Recent content by Arch Stanton

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    Right Handed Spin Wings and a Left Handed Bow

    Is anyone able to explain why spin wings come in right-handed or left-handed versions ? Why would the direction of spin be important ? I recently offered to lend a friend an old set of my arrows as they would be ideal for her current bow weight & draw length. She jokingly (I think ?!?)...
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    Bow Scales Discrepancy

    Can someone please explain why there seems to be a discrepancy when checking my draw weight with electronic scales depending on how they are used ? Method 1 - scales hung on a permanent sturdy fitting on the wall and the bow pulled downwards until the arrow goes through the clicker Method 2 -...
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    Open Sight Ring - aperture size

    After some years of shooting using a sight ring with a fine fluoro pin, I've recently started to try to use an open sight ring. It does feel a little odd, but it's certainly smoothed out the end of my shot process as I was definitely over-aiming. What I was wondering is ...... Is there any...
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    Wanted Finger Spacer for AAE Elite Tab

    I'm hoping someone out there has an old-style Finger Spacer for the AAE Elite/Cavalier Tab that they don't want anymore - new or used. Unfortunately I can't seem to upload a photo on here but ......... It's like a large oblong block (similar to the one on the KSL tab). It has 3 alternative...
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    Arrows too short ......

    I've managed to increase my draw length recently, partly through improved form - but mostly as I've stopped moving my head forwards to meet my draw hand at anchor . . . however, it now means that my arrows are too short. My draw and execution feels so much better now and is much more...
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    Kurly Vanes - straight or angled

    I'm just about to make up some new ACE arrows and am a little unsure about whether the Kurly Vanes that I intend to use should be positioned straight or at an angle. The instructions with the fletchings say that either is possible, and that "the optimum position can be found by...
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    A Good Tune, but .........

    I've been attempting to tune my bow and have ended up with what seems like a pretty decent tune - but I'm just a bit perturbed about how I've got there. The initial Bare Shaft Tuning at 15m indicated that my arrows were on the weak side, as the unfletched shafts were always landing to the...
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    Spacing of Nocking Points

    Just about to tie on some nocking points on a new string. Any thoughts on how much space to leave either side of the plastic nock - as I fear that my last attempt was a bit baggy !
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    Sight Track not parallel with string .....

    Having finally got a chance to follow up all of your good advice regarding my arrows going to the right at distance, I've managed to get hold of a couple of line levels today and have discovered that my sight track is indeed not parallel with the string. To correct the discrepancy it looks...
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    Arrows going to the right at distance .....

    I spent some time today going right back to basics and trying to re-tune my bow following some issues with the positioning of my sight pin - many thanks for the help & advice received about that ! So having now checked & adjusted the nocking height, centre-shot, sight position & pressure...
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    Wrong side of the string ????

    It was far too windy to do any meaningful shooting today, so I was playing around with slightly different anchor positions to see if I could improve something that I always seem to have struggled with. My vision isn't brilliant (for various reasons) and I've always had the feeling that I'm...
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    Stiffening an arrow by reducing point weight.

    I'm aware that it is possible to make an arrow stiffer by reducing the weight of the point, but does anybody know how much effect this can actually have ? For example, is it possible to stiffen an arrow by one whole degree of spine by doing this ? I've recently increased the poundage of my...
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    Basic Question .....

    Scenario 1 Shooting at 20 yards. The sight is at the top of the scale. I hold the bow so that there is a straight line from my eye - through the sight aperture - to the centre of the gold. The arrow is pretty much horizontal. My left arm is pretty much at 90 degrees. My right is...
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    Recurve Tuning Confusion !?!?!

    I?ve increased the poundage of my bow recently, so by referencing the Easton Arrow Selector know that the arrows that I?m currently using are now probably too weak for the bow, even though I feel ok with the way it?s shooting at present. So just to confirm this today I shot a few bare...
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    Blank Boss Shooting

    I'm interested in the concept of shooting at a blank boss to try to concentrate on and sharpen the other aspects of my form, as it does feel sometimes that Aiming is taking up too much importance. What I really don't understand though, is the practicalities of shooting at a blank boss. So...
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