July 1st, 2014, 10:19 PM
Complete xbow newb here. I just bought a TenPoint Turbo XLT and have been shooting about 15-20 arrows per day. I started with the aluminum arrows it came with and quickly noticed that one would not group with the others. Today I grabbed 3 of my Pro Elite arrows assuming more consistent results. 2 of the arrows consistently shot the bull at 30 yards, 1 was 3-5" away. Is this normal with new arrows? Can I find more consistent arrows? If so, what brand and model would you recommend? Also, all shots have been with field points, no broad heads yet.
July 1st, 2014, 10:23 PM
Tune the nock on it to spine should make the off the one that's a flyer. You should have the Omni's with just turn nock till you get good flight out of that one.
July 1st, 2014, 10:29 PM
I had the a similar issue with one of the Pro Elite arrows that had the lighted Omni Brite nocks. Two of the 3 sht great but one consistently hit about 5-7" right of the other Pro Elites. I tried different cock vanes down to rotated thinking this might change the way the spine reacted but it didn't make a different. It was was just a flier and I couldn't get it to change I guess.
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July 2nd, 2014, 05:17 AM
I have a Turbo XLT II and shoot Black Eagle Executioner arrows....They have been spine indexed and they are awesome shooting arrows....
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July 2nd, 2014, 06:36 AM
There'sya arrows ... For the most part crossbow arrows are a lot of trash. Black Eagle makes a good arrow and Gold Tip LazerIII's seem to get decent press ... although I personally distrust anything GoldTip.
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July 2nd, 2014, 07:01 AM
Yea I was thinking when I can afford carbons getting some Bee's but the Shadow drained my funds right now being out of work with 3 kids but at least I have a nice crossbow and some bolts to shoot life is good.
July 2nd, 2014, 07:14 AM
Guys, I've been out of the archery game for 20 years, never used carbons before. Please slow it down a bit, explain indexing and spine. Also, how do you rotate an omni nock, isn't it glued?
July 2nd, 2014, 07:21 AM
wayspr, spine indexing is finding the stiff side of an arrow. All arrows have a stiff and weak side and when that weak side of an arrow is on the left or right you are going to get left and right flight. For your arrows that are already fletched up just rotate the arrow until that one comes back into the group and mark your cock vane. Using the omni nocks makes it easy since you don't have to worry about indexing the nock correctly. I call it poor man tuning. Its not as good as paying for spine indexed arrows but it works.
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July 2nd, 2014, 10:30 AM
Check the fletchings as well...some factory ones may have a vane thats a bit off kilter.
Sometimes it could be operator fatigue,pulling shots etc etc.
Sometimes you get a "flyer"
Sometimes...ya just gotta scratch your head and go "hmmm".
Try turning the nock if you can.
July 2nd, 2014, 10:32 AM
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July 5th, 2014, 06:27 AM
Grabbed the 11 remaining ProElites yesterday and did a little "poor man tuning". Out of those 11, 3 had a different point of impact (poi). Sure enough, rotate the arrow and the poi shifts. Out of those 3, 2 came into the same poi as the others, 1 will be a discharge arrow. Thanks for the help guys.
July 13th, 2014, 11:06 AM
Alright guys, more info on my Pro Elites. Out of 12, 7 shoot great, 3 are consistently off by 1-2" at 30 yards regardless of which way I load em, 1 is a POS that will be a discharge arrow, 1 was destroyed. I've been looking at the BEEs from Wyvern and South Shore. Is it worth paying for the customs or will the factory fletched be consistent enough? I'm not looking for competition type accuracy just piece of mind that if I do my part the arrow will do its. BTW, I have that piece of mind with 7 of my current arrows.