I removed the grip to try shooting off of the riser to see if it had any effect. Since I have small hands, it made a big difference. The factory grip is too wide so I had a tendency of applying torque. However, the riser is uncomfortable so I made a grip out of Cocobolo (with my brother’s help) which is significantly thinner than the factory grip. It works really well. My brother has a piece of Bubinga that I’m going to try next .
I just built 4 custom grips for my bow. I am now trying to decide which one I want to keep. They are all slightly different. SO far, the thinner grips have made a difference with torque. I will post some pics in the next few days as soon as I have my USB port fixed.
Here are 3 out of the 4 grips I made. I made them all a little bit different and picked the one that fit the best.
The 1st one one from the left is about the slimmest and I purposely left it marked up so the stain would sink into it giving it that GRANDPA’S OLD DEER RIFLE look. The final coat is drying as we speak.
The second one is a bird’s eye maple that I will clear coat to give it a deep shine. The grain in this wood is almost like a holograph in the light. I love that kind of maple.
The 3rd one is solid maple, has been primed white and will be airbrushed and cleared.
The 4th (not in the pic) one is on my bow at this time and it is also a solid maple that has been shaved down about as thin as I thought I could get away with wood.
My findings for what they are worth is that I shoot better with a slimmer grip. I don’t medium size hands and it is simply what works for me. All of these grips have reduced shelf sizes and number 2 and 3 have no shelf on the right side.