Guide to Compound Bows
If you are setting up a compound bow for the first time, it will be quite a challenge. The bow itself is just the beginning of a finely-tuned shooting system for arrows. If you have found the right compound bow for yourself, you next need to set up the right essentials. Once you have gathered the right essentials and set them up, you can them immediately start shooting with your compound bow. Below are the essentials that you need for your compound bow.
If you have a compound bow then one of its most important parts is the arrow head. The arrow head is the place where the arrow is held in place while the shooter draws and releases the bow. The two types of arrow rests styles are the full-capture rest and the drop-away rest. There are benefits and disadvantages to both type of arrow rests. If you want a high level of accuracy at a long range, then the drop-away rest is ideal. It also eliminates contact with an arrow’s fletching while allowing for a longer arrow fletching having a high amount of helical turns. The main disadvantage of this type of arrow rest is its being very expensive.
If you want a rest that creates an even, full contact with an arrow fletching, then the full capture rest is ideal for you. They keep the arrow totally secured no matter how shooters hold their bows. This can boost confidence in the shooter since there is no need to worry about an arrow falling off the rest. The full capture rest is much cheaper than the drop-away rest. The only disadvantage of the full capture rest is that it is not very accurate at long range unlike the drop away rest.
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The sight of the compound bow allows the shooter to align his eye with the bow. With a sight, you can aim precisely at the vitals of your target. You accuracy will be significantly diminished if you choose not to shoot without a sight. The three main types of sight to choose from are the fixed pin, movable pin, and the pendulum.
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When comparing sights, a compound bow shooter should look out for a number of features in them. It is advisable to go for a round pin guard rather than a rectangular or a square one. With this, aiming is easier and your accuracy is greater. Also, it is recommended to use pins that get illuminated by bright fiber optics. They are best viewed with brighter optics especially in low light conditions.
A stabilizer is important to balance a bow in a way that it rests straight up and down in a shooter’s bow hand. When an arrow is released it causes vibration which can be absorbed by the stabilizer.