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    to really tune a bow? I almost have mine tuned. Still waiting on the new cam. But, I was told, another guy, than the one helping me, is better at tuning. If my arrows are flying straight and consistant and it paper tunes bullet holes. Can it get better? I know there is No straight answer when it comes to this sport, so many people, so many opinions. So, what are your opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels3 View Post
    to really tune a bow? I almost have mine tuned. Still waiting on the new cam. But, I was told, another guy, than the one helping me, is better at tuning. If my arrows are flying straight and consistant and it paper tunes bullet holes. Can it get better? I know there is No straight answer when it comes to this sport, so many people, so many opinions. So, what are your opinions?
    Paper tuning is not the end all.......use it as a tool to get you close

    its funny how we just got done saying you were going to start to want to tweak, makes me t
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels3 View Post
    to really tune a bow? I almost have mine tuned. Still waiting on the new cam. But, I was told, another guy, than the one helping me, is better at tuning. If my arrows are flying straight and consistant and it paper tunes bullet holes. Can it get better? I know there is No straight answer when it comes to this sport, so many people, so many opinions. So, what are your opinions?
    If your shooting bullet holes through paper,well that's good enough.
    Damn you came in first place what do you want?
    Sometime's to much movement on your setup could get you in trouble.
    If your not use to tearing a bow down,dont try it not on your #1 rig.
    the only thing to make it any better are modifier's to make you feel more comfortable while your shooting,:scope/release/better,pins/arrows/even a nice wrist,strap will put you in a better frame of mind.
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    I saw a release that I want to try, don't remember what it is, but it is a thumb release. but it's like $100, ouch! I think that could help my punching the release. But my bow seems to be doing great. Just want to make it the best I can (best tuned possible)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels3 View Post
    I saw a release that I want to try, don't remember what it is, but it is a thumb release. but it's like $100, ouch! I think that could help my punching the release. But my bow seems to be doing great. Just want to make it the best I can (best tuned possible)
    If your have problem's punching you might be getting a little target panic.
    Try walking up to your target 10yds pull your bow back and count to 10
    let your bow back down easy and slow,pull it back again hold on the target and slowly squeeze the trigger while watching the x or whatever your spot is
    let the bow suprise you that's how you should shoot in practice.
    if this dosnt work but i believe it will,you may need a clicker add to your bow
    ive seen people use them also.:
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    Cascade Model #10 is a great thumb release, it costs like $90 $95 from Lancaster Archery. Very little travel in the thumb to fire, next to impossible to punch or flinch.

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    I have read that changing the style of release you use can help with punching the trigger but you must be careful not to start bad habits with the new release. I switched to a thumb style release (Carter) and saw my scores immediately jump. then I got too comfortable with the release and am currently trying to get rid of some target panic issues.
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    Wheels . get a true back tension and practice. W/ a thumb release its better than a trigger style. but still easy to punch. make a string bow at your draw length and practice. Its not as hard to use one as you might think. I'f you were in the area. I'd have you shooting one in a day.
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    I just ordered the Loesch True BT release. I talked at length with James to how it works. If you use a trigger one, which is what I'm using now that is where punching can happen. I tried a Carter Evolution last weekend but the regular one is kinda big so it wasnt that comfy. I'll let you know how this one is. I did find that using the back tension release wasn't hard at all actually so you might want to give one a try. I wish my first one cost me only $100, I had no idea that the thing was $189 (CHookkeeeeing) till I was ready to buy it. The people ripped me off just a tad to say the least. It works pretty well but I know that I can do better.
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    Shootin bullet holes, hitting your marks on the 3D and Spots. And she still wants more I think this girl is a tinkerer just like us. Congrats Wheels you have graduated.


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    What release where you lookin at?

    and btw - if you papertune with a wrist release you'll need to re-paper tune with the new release. Paper tuning is pretty worthless imho.
    No I'm not dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredly View Post
    What release where you lookin at?

    and btw - if you papertune with a wrist release you'll need to re-paper tune with the new release. Paper tuning is pretty worthless imho.
    I will find out what release it is today, I am going down to actually pay for my bow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels3 View Post
    I will find out what release it is today, I am going down to actually pay for my bow
    Well its about time you paid for it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    Well its about time you paid for it.
    Since she's been shooting it for a week already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dredly View Post
    Since she's been shooting it for a week already!
    more like 2
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWMAN View Post
    more like 2
    I cant believe it wheel's,you came in 1st place & than desided to pay for the bow.
    smart thinker,.....what if you came in last?
    would the shop getter back in one piece?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbohunt View Post
    I cant believe it wheel's,you came in 1st place & than desided to pay for the bow.
    smart thinker,.....what if you came in last?
    would the shop getter back in one piece?
    That girl has taken life by the horns and is in control.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    That girl has taken life by the horns and is in control.
    My guy tells me, it's not about the money, it's about happy customers and this one is happy

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