If you are new to bow hunting, or just need a refresher on the basics of your sight setup, this blog post is for you. Aligning your peep-hole with the pins of your bow sight can seem daunting at first glance but it is actually quite simple.
And will help improve accuracy in no time. Keep reading and I’ll show you how!
Bow sights are designed to make aiming easier by providing an easy way to line up your arrow. With the target using two adjustable pins that come pre-installed on most bows.
They come in many different shapes and sizes so it is important to find one that matches your needs, which we will cover below.
How To Set Up A New Bow Sight:
With a compound bow, you have the potential to shoot much farther and more accurately than any other type of hunting weapon.
To do this, there are some steps that must be taken first, such as setting it up correctly or having someone else set it for you at your local pro shop.
It can take time but if done right will ensure accuracy when ready plus save money in an already expensive sport.
Follow the Guide below:
Step 1: When your old bow will be new again, it is important to measure your draw length just like the manufacturer instructed.
First find out how long your arms are in inches and then divide this number by 2.5 for a more accurate measurement of “draw length.”
For example, if someone has 70 inches between their fingers when they extend them forward themselves with nothing blocking their hands from each other vertically or horizontally then that person is 28″ tall (70/2.5=28).
Step 2: Put your bow on a stand and pull the string to its maximum tension. Then tighten down each of the tiller bolts with pencil markings. So you can measure between axles easily. If it is not within 1/8-inch from 32 inches or less depending on model, make adjustments as needed. Because bows will lose their shape over time due to wear and tear.
Step 3: Modern bows are equipped with cams for suring that timing is perfect. There can be a lot of variance in the manufacturing, but they’re typically hash marks..
If it is timed properly, cables will pass between them at draw time. If not, there might be an alignment issue worth checking out by drawing and examining for yourself.
Some manufacturers have drawn stops on their cam tops or bottoms that should touch both limbs simultaneously. When strung up tight against one another. More often than not this is not off point though.
Step 4: Next, you will have to bolt the entire. Use a nock on an arrow and level it out. So that your arrows are running straight in line with the side of a riser.
For every bow model, there are different centershot but for starters start at 7/8 inch or 13/16ths. From where your hand would be when drawing back the string into place.
Step 5: Next, take your bow in the vise and make sure that it is level.
As you know if there are any discrepancies when knocking an arrow then you will have a harder time shooting accurately than usual because of less contact surface area on the string.
Get yourself a stringer to help ensure that everything stays nice and tight before taking this step.
Step 6: Use can use carpenter’s level and string to check for straightness before securing the sight in place. Make sure you bolted it securely so that adjustments can be made if needed later on.
Step 7: When you are trying to find the perfect peep height, closing your eyes and shooting a few arrows can help. Aim for the anchor point that is close enough to eye level. But far enough back so it does not touch anything when strung up.
Ask a friend or family member with good vision. They should be able to tell if there is something wrong before any major damage occurs.
Step 8: Knowing the right spine for your arrows is important to reduce damage and improve accuracy. Archery enthusiasts should spin-test their arrows, weighing them before buying any that are over 10 grains of weight.
It is important that you set up your bow sight correctly so that you can get the most accurate shots possible. Follow these steps and, before long, you should be able to hit any target without a problem.
If this process seems daunting or if you have any questions at all about how to set up your new sighting system. Then feel free to reach out and we will help.
Let us know what type of archery equipment you are using and we will share some helpful tips. That will do good for getting started with our experts in no time.