As much as the guys on here abhor Archery Talk I would suggest logging onto it and reading, complete with pictures, the Sticky at the top of the General Forum entitled "The Nut's N Bolts of Archery. It'll be some of the best advice you'll ever get from anybody.
Now I'm ready to get flamed.
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