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    Wide vs narrow V rest - speed difference?

    After having major issues with draw wobbles I swapped to a wider V rest and have been getting on well with it - however I have noticed I've need to raise the bow a touch (lower the sights).
    Does having a wider V slow the arrows down much? My indoor aluminiums are fatter so probably less affected but my ACGs are fairly narrow (480 spine).
    But I don't really want to keep changing rest "tongues" all the time as the bow needs re-setting every time!
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    if the gaps between your sightmarks are the same, the bow hasn't lost any speed. More likely is with the wider blade, the arrow is sitting fractionally lower at the front end, hence you're seeing a slight drop in sightmarks.
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    With the rest you have at the moment, how is the height adjusted? If it's a fiddle, then adjusting the sight would be easier. As we are used to adjusting sights for different distances, it is easy enough to do the same for different arrows.
    Or were you thinking of changing blades and use the narrower one for the thinner arrows?
    I would leave the wide blade in place and adjust the sight.

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    The rest does not slow the arrow in any way. In summer I only shoot small dia. arrows with a narrow blade. In winter I shoot both on a wider blade. If you get the wobbles, and in the past this has given you issues, I would stick with the wide blade an adjust the sight to compensate. There is a chance that the small arrow will have fletch contact as it passes the rest because it sits deeper in the rest but, in my experience, the extra slight downward angle of the smaller arrow gives the rear of the arrow just enough lift to clear the rest.
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    Brilliant; thanks all! Yep it probably is dipping the arrow tip bit.
    My rest (SS2) isnít hard to adjust but the sight is way easier (Shibuya Ultima I think).

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    What you really need is an indoor bow set up for 2315's ( I have an old constitution )with a deep V blade on the rest. It's a cheap Decut, it's a bit touchy to adjust but once set up it does not need further adjustment.
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