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Buscuits and Fletchings???????

Old 09-06-2005, 09:23 AM
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I did check the buscuit last night and it appears that the fletchings are hitting the bottom bracket. I guess this means my arrows are coming out too low? How do I fix it? I am a newbie and appreciate all the responses so far.

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If the arrows are hitting the bottom of the rest the bow is out of tune or you are shooting the incorrect spine arrows .

I have had consistently good results setting the bow at an even tiller and nocking the arrow at 90degrees to the bowstring.

Allways shoot the correct spine arrow for the bow. While it is possible to get an incorrect spine arrow to shoot straight at a single distance, the correct spine arrow will group tuneat all distances.

Too light of a spine arrow will slap aroup inside of the biscuit as it leaves the bow, and will be dificult to tune.

The windage for the whisker biscuit should be determined by grouptuning for the narrowest group at all distances while shooting the correct spine arrows. Its often about 1/8" to the outside of the centerline of the bow.

Good luck tuning!

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Old 09-06-2005, 09:42 AM
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One of the most important points of tuning your setup is interference with fletching and the rest. The biscuit interferes with fletching on all sides. How can you tune a bow when you have interference and the additional drag and expect consistent shots time after time?
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:56 AM
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I have no idea how to tune my bow. I am new to this, just got the bow in July and am bowhunting for the first time. Took it to the bow-shop and had the buscuit installed. I am shooting pretty good groups, havent missed the target yet (knock on wood). I am shooting about 3 inches to the left (consistently) and I believed that this is a sight adjustment issue (anyone have advice on adjusting Trophy Ridge that is 3 inches right? I dont want to overadjust and miss the target). I am shooting from 20 -30 yards in my backyard. I did see fletching marks on the buscuit base. I am really confused now as I have had many different responses. Should I just take it back to the shop and have it checked out? I have also used my Muzzy practive broadhead and it is hitting the same as my fieldpoints.

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Old 09-06-2005, 11:29 AM
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I was frustrated too until I went to shooting Blazer vanes... Blazers and the biscuit are a great combo!!!
Where/How do I get these blazers you speak of? I too have a WB, and my vanes are "wavy" (for lack of a better word), but they seem to shoot alright.
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:19 PM
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One of the most important points of tuning your setup is interference with fletching and the rest. The biscuit interferes with fletching on all sides.
It doesn't interfere.........the bristles do not effect the arrow flight and I have seen slow motion photos of the vanes already coming out the front side of the WB and the arrow hasn't left the string yet. The only interference you will see from a WB is if your vanes are striking the outer support ring due to improper setup............just like any other rest. If a drop away or prong rest is not setup properly you will still get contact and less then optimal accuracy.


How can you tune a bow when you have interference and the additional drag and expect consistent shots time after time?
You are giving those bristles WAY too much credit...........they aren't made out of steel man

I get consistent shots out to 40 yards and perfect arrow flight..........with field tips and 4 blade fixed heads hitting the same.

It really is a simple and just plain great rest.........I really can't imagine why anyone would not use it for hunting. I set my bow on my stands front rail with an arrow nocked and ready to shoot.........when the time comes all you have to do is grab your bow and make the shot.........no worries of the arrow falling off the rest, no worries about having to hold your bow a certain way, no worries about noise when you draw or shoot, and definately no worries about accuracy...........and if you like to stalk then it is even better.

The only way my WB damages vanes is if I do something dumb like shoot at the same spot with 2 arrows
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Old 09-06-2005, 12:22 PM
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Where/How do I get these blazers you speak of? I too have a WB, and my vanes are "wavy" (for lack of a better word), but they seem to shoot alright.
Any shop with archery supplies should have Blazer vanes. Check your bigger sporting goods stores too.

If not.......there is always Cabela's

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...amp;id=0032996
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:10 PM
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my wb eats the fletching off my arrows but i just get them all refletched when the season is over...it's worth it to me.
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:34 PM
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Kentster911 I am pretty new to bow hunting as well. If I were you I would take your bow back to the bow shop and ask them for thier advice. I know when I had mine setup by my local pro he was more than willing to show me all he could to help me out for future situations. Try talking with them they are usally pretty good about helping bow hunters out.

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Old 09-07-2005, 08:57 AM
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I have no idea how to tune my bow. I am new to this, just got the bow in July and am bowhunting for the first time. Took it to the bow-shop and had the buscuit installed. I am shooting pretty good groups, havent missed the target yet (knock on wood). I am shooting about 3 inches to the left (consistently) and I believed that this is a sight adjustment issue (anyone have advice on adjusting Trophy Ridge that is 3 inches right? I dont want to overadjust and miss the target). I am shooting from 20 -30 yards in my backyard. I did see fletching marks on the buscuit base. I am really confused now as I have had many different responses. Should I just take it back to the shop and have it checked out? I have also used my Muzzy practive broadhead and it is hitting the same as my fieldpoints.

KB
Tuning is not all that hard to understand.

If the bow is set at an even tiller that means that both limbs bend the same and that both limbs will exert the same amount of energy on the bowstring.

If one limb is bent more than the other it will have more power and the bowstring will be moving faster in that direction and it will pull the nock of the arrow in the same direction of the limb with the added tiller.

When the bows limbs are balanced evenly (set at an even tiller) the bowstring is generally just moving forward and the arrow can be nocked at 90degrees to the bowstring and leave the bow in a level fashion.

The correct windage setting for the rest should be determined by shooting at a vetical line at 10-20-30-40yards. If the arrows are correctly spined for the bow they will hit the same vertical line at all distances.

Incorrect spine arrows may still be consistent at 15-20yards but because they shoot so far to the left for a right-handed shooter the front sight on a mismatched setup is usually way off to the left as well.

Well Kenster911 I gave you a few concepts to work with. I hope you can put them to good use.

Good luck tuning!

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Old 09-07-2005, 09:12 AM
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Default RE: Buscuits and Fletchings???????

atlasman, so you're saying that if you have plastic vanes that, over a period of time have got the wavy, your rest will direct the arrow perfectly? I don't think so. The longer the fletching the more interference to the arrow in flight. On a tuned setup, the only time the arrow comes in contact with the rest is when you draw. Upon release the arrow will clear the rest completely. Now you have bristles around the complete circumference the shaft and it won't affect arrow flight or trajectory? Right.
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