How to Sight in a Bow

Nowadays, archery is very popular for those who like to practice their target and hunters. Hitting any target with the bow is not an easy task. However, you cannot point the weapon in any general direction of the target. The process of sighting in a bow can help to minimize the characteristics of the bow’s target. Furthermore, it will allow the archer to compensate for the arrow drop because of the gravity pull over distance by the firing procedure when you aim to target your bow. So, are you confident with your shot? Here, if you are not, I am showing you the faster, more comfortable, and comparatively accurate method you are using for sighing your bow.


Step:1. Prepare the Range and the Bow:

  1. You need to spread your sighting over a few sessions. Because fatigue will affect accuracy and power, and your firm needs to shift. If you spread out the sight over a few days, it will give you more precision.
  2. According to the preference of the archer, you need to choose the bow sights. You can get them from other shopping, good stores, and archery supply outlets. If you want to plan to hide with the bow, use a simple sight, whereas the competition sight bow costs five times more than that. I will suggest signing in a pin-fixed sight that is very common and used for recreational and hunting purposes.
  3. Follow the instructions given with the sight to install it properly. Most of the sights are attached with the riser and fixed with a couple of screws; most of the bows have pre-drilled holes to attach the sights. The bow sight must be at the right angle to the bow, and the sight’s pins should be line up vertically. Let the sight settle overnight after installing it properly. After settling down properly, you need to tighten it further.
  4. It would be best if you sighted all the pin adjustments on the midpoint. That will give you maximum room for adjustment as you needed. For this purpose, you can use the Allen wrench from the hardware store.
  5. Now mark of every 10 yards from the target and at least up to 40 yards. For accuracy, you can use the range finder. Use a durable target and try to take lots of arrows because the bow’s sighting can take lots of time, and you need to do it again and again.

Step:2. Sight It In:

  1. Here you have to set 20 yards pin first and move to the closest distance to the target, which is 10 yards mark. You have to make sure that your body is perpendicular to the target and daw the arrow back to the bow. Look at the site of the top pin and shoot the arrow according to the target. Do the process again. Look at where the arrow hit comparing with the site. If the arrows went above the indicating point, then move the sight box up to the bow. Do the process again until the arrow is not shooting above the top of the pin.
  2. For 20 yards, repeat the sighting process and raise the sight box if you need it. If the arrows are not hitting above the top pin, you need to adjust the sight by moving it right and left. But don’t worry about getting the perfect accuracy at this level because you can change the pin.
  3. When you get the 20-yard top pin’s accuracy, then it’s time to move for 30-yard pin accuracy according to your range. Now aim down the sight by using the second pin and fire off some arrows at the target. And try to make the same adjustment that you have already done for the 20 yards pin. Move the whole sight box while you adjust. Take enough time for the 30 yards adjustment and try to make it more accurate. This is the anchor of your site, and you cannot change it. So, give it enough time to set.
  4. Now look around the target and shoot the arrows for 40 yards sight pin. During adjusting for the 40 yards, only move the pin instead of the whole sight box. Don’t move left and right with the sight box; see where the 40 yards arrow will go to the exact pin. Remember that the distance between 30 yards and 40 yards will be more than the distance between the 20 and 30 yards pin.
  5. If you want to adjust your left and right sight placement again, you have to go to the 30 yards marker and then make your adjustment again.
  6. While you complete making your 30 yards pin again and do the readjustment for the 40 yards pin, too, go and recheck the 20 yards. This time don’t adjust the whole sight; make it for the pin only. Depending on your sight, you can add pins of 50 yards, 60 yards, and more for further necessity. For this, move back to the target and repeat the process repeatedly to set up the pin.
  7. Remember that when your fine-tuning is complete, you have to hit the vertical and the horizontal tap lines accordingly. And also, you need to get ready for the woods. Always check the aiming at a 3-d target or a 10- ring target. Practicing the 3-d target will be suitable for good practice, but it will also increase the strength.

Try to shoot the bow several times to set the string before you start to deal with the peep rotation. When you see that the peep rotates simultaneously, remove one end of the string and then twist until the peep returns to your eyes every time you draw. The overall process will take a few days to settle and stretches the string. Once it settles down properly, it won’t move for a few months and sometimes near about a year. By following the overall methods, you will be surprised at how accurately you can get shot at your target

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