posted on Mar, 1 2012 @ 11:47 PM
I was sighting in a new bow this weekend and thought a little about some of my fellow bow hunting friends!
They all have little tid bits of advice on their secrets to success (I have a few of my own)...so I thought I would share a bit and see if there are a
few of us bow enthusiasts here on ATS!
So...I'll go first...with a couple of things:
First...never buy cheap arrows or tips...and make a distinction between arrows for hunting and those for practice (try and keep them the same weight
Something like this is for targets...about .46 grams:
Something like this for the hunt...about .42-.48 grams:
Second...good sights...spend a few extra bucks on the nice LED 5 pins (lighted is nice) and spend the time to shoot a few hundred arrows before the
big hunt (standard 20, 30, 40, 50...and the massive long shot of 60+ yards) sighting in your bow!
Something like this...a few dollars...but well worth it:
I imagine I could go on for days about what to do and not to do...but I am sure there is a ton of advice from my fellow ATS'ers when it comes to
archery...so share away!
I am currently hunting this bow...and tuning it up!
Set at 85 lbs...with a 30" pull...fiber optic sights (lighted)...and it is holding a 3 inch pattern at 20 yards...I am happy with it!
Oh ya...one other thing...a good trigger release...something adjustable for draw length and sensitive enough that it is responsive...like this:
Targets too...these work great...allowing four targets and making adjustments simple...if your in range of the target at 20 yards...you can fine tune
it to millimeters (if your steady) four shots at a time!
edit on 2-3-2012 by jerryznv because: (no reason given)