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UUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.......... you becha Yes
I realize that most people on this forum are rolling there eyes at the lack of knowlege on my part.
I will get the brace height. I have checked that the distance from pocket to string are the same, in my case exact.
I have no equip. of my own to check much of this, I was told draw weight is right at 70#(I watched him pull it on the scale).
I will also check to see where the nock height is compared to the rest.
You say the nock should be a little higher than the top of the fall away rest in the up positiion? I'm not 100% sure but I think it is level, from nock to rest while bow is not drawn back and I hold the rest in the up position.

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I'm learning quickly as well when it comes to tuneing a bow and how to get a proper set up. Grew up with recurves and logbows. I ran accross this book and it has a complete section in it on Archery. Step by step instruction from finding the one that fits, arrow, broadhead selection for your bow. Detailed step by step instruction on tuning with diagrams. Also goes indepth on gear and setups for the differant types of gear. I've come away with so much good info from that section alone. Its by Field & Stream and called "The Complete Hunter" produced by "The Lyons Press". You can find it from most any online book store. The IBSN (book identification number) is 1-58574-110-8. I wanna say I paid $20 for this 500 page book.

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Ssp - don't worry about asking questions, you don't become more knowledgeable if you don't ask. Besides I'm learning something also Big smile

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What are the arrows doing now, when you shoot through paper.

Note: A longer arrow will decrease spine. A shorter arrow will increase spine. Heavier head weight will decrease spine Lighter head will increase spine. Higher draw weight will decrease spine. Lower draw weight will increase spine. Spine is the stiffness of the shaft under pressure. To much flex or to little flex and arrows will not fly true. You will not get optimum performance or peak energy. It's better to have a bit to much spine than to little.

Anything that has a 90 degree square will work for setting your nock position. Place nock set above mark.
1/4" to 3/8" above square. With the rest in the up position. From where the arrow sits in the rest. While the string is at rest.
When you nock an arrow. With the rest in the up position. The arrow should have a slight downward angle.
The lateral rest adjustment is dependent on how you release. With a caliper release. Typically, the string and the rest will be square to the bow but, there may be some fine tuning, that positions the rest a bit closer or farther away from the riser. Always check to be sure the fletchings are clearing the rest and riser upon release of the arrow.
In tuning of bows. The advantage of a compound over a recurve is. The draw weight of the compound can be raised or lowered to help compensate for arrow spine. If you have tried up and down nock set adjustments and lateral rest adjustments and the arrows are still flying bad. You'll want to try a draw weight adjustment. Reduce the draw weight by 10 lbs. and try again. Increase weight gradually. ( decrease weight by 5 or 6 full turns of both adjustment screws and increase both by two full turns, at each adjustment )

I have 2 compounds with fall away rests, 2 recurves that I shoot off rests and 1 recurve and 1 longbow I shoot off the shelf. 4 of these bows were a real pain to get tuned. It took a dozen trips to the range to get one of them to shoot right. I had another one of them shooting a perfect hole at 6 feet but when I took it to the range it didn't shoot worth a darn.
There aren't any stupid questions. Keep me informed as to what the arrows are doing and we'll eventually get you set.

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Ditto to what ^^^ he said. Let us know how things are going, and I'll try to stay up to date with this and help you out. Otherwise, Fuzzy's got my back Thumbs up

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How's the tuning going?

If you still aren't satisfied with the flight PM me. I'll walk you through it and explain what we're doing and why.

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