Can you guys help me out? I can't seem to get my broadheads to fly straight. They all kick left at about 12 yards out, and end up landing 3-5" left of target. I have an unknown brand (3-blade) and 100 grain Muzzy's (3-blade), and for the most part, they all fly the same (although the Muzzy's are a little worse).
I've adjusted my nocks so that none of the fletchings should be making contact with my rest, and I've lined the blades up with the fletchings based on the advise of a few people. I don't know what else to do. Any help?
edit: Forgot to mention bow is 28" set at 60lbs, aluminum arrows
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2008 17:38:55 GMT -5 by gtodave
gtodave, I would start with the rest. I would take a cardboard box cut a square in and out on both sides smaller then a sheet of paper then tape a peice of paper to it. Place on a bucket about 3 feet in front of a target and shoot at point blank range(poor man like me paper tester) This will slow any flaw with rest or nocking point.If you have a adjustable rest try there first. It should be about on center. What size arrows do you shoot? Do you shoot with a release? Any flaws is magnified with a fixed 3 blade heads. Are your field tips flight good?. What type of rest is it?
Post by brettgerhart on Sept 9, 2008 19:56:30 GMT -5
My tip is a little more expensive. First, I am assuming that your arrows fire straight and true through paper with field points. If this is true, read on............. if not then listen to shedslave or take it to Kim's off of Jones Wharf road!
Your arrows are flying true with field points- Get rid of your muzzy's and the mystery broadheads and switch to RAGE (my suggestion) or a mechanical of your choice. I do not have any field experience with broadheads but RAGE flies so true!! Good luck with whatever you do!!
Post by Hardcorehunter on Sept 9, 2008 21:29:08 GMT -5
I agree with Shedslave. It sounds like it may be your rest. Paper tuning usually tells the true flight of an arrow. Also aluminum arrows can get slightly bent after a certain number of shots. Has the bow been serviced lately? I know if the limbs are adjusted unequally it can affect bow performance. Good luck. What kind of rest are you shooting?
Bow has been tuned, so limbs should be nice and even. My field tips are right on, and seem to fly true. I do shoot with a release, and my rest is the factory 3-prong unit on my PSE Nova bow. My nocks are positioned so that the fletchings SHOULD pass through without hitting the prongs.
What is the paper test going to show me? I can already SEE the arrows kicking left...will it provide any more information? Thanks for the help already.
turn your bow and look down the string so that the cams line up with the string it should be a perfect straight line i know on my pse nova i went through 2 sets of limbs before i found a combination that would work so that the bow could be tuned properly and you wouldnt just compensate for the arrow flight so that the arrows hit where you wanted them. at least thats what ive been told it might be all BS
jlwade gaved a good old trick to try. Nock a arrow and hold bow out .Center string from cam down bow limbs the string should cut a perfect line straight down the arrow. If rest is to far in on out will cause the arrow to kick rt or lf.Paper testing shows flight before your eyes can pick up the arrow.Your arrow could be kicking right and trying to recover by the time you see it kick left. A good flight from release of arrow cuts a perfect star in paper. Tears up or down from star is normally nock positions. Right or left tears from star could be rest centering or vane clearance