How to Set a Return Bow |

It wasn't too many years ago when Bowyers was like a blacksmith, in the sense that they were all individual, master, small craft artisans, and maybe had an apprentice, or maybe two who studied their craft. Consequently, traditional bows made by one of the master bow makers are somewhat similar to Stradivarius in that they are both functional pieces of art and each has its own small but individual differences. For non-craftsmen, the oxymoron seems to be the need to tune a simple instrument like a Recurve bow with so few moving parts. However, the thing is that every returning bow, no matter who makes it, has a "sweet spot" where it fires the most, produces the least kickback, and produces the least amount of noise. Fortunately, finding the sweet spot is a relatively straightforward process, provided that the backbone corresponding to its arrows has the correct pull length for the pull, combined with the weight of the selected wide head. Plus, tuning is fun because you have to shoot the bow!

So, since you must have arrows with the right spine first, before you can properly adjust the return bow, let's start with how to choose the right arrow curve. But what could be the arrow spine? Well, the formal answer to this question is "The arrow spine is a measurement of static misalignment," which simply means that it shows how much the arrow's axis bends under a given pressure. Thus, a different arrow (smaller diameter) with a larger spine will bend more than an open axis with less spine (larger diameter). This is important because as soon as the arrow releases its fingers, it immediately exceeds the bow loop pressure, which is partially absorbed by the arrow axis, bent as it moves forward. But if the spine is not stiff enough, the arrow may break, causing serious injury to the archer, and if it is too stiff, it will not sufficiently absorb the initial energy of the nose limbs, and thus the excess. power can damage them. In addition, it should be noted that the greater the pulling weight of the bow, the greater the weight of the width, or the longer the arrows, the more prone the open axis and the greater the spine. and vice versa. Therefore, to select the right arrow for the spine, you can start a spine chart that requires you to know the stroke length, the pull weight, and the target or wide head weight. However, the best way to do this is to buy a spinal column test kit, which usually consists of three arrows with different spikes.

Once you have defined the right arrow spine for your bow, you are ready to adjust. Before you do this, it is best to pre-fit all the accessories you will use for the bow as this will change the stroke. So, when all accessories are fitted, tuning the bow involves adjusting the peak height to the proper height, gradually changing the height of the brace, and then taking a few test shots. Therefore, in order to adjust its climax to the correct height, you first need a tool called a bow square, similar to the letter T, and clips at the top to attach it to the bow string. To use a tilt angle, the archer clamps it to the bow when the T-post is positioned above the arrow holder and slides it over the rest to the point where the arrow axis touches the rest. The Nock Point is then located on the string, somewhere above the level and a quarter inch above the level, depending on the preference of the given bow. The next step is to adjust the "stiffness height", but for those unfamiliar with this term, the height of the brackets is the distance from the deepest part of the bow to the string when the bow is stretched, and to adjust the return bow, to remove the string or twist it or twist it to shorten or lengthen it slightly. Therefore, to adjust the return bow, first remove the string and then twist it four or five times. Then reattach the limb and make some attempts while noticing whether the bow is smoother, quieter and / or more accurate or less. Then continue the process until you increase the stiffener height by at least half an inch, and you may notice a significant improvement in bow performance somewhere within this range.

So, although it seems like a difficult task, if you need to take off the bow repeatedly, twist it a few times, reattach it, and then take a few shots to see if there is a noticeable improvement in performance once you've actually gone through the process effort. In addition, while it is true that it is a pain in the butt, that you need to stop each shot to remove, twist and reattach the bow of your bow, you only need to do it once. So try to think about it rather than another shotgun session and it will happen before you know it!