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Setting Your Sites
Most compound bows have 2 parts attached to a bow that are used to aim with. The 1st part is called the peep site and is a small piece of plastic with a hole in it. This is attached to the string and it is critical to have it in the correct location.
To set the peep site - draw your bow back with your eyes closed and use your normal ancor point for your release hand. I use the back of my jaws when shooting with a release. Then open your shooting eye and you will be able to see if the peep has to move up or down on the string.
Most sights mounted to the riser of the bow have a round outer plastic frame. line this outer round plastic frame with the small hole located in the peep site on the string after you have drawn back the bow. I will always set the tip of my nose on the string when looking through the peep.
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Different sights have different numbers of pins and can put you in seperate classes if you shoot in competion.
Most high powered bows have very little varience between 0 and 20 yards so most archers set ther top pin at 20 yards. Then every 10 yards after that so the 2nd pin is 30 yards and so on until all have been set.
The old rule of thumb when adjusting pins as stated above is
Follow the arrow.
If you shoot 6 arrows and the grouping is to high, raise the pin.If you shoot 6 arrows and the grouping is to low, lower the pin.
If you shoot 6 arrows and the grouping is to to the right, move the pin right.
If you shoot 6 arrows and the grouping is to to the left, move the pin left.
the pins should be in a perfect vertical line up and down.
Some sights come with a small wire straight down the middle of the
To "stack" your pins for those long shots I will use an example.
Say you have 5 pins 20,30,40,50 and 60 yards, but you need to make a 80 yard short.
Place your 60 yard pin on the target and look at the location of your 40 yard pin(60-40=20 yards).
Then move the 60 pin up to were the 40 yard pin was (adding 20 more yards -- 60+20=80)and take the shot.
You may have to raise that pin a little higher due to the bows power starting to drop off if shooting lower than about 230 FPS.
Most sights have a level at the bottom of the frame. One other little trick I use when shooting 5 pins is to start by setting my level at 70 yards then work backwards from my 60 to 20 yard pins as stated above.
Once set you should be good to go with 1 final note. Say you break a D-Loop or knock point on your string. Most sites have ajustments to move the whole site up/down and left/right. Make sure your fletchings on your arrows clear the site.