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I know what to move. My question is do yall paper tune with tip on or off? Line on or off?
 

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I'm glad you brought this up because I was thinking the same? I'm recently having a rub problem & trying to also tune my bow.

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I usually paper tune with the tip on and the line off. I have tuned with the line on before but haven't seen any difference other than it being more of a pain between shots with the line on. Doesn't seem to make any difference that close up, but it can make a big difference at any distance.
 

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I prefer to water tune a fishing bow exactly like it will be when I'm fishing. When it shoots bulletholes in the water I'm happy.
 

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Shot bare arrow through paper today. WOW i didnt realize how hard it was to get a consistant shot with fingers.
 

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Shot bare arrow through paper today. WOW i didnt realize how hard it was to get a consistant shot with fingers.
Yep can be hard to get good consistency with bare fingers....especially when they're dry. I usually paper tune with a release clipped under the nock....forgot to mention that earlier. As OBG stated, most guys just tune til they get perfect bulletholes on the water. I'm just a little OCD lol
 

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Yep can be hard to get good consistency with bare fingers....especially when they're dry. I usually paper tune with a release clipped under the nock....forgot to mention that earlier. As OBG stated, most guys just tune til they get perfect bulletholes on the water. I'm just a little OCD lol
Sure ya know but you tune different for a release
 

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Sure ya know but you tune different for a release
Haha I knew that was coming.....has always perfectly for me, though. I cant the bow with it just like if I was on the water shooting fingers.
 

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Whats your thoughts on paper tuning kuger?
 

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Whats your thoughts on paper tuning kuger?
LOL!I do.....and need to retune come to think of it,I am having some "issues",right now....one night bullet holes then the next not consistent.Likely bad release but I need to start at square one.
In short its not a have to,a lot of guys are critical....myself included...gives me one less thing to make an excuse about
 

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LOL!I do.....and need to retune come to think of it,I am having some "issues",right now....one night bullet holes then the next not consistent.Likely bad release but I need to start at square one.
In short its not a have to,a lot of guys are critical....myself included...gives me one less thing to make an excuse about
Amen. Nothing worse than someone b****ing about the way their bow shoots all night. Will drive a man crazy lol
 

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I paper tune my bow from 3 yards and then back off to 7 yards with the string off and a tip I made that is just like a field point just a lot bigger and heavier to match the weight of my gene davis points. If I'm shooting bullet holes in paper I'm shooting bullet holes in fish!!!!!!
 

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So far my "tuning" has consisted of makin sure my nock is straight an my rest lines up.....has worked for the past 4 years an I get better every year, I def wouldn't say its a "must" but I might try it just to see how outa tune I have been shootin lol
 

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LOL!I do.....and need to retune come to think of it,I am having some "issues",right now....one night bullet holes then the next not consistent.Likely bad release but I need to start at square one.
In short its not a have to,a lot of guys are critical....myself included...gives me one less thing to make an excuse about
Kuger, Im sure you already did this but before you start working on the bow you might want to roll that arrow and make sure it is straight.
 

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Kuger, Im sure you already did this but before you start working on the bow you might want to roll that arrow and make sure it is straight.
Yea,Steve,I tried several arrows the other night.Thats another thing I am a fanatic about is straight arrows with spun tested points.....why I get my shafts from Gargod and BowfisherChris
 

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I prefer to water tune a fishing bow exactly like it will be when I'm fishing. When it shoots bulletholes in the water I'm happy.
Exactly. It takes just a few minutes usually. Paper tuning a fish bow would only be of use if you did it with conditions exactly like they would be on the water, which means, same tips, line tied on (and wet), etc. If you are going to bowfish with fingers, tune with fingers. No matter how good a finger release you get, the arrow reaction is completely different betweent the two. Tuning usually equates to adjusting out the arrow reaction to the release and the forces put on it by the line.

If you have troulble getting a good tune (regardless of method), try changing arrows. Sometimes no matter how straight it seems to be, a particular arrow just won't shoot straight.
 

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Im having some issues with my arrows hitting the water tip down to much and ive tried everything i can think of and cant get it to stop.
Did you move the nock point down? Is the back of the arrow catching on the rest?
 
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