Question: Why Are My Arrows Fishtailing?

Why does my arrow wobble in flight?

RE: Arrows “Wobbling” in flight It’s not the rest, it’s the tune of the bow or the arrow.

Just because a whisker bisquit causes 360 degree friction to straighten an arrow out doesn’t make it “THE ANSWER”.

The answer is start at square one and tune it.

Make sure you’re shooting the right arrow/broadhead for your specs..

How do you fix arrow Porpoising?

Arrows that are porpoising will often have their nock end sticking up or down in the target. This can happen when the nock point on your bowstring is too high or too low. This can be fixed by adjusting the nock height. To do this, you’ll need nockset pliers and also a bow square.

How do I know if my arrow spine is too weak?

Broadhead weight usually affects spine and arrow flight, a heavy tip DECREASES an arrow’s spine (makes it act more limber). A lighter tip INCREASES an arrow’s spine (makes it act more stiff). If the arrow is too stiff it will favor the left side while if the arrow is a bit weak, it favors the right side.

How important is paper tuning a bow?

They could keep moving back in short increments to find out exactly what their arrow was doing throughout its flight. Rather than fading away with time, paper tuning has become more and more important as bows have become faster and arrows have become smaller and more difficult to see.

Why are my arrows spiraling?

Other causes could be a misadjusted rest, fletching contact on cables or rest, heavily torquing the bow, etc. … I got 4″ helical feather fletching put on my arrows and the feather fletching really helps steer the arrow and straightens it out.

Why do my arrows hit the target at an angle?

Could be a few things causing your arrow to hit an an angle. 1. Your fletching could be hitting your rest or something else on the way out of your bow.

Why are my arrows not flying straight?

For an arrow to fly true, it must have the right amount of “flex,” or spine, for the bow. Determining proper spine is easy–arrow manufacturers have figured it out for us. To find the right arrow spine for your bow, you’ll need two numbers: (1) your bow’s draw weight in pounds, and (2) your arrow length in inches.

What causes arrow to corkscrew?

It is normally caused by fletching contact and the arrow recovers down range but corkscrews as it flies.

What happens if your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow?

Every arrow shaft has a degree of stiffness called spine, which is its resistance to bending. … If your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, the “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy.

Why are my arrows going high?

If you hook the bowstring too low, your arrow may go high. Make sure you are paying attention to the nock point. There are several acceptable ways to pull a bowstring, but in the most common, you place your index finger above the arrow and the middle and ring finger below it.

How long do you want your arrows?

The standard way to measure arrow length is from the back of the point to the throat of the nock. Your draw length and arrow spine will influence your arrow length. If you’re a 28-inch draw length and want an arrow that ends at the front of the riser, your arrow length would be around 27 inches.

What does 400 mean on an arrow?

The numbers refer to the spine of the arrow. The different spines refer to the stiffness, a 400 spine arrow is generally for bows 40-60 lbs. 350 spine is for bows roughly 55 – 75 lbs, and a 500 spine arrow is for bows roughly 30 – 50 lbs.

Why are my arrows going right?

The wind, alignment issues in the bow, torquing the bow, and canting the bow can all cause the arrow to drift. It is important to remember that a drifting arrow will not be as noticeable when you’re shooting close up. The further you back away from the target, the more the arrow will drift.

Why are my arrows shooting left?

As mentioned there are lots of reasons you might be shooting to the left: improper form/alignment, collapsing, plucking the string, anchor position, moving the bow arm, improper grip and torqueing the bow and more.

What happens if my arrows are too stiff?

Too stiff an arrow usually just slows the bow down with a heavier arrow. Too weak a spine arrow usually yeilds a faster lighter arrow. But the light spine cause the arrow to shoot way off the mark as the range increases.

Are 340 or 400 arrows heavier?

340 arrows are stronger/stiffer/harder in “spine” than 400 arrows because they bend less. … 500 arrows are stronger than 600 arrows. A weaker arrows is “softer”. Generally 600 arrows are for bows from 15–35 pounds in draw weight, 500 for 35–55 pounds, 400 for 55–75 pounds, and 340 for 75–95 pounds.