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DavidWood
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Has anybody ever set up their selfbow (or sinew backed bow) to shoot with a fixed crawl. If so, what did you do differently when setting it up or when tillering?
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Roy from Pa
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If you are going to tiller on a tiller tree, I would figure out where you plan on placing the arrow nock on the string, then figure out where the center of your middle finger will be on the string when shooting the bow, and place the trees pull rope right where the center of your middle finger will be. I assume my string nocking point to be 3/8th above the arrow shelf with arrow under the string nock and plan it out from there when tillering. Then tiller the bow for equal limb timing.
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Tim Y
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Good question. And thanks for that answer or method Roy.
I shoot three under and had up to this point waited to cut my shelf until I knew which limb was strongest. Then made that the upper limb. It was all based on a hope and a prayer. But with Roy's method I feel that I'll have some control.
Thanks again
-Tim

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Wolftrail
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Great answer from Roy but personally I would only tiller for 3 under or split. If you are looking to improve your archery skills just stick with one style and method that works best in the field and in the bush hunting.

Some people over complicate shooting methods. Why.?
Stick with what works and use it across the board.

(fixed crawl) just another way to skin a cat I guess. [biglaugh]

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Roy from Pa
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Shooting with a fixed crawl, you can decide what distance you want your point on to be. And when you use the tip of the arrow as a front sight by closing one eye, it's a very accurate shooting style.
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