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Flipper arrow rest and plunger

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by DAP90, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. DAP90

    DAP90 Member

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    I bought a Samick Sage recurve a couple of years ago and have been using it for bow fishing, shooting soda cans with flu-flu’s and back yard field point shooting at my target. Now after thousands of shots I bought a bare shaft test kit, a range of field point weights and I am trying to tune it.

    I was shooting off-the-shelf but I’m having a heck of a time getting it tuned so I want to try a flipper rest and plunger. Does anyone have any recommendations? I would like a rugged, good quality set-up that has some adjustment in the system, but I don’t need Olympic quality gear.
     
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    Hey DAP90, I know it's an old thread, but if you still need a rest, I used to use this (or maybe one just like it) on my competition bows http://www.lancasterarchery.com/infitec-tes-300-recurve-arrow-rest.html

    The Bear weather rest is another good one, but I'm not sure if it has a hole for a plunger, and it technically isn't a flipper rest.

    For a plunger, I could have sworn I used a cartel, but I'm not sure if they still make it. http://www.lancasterarchery.com/sf-archery-premium-cushion-plunger.html Is pretty much identical to what I used to use. I'd recommend lock fighting the snot out of it, as I found mine always working loose, and once you lose a set screw it becomes a crapshoot.
     
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    One thing to remember is form is critical when tunning, if your form varies too much your tune wont be consistent. Shooting off the shelf seems to be less forgiving than with an elevated rest and plunger.

    Also i like the products previously suggested!
     
  4. DAP90

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    I ended up trying a NAP Flipper II just to see what kind of difference it made. Low cost experiment kinda thing – and it was available at Sportsman’s Warehouse. It made a huge difference and I was able to get the Samick tuned easily. It worked so well I put one on my Bear Super Kodiak and got it tuned as well.

    Huge difference versus off the shelf. For $8 I can’t believe I didn’t try it sooner.

    I haven’t tried a plunger yet. I probably won’t right now given I’ve got new arrows, points and weighted inserts all set up and shooting well.

    I appreciated the suggestions.
     
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    If your stuff is shooting well, I don't think it makes any sense to add a plunger, unless you're starting to shoot farther and notice that you aren't as tuned as you think you are.

    It's amazing how much of a difference a rest vs off the shelf makes. On my Martin recurve, I put a bear weather rest on there, and my group size immediately shrank by about 50%. Funnily enough, the single best shooting rest I've ever used on a recurve was when one of the flipper rests broke, and I bent a paper clip to fit in its place. I have no idea why, but it made that bow shoot AWESOME.

    Just curious, are yo using a sight, or shooting bare bow?
     
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    Bare bow. I've tried compounds with sights at Cabela's, and was very accurate with them, but I haven't tried one on my recurves yet.
     

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