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Episode 15 – Tuning Up Your Traditional Bow

This episode could be considered a continuation of last weeks episode. This week I discuss the basics on how to tune your traditional archery tackle. Every bow needs to be correctly tuned and a recurve or a longbow is no different.

Covered Topics/Show Notes

Why tune your bow.

Brace height

Setting your nock point.

Choosing your arrow length, broadhead weight and spine strength.

Basic Paper Tuning Methods. Click the link for a good picture of paper tears. This is for a compound but it mentions both nock point and arrow stiffness >>——> Good Paper Tuning Article from Gold Tip

Noise Suppression.

Weatherproofing your bow.

Care and Maintenance.


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