DXT shooting WAY left suddenly, WAY LEFT

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  • October 19, 2013 at 11:51 am #600064 Back to Top REPORT

    batterymover

    Joined: 9/15/2008
    Ill give you a run down, DXT bought new, 4 or 5 years ago.  26.5 70lbs QAD. 250 blue streaks.

    just installed Anchor sight, love it.

    after sighting in with anchor sight i started shooting best groups maybe ever, and i have been shooting for about 17 years.

    after shooting over 100 arrows since installation of anchor sight and killing a few critters i was at a buddies shooting groups and one arrow out of about 3 or 4 would hit way left like a foot at 20 yards… i didn’t think i could be pulling that bad, anyway this continued at 40 yards it was like 2 feet!!!

    by the end of that shooting session and still 2 weeks later all arrows are that far left.  i quickly checked tune and measurements, i put bow in press and i have some play in the cam and top wheel… i don’t know how much is too much though.

    i am 99 percent sure it isn’t a form issue, 2 other people have shot my bow and all hit left as well.  everything is tight, could this be a bearing or bushing on the cam?  i am at a loss… i am going to a shop today but they do not carry mathews.  i am just hoping they can find something.  i am sure it is a bow problem, for it to throw one or 2 and then progressively worse until they are all left… not high or low just left.. still pretty good groups just left.

    any help would be appreciated.

    thanks

    October 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm #600067 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

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    I am guessing it’s idler wheel lean or vane contact progressively became evident. Idler wheel lean will make POI change in one direction mostly. That may have happened do to several things changing with your cables yoke or cable. Vane contact would do it too but you would see the change in your center shot measurement or see evidence of it around your rest possibly.
    October 19, 2013 at 12:27 pm #600069 Back to Top REPORT

    batterymover

    Joined: 9/15/2008
    unless something was going wrong with qad and is now not dropping would be the only way I could think that fetching could be hitting…   I’ll check it out.

    thanks

    October 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm #600072 Back to Top REPORT

    batterymover

    Joined: 9/15/2008
    put some chalk on my rest.  I’m not seeing any contact.  is there a better way to check?
    October 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm #600356 Back to Top REPORT
    mike25
    mike25

    Joined: 8/21/2008
    I’ve heard lipstick on the arrow works
    October 21, 2013 at 8:31 am #600385 Back to Top REPORT

    Hodag

    Joined: 2/25/2009
    Two things that happened to me.    I had a single strand break in a string once that made me shoot way right.  But there were other things that indicated something was wrong (peep rotation and slightly longer ata).   Also had a limb with a slight crack on the end.  That shot BH way off but FP still hit the same.
    October 21, 2013 at 9:53 am #600404 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

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    put some chalk on my rest. I’m not seeing any contact. is there a better way to check?

    If it’s not these two I was referring to causing this and nothing is wrong with the bow or accessories then a simple change in your grip might do it as well. My first guess is there is something in the bow that changed just a little to make this happen. Loose sight??? Something changed.

    October 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm #600445 Back to Top REPORT
    macolos
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    Just to be sure that your other eye is not taking over as your dominate eye, try closing or cover up the non-shooting eye. This will happen more than you may think and it has happened to a few of my students in years past. So just to rule that out try covering your other eye or close it. The distance that you are talking about is just about dead on to that problem. It is fooling to the shooter as in some cases, your shooting eye will be looking through the peep and the other eye will set the pin on the bull.

    Again, this is a common thing to happen to people for many different reasons, including the start of cataracts, watering of the eyes, a cold or allergies. Give it a try and good luck.

    Ron /////// Archery and Fly fishing
    October 26, 2013 at 1:28 am #601376 Back to Top REPORT

    batterymover

    Joined: 9/15/2008
    I took my bow to the nearest shop,  he watched me shoot a few groups and recommended I move my sights…  even though this problem happened while  shooting, I did.  he said as tight as my groups are thereprobably isn’t anything wrong with my bow… I beg to differ,  but I moved them and all is well. I will let everyone know if something changes,  it’s just weird.

    thanks!

    October 26, 2013 at 5:43 am #601394 Back to Top REPORT

    ArrowAssassin007

    Age: 29
    Joined: 10/26/2013
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    Just wondering if you by any chance have started shooting with both eyes open vs. only one.  I have seen where people used to shooting with only their dominant eye open through the peep, start shooting with both eyes open and begin shooting way left.  Apparently your left eye becomes dominant if you have slight peep sight rotation to compensate for the blinded eye and your entire pin set up will move.  You can test this by closing your left eye, if your sights are still on target, this obviously isn’t your problem, but if you close your left eye and your sight magically look 2 ft. left,  this is what is happening.  Good Luck
    October 26, 2013 at 9:15 am #601414 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
    99fatboy

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    i sure wish people would read previous posts before they answer the same as 2 posts before them!!!!!!!
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