Quick Answer: What Causes An Arrow To Fishtail?

What might you do to your bow if you use arrows that are too lightweight?

Arrows that are too lightweight for your bow may cause you to essentially “dry fire” your bow..

Why are my arrows not flying straight?

For an arrow to fly true, it must have the right amount of “flex,” or spine, for the bow. Determining proper spine is easy–arrow manufacturers have figured it out for us. To find the right arrow spine for your bow, you’ll need two numbers: (1) your bow’s draw weight in pounds, and (2) your arrow length in inches.

What spine arrow do I need?

The first variable you need to look at is draw weight. As draw weight increases, so should arrow rigidity (spine). Also, we strongly recommend that you use an arrow with at least 5 grains of weight per pound or draw weight (if you are shooting a 60 lb. bow, you should use and arrow of not less than 300 grains).

What causes arrow wobble?

The amount an arrow will wobble is determined by the spine of the arrow. … When the strength of the bow (its poundage) is correctly matched to the arrows’ spine then the wobble of the arrow bends it around the bow as it is shot. The arrow then proceeds to fly straight towards the target.

What causes an arrow to corkscrew?

It is normally caused by fletching contact and the arrow recovers down range but corkscrews as it flies.

How do you fix arrow Porpoising?

Adjusting your nocking point up or down the string will also often straighten out porpoising problems. Try shooting from different points on the string, and like Eddie, said, if that don’t work, try adjusting brace height.