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Lee Lobbestael
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Hey guys. Lately all my arrows have been impacting right. The further I am from the target the further right they impact. I know video of my shot would help but do you guys have any idea of things I can try to fix this? I'm thinking possibly my grip is too deep, or facial pressure from my nose on the arrow might be the cause. I stripped the feathers off one arrow thinking it might be weak in spine, but actually it is too stiff! With bare shaft, it does not impact right. In fact with bareshaft it impacts left like you would expect a stiff arrow to do. Also i'm a little nock low I noticed.
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McDave
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The impact of spine on POI is often the opposite for fletched arrows as for a bare shaft, i,e. stiff arrows may impact right. Or left; the effect on POI of spine on fletched arrows is unpredictable. However, if these are the same arrows you were shooting prior to the problem, that is unlikely to be the cause. Since you said "lately" I assume something has changed. The question is, what?

Occasional right hits for a RH shooter are usually caused by plucking, or occasionally opening your fingers rather than relaxing them on release. Consistent right hits would usually be a result of equipment tuning or "too much of a good thing" in form, such as eye position too far over the arrow or too much elbow rotation. You should only have a very light contact with your nose and the arrow. Left hits are often traced to too open a stance, so I suppose it's possible that right hits could be traced to too closed a stance.

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Lee Lobbestael
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Funny you should mention the POI being opposite withfletched arrows. That makes sense. This is a new bow and I haven't tuned arrows to it yet. I did just put a thick strike plate on it tho and thats when I started noticing right drifts in my shots
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Cut the feathers off one of your arrows, leave the quill, only and see how it flys...Do you have a clearance problem with the quills? Anytime I get my nocking point too low, arrow fly wonky. I am one of those archers that has to shoot a very high nocking point off the shelf. Slight tail high and slightly left is what has shot the best for me, grouped the best off shelf RH with fletched shaft.

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One other thing. If you have an arrow that is longer, see how it shoots. I have found short arrow more difficult to tune and less forgiving of shooter errrors. I like arrows 2" minimum longer than my amo draw length.

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Jim Casto Jr
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Even arrows that are extremely out of spine will generally fly down the middle--especially stiff ones.

Sounds more like an alignment/form issue to me. Any time I shoot right it usually indicates a pluck or my string hand going away from my face and not back and around. I then, go back and make sure I'm pulling and have everything in line; the mark, the arrow, may elbow and I make sure my string hand is pulling directly away from the mark and in line with the arrow.

The right shots will clean up--until the next time. [Smile]

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