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just really started shooting this year. my question is this... why do my arrows do a "loop d loop" in flight? A buddy said that the fletchings and blades needed to line up. Well they do. They had been flying straight, then today they weren't. The "whisker biscuit" is extremely stable and I couldnt get it to move thinking it may have moved. I shoot a fixed broadhead (100 grain) and a 30 in arrow with 3 inch fletchings......
 

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Its a bit weird that things were ok and now their not. At first I would have said the arrow spline is too light but that may not be the problem. Are you using a release? Fingers could be a big problem. I shoot a fast bow with only 2" fletchings and carbons. I could shoot the same spot of aim with fixed vs mechanical broadheads. I'm not a fan of the bisket type rests but thats probably not the problem either. No deflection off your bow arm? I don't really know, something is changing, maybe a pro shop can help out quickly.
 
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its important to hold your form after the release and even more so with capture type rests. try making a conscious effort to hold form and see if it changes. the fact that you are now looking for something may have you pulling your head out, peeking, and/or dropping the bow.
 

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its important to hold your form after the release and even more so with capture type rests. try making a conscious effort to hold form and see if it changes. the fact that you are now looking for something may have you pulling your head out, peeking, and/or dropping the bow.
I agree that you are probably torquing your bow.
 

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i really appreciate all the thoughts. I shot some this afternoon and think I may have been brushing my jacket some. Shot today more like I hunt and it was much better.

on a side note... what type of rest do most of you guys use?
 

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Is there any chance that the nocking point moved on your string.
I use a whisker Biscuit also.
 

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I had the same problem start when I was wearing a heavier coat, and also found my bow was slightly louder. Obviously I was just grazing my coat and I couldn't even feel it. I bought a roll of camo tape and ran 3 thin strips around my forearm. No more snap noise and no more random arrows. Now I only shootwearing what I will hunt in: thin gloves, heavy coat, hat with a bill etc.
 

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Use "shoot through" rests on everything my family shoots. I think they are TM Hunter type and have done a good job over many years I have been flinging arrows. I like to set up the rests by paper tuning and that will settle down the "wild kicks".
 

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i'm new at this so what exactly does paper tuning mean? Also, what classes as a shoot through rest?

I went and got some different broadheads thinking they may have something to do with it, but tonight I missed a tall 8 pt twice becuase the arrows made a two foot loop when shot (two foot loop at only 15 yards). Getting some more help tomorrow from a good friend and gonna try and reset my bow up.
 
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:no:sounds like a trip to the pro shop, and before you hunt with it again. get it straightened out.:no: you're lucky you didn't wound the deer, that would have sucked. :wallbash:

paper tuning is when your arrow makes a bullet hole through a sheet of paper with no tears in any direction.
 

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The pro shop will have you shoot a bare shaft arrow through the paper, you don't want any tears sideways or up and down. Like ronn said a bullet hole. Any tears and you most likely have a problem with the rest position and will give the sideways tearing. Improper nock position will give you up/down tearing. Improper arrow spline can also create arrow flight problems. Fletching contact with the rest can be a problem. I shoot a drop-a-way rest which eliminates arrow/rest contact problems.
 

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well went to a good friends house last night for help with this problem. To show how new I am to this, he noticed that I didnt have a cable guard rod (?) on my bow. Thus the viens on the arrow were hitting the cable and thus throwing off the direction of the arrow... Haven;t had a chance to get one yet but shot some this afternoon making sure the viens were turned a little to clear and shoots like a charm....

Thanks for all the input. I'll post up the monster when he comes by my stand.
 
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