How to paper tune your bow

John Dudley talks about paper tuning a bow in this 12th episode of the video series, Nocked and Ready to Rock, which tracks the full set-up of a compound bow for hunting.

Dudley discusses the importance of shooting an arrow through a piece of paper to check the flight of your arrow as it leaves your bow. If the arrow isn’t flying straight, accuracy problems are likely to follow.

Then he discusses how to read the holes in the paper to determine what issues you might be having, and he suggests several ways of fixing the problems.

Ultimately, the goal is to produce a “bullet hole” in the paper, which shows a circle perfectly framed by slices from your fletchings.