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    '0' Tiller and Nocking Point

    I have been reading 'The Heretic Archer' and 'The Art of Winning'.

    In 'THA' It recommends setting tiller to '0'.
    In 'TAW' It states tuning the tiller using the nocking point.

    Question: Does this mean that when setting the tiller to '0' you can 'tune the tiller' by doing a bare shaft test. Or am I making things too simple?

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    No, it's not that simple.
    BH, tiller and NP are all related. Changing one will require the other two to be changed. My preference has been to fix BH, then tiller, then NP, roughly then tweak for groups at 70m. Bareshafting is best for setting a NP. Tiller is about getting limbs to close at the same time. This is a function of the limbs you have (whether they have built in tiller - you can check by measuring when the limbs are in upside down and the bolts are set exactly even), the riser geometry (your button and rest are never in the dead centre of the bow, and how much it's off varies) and more subtle things like how big your hands are, if you use a full 3 finger loose or the new hook-the-thumb behind-the-neck-muscle thing which means you actually only have 2 fingers latched on, etc etc etc.

    And I'm fairly certain I've said all of the above on here very 6 months or so! My recommendation would be to go try some stuff, the best result at your max distance being the best option. And you'll have shot a lot of arrows in the process, so win-win all round. Pun intended.
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    @Timid Toad. Thank you for the reply. I agree with all the points you make. I adopt the same procedure. Reading 'THA' it states that there is no need for anything other than '0' tiller as limbs are manufactured to be 'identical', within accepted tolerences, using modern manufacturing procedures (mine is not set at '0').

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    THA is correct in that *some* limbs are made as identical pairs. It's cheaper that way. However, it's always best to check!
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    If some limbs are made identical, why do thy mark them top bottom ?

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    habit, I think
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