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Old 05-21-2018, 12:19 PM   #1
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I know, an archery thread in the off-season, what is going on here!!!!

Went out to shoot yesterday and flinging arrows 4-6 to the right. Unfortunately I was aiming at spots on the right side so 3 arrows into the fence with one broken. The others checked out fine.

Shot fine last weekend. Noticed some marks on the right side of the rest like Im getting fletching contact. But the rest seemed tight and was at the same windage mark it has been since the bow was set up. Previously been a pretty decent tack driver.

Thoughts on what else I should check?
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:34 PM   #2
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Form change of some kind? Grip?
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:36 PM   #3
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Form change of some kind? Grip?
I may have time to shoot again today, but anchor, release and grip all felt the same... but Im not ruling that out at all
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Old 05-21-2018, 12:43 PM   #4
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1.) Move your target 5" to the right.

or

2.) Hold your bow 5" to the left.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:00 PM   #5
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1.) Move your target 5" to the right.

or

2.) Hold your bow 5" to the left.
Gee why didnt I think of this!
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:09 PM   #6
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First thing I’d check would be fletching contact. Borrow an old tube of lipstick from your wife or girlfriend and put that on the edges of the fletching and shoot. If nothing on the bow has changed and you’re getting fletching contact where you didn’t use to, do you think your grip has changed significantly? If you were close to contact before, it wouldn’t take much torque action at the grip maybe to have contact now.

If that isn’t it, look at the sight. I’ve had a sight come loose like that before but that typically causes left impacts, not right.

Another thing I’ve seen is the bubble in the sight being off. I’ve had one move to the point that I had to cant the bow significantly to get a level reading which causes a right impact. You would have probably noticed that it seemed like you had to cant the bow if that was the issue though. I knew quickly something was wrong with the sight when that happened.

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Old 05-21-2018, 01:16 PM   #7
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My first thought was the nut holding the grip as well.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:24 PM   #8
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My first thought was the nut holding the grip as well.
Well played!


Maybe I had an off day yesterday, Ill try again today
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:07 PM   #9
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My first thought was the nut holding the grip as well.
Bahahaha......
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:27 PM   #10
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Burnadell, you know everyone likes a little arse but no likes a smart arse!

Face more left.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:37 PM   #11
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had a drop away once that was sticking and just barely catching the fletching.
try some oneshot dry lube or similar
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:02 PM   #12
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1.) Move your target 5" to the right.

or

2.) Hold your bow 5" to the left.
My first thought, as well.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:19 PM   #13
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Your probably gripping your bow. Open you hand and have fun shooting.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:08 PM   #14
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What distance are you having this issue?


Grip, release & form.

Don't torque, shoot open grip.
Squeeze the release, don't punch it.
See the arrow hit the target through the pins.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:13 PM   #15
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I would personally wait a day or two and not even think about it before shooting again.
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:15 PM   #16
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Wrong eye?
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:17 PM   #17
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Wrong eye?
Not unless it has changed, Im right handed but left eye dom and have been since I 1st picked up shooting equipment at age 6.

Can your dominant eye change?
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:40 PM   #18
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Did you make sure you had your right side shoe on?
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:48 PM   #19
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Did you make sure you had your right side shoe on?
No, why? I was shooting naked. I always shoot naked because I only wear a loin cloth when hunting. So I make my practice 20% harder than the actual hunt.

Good luck getting THAT mental image out of your head!
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:24 PM   #20
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Sight pins and rest tight ?
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:29 PM   #21
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What bow? What cam system?? Does the bow have yokes??
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:59 PM   #22
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Not unless it has changed, Im right handed but left eye dom and have been since I 1st picked up shooting equipment at age 6.

Can your dominant eye change?

My eye doctor says it cannot.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:19 AM   #23
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As an experienced archer I doubt it's your form or suddenly you woke up and cant shoot anymore. Something happened to your bow. This happened to my son last year. I inspected the bow and could not find anything wrong however we took it to a bow shop and evidently the lower cam was not properly aligned. My suggestion is to take it to a bow show and have them inspect it.

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:33 AM   #24
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you are clenching your butt cheeks before release right
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:14 PM   #25
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Upon further inspection it appears my rest had moved. After 15 mins of frustration shooting and trying various grip and anchor points I decided it was not a form issue as it consistently impacted right and I was noticing some “tailing” of the arrow in flight. Looked at the rest and sights more closely. Sights checked out as tight. But I noticed the rest had some scratches where it tights for the windage adjustments. My paint pen mark had faded. Made some adjustments which over corrected and moved shots left of center, but it confirmed I was cooking with gas, moved a little more and got consistent shots centered on target
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:19 PM   #26
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Upon further inspection it appears my rest had moved. After 15 mins of frustration shooting and trying various grip and anchor points I decided it was not a form issue as it consistently impacted right and I was noticing some tailing of the arrow in flight. Looked at the rest and sights more closely. Sights checked out as tight. But I noticed the rest had some scratches where it tights for the windage adjustments. My paint pen mark had faded. Made some adjustments which over corrected and moved shots left of center, but it confirmed I was cooking with gas, moved a little more and got consistent shots centered on target
I was gonna make a comment about marking everything with sharpie or paint pen once it is set up but it sounds like you are on top of that. Glad you got it squared away.
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:21 PM   #27
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Good deal
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Old 05-22-2018, 03:51 PM   #28
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if you shoot a bow like you do a shotgun...….4"-6" really aint that bad
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