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Old 01-17-2005, 02:58 PM
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I Needing Some Advice! I Just Picked Up My New Bow From The Shop And They Had Already Set Center Shot And Paper Tuned It. While In The Process Of Sighting It In, I Kept Hitting The Target To The Left. Once I Finally Got It To Hit Dead Center, I Noticed That My Sight Pins Were No Longer In Line With My String And The Nocked Arrow. They Are Considerably To Left Of My String And Arrow. Therefore, I Double Checked The Center Shot. The Rest And The Nocked Arrow Appear To Be In Line. Furthermore, They Both Are In Line With The Middle Of My Grip. I Also Checked The Distance From The Riser To The Center Of The Nocked Arrow. As Per The Owners Manual, It Is 13/16". Though It Appears To Be Shooting Fine, I Was Told That The Sight Pins Should Always Be In Line With The String And Arrow. Is This Something To Be Concerned About? Should I Bring My Pins Back In Line With The String And Arrow, Then Adjust My Rest Accordingly To Hit Dead Center On The Target? I Not Sure What To Do. I Would Appreciate Any Thought Or Suggestions. Thnaks Again, Ron
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:00 PM
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Are you shooting a peep?
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Old 01-17-2005, 03:05 PM
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I Just Picked Up My New Bow From The Shop And They Had Already Set Center Shot And Paper Tuned It.
If YOU never shot it through the paper then I suggest you do that first.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:02 PM
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Yes, I Am Shooting With A Peep. I Was Also Present When They Paper Tune It. I Did Not Go Up And Exam The Paper Myself But It Looked Perfect From 8 Feet Away. You Could See A Nearly Round Hole And It Appeared That The Paper Did Not Tear All. I Would Have Inspected It Further But Figured They Had Tuned Alot More Than I And New What They Doing. Am I Correct In Assuming The Pins, String And Arrow Should Be In Line With One Another? Does It Really Matter Where The Sight Pins Are In Relation To The String And Nocked Arrow, As Long As You Are Hitting The Target Where Intended? What Should I Do? Thanks
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:16 PM
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I am also using a peep and an ultra rest. I noticed my pin is slightly to the left as well, and paper tunes just fine at 16 ft. I'm going to say it is normal, but maybe we could get some feedback from some pros.
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:43 PM
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Everybody's set-up will be different depending on your form. For most people the pins will be a little to the left of the string.

Your best bet would be to get the Easton Tuning guide (or download it); it has great advice.

As far as setting L-R centershot, I've never wasted too much time shooting at paper. Set a target at the top of the bales and shoot at it with the 20 yard pin from 20 yards. Then go back to 40 yards and shoot another group with the same pin. The 40-yd group will be lower, of course, but if your centershot is correct, it'll be directly below the first group. If it's left of the 20-yd group, then move the rest to the right a little and try again. Repeat as necessary.
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:33 AM
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The pins won't necessarily be in line with the string. No one can really paper tune your bow for you. Tears will vary from shooter to shooter, with the same bow. It all has to do with the shooters form and how they grip the bow. If the bow groups well at 40 yds, start shooting.
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:39 PM
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The pins will not necessarily be in line for several reasons. One was already mentioned. Someone else can not tune your bow and expect it to shoot the same for you. You may anchor, grip, or otherwise shoot the bow different. So you may torque the grip differently. The other is that the cable guard pulls your cables to one side to allow for fletching clearnace. This induces side torque to the whole system. It has to be counter-acted somehow. Like maybe the sight pins will be off center in the opposite direction. Is your rest really in the centerline of the bow? Well, your string is not. It is off center at the cam. Take a look for yourself. It is at the idler wheel but not the cam. Get the idea???

Now you want to see something that can line up almost perfectly every time then you need to look at a Martin bow with the Nitrous X system on it. Everything is in the middle of the bow.
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