Important Accessories of a Compound Bow
If you are setting up a compound bow for the first time, it will be quite a challenge. The bow itself is not the only important thing in a finely tuned shooting system for arrows; it is just the beginning. 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 all the essentials are there then you can use your compound bow to start shooting right away. Below are the essentials that you need for your compound bow.
The arrow head is one of the most important parts of a compound bow. The arrow head is the place where the arrow is held in place while the shooter draws and releases the bow. The two types of arrow rests styles are the full-capture rest and the drop-away rest. These types of arrow rests have their own benefits and disadvantages. If you want a high level of accuracy at a long range, then the drop-away rest is ideal. It also eliminates contact with an arrow’s fletching while allowing for a longer arrow fletching having a high amount of helical turns. The only disadvantage of this type of arrow rest is its price because they are very expensive.
The full capture rests works exactly the opposite way in that it creates even, full contact with an arrow fletching. They keep the arrow totally secured no matter how shooters hold their bows. The shooter’s confidence can be boosted with this since he does not need to worry about the arrow falling off the rest. The full capture rest is much cheaper than the drop-away rest. But, at long range, these rests are not as accurate as a drop-away rest.
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With a compound bow sight, you can align your eye with the bow. This will help the shooter have a precise aim at the vitals of a target being shot at. You accuracy will be significantly diminished if you choose not to shoot without a sight. The fixed pin, movable pin, and the pendulum are the three main types of sight to choose from.
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A compound bow shooter should look out for a number of features in all the three sights. Go for a round pin guard rather than a rectangular or a square one. With this, aiming is easier and your accuracy is greater. The best pins to use are those that get illuminated by bright fiber optics. They are best viewed with brighter optics especially in low light conditions.
A stabilizer is important to balance a bow in a way that it rests straight up and down in a shooter’s bow hand. When an arrow is released it causes vibration which can be absorbed by the stabilizer.