Saturday, May 4, 2013

➸ Arrow Shelf ➸

Picture showing the arrow shelf of a bow
Picture showing the arrow shelf of the bow
The arrow shelf is an inlay just above the handle on the side of the bow where the arrow passes as it leaves the bow. This arrow shelf is also part of the riser.

Traditional bows are ususlly shot off of the shelf because this puts the arrow closer to the bow hand. The bow hand is what points the bows in instinctive shooting. Feathers are better for stabilizing an arrow and are quiet when used on a rest or the shelf. If you shoot off of the shelf, leave a small gap between the edge of the shelf pad and the side plate. This gives extra clearance for the fletch. 

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