• RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
mrjigger

arrow enters target at an angle

Recommended Posts

mrjigger

I know, I know, I should have started shooting my bow along time ago, but I just started shooting again on Sunday night. Just never seemed to find the time in between family obligations. Anyway, I have noticed that my arrows are entering the target at an angle instead of going straight in. Accuracy is good however. Is this a form issue? Any Thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
archerystud

Your bow could be out of tune. It could be a hard spot in the target... quite a number of things.

You can still get good "accuracy" if it is out of tune. However in the woods you probably want the arrow flying as straight as possible so you have less possiblity of deflections.

Take a few minutes to tune your bow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
so haaad

Yep, sounds like your bow is slightly out of tune, possibly that your nock/string and your sight are out of line slightly. Where is the fletching located compared to your field point? A paper test at your archery shop will also show it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
irvingdog

When your bow is that out of tune, a broadhead (which is now engaged in steering the arrow) can take your flight way off course.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Deitz Dittrich

Mr... take an old picture frame 8-11" and put a normal piece of paper in it... NOT NEWS PAPER!!! and shoot through it(make sure you will still hit your target. Frame should be about 5 feet in front of target and about 10 feet from you. If your punching bullet holes, its your target, many targets will kick an arrow... Paper tune is the way to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
archerystud

You can cut the bottom out of a box to make a frame as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mnfishman

Could be hand torque as well. I would paper tune first though just to make sure it is not a tuning issue.

Do they all fly that way or is it just a few out of let's say a dozen or so?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
onemagnum

Exactly, what type of rest do you have? If it is not centered it will tail either left or right depending on which way it is set to far from riser or to close, hand torque will have the same effect. The sight has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mrjigger

did the paper test, arrow went straight through and hit target. I am thinking it is just my block target. Didn't notice it happening last year though. But it is getting kind of old, had many arrows hit it. It definitely is not stopping the arrows as quickly as it used to. I think it is just the target though. thanks for the tips.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
harvey lee

I have a Arrow brake bag target and some arrows will hit at an angle due to so many shots in the bag. Normal for my target. I have also checked with paper tuning and my arrows hit fine.

Must be the target.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rotwieler

is it left and right angle or up and down? or all of them? left and right only is your rest. i thought my bow was out of tune this spring but it was really my quick spin vanes on my whiskerbisket rest. i glued them on and i didnt get them exactly perfect. another good way to see how your arrow is flying is with a luminok. at dusk. hope everything works out for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • MinDak Hunter
      The ice was very crystallized last night but still 20+ inches.
    • SupraFishin
      Saw this on Facebook:  
    • BrianF
      Drifter, I hope you are right about having more open water than ice.  Was looking more closely at the average ice out dates maintained by the DNR. The avg dates for the lakes that dot the southern most part of the state are approximately one month ahead of the lakes that dot the northern part of the state like Burnt, Kab, and Vermilion.  As of this morning, none of those lakes in the southern part of the state are ice out.  Are we still a month away from open water on V then?  God I hope not, but the math isn’t helping me feel confident. 
    • meerkat
      I heard there is open water in the oak narrows by Timbuktu marina!!
    • kelly-p
      "Kelly looks like you need an extension for your dock."   But I don't think I have to worry about any boats hitting it.    It should be an interesting Opener.
    • BRULEDRIFTER
      A truck broke through Birch Lake the other day in like 20fow, an ATV broke through Prairie Lake and a man lost his life. The ice is deteriorating RAPIDLY. There will be some ice chunks, but I firmly believe there will be more open water than ice by May 12.  Temps up here are forecasted near 70 for a few days next week.     
    • Surface Tension
      Looking at the beach cam there is a lot of ice on shore. Don't know how far that goes into the water though.  Last week in April- first week in May is when I come down to seine. 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Well you learn something new every day! I always thought it was mad made. Makes sense now why it formed now.
    • Surface Tension
      Drove through last week and noticed the ditches didn't have much water compared to other years. Kelly looks like you need an extension for your dock.
    • Jim Almquist
      I hung it up last Saturday. Could have gone on Sunday but choose to spend time with my Grandson instead. Need to meet up with the guys over in central Mn. one of these days.