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  1. Explained: Walk-Back Tuning

    In this 13th and final installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock for 2016, John Dudley demonstrates walk-back tuning. Dudley shoots his bow at 3 yards and then at 50 to determine if his rest is in perfect alignment with his sight. This is critical, he says, because it's possible for archers to sight in at 20 yards, but then...
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  2. Explained: Finding the Perfect Fletching Match

    John Dudley, professional archer and host of Nock On TV, in this 12th installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock for 2016 runs through a test he does when he's looking for the best fletching configuration on a given arrow for a specific bow setup. In his test, Dudley shows how some fletchings work better than others on the same...
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  3. Explained: Perfect Conditions for Testing Arrows

    In this 11th installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock, host John Dudley describes the ideal conditions for testing different arrow configurations. Dudley likes to shoot on flat ground on a calm day when he shoots arrows set up with different fletching configurations to determine which one(s) work best with a given bow setup.
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  4. Explained: Fletchings Experiment

    John Dudley, host of Nock On TV, talks about different fletching options in this 10th installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock. Dudley says he likes to set up a few arrows each with different types and configurations of fletchings to determine which ones seem to work best with a particular bow setup. According to Dudley, there can be a...
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  5. Explained: Installing Arrow Inserts

    In part nine of the 2016 Nocked and Ready to Rock series, host John Dudley talks about proper installation of arrow inserts. Dudley walks through the process of using traditional glue for installing inserts into carbon arrow shafts, and he covers the use of hot melt glue for putting inserts into aluminum arrow shafts.
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  6. Explained: Fletching Arrows

    In the ninth episode of Nocked and Ready to Rock, professional archer John Dudley talks about fletching arrows. Dudley describes the fletching jigs he uses, demonstrates how to set them up for fletching and then walks through the process he uses for fletching his arrows. Throughout the narrative, Dudley discusses why he does what he does and the benefits of...
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  7. Explained: Arrow Wraps

    John Dudley, host of the Nock On TV show, discusses arrow wraps in this seventh part of the 2016 Nocked and Ready to Rock series. An arrow wrap is a strip of vinyl archers can put on the nock end of their arrows, to which they will glue their fletchings. This protects the shaft from being damaged when those fletchings...
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  8. Explained: Cutting Arrow Shafts

    In this video, John Dudley, host of the Nocked and Ready to Rock series on his Nock On TV show, talks about cutting arrow shafts. Properly cutting shafts is important both for the archer's safety and for shooting accuracy. Dudley demonstrates in this video the proper way to safely and accurately cut an arrow shaft. His method provides a clean...
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  9. Explained: Fletchings

    John Dudley, host of Nock On TV, talks in this video about different types of fletchings available to bowhunters. This is part five of the 2016 series Nocked and Ready to Rock. Dudley lays out the varieties of feathers and plastic vanes bowhunters can put on their arrows. At the same time, he talks about the pros and cons of...
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  10. Explained: Nock Fit

    Professional archer and bowhunter John Dudley, host of the Nock On television show, covers proper nock fit in this third installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock. Dudley is covering all aspects of finding and shooting the proper arrows in this season's, 13-part series of Nocked and Ready to Rock. Having your nock fit correctly on your bowstring is important...
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