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    Cool Discussion! Tuning bows!

    Okay guys, if you tune your bow should you tune it at the dw you plan to use. Or does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Okay guys, if you tune your bow should you tune it at the dw you plan to use. Or does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedykills View Post
    If your shooting bullet holes then really only thing that i notice is drop in arrow,with field points or broadheads,just a matter of sight adjustment,but that my experience only............
    same with my experiences tuning several bows
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    I tune with everything the exact same way I am going to be using the bow. Same weight, DL, let-off, arrows, everything.
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    Well, lets think about this a sec.. It doesn't change the timing, doesn't change the physical placement of your centershot, or your knock placement. The cables keep your ata the same, so a few cranks of your limb bolts shouldn't matter a whole lot...

    but then again, if you drop/raise the dw enough to require a different spine arrow, you may need to make some adjustments to your centershot to compensate...

    I think it may be best to set your draw weight first. If it was me, anyways
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    I tune it to the DW I'm going to shoot it, but in most cases that's only 1/2 a turn from max. I have found that after tuning, a full turn or so either way doesn't make any difference to arrow flight but may have to adjust sight pin a little if I'm shooting with sights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    I tune with everything the exact same way I am going to be using the bow. Same weight, DL, let-off, arrows, everything.
    I agree. That's why my 3D rig is my huntin rig and vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    I tune with everything the exact same way I am going to be using the bow. Same weight, DL, let-off, arrows, everything.
    EH, I would have to agree that is the way I do it. If your going to shoot the bow it is set for your dw, dl, let off and so on. I tune it at my dw.

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    you can tune a bow, but you can't tuna fish.

    (couldn't resist)

    so, why would you want to tune it at one weight and then change the weight? just wondering.

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