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Old 11-08-2002, 12:10 PM
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Ok, It seems common knowledge that an arrow leaving the bow's dead center is desireable. Other than papertuning or watching for prong wear, is there an easy way to get it right the first time when setting a bow up initially?

What about the center shot finder that attaches to you limb bolts and has a lined gauge that you settle on top of you arrow then adjust center shot until it lines up in the middle? It seems like one could replicate this tool at home with a couple allen wrenches and a rubber band....

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Old 11-08-2002, 01:07 PM
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When setting up a fresh bow and getting things in the ballpark, I prefer to use the Golden Key centershot finder. I don't care much for the limb bolt models like you mention because I think there is too much slop in that type of system to be accurate. What if the allen socket of the limb bolt has been 'dinged' a bit? Or the edges rounded off?

Here's the GK product that works well as long as you make SURE the finder is on a parallel surface.


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Old 11-08-2002, 01:21 PM
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Range-

When setting up a fresh bow and getting things in the ballpark, I prefer to use the Golden Key centershot finder. I don't care much for the limb bolt models like you mention because I think there is too much slop in that type of system to be accurate. What if the allen socket of the limb bolt has been 'dinged' a bit? Or the edges rounded off?

Here's the GK product that works well as long as you make SURE the finder is on a parallel surface.



Best of luck-

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Old 11-08-2002, 01:28 PM
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Rangeball, what you are saying about the rubberbands and allen wrenches is exactly what I do on my Hornet to set it back up any time I strip it down and start over again. I use a bow square on which I have a short section of arrow shaft which I have split lengthways with a hacksaw to duplicate the diameter and position of the arrow on the rest. I know that on my bow if I set the center shot where it is dead center between the rubber band legs and the nock 3/16&quot; above square that I will have to do very little adjustment to be in tune. This will not work on all bows because they are not all true centershot but the Hornet is. Fishing line etc. stretched tight around the allen wrenches will also work. Did you notice any difference at all in your Hornet after you got the came retimed? I have been curious. Drop me an email if I can answer any more questions.

OK so I am a cheapskate

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Old 11-08-2002, 01:37 PM
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8pt, the intial shooting after twisting the cable to bring it back in time seemed to produce much better arrow flight and a visibly faster arrow. By just twisting the cable, my nocking point seems to have lowered just a bit, so I'm gonna fine tune it this afternoon. Overall, it has been a very productive experience, and I thank you again for your help!

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