Reasons Why My Arrow Kicks Out To The Left Or Right?

I just recently bought a new Hoyt Turbohawk bow with 28″ draw length and im shooting Gold Tip 5575 arrows with 100 grain tips. It took the guys a while to get it sighted in and they said they had to max out the draw back weight to get it sighted in and that the tail of my arrow would look like its higher but it will still be on target. Any suggestions on what I could do to fix it because 70 lbs is a pain to constantly pull back. I also use a Whisker Biscuit but they moved it all over the place and nothing changed.

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4 thoughts on “Reasons Why My Arrow Kicks Out To The Left Or Right?”

  1. I agree with dumdum’s answer 100%. The only other thing that I will add is that it seems that your arrow is very light for the draw weight, and has the inappropriate spine for the draw weight that you are set to. While I don’t believe that this is the primary cause of your problems, if you choose to stay in the 60-70 pound draw weight, you should think about upgrading your arrows to something in the 7595 offerings from Gold Tip. Shooting a light arrow out of a setup like you have can damage your bow or accessories.

  2. If you bought the bow from an archery shop and the bow techs sighted it in, there is something wrong. 90% of arrow kick is related to fletching contact with your arrow rest. Since you use a whisker biscuit that would not be the reason for the left-right kick.The other reason is usually an incorrect center shot. But since they moved it in and out, that is eliminated as a cause also. That leaves only 2 other possibilities. One, if you are a finger shooter, your form may be bad from having to pull back 70 lbs each time you shoot it when you are not built up to that draw weight yet.But the second and most likely reason is the problem is in your bow. That is why the bow techs had to max it out to even get it close to performing well. Plus they had to use a high nocking point on your arrow to get it close.There are some bows that come from the manufacturer with a defect such as cam lean. These bows can never be tuned accurately and will never be an acceptable target or hunting bow.What you need to do is take the bow to another pro shop and explain the problem to them. Have them check it out for any defects and have them try to tune it if no defects are found.If something is found, get the first shop to take it back and get you another bow.I am only assuming the first shop had qualified bow technicians working for them. In some areas they hire off the street and they know less then you do about bow tuning. But the bottom line is this- if the second shop cannot correct or find the problem you need to get rid of the bow while it is new and get another one. Because the bow is worthless as a hunting bow if it cannot be tuned. It is also worthless as a target bow because it will never be accurate enough for you.Get something done now, the quicker the better.Hoyt will stand behind their product, but the bow shop will have to contact them and get it okayed to take the bow back. Good luck!

  3. you need to paper tune it i dont know how to do this but that should fix ur problem
    EDIT: what kind of vains do you shoot? i only shoot and only recomend shooting blzer vains with a whisker buscuit

  4. First if it is not too late return the bow. If “the guys” are the people you bought it from they either don’t know what they are doing or they don’t want to give you your money back.
    The fact is they have maxed out the adjustments and the problem persists. You either have a defective or poorly designed bow, or a very badly adjusted bow.
    I have heard many good things about this bow- you should be having better results. The only thing I have heard is that the cast riser (not machined riser) could use a little judicious mill filing on some units, sight along the face and see if it is flat and even in regards to the arrow’s path. Is yours pretty rough?
    The whisker biscuit will only dampen the string reducing hand shock upon release, it shouldn’t affect the arrow’s path (also I think you have discovered why one isn’t stock on this bow- because it doesn’t seem to help).
    I would guess that you are experiencing uneven knock travel, meaning the forces from either end of the bow string are uneven and out of square to the targeted path of travel.
    Things to check are limb twist, cam lean, and riser bending. Most compounds have this to some degree, but yours sounds like it is unacceptably out of spec.
    Hold the bow vertically out in front of you. How close to the center of the string is the nock? Is it parallel to the riser? Does the string match the centerline of the limbs and cams?
    If your nock is centered then cam tension should be equal. If the design is off center then your cam tension should be unequal.
    Good luck.

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