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    Default Crazy arrow flight - really high!

    Not sure what to think of this or how it happened really. I was shooting my Cheetah / GT Velocity 400 / Apache Rest / Trufire 3D Hunter release. I lined up and put 5 on the money at 20 yards. First shot I stepped back to 30 yards and whooosh arrow sails right over the target into my garage and actually threaded the needle on my gas grill luckily. went right over the tank and under the grill ... Luckily the only bad part of this whole thing was the arrow broke in 2 - everything else is good, aside from the strange arrow flight.

    I immediately thought my sights may have moved. I looked at them, I have them marked, nope not the sight. So that left me with the rest. A few weeks ago, I had a freak shot that I couldn't explain. The arrow dived right after I released the shot. This was the opposite, so I am thinking the arm may not have been all the way up or that it was up too long?? Does that sound like a possibility? I don't know if the string somehow is getting hung up on the cable or what? So I loosened the set screw and re-set the string. It pulled through much shorter than it was before. Set that and took a few shots, still high. I had to leave the house, so I'll be tinkering tomorrow, but just wondering if anything stands out to anyone here.

    I touch back tomorrow after I figure it out, because I know I will - don't have much time left before the season to have something goofy like this going on.
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    Sounds like a rest issue to me, could be a collision with the fletching. Have you rotated the fletching so the cock feather is up? And check the timing, the rest might be staying up too long or it could be a mechanical issue, sticking sometimes.

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    Haven't changed anything on it. The one random shot was about 5 minutes after 5 solid shots at 20 yards. I'm sure I slide the knot of the pull string, so I'm convinced that has something to do with it right now. I'll be checking the string again tomorrow and getting some more shots into the target. Need to get this solved tomorrow - have a 3D next weekend I would like to shoot and season is just right around the corner.

    Hopefully re-setting the string to proper pull is all that is needed. I would hate to have to reset all my pins and adjust everything out to 50 yards again. Everything has been totally spot on.
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    I had a drop away I made out of a two prong. I know when I would move the string that was from the rest to the cable even an eighth of an inch it would move my arrow 10inches or so.

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    Just got back from shooting a few arrows - reset the string and feel good at 20 yards again. Haven't taken a 30 yet, need to move the cars out of the driveway. I'll probably be able to do that this afternoon. The string definitely moved, when I pull the string taught to reset and then drew back to set the length, it is much shorter than it was before. Not going to trim any of the excess off just in case it slides and I need to set it again without having to cut another line of cord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Rest stuck up perhaps?
    I have a NAP 2100 drop that does if the tension is turned up, not my favorite rest.

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    I've had this happen to me twice this year. Once last week and once about 2 months ago. To this day I have no clue as to what or why it happend. Both sailed high, way high, like almost a foot over my block target. When I usually have a flyer it's usually only by about 5 to 6 inches, these were crazy high! I have a fully contained hostage rest, not a drop away. Thought that maybe I absent mindedly loaded my arrow upside down? I don't know. Maybe let the bow torque upwards upon release? Kinda kicks your confidence level down a little when you miss like that, but both times I went right back to grouping. I don't have an answer for ya but i know how ya feel, been there. just hope it doesn't happen at the wrong time.
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