Want to learn how to adjust bow sights? Assuming that you already know how to shoot your bow, the next thing you should learn is to adjust the bow sight properly. Hitting a target with a bow is not that easy, but an accurately adjusted bow sight increases your potential.
Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing archery for quite some time now, this guide will help you improve your skills further. Not only will it teach you how to adjust your bow sight properly but also provide you with tips on how to adjust them.
There are few things to check before you adjust your bow sight:
Here are the things you’ll need for adjusting the bow sight:
Try to shoot with the top pin at 10 yards. If the bow misses by a big margin, the arrow should still hit the wall or the target at 10 yards. Adjust the trajectory to ensure that it will not get in contact with the sight housing or miss the target.
After doing your first shots, you now have a general idea as to how much adjustment you need to do with the bow sight. With this knowledge, you can now start adjusting your bow sight by simply following these steps:
Step 1 – Nock one arrow and draw the string back to the fullest extent. Make sure that the string hand is securely anchored on your chin or face.
Step 2 – Position the sight pin of the bow on the target and release the arrow. After that, shoot three more arrows. On each shot, make sure you are consistent with your draw, point of aim, anchor, and launch. It is not important if you hit the target or not; the purpose is to get each arrow on the target in a group as big as your hand.
Step 3 – Adjust the altitude of the sight pin by easing the retaining nut and gliding the pin up or down along its track. If the arrows are above the target or bull’s-eye, increase the altitude of the pin. If they are below the bull’s-eye, lower the pin’s altitude. Once you are done with the adjustment, pull the retaining nut tight.
Step 4 – If the arrows land on the right side of the target, lock the sight pin toward the bow riser. If the arrows land on the left, screw the pin away from the riser.
Step 5 – Check if these adjustments are enough. Shoot few more arrows and make further adjustments until the arrows are pinpointed to the bull’s eye.
It is a great skill to shoot accurately in order to prevent adjusting your bow sight every hour. It will also prevent you from stalking or sitting all day and missing your targets. To improve your shooting accuracy, here are simple techniques you can do:
Adjusting the bow sights is an important skill that every archer or hunter should learn. Now that you know how to adjust bow sights, you can improve your shooting performance. In time and with enough practice, it is actually quite easy to do.
Lastly, always remember that practice makes perfect. With a well-adjusted bow sight and constant practice, you will gradually improve your archery skills and become a successful and accurate shooter.
Greg grew up in the Pacific Northwest pursuing the great outdoors from every angle. He believes everyone can find the knowledge and equipment to enjoy any activity they want to pursue. Archery is one of those activities the whole family can enjoy together.