Important Accessories of a Compound Bow
It is quite a challenge to set up a compound bow especially if it is your first time. You can treat the bow as just the start of a finely-tune shooting system for arrows. If you have already purchased the right compound bow that would fit you, it is then important to set up the right essentials for it. Once you have gathered the right essentials and set them up, you can them immediately start shooting with your compound bow. Here are some of the important things you need to know about compound bows.
The arrow head is one of the most important parts of a compound bow. When the shooter draws and releases the bow, the arrow is held in place in the arrow head. 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. Contact with an arrow’s fletching is eliminated and it allows for your long arrow fletching to have a high amount of helical turns. Its expensive price is the only disadvantage of this type of arrow rest.
The full capture rests works exactly the opposite way in that it creates even, full contact with an arrow fletching. You can have a totally secure arrow no matter how the shooter holds his bow. Since the shooter no longer needs to worry about an arrow falling off the rest, his confidence is boosted. They are also much cheaper. But, at long range, these rests are not as accurate as a drop-away rest.
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If the shooter want to align his eye with the bow, then he needs a compound bow sight. With a sight, you can aim precisely at the vitals of your target. You can actually choose to shoot without a sight but it would significantly diminish your accuracy. There are three main types of sights to choose from – the fixed pin, movable pin, and the pendulum.
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There are a number of features that a compound bow shooter should look out for in all three sights. Go for a round pin guard rather than a rectangular or a square one. It is easier to aim and give you greater accuracy. Also, it is recommended to use pins that get illuminated by bright fiber optics. It is best to have brighter optics since a shooter will be able to view them in low light conditions.
Balancing a bow in a way that it rests straight up and down in a shooter’s bow hand, one needs a stabilizer. These stabilizers are able to absorb most of the vibration caused by a released arrow.