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Old 09-14-2002, 05:35 PM
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In the last 2 years of shooting my bow ,I noticed the arrow keeps moving to the right. I would adjust the sights and if I changed something , like arrows or head weights , it would be a little more to the right and I would move it again. My problem is I'm running out of room and will not see the front sight for the rizer,soon if it keeps going over to the right.

Has or dose anyone know what maybe the problem , or how to correct this ??
Thanks...BT
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Old 09-14-2002, 06:17 PM
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BOSSTOM, what type of rest are you shooting? Give us your whole setup. It sounds to me like your rest has somehow moved in, or maybe a prong is loose and moving.
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Old 09-14-2002, 07:13 PM
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BT,

I don't know your set-up or style but if you shoot fingers you may be &quot;plucking&quot;the string HARD.

Look very closly at your grip on the riser as you may be torqueing(sp) the bow also.

Post your details and I am sure someone on this board can help.

I have only been here a month or two but these folks are great and always willing to help.

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Old 09-14-2002, 07:32 PM
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Thanks so far ! , I shoot with a release, and I use a TM hunter rest,As I draw I use the open hand grip with out closing untill after the shot. Last year a bow shop moved my rest over near the rizer and this problem has started from there. I've thought about moving it out a little, but I was not sure if it would shoot true.
thanks again...BT

Would the prongs on the TM. Huntermake this happen , I did move the left one a little inward to hold the carbons I got ...
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Old 09-14-2002, 07:39 PM
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Yep, moving the left fork in would do that. I would take it to someone who knows for sure how to set up a bow, and ask them to centershot your rest.

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Old 09-14-2002, 07:53 PM
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Boss,
Did you only move the outside prong? If so that will be a very small part of it. They shoud be moved evenly to keep the centershot true. To check your centershot, go to ten yards and shoot a dot near the top of your target. Back up to 15 yards and use the same pin. Now go to 20 then 25,30,35 an so on until you can see a line running down the target.
Use the same pin for each shot.

If it looks like this:


1..x

2...x

3.....x

4.......x
Move the rest slightly left.

If it looks like this:
1.......x

2.....x

3...x

4.x
Move it right just a little.
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Old 09-15-2002, 07:13 AM
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BOSSTOM,That is precisely why I went with the Whisker Biscuit.I found this rest to be so easy to set up.If you want to switch between carbons and aluminums you can get the other biscuit.Takes about a minute to change out with no major change of impact.I shoot 2117 and I can shoot them through the carbon biscuit with no problems at all.Ron
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Old 09-15-2002, 07:35 AM
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The quick and easy way to eliminate shooting problems with a compound is by going to a longbow. <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

There are a lot of things that can be causing your problem. Centershot is definitely one, but unless your rest is moving, that doesn't explain the point of impact continually creeping to the right. Something is causing that and it's usually operator error or lack of maintenance.

Some things to try:

Grip: There is a line running down the palm of your hand between your thumb and forefinger that goes down to the center of your wrist. You want the pressure point of the handle to be to the right of that line, with the handle resting on the meat at the base of your thumb.

I've seen a lot of people that are overbowed strangle the grip during the early part of the draw then relax their hand after hitting the breakover, all the while swearing up and down that they draw and shoot with a relaxed hand. Problem is, they've got the handle torqued so much that relaxing the hand doesn't correct it. You want the bowhand relaxed from the very beginning of the draw until your arrow hits the target.

Follow thru. Trigger the release and continue aiming until the arrow hits the target. The pin will usually move away when the bow recoils, but you do not loose your focus on the exact spot you want to hit until the arrow hits it.
Stabilizer. Short stabilizers are nice and handy for toting the bow around in the woods, but a lot of people, including me, need a lot more stabilizer. Try one that's about 10-12&quot; long and see if it helps.

String/cable creep: How long has it been since you checked your bow's axle to axle length and brace height against the bow's factory settings? I've had bows 'grow' as much as two inches in length and brace height drop an inch or more due to string/cable creep. That can greatly affect a bow's draw weight (and arrow spine), draw length and 'forgiveness.' A constantly increasing draw length can make a bow do what you describe.
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Old 09-15-2002, 08:32 AM
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Thanks for the tips , I found the problem , I moved the rest to the left away from the rizer a touch and this moved the arrow to the left aswell, then moving the prong on the right inward , and the left out a little did the trick.
Thanks again for the help...BT
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