Paper Tuning

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Fine-tuning
Let’s say you have the numbers and found a great deal on some of last year’s arrows. It’s time to paper tune, which is literally shooting your arrow through a large piece of paper. The resulting tears will tell you how much your arrow wobbles during flight. Smear your arrowhead with a bit of lipstick, chalk or dry marker to clearly see where the arrowhead enters the paper and to keep it separate from the tear the etching will make. It’s best to shoot tuning arrows 6-10 feet from the paper so your etching will not create a reverse tear. Your paper must be farther from target backstop than the length of your arrow to prevent arrow ip and false tears.

This article appears in the Mar/Apr 2018 Bugle Magazine. Join now to get your copy