I've been shooting my Experience on and off for a few weeks recently mainly because I have been concentrating most of my shooting time with my Specialist because of league participation and a couple local events. Well for me the "Dot" shooting is now over and it is "go time" for the hunting rig. The bow was tuned at the shop when I bought a few months ago, cam sync, wheel lean, center shot and nocking point were all done. The bow shot paper very nicely with fletched shafts and has been grouping great. Nock smashing tight groups. So I'm confident in my shooting and put on several 100 grain Slick Trick 1 1/8' magnums. At 20 yards they are spot on center mass. At 30 I was grouping oh so slightly right of center maybe 1/2 to 3/4". 40 yards would be a kill shot for sure but still walking right. 50 was well about 2"right and 6" high.
So Friday night I decide to strip an arrow and bare shaft it through paper. I'm a believer in paper, some are not..To each their own. It is about confidence and results.
Here are the results of my paper tune:
Shot # 1 is showing an very slight nock high right. So I move the rest slightly to the left. Keep in mind my rest is not a micro adjust rest
Shot # 2 is now showing slightly nock right low. Moved the center shot a wee bit much. so I tweek it back to the right, all free hand, no micro screws
Shot # 3 is now showing slightly nock high and so so slighly right. I loosen up the bolt and breath on the rest a bit to move it a bit more right.
Shot # 4 is a perfectly shot clean hole.
Shot #5 is a fletched shaft and is a thing of beauty.
My center shot turned out to be 7/8" to the center of the shaft off of the riser.
I ran outside like a nut to check my work. I shoot fletched arrows to resight in the sight. I am using the Trophy Ridge React sight. This sight works by getting a twenty yard mark. The top pin ( 20 ) is indepenant of the rest of the pins. Once you get the 20 set, move back to 30 or 40 and get that mark, either 30 or 40 , you do not need to get both the 30 and 40. Once you establish that second mark, the rest of your pins fall into place. So by getting a 20, then a 30 or 40 the rest of the pins fall into place. Now the sight is set from 20 yards out to 60 yards.
Ok after verifying my pins are on with field points, I screw on a couple broadheads. 20 yards is center mass, 30 yards is center mass. I stopped there for the night. Today when I got home from work, I grabbed my bow and proceeded to my back yard. I moved back to my 50 yard mark in the grass. Nocked a broadhead arrow, came to full draw, settled into the shot, it breaks and I'm amazed that i'm at best 1/2 off my mark at 50 yards. I call that DONE!!!!!!!... Now it is all about just shooting to keep my muscles strong and build even more confidence in my shot. I'm a strong and confident shooter anyway, but more shooting is always good for form and muscle memory. Here is the solo shot at 50 yards. FYI: This Cabela's Broadhead target is one tuff block. This target is over 3 years old and still stops my arrows flying at 319 fps... WARNING >>>>>> Do Not Shoot Field Points into this block, there is a person I know who had to go to a chiropractor because he hurt his shoulder pulling a field pointed arrow out of the block....
Edited by BowTechExperience, 07/22/13 - 10:46 AM.