Arrow Tips by Gold Tip: Bare Shaft Tuning

Arrow Assembly
Broadhead Tuning
Paper Tuning
Bare Shaft Tuning

Bare Shaft Tuning

Gold Tip recommends bare shaft tuning for any setup shot with a finger release. In order to use this method you will need two fletched arrows and two bare shafts. Follow the illustrations below to fine tune your setup.

This diagram depicts optimal tuning for the bare shaft tuning method. Bare shafts and fletched arrows should have very similar impact points.

Stiff Arrow

    Possible Corrections:

  • Use a longer shaft
  • Use a lighter spined shaft
  • Add weight to the insert using Gold Tip weight system, or by adding a heavier weight point

Weak Arrow

    Possible Corrections:

  • Cut shafts shorter 1/4" at a time
  • Use a stiffer spined arrow
  • Decrease point weight
  • Add weight to the rear of the shaft

Low Nock Point

    Possible Corrections:

  • Move nock point up
  • Move arrow rest down

High Nock Point

    Possible Corrections:

  • Move nock point down
  • Move arrow rest up