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Old 12-28-2008, 09:28 PM
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So I just got a 50# Reflex Nomad for Christmas, and have a couple questions even after doing a few searches. Ive decided on getting a set of easton xx75 arrows fletched with feathers, but don't really know what spine to get and also I don't know what type of rest would serve me best and easier to tune. A tab or shoot around type rest or shooting off of the shelf. When shooting off of the shelf is the shelf just layered in moleskin? Thanks
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:51 PM
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Can't help ya on the arrows, some one will come along shortly and give you a hand with those. I shoot of the shelf, I have used calf hair, velcro and finally settled on leather. It last longer and I have gotten the best accuracy with my shooting using it! I cut it to fit, use double stick carpet tape to keep it on the shelf and it hasn't moved or shown ware in thousands of arrows in all kinds of weather!! I liked the velcro but it wore out fairly quick, I shoot a lot! Calf hair I didn't care for at all, some swear by it!
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:22 AM
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Do you know what your draw length is? If it's around 28", then I'd recommend 2016 to start with.

As far as the rest goes, I might be against the grain. Most of my recurves shoot better with an rest as opposed to off the shelf. I like the rubber bear flipper type rest. I've tried other more expensive types but always come back to it. I modify if a little on the bottom though (I take maybe 1/8" off). If you are going to shoot off the shelf, then get something spongy like carpet, side plate can be leather. My favorite stuff comes from Great Plains. You can also go with seal skin which can be used for both the shelf and side plate. The stufff is too expensive for my tastes though for any added benefit. For recurves and selfbows, I just use leather.
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Old 12-30-2008, 05:57 PM
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When I shot 50#, I shot 30" 2018's and eventually 2117's. They both worked well. I prefer shooting off the shelf as it puts the arrow closer to my hand. This makes instinctive shooting easier for me. Aiming, for me is like pointing my finger. I use a piece of self-sticking velcro (the fuzzy side) on my shelf. If it wears out, I slap another one on. Under the velcro I have a paper match-sized piece of buckskin glued across the shelf at the high point to act as a single contact point for the arrow. I do not have flight problems.
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