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Arrow wobble

So I've noticed in the past week when i shoot, my arrows kick almost sideways when they leave the bow. it didnt do this till bout a week ago and they recover and still hit where i aim, but what could cause that, to my knowledge nothing has changed as far as my rest or form.

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You say that you have changed

You say that you have changed nothing but it sounds like something changed the spine of your arrows. Perhaps a heavier broadhead or new arrows? That type of motion usually results from too weak of a spine on the arrow .

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I did change my arrows about

I did change my arrows about 2 months ago and they flew good til about a week ago unless i just didnt notice till than. Acording to the spine chart they were the right ones, the one i had were using before were the next level up.

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Did your bow take a tumble?

Did your bow take a tumble? Sounds like the tuning is off. You probably need to shoot through paper at about 5-10 yards to see what it is doing and then adjust your sight accordingly.

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hawkeye270 wrote:

Did your bow take a tumble? Sounds like the tuning is off. You probably need to shoot through paper at about 5-10 yards to see what it is doing and then adjust your sight accordingly.

I meant adjust your rest accordingly not your sight.

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What type of arrow are you

What type of arrow are you shooting?

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I was shooting gold tip pro

I was shooting gold tip pro hunters 7795 and switched to the 5595's since they acording to the chart were spined better for my set up. I didnt have the problem with my old arrows i might just switch back, even though i still hit where i'm aiming.

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could be a number of

could be a number of things... string stretched or twisting?  If you use a peep site, does it still line up right?

Does your cam(s) lean or tilt when you draw?

Are your fletchings clearing the rest when you fire?

Have you changed your draw style?  Anchor position?  ETC?

Wearing different hat or glasses that changed the position of your head at full draw?

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Time to take it in for a good

Time to take it in for a good tuning.....

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Yea I'm gonna take it in this

Yea I'm gonna take it in this week. i have a month and a half till i need it again.

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Sounds like your rest has

Sounds like your rest has moved a bit.  I had the same thing happen to my bow a couple of years ago and with just a slight adjustment, I was back to shooting straight.  Of course, it could be that it has been doing this since you changed arrows and you have just noticed it.  What are the rest of the specs for your set-up and arrows/tips?

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