How To Prepare New Recurve Bow To Shoot Straight Arrow With No Arrow Plate No Arrow Rest

Can you shoot without an arrow rest?

It’s perfectly acceptable for you to shoot a recurve bow without an actual arrow rest on it. Most traditional recurves are designed to allow you to shoot the arrow off the shelf. This simply means that the arrow rides on the shelf of the bow which is located in the middle of the riser above the handle.

Why is my arrow not shooting straight?

If the two cams are rotating out of sync, it can “throw” your arrow. Oftentimes, this is where high/low hits come from once broadheads are screwed on. This is due to either the top or bottom cam being faster than the other, causing the arrow to not fly out of the bow straight.

How do I stop my arrows from fishtailing?

You should try to adjust cam lean on the bow until you’re able to shoot a bullet hole through paper. Next you will fine tune your bow by doing a walk back or French tune to micro adjust. After you have the rest set for center shot you shouldn’t have to move it left or right more then an 1/8th of an inch.

How do you aim a recurve bow without sight?

Draw the string to the corner of your mouth.

This is called an anchor point and while archers with a sight draw to their jaw, you should touch your index/middle finger to the corner of your mouth. This brings the arrow closer to your eye and allows you to aim with greater accuracy.

What arrow rest do Olympic archers use?

Many Olympic archers will use a bolt-on magnetic arrow rest because they last longer, and the archer knows they can shoot confidently that the bolt-on rest will not fall off during competition.

Does arrow rest affect accuracy?

If you make only one major change to your hunting bow this summer, make it a drop-away arrow rest. I can think of no other single tweak to an existing bowhunting outfit that will make as big a difference to accuracy and bowhunting efficiency. The drop-away rest makes any bow more accurate.

How does dry firing a bow damage it?

When you dry fire a bow, the energy is not able to transfer to the arrow because there is no arrow, but the energy will still need to go somewhere. So instead, the energy goes back to the bow creating strong vibrations throughout the entire bow. These vibrations can cause catastrophic damage to any part of the bow.