Explained: Walk-Back Tuning

In this 13th and final installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock for 2016, John Dudley demonstrates walk-back tuning.

Dudley shoots his bow at 3 yards and then at 50 to determine if his rest is in perfect alignment with his sight. This is critical, he says, because it’s possible for archers to sight in at 20 yards, but then have their arrows drift left or right at longer distances, if their rests aren’t lined up properly.

Explained: Finding the Perfect Fletching Match

John Dudley, professional archer and host of Nock On TV, in this 12th installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock for 2016 runs through a test he does when he’s looking for the best fletching configuration on a given arrow for a specific bow setup.

In his test, Dudley shows how some fletchings work better than others on the same arrows shot from the same bow. Finding that perfect configuration will help shrink your arrow groups and tighten your accuracy.

Explained: Perfect Conditions for Testing Arrows

In this 11th installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock, host John Dudley describes the ideal conditions for testing different arrow configurations.

Dudley likes to shoot on flat ground on a calm day when he shoots arrows set up with different fletching configurations to determine which one(s) work best with a given bow setup.

Explained: Fletchings Experiment

John Dudley, host of Nock On TV, talks about different fletching options in this 10th installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock.

Dudley says he likes to set up a few arrows each with different types and configurations of fletchings to determine which ones seem to work best with a particular bow setup. According to Dudley, there can be a difference from bow to bow.

Explained: Installing Arrow Inserts

In part nine of the 2016 Nocked and Ready to Rock series, host John Dudley talks about proper installation of arrow inserts.

Dudley walks through the process of using traditional glue for installing inserts into carbon arrow shafts, and he covers the use of hot melt glue for putting inserts into aluminum arrow shafts.

Explained: Fletching Arrows

In the ninth episode of Nocked and Ready to Rock, professional archer John Dudley talks about fletching arrows.

Dudley describes the fletching jigs he uses, demonstrates how to set them up for fletching and then walks through the process he uses for fletching his arrows. Throughout the narrative, Dudley discusses why he does what he does and the benefits of using his methods.

If you’ve ever thought about fletching your own arrows – and Dudley recommends all archers learn to do this – this is an excellent tutorial on the process.

Explained: Arrow Wraps

John Dudley, host of the Nock On TV show, discusses arrow wraps in this seventh part of the 2016 Nocked and Ready to Rock series.

An arrow wrap is a strip of vinyl archers can put on the nock end of their arrows, to which they will glue their fletchings. This protects the shaft from being damaged when those fletchings are replaced in the future.

Dudley talks about why he likes arrow wraps, and then walks through the process of installing them.

Explained: Cutting Arrow Shafts

In this video, John Dudley, host of the Nocked and Ready to Rock series on his Nock On TV show, talks about cutting arrow shafts.

Properly cutting shafts is important both for the archer’s safety and for shooting accuracy. Dudley demonstrates in this video the proper way to safely and accurately cut an arrow shaft. His method provides a clean, perfectly cylindrical cut, which is critical for making sure the cut end of the shaft is level. If it isn’t level, then the point will not be centered properly, and it could affect accuracy.

Dudley also talks about his recommendations for arrow length for bowhunters, who will be shooting arrows tipped with razor-sharp broadheads.

Explained: Fletchings

John Dudley, host of Nock On TV, talks in this video about different types of fletchings available to bowhunters. This is part five of the 2016 series Nocked and Ready to Rock.

Dudley lays out the varieties of feathers and plastic vanes bowhunters can put on their arrows. At the same time, he talks about the pros and cons of each, such as the fact that feathers offer great steering capabilities, but they’re high maintenance and can be a problem in the rain. On the other side, vanes are weather resistant, but they might not steer an arrow as well as a feather.

Dudley also dives into special considerations bowhunters must weigh in choosing fletchings for arrows that might have fixed-blade broadheads or expandables.

Explained: Arrow Inserts

In part four of the 2016 Nocked and Ready to Rock series, John Dudley talks about arrow inserts.

The insert is a device glued inside the point end of an arrow shaft. Target points and broadheads then can be screwed into the insert. Dudley talks about the importance of making sure inserts fit properly, before describing some different types of inserts.