32785Re: [SCA-Archery] What to do when you are always overspined?
- Mar 4, 2013It might also be sight picture or stance.
---- Catherine Townson <cate.townson@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I tried looking through the history, but didn't see an answer to my
> From everything I've read, one should be able to aim the tip of the arrow
> at the centre of the target, adjusting vertically for range. In order to
> hit the target, I have to aim far to the left. At 20 yards maybe 2-3 feet
> to the left of the target. Googling my problem, it appears my arrows are
> very overspined. I shoot left handed.
> I shoot a 25# recurve bow. My draw length is 26". At approximately 2#
> loss per inch, it means my draw weight is effectively 21#. I use
> an approximately 28" shaft length. I have been unable to find wood
> shafts lower than a 30-35# spine, mine are currently 35-40# (this was the
> lowest available at the time) but I have some 30-35# shafts on the way.
> I'm using a fast flight string (which I believe adds 5 lbs to the
> suggested spine weight). I am currently using 70 gr. points, which is what
> I was told to use, but I have 100 and 125 gr points on hand.
> I'd like to get a better idea of what to do before making my new arrows. I
> can't be the only one with this problem. Do I just consistently aim at a
> point to the left and hope to upgrade to a heavier bow in a couple of
> years? Can I weight my points further (I see there are wood shaft point
> weights on the market)?
> Thank you for the assistance,
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