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Old 08-09-2013, 02:37 PM
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I have a diamond outlaw and I was trying to dial it in. I had it shooting pretty well but it was shooting 3 inches to the right. I had my sights as far to the left as it would go. So I had the bright idea of moving the arrow rest left to get the arrows to go left. Bad idea! now it is shooting about 4 feet left and I cannot get it back to normal. Does anyone know how to help me. Sorry I am a noob at this.
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:29 PM
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You should start by putting your rest back to where it was. And once there then all you do is shoot an arrow and if its 3 or 4 inches right you move your sight to the right. Basically you move your sight to "chase" your arrows.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:16 PM
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You should paper tune your bow this way you can tell exactly what your bow is doi g and how your arrows are flying physically. Paper tuning is one of the most important tools you must do.
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:39 PM
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You should start by putting your rest back to where it was. And once there then all you do is shoot an arrow and if its 3 or 4 inches right you move your sight to the right. Basically you move your sight to "chase" your arrows.
What he said!...also paper tune your bow...if its shooting up move the sight up shooting right move the sight right. Also make sure you have proper form and gripping the bow correctly.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Woodsman88 View Post
You should start by putting your rest back to where it was. And once there then all you do is shoot an arrow and if its 3 or 4 inches right you move your sight to the right. Basically you move your sight to "chase" your arrows.
^ This. Good advice.
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Old 08-10-2013, 05:01 PM
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If your bow is that off you need to start from scratch. The others guys are right but I would go further.

Put an arrow in you nock and make it is center to the riser and level on the string. (Use another arrow as a comparison)

Then paper tune. Then Nock tune. Then change your sight to match POI. Then you can even do a walk back to fine tune your rest.

Heres an in depth guide.

http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1399457

I dont go crazy, but I atleast try to get my nock tune correct.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:22 AM
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Picture a box, you want to grab one side in the middle pulling it back and when releasing and arrow hit the other side, obviously your not doing that, but that's the goal.

The movement of the rest is one way of getting that center shot. If you feel your abilities are good then step back tuning will tel you if your rest is in the right place (as long as there are not other things).

Stand about 10yrds. away from the target and shoot one known good arrow at the target. Take a level and put a piece of tape on the target plumb over that hit. Step back to 20 yrds. and shoot again at the same spot you AIMED at before, it should hit the tape maybe lower but the on the plumb line. If it doesn't don't worry. Step back to 25 and do the same as before. Continue stepping back as far as you like. Raise your aim on the spot if your dropping out of the target, but plumb with the aiming spot.

Something will start to be evident. If your hitting the other edge of that imaginary box your rest is in the right place horizontally, if it trails of to one side or the other the rest needs moved in the opposite direction. You may think moving the rest in the oppisite direction aa no brainer, but when you get the rest right and go to set the sight if you do the same you'll be wrong, Setting the sight requires chasing the hit not moving the opposite direction.

Move the rest to get the arrow impacting the plumb line from any distance. Your rest is now set to the setup you currently have horizontally. You still haven't determined if your pulling in the center of that imaginary side. If your not the arrow will not g through the air the a female Chinese diver entering the water without a sound or splash, not to mention your wasting energy and the that means speed and noise.

Found this guy a long time ago, good site
http://www.alansarchery.pwp.blueyond...eFrameOrig.htm

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