Serving and my string

Discussion in 'Archery Hunting' started by JMAC, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    Well, I'm having some problems with my shooting. Last week I shot the 3D tourney at Calfornia. A few shots into the first half I realized that my fletching had gotten loose and it was unraveling. I finished that half of the course, wrapped the serving as tight as I could get it and then tried to glue it down with some fletching glue. Only a couple shots into the second half and it was unraveling again. I shot better on the second half than I did on the first so I figured it wasn't affecting my shooting.

    I took my bow in yesterday to get it reserved and they said it would be Tuesday at the earliest before they could get it done :)mad: another story). The guy told me to try and get the serving tight as far down as I could and then tie it down to the string with dental floss. Then cut off the excess. This would get me by until I could get the serving redone. After I did this yesterday I started shooting to the right. Pretty bad to the right! My groups were still pretty tight so I tend to believe that I didn't start punching the release or anything.

    I shot again to day at the Jeff City shoot and it really affected my score. My arrows were fishtailing bad! I had noticed that my arrows would tend to do this anyway but not until out around 40 yds. Now I'm noticing it on much shorter targets.

    Could my serving problem have anything to do with my bow acting up? I know that "operator error" will be the first thought of most of you but I really felt rock solid today for the most part. Maybe it's a mental thing. You know, think about it too much and it will affect your shooting. :confused: Could be.

    I plan on going ahead and replacing my string and cables as they need it anyway. But I'm probably gonna have to shoot this string for one or two more tourneys and I'd like to get it figured out!
     
  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    If your serving is'nt tight enough, I suppose it could be causeing the nocs to bind and not come off the string cleanly. I'd be more inclined to believe there may have been some movement in your nocking point. Sounds like it would be a good time to have a string loop tied on so you can save the wear and tear on the serving.

    :cheers::cheers:
     

  3. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    henry, I do have a string D-loop. A buddy of mine mentioned that if the serving got loose it may have affected the way the placement of the D-loop. Right now I'll take ANY suggestions I can get.
     
  4. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Wow,,,,,,,,,,,,,,is it an old old string???? I know I don't shoot as much as alot of people,,but since I went to D loops, I have had zero serving problems. I would say it would have to be letting which ever end of the D loop that the serving is loose on work up and down. I bet you buddies right.

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  5. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    I've had the bow for less than a year. It was used before I got it. If I had to guess, I'd say it's the original string. The bow is probably 4 or 5 years old.
     
  6. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    It may have just gotten alittle brittle with age. Are you getting a new string or just reserved??? It may be time for a whole new string.

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  7. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    I'm gonna go all out and get string/buss cable replaced. But I'll probably have to shoot 1 or 2 more shoots before that's done!:banghead:
     
  8. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    You may need to get it reserved until you can get the string replaced, and have it paper tuned while its there. Restting the site won't be to big a chore as long as you know its tuned to shoot right. That fish tailing arrow may be a sign of the nocking point being out of tune with the rest.

    gitter fixed,,I want to see your smilin face on the cover of bowshooters weekly.

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  9. MoBowman

    MoBowman New Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Lee's Summit

    I'd have to agree with Henry on this, with the string being as old as you say, I would assume that it has also streached to about it's limit. You could have it reserved and may be ok for a bit. When your string streaches like this is also affects the draw length and your draw weight and the timing of your bow at the same time.

    Now, when you mention that the arrow is "fish tailing" I am going to assume that you mean an "up and down" motion. If this is the case then I would say that your loop has slipped abit. On the other hand if it is fish tailing left and right, chances are you are getting some type contact from your vanes someplace.

    One other thing you may check. If you have been shooting several 3d shoots and there has been any arrow slapping going on, check you nocks on your arrows very closely. A cracked nock is hard to determine sometimes, but they will cut the serving and string on your bow very quickly. Good Luck



    MoBowman ```---------->
     
  10. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Just throw the whole derned thang in da trash can, and shoot that purty recurve ya got there!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Indiana
    What kind of rest do you shoot ?
     
  12. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    It's a Bodoodle prong-style rest. I want to go to a dropaway but they're pretty daggum high priced for what they are!
     
  13. hunter7x

    hunter7x New Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    Indiana
    is it an over draw ?
     
  14. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    Yep
     
  15. If you can get ya a sting and cables the length ya need give me a holler and we can get it put on for ya....That is if that helps out with your time issue....

    How did you shoot yesterday by the way?
     
  16. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    Tim, it was not pretty. I shot a 237. LOW in the 4th flight. Really stunk it up out there. I appreciate your offer to help me out. I'll have to go by Everhart's today and see how long it would take for them to finish it up. I want to paper tune it and possibly increase my draw weight a few pounds before the next tournament which will probably be California on Sunday. I'll let you know if I need your help! :wave: