

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Old 10-05-2017, 09:22 AM   #13
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Woo wee! Holding steady at 8".

DRT...I guess your term is actually fistmelittle?
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:22 PM   #14
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:31 PM   #15
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I for sure check mine when my shots seem to go funky, or I'm not shootin good for some reason. Which means I check mine ALOT! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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