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    As I shoot from about 2 yards my pin is dead on the dot. As I walk back, the impact of the arrow rises. In other words, at 10 yards (my max indoors) the arrows are hitting the target higher than they do at 2 yards.

    Is this a nock point issue? Should it be raised? Lowered? How about adjusting the height of the arrow rest up or down.

    I'm an old guy but new to this bow tuning stuff for the most part.

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    It's not an issue at all. That's what will always happen at ranges that short.

    You can't walk-back tune at 2 yards silly!

    You need to start at no less than 15, and work back to no less than 55, in 10 yard increments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlosII View Post
    As I shoot from about 2 yards my pin is dead on the dot. As I walk back, the impact of the arrow rises. In other words, at 10 yards (my max indoors) the arrows are hitting the target higher than they do at 2 yards.

    Is this a nock point issue? Should it be raised? Lowered? How about adjusting the height of the arrow rest up or down.

    I'm an old guy but new to this bow tuning stuff for the most part.

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    Your sight is just set too low.
    Walkback tuning is used to adjust the rest left and right (centershot) not any vertical adjustment.
    Set your sight so you hit on at 10yds (max you have room for) then when you shoot at 2yds you will see that you hit low.
    I think maybe you are confusing french tuning with walkback tuning.
    Last edited by Spiker; 01-12-2011 at 06:32 AM.

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    CarlsoII, ain't nothing wrong. You have to take the trajectory path into consideration. At 2 yards your arrow hasn't had the distance to rise to the line of sight. If looking at one of my old cheat sheets, I used the same sight setting for *20 feet and 27 1/2 yards. The line of sight on my Shadowcat is 3 1/4" above the center of the nocked arrow. Of my UltraTec, when French Tuning, I sighted in at 9 feet and this setting was good for 55 yards. If my UltraTec had been faster, sighting at 9 feet would have put on at 60 or 65 yards.

    * I use to shoot field. Distances as close as 20 feet and out to 80 yards.

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    Sonny got it. So did Doc. He just didn't explain in as much detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by copterdoc View Post
    It's not an issue at all. That's what will always happen at ranges that short.

    You can't walk-back tune at 2 yards silly!

    You need to start at no less than 15, and work back to no less than 55, in 10 yard increments.
    Hmmm.....OK.

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    Thanks Sonny. Appreciate your patience with an ol' geezer.

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