How To Set Recurve Bow Scope

What distance should I set my bow sights?

A common configuration for a 5 pin sight is 20, 30, 40, 50, and 60 yards. It’s pretty typical to have 10 yards between each pin, but there are those that may extend that to even 20 yards. 20 yard gaps are more common in 3 pin sights. In that case an example of a 3 pin sight would be 20, 40, and 60 yards.

Can you put a scope on a recurve bow?

You can put stabilizers, plungers and sight but no scope? You’re allowed scopes but they just can’t be magnifying. Now the thing is, magnifying scopes work on compounds because they have a peep sight in the string. So if you want to use them on recurve, they’re be useless without a peep…

How do you zero a bow sight?

Shoot a few arrows and look at the target. You should expect that the arrows will drop a bit as the distance is larger than before. Follow your arrows and adjust the whole sight if needed. If you hit consistently where you want to, you have successfully zeroed your bow at 20 yards.

What is the average distance to shoot a deer with a bow?

I think it is safe to say that most bowhunters practice at an average distance of 20-30 yards. And, while this may be the standard, there are those times when the buck of your choice will walk right into your lap.

Should I use a sight on my recurve bow?

Bow sights are extremely popular on all types of bows, even recurves. Shooting a recurve with sights is generally much more accurate than shooting without. This requires much less practice to shoot with accuracy. Let’s cover how you can get started with recurve bow sights.

What is a good sight for a recurve bow?

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How do you aim a recurve bow without sight?

Draw the string to the corner of your mouth.

This is called an anchor point and while archers with a sight draw to their jaw, you should touch your index/middle finger to the corner of your mouth. This brings the arrow closer to your eye and allows you to aim with greater accuracy.

When sighting in a bow Do you chase the arrow?

Instead, he’ll just move back to 20 yards and start the process again, making adjustment to the top pin so it is hitting dead on. When adjusting the sight pins, remember the adage: chase the arrow. That means if you are hitting high, move the pin higher; if you are hitting left, move the pin left.

Does draw length matter with a recurve bow?

Unlike a compound, recurves and longbows don’t have set draw lengths. However, the bow-tech must still find your draw length because the bow’s length must match your draw length. If you have a long draw length, you’ll need a longer bow to better accommodate your draw length and feel comfortable.

What happens if your draw length is too long?

If the bow arm drops or swings to the side, the draw length is probably too long. When this happens, the scapula has already pushed the bow arm out as far as it can extend before the arrow is released. No room is left for the bow arm to go forward, so it drops or swings to the side.

How do I find my actual draw length?

To determine your proper draw length, stand upright, spread your arms out to the side and have someone measure your wingspan between the fingertips of your middle fingers. Then, divide that measurement by 2.5. In archery, consistency is the key to accuracy.

What direction do I move my bow sight?

Your first adjustments shift the horizontal plane. If your arrows group to the left, move your sight to the left. If your arrows hit to the right, move your sight to the right. To remember which way to move your sight, imagine adjusting it until it covers your group.

What does a longer bow sight do?

The further your bow sight is from the riser and your hand, the more the pins or your point of impact moves with torque. The closer you can get that sight to the riser, the less it moves when you torque your bow.

Do Olympic archers use sights?

The recurve bow is the only one used at the Olympic Games. A recurve archer pulls the string towards their face with their fingers and aims at the target through a sight. The arrow is then released downrange towards the target.

Where do I mount my bow sight?

To mount the bow sight simply lay it flat against the bow riser with the sight housing on the same side of the riser as the arrow shelf. Next, align the mounting holes on the sight with the mounting holes on the bow riser.