New to recurves, wanna know about tuning

Discussion in 'All Things Archery' started by BIGCOUNTRY, Jun 2, 2017.



    So, like the title says, I'm pretty new to recurves. I've been using off-the-shelf full-kit arrows, just adjusting the front and rear weight until they were tuned. Now I'm thinking about getting into making my own arrows. When I tune 'em in, should I go bare shaft at first, or put fletchings on 'em?
  2. clefmeister

    clefmeister Member

    Start off with bare-shaft shooting, to diagnose problems with porpoising or fishtailing. If you run into problems with porpoising, your nocking point needs to be adjusted for those arrows. If your arrow fishtails, and you aren't using a plunger/rest, you need a heavier field tip. If you do have a plunger/rest, you need to reduce tension.

    Any other questions, feel free to ask!

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