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I am shooting off the shelf and was wondering should the nocking point be perpindicular to the string?
 

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Brew -

Classically ABOUT 1/8 - 1/4 in. above perpendicular.

But it's trail and error, start with the 1/8" above, and play with it until you get the best arrow flight or do a paper test and work from there.

I have one long bow that needs 1/2" above perp.

Viper1 out.
 

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I'm back to 3/8 above level. My nock was slipping and was nearly at 3/4 inch above level which ruined my accuracy. It took me a couple of depressing days to figure it out but all is well again.
 

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I start at 1/8 inch and then shoot several arrow at about 6 ft to see how the arrow enters the target. If I need to I then fine tune. Once I feel I am good I go outside and will shoot at 20 and 25 yards to see how the arrow flys...all bows seem to be different so you have to play with each and fine tune.
 

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I suppose the eighth inch recommendation doesn't hurt but I generally start at 3/8 because of my release. It depends a great deal on not only the bow but how one releases the arrow.
 
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