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G'day crew, got a slight technical problem maybe someone could help me with. So I went from the standard fiberglass arrow to an AMS tiger shark arrow & ditched the standard tip in favour of the Bohning stainless steel rough neck tip. I run the AMS orange braided 200lbs line & my shooting seems to be off. I'd like to say it's just me or even the sight being off but I'm 100% it's not either of them. I have a theory but can't prove it because I gave the old fiberglass arrow away so I can't compare. My theory is the rough neck tip being heavier than the standard tip & the AMS line also being heavier than the standard bohning reel line is upsetting the flight of the arrow?,considering the tiger shark arrow is so light? I can't even make the easy 5-10yd shots when the carp are at the surface. I changed the setup back to regular archery & was putting arrows into arrows 5-25yds then 3 shot groups 1-4inches 25-40yds out consistently so I don't think it's me or the sight as I practice as much as I can. Any thoughts? Cheers
 

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Are you using a spinner, bottle, or spool? The beaded line doesn't work in a spinner in my experience. Too much drag.
 

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G'day Nuff, mate I have two desperate set ups. One is the bohning spool style & the other is the AMS pro retriever & yes I'm running the same line on both so I might go back to the original line for the spool
 

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G'day Nuff, mate I have two desperate set ups. One is the bohning spool style & the other is the AMS pro retriever & yes I'm running the same line on both so I might go back to the original line for the spool
It should work fine on a spool. I use the AMS line on mine. I just use the white fiberglass arrows so I'm just guessing here...but you might need the heavier arrow to pull the line off without effecting it's flight. Think of it as tying a rope to a baseball and a bowling ball. Which one is going to fly straighter with a rope attached...the heavier bowling ball will.
The bow with the AMS bottle should fly good regardless though.
 

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Try shooting through a piece of newspaper at 10 feet...20 feet...30 feet.
You should get a single round hole. If its a long tear you need to adjust something on your bow...most likely the rest.
 
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