What is a walk back tune?

Walk back tuning is a process where you will shoot arrows at a single point on a target, but your distance increases from the target while still using the same pin. For example, you shoot at 20, 30, and 40 yards while still using your 20-yard pin.

At 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.

Should I paper tune my bow?

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.

How far should an arrow go past the rest?

The best safety practice is to make sure your arrows sit at least 1″ beyond your arrow rest when the bow is at full draw. A little bit of extra arrow length gives the arrows an important margin of safety. A little too long is okay. A little too short is not.

What distance should a bare shaft tune be?

Shoot your bare shafts and fletched arrows at 10 yards. If your bare shaft groups with your arrows, step back to 15 yards and shoot again. Continue bare-shaft tuning until you reach the distance where you no longer get consistent bare-shaft impacts.

Does paper tuning really matter?

Paper tuning is a great, useful tool when done properly and realizing what exactly it is doing. Your arrows may be hitting the spot, but that doesn’t mean they have good flight. Good flight is especially important when hunting, shooting long ranges and shooting in the wind.

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.

Why is my bow sight maxed out?

Is your sight windage at max? They can come up when you’ve bought a new bow sight, have serious form issues, are experimenting with different arrows, or there’s something off with your bow settings.

How is walk back tuning similar to French tuning?

Walk back tuning is very similar to french tuning in that it involves shooting at various distances to establish whether your rest is or is not set to its true center shot. Much like the french tune method, you will need a target with a plumb vertical line on it and a small aiming point on the line near the top of the target.

Do you use paper tuning on a compound bow?

Paper Tuning a Compound Bow. Paper tuning a compound bow has proven to be one of the most useful tools that archers can use to quickly diagnose issues. We have tested quite a few arrow rests this year and paper tuning has been a critical part of the process. That isn’t to say that paper tuning is the best or only way to get your bow shooting well.

What does walk back tune on compound bow mean?

The walk back tune will tell us if our arrow rest or center shot has to be adjusted left or right. When it is set properly, our arrows should always land in the vertical center of the target at 20 yards and at 80 yards. Follow these steps to learn how to walk back tune a compound bow.

What do you need to know about paper tuning?

The goal of paper tuning is to stand approximately 6’ to 8’ from the paper and shoot an arrow through the paper into the target. The resulting “tear” through the paper is a perfectly centered hole. A perfect tear would indicate the arrow is leaving the bow with true flight.