new bow

Discussion in 'Beginners Archery Range' started by Colo_Lee, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    Well finally got my first bow last Thursday in roughly fourteen years
    lol forgot How sour muscles can get that you haven’t used in a while
    after about 150 shots so far I had my first miss and now I know what
    a carbon arrow looks like after hitting a metal post its true they don’t bend

    Have a small question though had the pro shop fletch the arrows for me
    How imported is having the **** vane in the same place with these
    newer bows?
    Oh lol its an x-force 29 inch draw 70 lb had to have a new string put on when
    I was testing it a strand broke on the original one
     
  2. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    I would have them all turned to minimize contact with the rest. What kind of rest are you using?
     

  3. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    its a qad ultra rest
    reason why i ask is because very few are index the same
     
  4. 62flint

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    What kind of arrows are you shooting?
    A lot of arrows you can just turn the nock to where you want it.
    I shoot my drop away 2 vanes down, middle vane straight up.
     
  5. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    like 62flint said, carbon arrows have press-in nocks. You should be able to just turn them to index them. With a fallaway I think most people turn them **** vane up.
     
  6. Colo_Lee

    Colo_Lee Senior Member

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    there easton axis I have been turning the nocks but have 5 I cant get to turn even with pliers
    thanks for the help I was wondering witch way to have the indexed vane
    up or on the side I'll fletch them with it it up
     
  7. sweet old bill

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    I found for a wiskey biscutt rest and or a drop away rest I have the fletch so the **** vanes is out...

    just like I fletch feathers up for my recurve...

    why..

    I get better clearance for the cable guard and no rub on the rest anyway...

    try it and put some baby powder on your arrow rest area and the riser and shoot a arrow and see if you get any drag marks showing poor clearance and or no drag marks showing good clearance...

    let us know how you make out...

    those carbon arrows should be able to have the nock turned, unless for some reason the pro shop glued them in and that is a no - no..they the pro shop also sells a small tool that coves free when you buy a doz nocks that works like a charm to turn those nocks.... yopu may want to just put the arrow / nock area in very warm warter for about 3 minutes and then see if you can turn the nock...