strike plate wear - Patrick a.

Hi, I just changed the shelf/plate on my PSA but want to avoid this kind of wear on the plate. What could the reasons for this be? I just want to know to correct things so that the new one lasts longer. Thanks, Patrick

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Patrick a.
February 4th, 2013 04:02:48pm
Note: My set up seems to be ok and the arrows are going where they are supposed to, however this kind of wear is not normal given I haven't shot the bow for more than a month over weekends... I guess nock height? arrow stiffness? I'm shooting cock feather up...

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GILBERT
February 4th, 2013 06:02:35pm

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Have you bare shafted your bow??. It sure looks like an arrow spine problem from looking at the pic. I have seen that type of wear before, and most often than not it was incorrect arrow spine....a bow out of tune would be my guess...just my opinion. Remember 5" feathers with helical will straighten an arrow flight on a weak or stiff arrow, giving you a false sense of having the correct spined arrow. Good luck.

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Patrick a.
February 5th, 2013 11:02:34am
Too weak or to stiff a spine would you say?

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GILBERT
February 5th, 2013 01:02:26pm

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Patrick, why don't we find out. Strip the 3 feathers off one of your arrows, and shoot that bare shaft at approx 15yards to begin with. Looking at the strike plate picture, you are right handed. I do not know wheather you are gapping, and bow shot straight up, or instinctive, and canting your bow. But just remember that the shaft will react perpendicular to the bow string. So if your bow is been shot straight up gapping, and the shaft flies with the rear to the left it is therefore weak spined. If the shaft kicks to the right it is stiff. Your nock set should show up also.. low or high. If it shows weak spine then you should cut approx 1/4" off at a time until it flies perfect without any of the left kick to it. If it shows stiff then you need to go to a longer arrow or add weight to the front, all depending how badly spined the bare shaft shows to be......maybe even to another stiffer rated shaft at times. At times you can straighten shaft flight by tinkering with your center shot some. When a shaft is of the correct spine, it will barely touch the strike plate due to the arrow paradox. But i have a sneaky feeling you know that. I am curious now...Good Luck!

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Notyal
February 5th, 2013 01:02:19pm
Patrick, Try raising your nocking point and your brace height; either of these being too low can affect arrow flight and shelf plate wear. If you get your bow tuned correctly you should be able to shoot cock feather in or any other orientation.

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Roy
February 8th, 2013 05:02:30pm

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release or spine issues I would say
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