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Traditional Only®  Carbon Shafting Test Kit
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Traditional Only® Carbon Shafting Test Kit

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Item Number: 6780X
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  • Q:

    how many arrows of each spine weight are included?
    Asked on 6/16/2014 by D from United States

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It depends upon the test kit selected. There is one arrow for each spine that is listed in the kits below.
      Test Kit C: 600, 500, 400, 340, 300
      Test Kit B: 300, 340, 400
      Test Kit A: 400, 500, 600.

      Answered on 6/18/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There is one arrow of each spine weight.

      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Stewybaby from Sheridan, WY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      One

      Answered on 6/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I believe test kits contain one of each spine.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/16/2014 by BowhntrME from Southern Maine
  • Q:

    I purchased this test recently, and was quickly able to determine that the 600's shot best with my 45# grizzly. however, after moving back to 10 yards from 8, my arrows began to "nock right", consistently. I didnt make any changes when moving back and im positive my form and release was proper and consistent. Is it a field point weight problem?(I use 125's). Also i think these nocks might be a bit tight for my b-50 dacron string.
    Asked on 5/20/2013 by Jesse from United States

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Play with the tipp weight and yes, fit the nocks for a loose fit.
       
       

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Shtrbc from Fargo, ND
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Depending on your draw length you might want to go with a 500 spine using a 125 or 145 grain point. I really recommend leaving your arrow 1.5'' longer than your draw length so that you have plenty of clearance. That 600 sounds like it is a little two week for that bow. I have found that the 500 shoots better off the 45 pound Grizzly bows.

      Answered on 5/21/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      It could be a point weight issue. The further from the target you get, the more noticeable the differences will be. Now, having said that, you mentioned that your nocks were tight. This will also cause inconsistencies in arrow flight. I had the same issue so I used emery cloth to sand down the nocks so that they all released about the same. This takes time and you do not want to make the nicks too loose. I switched to fast flight and this solved my problem and I no longer had to sand the nocks.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I typically bare shaft tune at 15 yards. 8-10 is probably to close to get a true reading. Your tight nocks could cause some disturbance but, it sounds to me that your shafts are a tad stiff and more weight is required up front to weaken the spine. It will also help in the FOC (forward of center) as your arrows will fly better if they balance past center closer to the front.

      Answered on 5/21/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Assuming that your form & release are on. Yes I would start by smoothing out the inside of your arrow nock with some 220 grit sandpaper. If that doesn't work then I would start all over & trim your new arrow 1/4" at a time until you achieve an acceptable arrow flight right to left. I personally have never been able to achieve absolute while bare shaft tuning. Just get it as close as you can. Remember that the fletch will correct the rest. I hunt so everything I do is tuned for the broadheads I use. It's more expensive but the confidence you gain will help you make good shots on God's creatures. Good luck.
      PS
      You might want to try point weight that are a little heavier or use the point weight insert system. Having a heavier FOC is desire able.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/21/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    in reading your bare shaft and arrow tuning guide, it stated that you should verify that your brace height and nock point are set up properly for your bow. how can I determine this?
    Asked on 5/15/2013 by Jesse from United States

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You will need to make sure you have your brace height set were you normally shoot the bow at. For the nocking point you will need to make sure that when you start tuning the arrows that there is no up or down kick to the arrow in flight. If the arrows are kicking you will then want to adjust the nocking point first before cutting the arrows down.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Typically, the bowyer will recommend a range of brace heights for a particular bow, eg 7" - 7 3/4". It is up to the individual to experiment to find the optimum height for speed and quietness. Next, comes the nock point. Most people start at 1/2" above center and work up gradually from there. I place a piece of masking tape on the string and move it gradually, sliding then shooting a bare shaft until I find the sweet spot, where the arrow flies true without porposing and hits the target straight on. Of couse, your arrows should be tuned to the bow as well, so that they hit the target without being skewed.
      It might sound simple but, can take a considerable amount of time to get it right. Once set, what a difference it makes. Also, adding fletching will further enhance and improve your arrow flight.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I went to the website for my brand of bow to find the brace height. Mine has a 3/4" range which can be adjusted as part of the tuning process. Nock point location is also part of the tuning process. I highly recommend the bare shaft method for initial tuning, especially for spine and nock point adjustment. Without fletching, the shafts hit the target in such a way that it is easy to tell what needs adjusting.
      Stewart

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Stewybaby from Sheridan, WY
  • Q:

    What is the weight of the inserts used for these arrows?

    Thanks
    Asked on 4/30/2013 by jay archery from Reading MA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      These inserts weigh 14 grains.

      Answered on 5/1/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I ordered Kit A. What glue would you recommend on the point insert for use in testing. I thought hot melt glue, but Concerned about heating the tip for removal, on carbon.Since I will be trimming the arrow frequently, any suggestions?
    Ed
    Asked on 3/15/2013 by Hokie Ed from Virginia Beach, VA

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      While I’m new to archery, and I have not used it yet, I bought the “Insert Iron”
      it is suppose to release by putting the insert end of the arrow into boiling
      water.

      Answered on 3/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I have used the Ferr-L-Tite Cool-Flex for this same method and it worked well. It does not take much heat to loosen up the insert. You would just apply the heat to the field point and not the shaft itself.

      Answered on 3/15/2013 by Josh from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Thats a good question but I don't have a great answer. I used hot melt
      glue, and when I went to trim one of the shafts, the glue melted and the
      shaft looks ok, but I definitely smelled the shaft burning when I did it.
      Like the smell of plastic burning. I think next time I trim I will keep
      the flame off the shaft and just heat the point until it comes loose and
      hopefully the shaft won't get too hot. Hope this helps...

      Answered on 3/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      How interesting that this email was sent to me. I have exactly the same question and answer. I have used hot glue quite a bit in construction applications and find it good for short term adhesion. It tends to lose holding power as it ages but should work as a tuning glue. There will be a 2" fall off from my arrows that I plan to practice on before heating the whole arrow. I am going to try my souldering iron inserted into the insert as a heat source to remove them. If someone has a better idea I would like to hear it too.Stewart

      Answered on 3/16/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I just got my new Falco bow 45@28 and I have a 31" draw. What test kit would you recommend .
    Asked on 2/25/2013 by Sean

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would go with with test kit c you will have one of every spine.

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Standard formula is add approx. 3lbs per inch of draw over the 28". So minimum spine is now 54lbs, but we don't know what your point weight is yet, that determines final spine requirements. Standard formula for traditional archery assumes 125gr. point. It's recommended that you add 5lbs for broad heads, so your up to 59, you might as well say 60 lbs spine with a 125 gr. point. Stiffer if the point weighs more. Hope that helps.
      KB
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by BowhntrME from Southern Maine
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Testkit A or better C for further use on stronger bows

      Answered on 2/25/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    So, why aren't the test arrows fletched? How can you determine
    which spine flys "true" if they're not fletched?

    I shoot 31" arrows on a 60# barta longbow.
    Asked on 12/8/2012 by pat

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Th e job of the fletching on the arrow is to help the arrow acheive a straight trajectory once the arrow is released.  If the arrow shaft is severly  over splined or under splinded the fletching may not be able to correct the flight resulting in poor arrow flight and deminished arrow speed as the arrow is flying down range at an angle.  The best way to select the proper spline is to shoot multiple arrows of different spline  with no fletching and your normal weight of field point.  Both Easton and Gold T ip have information on their websites explaining how to bare shaft tune arrows to your bow.

      Answered on 12/9/2012 by Tom from Snohomish, WA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      These kits are to allow you to bare shaft tune your arrows. If you have any questions about bare shaft tuning give us a call and we will be happy to help you.

      Answered on 12/11/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Does this come in 6 or dz. Or something else?
    Asked on 7/5/2012 by recurve_addict from oklahoma city, ok

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Test kit A comes with 3, a 600, 500, and 400. B comes with 400, 340, and 300. Kit C comes with all 5 spines

      Answered on 7/5/2012 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    If I order this test, do I HAVE to cut it little by little to find a good set or can I just use it as is with a 26" draw length? Curious since I don't own a carbon cutter machine.
    Asked on 5/30/2012 by E.Perez from Tampa, FL

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, this is to help you find the correct arrows for your bow. You can use which ever method of tuning makes your most comfortable. Personally, with carbon arrows I like to adjust the point weight to get them tuned in.

      Answered on 5/31/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This test kit ought to get you quite close without cutting. If you find which two spines your set up is between, then you can fine tune by changing point weight. The included instructions tell how. The negative aspect of leaving the arrows long is the extra weight, which will reduce maximum arrow speed or energy efficiency. You ought to be able to come up with some abrasive cut off method that would give acceptable results for test purposes though. Google cutting carbon arrows for ideas. Then have 3rivers cut your next set of arrows to your specs.

      Answered on 6/2/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I am new to traditional archery and have a newly purchased (used) Fred Bear recurve; 62", 50# with a 27.6" draw length. I am unsure about the bow model but was told it is three years old. I intend to use this bow for hunting (whitetail, black bear, elk, small game). Can you recommend which kit I should order? Thanks!
    Asked on 12/11/2011 by Adam from Richland, WA

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I recommend going with test kit A. A 500 with a 125 grain should work, but you can experiment using a 400 with extra weight up front.

      Answered on 12/12/2011 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Trad only shaft kit, 400, 500, 600 grain. Depends on the weight of the head you want to shoot.

      Answered on 4/6/2012 by Chuck from Auburn, Al
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