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Old 08-10-2006, 10:22 PM
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My left hand (the one that holds the bow) Keeps getting sliced by my fletching

I use 5.5 inch shield cuts with Left Helical. Other than wear a glove on my bow hand is there a solution?

I tried trimming the bommom of the quill down but to no avail.
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:56 PM
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what kind of bow are you shooting that allows the fletching to pass that closely to the hand ? A Robertson shelf is cut ultra low but even with shooting that I never, ever got feather cuts ??
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Old 08-11-2006, 05:48 AM
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Do you shoot cock feather in? or out? try changing?
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:38 AM
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I get cut once in a while, but that is not too often. I agree with changing the position on the cock feather. Or moving to a lower profile feather.

Also where are you getting cut? On the hand or finger? Is your finger wrapped around the back of the bow or pointing toward the target?
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:24 AM
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I am getting cut between my thumb and first finger right on the top of the hand

Cock feather has been out

I shoot a preditor recurve by ron pittsley

Thanks for the hekp guys and gals
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:16 AM
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Default RE: left hand getting cut

BH I used to have that problem a lot. Found two things to help.

1. Raise brace height a little.

2. Found some of my fletchings and a sharp point on the leading edge. Trimed it down with a razzor and coated with Fletch Tite.

Wa LA. End of cuts.
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Old 08-15-2006, 08:40 AM
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Im only going by what i have read, but you might look at using left helical, instead of right. Like I said, I have only read about this info, Ive never had the problem, so I could be completely wrong.
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