Posted this on the FITA forum and got no responses. Trying here. I shoot barebow recurve.
Will a properly set nocking point result in an arrow that is parallel to the shelf of the bow, a bit tail high or a bit tail low? Does it make a difference whether you are shooting three under or split finger (or stringwalking if there are any barebow shooters out there)? I explain below why I am asking this question.
I recently changed the string on my bow. I set the nocking point the same as the original string. (The string was built to the specs of the original by the same string maker.) I noticed that with the new string my barebow sight point had gotten significantly worse, I went from shelf on the bottom of the target to shelf on the upper blue at 70 meters. I had my bow laser checked, the tiller set, and paper and bareshaft tuned. After finishing, I could still see that my nocking point was causing my arrow to be tail high relative to the shelf. Finally, I just took my bow square and measured from the front and back of the shelf and set my nocking point to where my arrow was parallel to the shelf. My sight points returned to normal. I have not bareshafted with this setup yet but the bow shot fine at 70 meters.