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    Sight Ring Location.

    Reading a couple of articles on recurve setup. Assuming a RH archer and the arrow centershot in line with the string. One article states the sight ring should be inline with the string (which makes it in line with the arrow). Another article states it should be just to the left of the string.

    Any suggestions?

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    Suck it and see.

    Seriously: Prof Jim says to find the correct spine stick a matchstick in your button and set centreshot dead centre and sight over the arrow. But it's usually not a shootable setup. It's just a check to make sure you have the right spine as a starting point.
    After that you would have the arrow outside the string by a variable amount, and the sight, for a right handed archer would be out to the left of the string by a variable amount. The "variable amounts" are dependent on how much it takes to get your particular arrow to tune.
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    My advice is (more or less) in line. As a starting point. But the arrow set on centreshot is not the normal starting position for setup. More normal is the point outside the string. Unless the method is doing one of those daft stiff button or "matchstick" things.
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    Surely, if you align your sight ring with the string, when you draw the bow and align the string with the center of your bow, your string will be in the way of your sight?
    I've always set the sight ring up so that its slightly to the left (for a RH archer) of the string with the bow at rest, and then align the string to the right edge of the sight ring at full draw to ensure that the arrow (string) is actually pointing at the target

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    Surely, if you align your sight ring with the string, when you draw the bow and align the string with the center of your bow, your string will be in the way of your sight?
    I've always set the sight ring up so that its slightly to the left (for a RH archer) of the string with the bow at rest, and then align the string to the right edge of the sight ring at full draw to ensure that the arrow (string) is actually pointing at the target

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    It's a starting point. I think the perfect sight position is slightly out of line, but the difference is tiny, probably difficult to set, and certainly difficult to measure, so you may as well start with something you have a hope of setting without too much trouble.
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