Explained: Nock Fit

Professional archer and bowhunter John Dudley, host of the Nock On television show, covers proper nock fit in this third installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock.

Dudley is covering all aspects of finding and shooting the proper arrows in this season’s, 13-part series of Nocked and Ready to Rock.

Having your nock fit correctly on your bowstring is important for arrow accuracy, Dudley explains. If it’s too tight or too loose, accuracy will suffer. Dudley explains how to determine if your nock fits properly, and what to do if it doesn’t.

Explained: Arrow Spine

In this second installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock for 2016, John Dudley talks about arrow spine.

The spine of an arrow refers to how much that arrow flexes. You want some flex in your arrow, but not too much, which makes choosing an arrow with the correct spine critical for accuracy.

Dudley talks about how an arrow’s spine affects accuracy, before outlining the factors archers need to consider in determining the correct arrow spine for their setup. Finally, he talks about the arrow manufacturers’ charts bowhunters need to refer to when picking an arrow shaft.

Explained: Types of Arrow Shafts

John Dudley, in this episode of Nocked and Ready to Rock, explains the most common types of arrow shafts that are on the market today for bowhunters who use compound bows.

This is the first episode of Nocked and Ready to Rock for 2016, and Dudley’s plan for the entire series is to explain how he picks, builds and tunes his arrows for bowhunting. The full series includes 13 episodes, which are part of Dudley’s larger television show, Nock On, aired on The Sportsman Channel.

In this first installment, Dudley talks about aluminum arrows, carbon arrows, aluminum/carbon arrows and others. He also offers explanations of the benefits of each type.

How to adjust a sight

To close out the Nocked and Ready to Rock Series, John Dudley describes how to adjust a bowsight.

This is the last step in the 13-part series that describes every step for setting up a compound bow for bowhunting.

As Dudley notes in the video, to sight in, you’ll want to take aim at a target and release an arrow. Wherever that arrow hits in relation to your aiming point, that’s where you move your pin.

In other words, if the arrow hits high, move your sight pin up. If it hits to the right, move the pin to the right.

Once your sight is adjusted, your bow is ready to rock in the woods.

How to set up your compound bow sight

As we near the end of the Nocked and Ready to Rock series, John Dudley talks about setting up a bow sight in this 11th installment. Dudley notes that simply attaching a sight to your bow and then sighting in does not insure consistent accuracy.

Dudley walks through the process of leveling the second and third axes on a sight. Doing this will allow you to know that your sight is is perfectly level, whether you’re shooting on flat ground, uphill or downhill.

If you don’t set the two axes, then your level can give you false readings. And if you cant your bow to move the level bubble to the middle while using a sight that isn’t properly leveled, then your arrows will hit wide of where you want them.

In this video, Dudley talks about a leveling tool you can use to help you with this process.


How to install a peep sight

How to install a peep sight is the task John Dudley tackles in this 10th part of the video series, Nocked and Ready to Rock.

Dudley talks about the importance of getting the peep sight in the right position for an individual archer. It’s critical for the archer to settle in to his or her comfortable anchor point and be able to see through the peep. You shouldn’t have to change your anchor just to see your sight.

Once the peep is placed in the correct spot, Dudley then walks through the process of securing it. That process includes twisting the string to get the peep to always be open to the archer’s eye at full draw.

How to tie cat whiskers onto a bowstring

Pro archer John Dudley walks through the steps for tying cat whiskers onto a bowstring in this sixth installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock. This is the 13-part video series in which Dudley will have completely set up a hunting bow by the end of the last episode.

Rubber cat whiskers are tied onto a bowstring to help make a bow shoot quieter. The rubber whiskers will kill just about any string vibration noise.

In this video, Dudley describes where to tie the cat whiskers on a string, and how to do the job so the whiskers stay firmly attached.