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bow help please
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Contributors to this thread:
BowYoda 12-Jul-19
ohiohunter 12-Jul-19
COHOYTHUNTER 12-Jul-19
Bowfreak 12-Jul-19
Franklin 12-Jul-19
jdee 12-Jul-19
BowYoda 12-Jul-19
BowYoda 12-Jul-19
Buglmin 12-Jul-19
carcus 13-Jul-19
Tdvorak 13-Jul-19
From: BowYoda
12-Jul-19
hello all, new here but not to hunting. Pulled an archery tag for elk in The Valles Caldera this sept. been shooting daily out to 90yds. put FB BH on bow and they dove into ground 3' short of target.. went to shop to "re-tune". I cannot get a bullethole unless arrow is extreme to left out of rest. take 3 turns off poundage and get bulletholes at suggested setup. Z7 Magnum, 30" draw. idler wheel is parallel. i'm at a loss... can someone throw a couple of "checks" to look for or have ideas what may be causing this? Thanks in advance!!!

From: ohiohunter
12-Jul-19
Is the bus cable splitting the timing hole?

From: COHOYTHUNTER
12-Jul-19
What spine arrows are you shooting?

From: Bowfreak
12-Jul-19
Weak spine unless you have some horrible nock travel or something weird.

Arrow length, tip weight and spin?

From: Franklin
12-Jul-19
What yardage are you saying you are 3' short at....90 yards? What is your impact points at regular yardages like 20...30....40 yards?

From: jdee
12-Jul-19
I had the same problem with a Z7Xtream and never could get it tuned, couldn’t hit a darn thing. Had a couple heartbreaking hunts with that bow that year then sold it and bought a new Bowtech and am back on track now. I don’t know what the problem was but after that season that bow had to go and I had spent a lot of time and money trying to get it right, everything on it was first class.

From: BowYoda
12-Jul-19
thanks guys will check the above... esp the cable-timing hole... completely forgot that. Shooting Axis 340s at 28.5" arrows, 100gr field points. Shot BH at 60 that dove into the ground. All arrows have been spin tested.... have been shooting 4" groups out to 60. Put a new string on it 4wks ago... shot it in... thought I was set until I shot the BH..?? have NEVER had this issue with this bow. center punched a bull 3yrs ago at 75yds. 20,30,40 yd shots I don't shoot at the same dot. I have nocturnals on all and got tired of busting them.

From: BowYoda
12-Jul-19
thanks guys will check the above... esp the cable-timing hole... completely forgot that. Shooting Axis 340s at 28.5" arrows, 100gr field points. Shot BH at 60 that dove into the ground. All arrows have been spin tested.... have been shooting 4" groups out to 60. Put a new string on it 4wks ago... shot it in... thought I was set until I shot the BH..?? have NEVER had this issue with this bow. center punched a bull 3yrs ago at 75yds. 20,30,40 yd shots I don't shoot at the same dot. I have nocturnals on all and got tired of busting them.

From: Buglmin
12-Jul-19
Bare shaft tune. Tune the arrow to the bow. Lots of useful information on bare shaft tuning on YouTube.

From: carcus
13-Jul-19
Is there a static yoke on that bow, I believe there is one, if so start twisting! If you can afford get a new bowtech realm or reckoning, they are the most tune-able bows, for the best deal contact a canadian dealer, your dollar will get you a smokin deal

From: Tdvorak
13-Jul-19
I would schedule a time to take it into your “pro”. I could be something as simple as “the door was locked” and you didn’t notice it. If he can’t help you, take it to the next pro in the next town over. They’ll get you squared away quickly. The advantage of doing it this way is while you do spend some extra $ you also get to go right back to enjoying your bow and the sport without investing a lot of time spinning the wheels. And you get to learn what you had going wrong all at the same time so you’ll be wiser-quicker. Win-win.

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