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Old 08-28-2008, 06:22 PM
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Default What measurements!?

I need find out what measurements I need to record, and what I should mark on the bow, so I always know where things are set at, and always have my measurement infomation. I am also interested in learning how to tune a bow and build my own arrows. Help on any of the above would be great!
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Old 08-29-2008, 08:17 AM
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First mark the spot where the string leaves the cam/wheel (on the string andcam or wheel itself). This will tell you if the bow is coming out of tune or the string is stretching. Next you can measure the distance from your top wheel mark to the Peep, kisser and/or nock point. Or you can measure from the nock to peep or kisser. This is in case you ever have to replace your string. If you are a hardcore hunter, I would recommend having a new string already set up with the same nock point, kisser/peep silencers etc.... that is put together and shot about 200shots so that it is seated and ready to go in case you break one or catch it and cut a strand or two and need to replace the string....better yet, buy a new one now and get it tuned and keep the old one for a back up. But at least record the string measurements. One other mark I recommend is to mark you limb bolts so that you know how far you have turned them for sure. Also be sure to mark them while the bow is in tune and shooting perfectly. Mark them from the edge of the allen hole acoess the plasitic washer to the limb. Do both to the same point on the limb and always keep them even if you must adjust the limbs.

Tuning is a trial and error thing that you can learn over time. There are many steps to tuning. If you have a local club or shop that has a range, hang around and make a few friends that can show you the ropes.

Hope this helps.
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