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32785Re: [SCA-Archery] What to do when you are always overspined?

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  • Jim Pickette
    Mar 4, 2013
      It 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
      > question.
      > 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,
      > -Cate.
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