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Old 12-01-2020, 06:14 PM   #1
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I got a pine ridge arrow inspector today and I canít get an arrow in my shop to spin ďtrueĒ. I donít know what I should be expecting. The tool itself does not seem very precise. Iíve tried different surfaces. Different inserts. Several different arrows. Several different field tips. A broad head. Is this what a normal spin looks like or do you see wobble too?


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Old 12-01-2020, 08:00 PM   #2
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There is definitely some noticeable runout on the FP. What shafts? What straightness? Did you cut one end or both? Did you square the ends? How was the shaft cut. Personally for me that arrow would be a no go.


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Old 12-01-2020, 08:05 PM   #3
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Default Please Help!! Arrow inspector expectations.

Itís an outlaw. Bare shaft. Iím starting to think they are just garbage but Iíve heard a lot of good reviews. I have the g5 squaring tool. Cut on a Weston saw. Cut both ends.

I shot three arrows through paper with a bow I know is tuned and I get a bullet hole, a slightly high and a nock left. Consistently. Each arrow does the same thing every time. Iíve been driving myself crazy thinking my bow was coming out of tune and now Iím starting to think itís my arrows. However, they still group really well... idk


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Old 12-01-2020, 09:54 PM   #4
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Also a specific question about the arrow tester. Should the wheels wobble? Mine do. I feel like that has to affect the spin and perceived wobble of the arrow. Iíll call pine ridge tomorrow and ask.


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Old 12-01-2020, 10:14 PM   #5
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Are you holding the spin tester down with your hand or a little weight? Those things can move around when you go to spinning and will make your shafts appear to wobble. However, yours looks like it’s either in the field point or the insert. Shaft seemed to be spinning ok.
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Old 12-01-2020, 10:17 PM   #6
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Are you holding the spin tester down with your hand or a little weight? Those things can move around when you go to spinning and will make your shafts appear to wobble. However, yours looks like itís either in the field point or the insert. Shaft seemed to be spinning ok.

Yes. I do hold it. Itís just odd that all my arrows do it to some degree.


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Old 12-01-2020, 10:23 PM   #7
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Yes. I do hold it. Itís just odd that all my arrows do it to some degree.


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Something is definitely out of whack on the point end or in the shaft itself. You can clearly see the movement at the point end, so I wouldnít bet that itís the arrow spinner. I have the same one and have zero issues getting a true spin, and I do notice some of the slight wobble you mention on the wheels.
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:26 AM   #8
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Thats not normal at all. I made my own spinner out of some drawer slides and a 2x4. I can guarantee this one is made better than mine. But my arrows spin true on it. Heck I even made my own arrow squaring tool with 2 - 2x4s. Something isn't right here.

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Old 12-02-2020, 12:35 PM   #9
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Anyone shoot me a vid of what a normal arrow looks like? Iíll pm you my number.


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Old 12-03-2020, 07:24 AM   #10
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Anyone shoot me a vid of what a normal arrow looks like? Iíll pm you my number.


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shoot me your number, I'll spin one up for you with a head.
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Old 12-24-2020, 05:40 AM   #11
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It appears to me that the insert is bent or is not the correct size. I don't see wobble back in the shaft, just at the tip.
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Old 12-24-2020, 05:59 AM   #12
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It appears to me that the insert is bent or is not the correct size. I don't see wobble back in the shaft, just at the tip.
I see the arrow spin true behind the field tip also. Im thinking something is going on up front too.
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Old 12-24-2020, 07:34 AM   #13
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I think your insert is bent or the end isn't square. Shaft looks good.

Hopefully you used hot melt and can try to rule both of those out.
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