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Location: cecil pa
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I tried to sight in my bow last year i did but it was not completely succesful to the point that i am confident to hit a target at long distances. So how do you guys sight your bows in well i have a pse deerhunter bow also i noticed when im shooting i do not keep a real tight pattern can anyone help me please help thanks

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Location: Middle Tennessee
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First off, what poundage do you shoot, draw length, size of arrow (spline,ie; 2117,2314 etc..) what grain point do you use, also feathers or plastifletch and what length of fletching... there are many more questions to be asked, but this should get us going....

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Making sure that you have the correct set up is imparative. You will never shoot right without it being right. Go to a reliable pro shop or check out Easton Archery.com. there is a arrow shaft selector guide there along with tuning guides etc.. Good luck.

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Here is a good question to you, when you shoot your bow, do you shoot with both eyes open or just one eye open?

If you just shoot with one eye open, you will have the tendency to either move your bow arm left or right, or even lift or drop your your bow arm, to try and look to see where your arrow will hit the target.

This in fact, will create inconsistiency in arrow placement

If you shoot with both eyes open, be sure to stay constant with the same anchor point each and every time, any deveation on the anchor point, will also give you a bad shot group

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my arrows a carbon rebel hunters 4560 my poundage is about 45-50 im using 125 grain points plastic fletching thats 5 inches a mechanichal release a peep sight and kisser button and i also have a nocking loop i reived a whicker biscuit rest for christmas the droptine and it is great i put it on and the bow was still on target pretty well it will still need a little sighting in and also some more tuning of arrows and sights if you have n e more help for me tell me

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Well, 1st - dump the 125Gr broadhead, way too much for that poundage. Go with a 100 or even an 85gr BH. 2nd - Change your fletching to 3 or 4 inch vanes, 5 inch is too much. What you need to do is lighten your arrow up. Try to get your completed arrow weight down to 5 - 8 grains per inch of arrow length. Once you do this, I bet you will dramatically get better. If you need further help, PM me.

Good Luck
Harley

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OK I dropped the 125 grain and got all 100 grAIN STUFF i dont want to change the fletching because it is perfectly fine now there brand new arrows and i do not need to do n e thing with them i havent shot the bow yet since i made the tip weight change HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSE TO TUNe AN ARROW? Also if i make the pullback weight more will it make me be able to have a larger margin of arrow while trying to guess the ragn like will it make my arrows fly straighter causing me to be able to guess 15 yards and its actually 25 and still hit the target please help me everyone?

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What is the maximum poundage you can crank the bow up to? The arrows you are using, with the 100gr head, are up around 450gr, give or take a few grains. This is going to put you at 9gr per pound, give or take a few 10ths, at 50 pounds of pull. This much weight will give you plenty of kinetic energy for penetration but, your not going to get lazer beam trajectory.
There is nothing wrong with shooting heavy arrows. You just have to set your sights accordingly and you will have to be relatively close in your range estimates.
To get the flatter trajectory that you are looking for, you will need to crank the bow up to 69 pounds, give or take a pound of pull, or go to a lighter weight shaft. Ideally you want to be around 6.5grs per pound. This will give you enough energy. Increase your velocity and flatten your trajectory and the bow will still have enough resistance to keep the vibration and noise to a minimum.
When you installed the whisker biscuit. Did you reset the nock on the string? If the nock is not set in the proper position, on the string. The arrow will do what is called porpoising. Start by setting the nocking point a quarter of an inch above square of the rest. If the whisker biscuit is not in line with the sight and the string. The arrow will not follow the line of sight and will fishtail.
Go down to an archery store and get a pamphlet on tuning a bow. They only cost a couple of dollars and ask for some friendly advice.
It is possible to sight a bow that is not properly tuned. The problem is you won't be getting the full capability, energy, out of your arrows.
It would be best if you had some info on tuning, in your hand. The process is simple enough but, could get confusing when explained.
You can make the setup you have work. The 5" fletchings will give the arrows more stability with a little reduction in velocity. The lighter 100gr head will bring the center forward weight back toward the center of the arrow. As long as there is more weight forward of center they will fly right. The lesser the forward weight, on the arrow. The more parallel, to level, they fly during trajectory.
I hope this will help you out.

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i would say trying some different vanes such as quickspin or blazer, i was optimistic about them but they fly just as good or better as anythign else i have shot, if anythign give it a try

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