Re: [SCA-Archery] Changing your nock point
- Cian of Storvik wrote:
>...That 1/8" to 1/4" should be measured from under the nocked arrow. Yes?
> Usually it's okay to have the nock point slightly high (some
> traditional archery sites actually recommend it). You just don't want
> the nock point really high or too low. Use a bow square or carpenter
> square to line it up 1/8" to 1/4" above the rest (if nocking the arrow
> under the nock point).
> -Cian of Storvik
Otherwise you will be driving the nock end of the arrow _onto_ the shelf
and most likely causing porpoising as the arrow leaves the bow. (and a
lot of arrow-on-bow noise)
My bows with arrow shelves I've set up with about a 1/4" under the arrow.
On my shelfless bows I use about 3/8", I shoot off my bare hand and that
3/8" _really_ improves the comfort level, any lower than that and I
start getting scuffed up. If there's any porpoising, it's very minor.
YMMV, one set-up uses heavy bodkins on maple shafts out of a ~70# longbow.
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