Quick Answer: How Do You Fix Arrow Fishtails?

What causes an arrow to fishtail?

Often only a slightly suspect loose of the arrow can cause considerable fishtailing.

A clean shelf with a scuff mark left by a vane hitting it is a clear sign of a “clearance problem.” Clearance problems stem from nocking point height, centershot (arrow rest) misplacement, and arrow spine issues..

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 does my arrow 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 long?

It can’t hurt if it’s too long if it’s shoots well for you. Too long and you have to have more spine which adds arrow weight, more fletching, and heavier tips for proper FOC (arrow balance).

Why do my arrows wobble in flight?

It could be a spine issue, fletching contact or incorrect nock point.

What spine arrow do I need?

The first variable you need to look at is draw weight. As draw weight increases, so should arrow rigidity (spine). Also, we strongly recommend that you use an arrow with at least 5 grains of weight per pound or draw weight (if you are shooting a 60 lb. bow, you should use and arrow of not less than 300 grains).

What happens if arrow spine is too stiff?

If the arrow’s spine is too weak or too stiff, the arrow will not correct itself as soon as it should while in flight. If that arrow is weak and continues to flex (has a low spine rating), it’s going to veer off target. Likewise, if the arrow is unforgivingly stiff, it also won’t follow the path the archer intends.

Why are my arrows hitting 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. 2.

How do I stop my arrows from fishtailing?

You can either go really heavy on the point weight (try 150 grains) or get a weaker spined arrow. Two, unless your release is perfect, you’re going to get some initial fishtail looking movement for the first few yards.

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.

Why do arrows porpoise?

Porpoising. It’s called “porpoising” because the arrow behaves mid-flight almost like a porpoise (a mammal from the dolphin/whale family) does in water. If your arrow behaves as shown on the image above, this means that the location of your nocking point needs adjusting.

Why are my arrows shooting to the right?

One of the most common reasons for shots being consistently off target is that you’re shooting arrows with a weak spine. Arrows that are too weak for your bow will cause them to bend too much in flight, making them hit off target.

How long are uncut arrows?

Most raw shafts come in stock-lengths of 30-33″, so that they can be trimmed to make a proper AMO length arrow to suit virtually any bow.

What size arrows for a 30 inch draw?

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Do heavier arrows fly better?

Arrows come in three weight categories: light, midweight and heavy. Lighter arrows fly faster and can group more tightly, but they’re often harder to tune. Heavier arrows fly slower but resist wind better and penetrate deeper. Shooting the wrong arrow weight for a bow can damage equipment and harm the archer.

What distance should a bare shaft tune be?

Shoot your bare shafts and fletched arrows at 10 yards. If your bare shaft groups with your arrows, step back to 15 yards and shoot again. Continue bare-shaft tuning until you reach the distance where you no longer get consistent bare-shaft impacts.