What distance should you paper tune a bow?

Shoot arrows through a suspended sheet of paper at a distance of 4 to 6 feet and observe the resulting tear.

Is paper tuning a bow necessary?

They could keep moving back in short increments to find out exactly what their arrow was doing throughout its flight. Rather than fading away with time, paper tuning has become more and more important as bows have become faster and arrows have become smaller and more difficult to see.

What kind of paper do you use to paper tune a bow?

A roll of wax paper from the grocery store is going to give you the best results. As long as you keep the paper tight when shooting thru it, wax paper will show you even the slightest tear very easily, more so than any other kind of paper.

Are prime bows hard to tune?

Balanced, very easy to tune, adjustable let off, very nice to shoot.

Can someone else paper tune your bow?

There is only one way to tune your bow properly, and that is with you shooting it. It is impossible to tune an archer’s bow without involving the archer. Pro-shop staffers can certainly lend their expertise and experience to help you tune your bow, but no one else can “perfectly tune” it.

How much does it cost to paper tune a bow?

Shop Services

Most Common Shop Services
New Bow Purchased from Average Joes Archery Complete Bow Tune and Setup $45.00 FREE
Basic Bow Tune (paper tune, string condition, inspection/safety check) $25.00
Complete Bow Tune (paper tune, string condition, inspection/safety check, tear down with clean/lube) $35.00

Can you Paper tune a whisker biscuit?

I had a whisker biscuit and was always trying to tune it through paper, with less than perfect results no matter what I did. The thing that worked the best was taking the rest off, buying a rip-cord fall-away and watch my groups tighten.

What is Nock tuning?

Nock tuning is a very simple process that requires little to no prior experience and can be done with any arrow out of any bow and with any fletching configuration. The idea behind nock tuning is to rotate the arrow on the string in an effort to find the “sweet spot” of the arrow from a tuning standpoint.

How is paper tuning used in compound archery?

Paper tuning is one of the most common ways compound archers using mechanical releases determine whether their arrows are leaving their bows in a straight line. (Shooting a compound bow with fingers is more like shooting a recurve bow, and Lancaster Archery Supply recommends bare-shaft tuning in such cases.

What’s the goal of paper tuning a bow?

Studying the tear will show you how your arrow is flying out of the bow. Once you know how the arrow is flying you can make adjustments accordingly. The goal of paper tuning is to end up with a perfect “bullet hole” where your arrow is flying straight out of the bow. Before you start paper tuning you need to set yourself up for success.

What do you see in a paper tuning Arrow?

Short of the bullet hole, what you’ll see is a tear that features a rounded end where the arrow point went through the paper, and a three- or four-slotted hole made by the fletched end of the arrow. Think about the layout of your tear to figure out how your arrow is flying.

What do you need to know about paper tuning?

Through paper tuning you can determine that your arrow rest, bowstring and nocking point are all perfectly aligned, and that you are shooting the proper arrows for your setup. It also lets you know if your hand position on the bow and your shooting form are both correct.