Lancaster Archery How To Set Up A Takedown Recurve Bow

How do you set a recurve bow sight?

Use the adage “Follow the arrow” to remember which way to adjust your sight, whether you shoot a compound bow or a recurve. Move your sight in the direction of your arrows on the target. If your arrows hit low, move the sight down. If your arrows hit right on the target, move your sight to the right.

Is there a top and bottom to a recurve bow string?

Most recurve bowstrings have a big loop at the top and a small loop at the bottom. But why is that and why do some bowstrings have two big loops? In this article, I am going to discuss these and more questions in more detail.

Should you leave a recurve bow strung?

The best practice is to unstring your wooden recurve bow or longbow after you’re finished shooting. Modern recurve and longbows made from synthetic materials can be left strung for up to 3 weeks, but should be unstrung for long-term storage. Compound bows can be left strung indefinitely.

What are the holes in my recurve bow for?

Recurve bows usually come pre-drilled with a hole in the riser for the plunger button. If the riser comes with two holes always use the rear hole for the plunger button (the hole directly above the bows pivot point).

What should the brace height be on a recurve bow?

The vast majority of recurve bows have a brace height somewhere between 7.5 and 9.75 inches. The brace height of your bow will dictate some of its behaviors, such as how loud it shoots and how much pivoting your arrow will experience mid-air.

Why are my arrows hitting the target at an angle?

If the arrow flies at an angle, something’s out of whack, and accuracy suffers. First check to ensure you’re shooting an arrow with the correct spine for your bow. Arrow “spine” is its stiffness. The higher your bow’s draw weight, the stiffer the arrow’s spine should be.

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.

Do I need a sight on my recurve bow?

The sight is one of the most important components of a modern recurve bow. Without a sight you will have to aim either with the arrow or instinctively. Both options are quite difficult to learn which makes shooting really accurate very difficult.

How can I make my recurve bow more accurate?

One of the most important recurve bow shooting tips is to relax your fingers, hand, and to not cause the bow to shake or generate torque in your hand. Also, your knuckles should be rotated at an angle of about 45 degrees to the ground for a good grip.

Why do my arrows fishtail?

If you are not releasing clean, and following through the same each time, you will get arrows that appear to fishtail their way to the target…

When shooting a bow Do you focus on the pin or target?

There are basically two ways to aim: You can focus on the target, or on the sight pin. There is no right or wrong way to do it.

Can I use paracord as a bowstring?

Making a Bow String. There are many ways to make a string for a traditional bow. You could simply get a piece of nylon string or 550 paracord that is a little longer than your bow, carve some grooves near the tips of your bow, and attach the string.