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11 Archery Bow Sights FAQs



1) What is a bow sight?

A bow sight is a device that's mounted on the riser of your bow that helps you to aim your arrow. Much like the bead at the end of a shotgun barrel, the bow sight simply helps tell you where your projectile is pointed.
bow sight guide - Twin Coast Archers

2) What are the different types archery bow sights?


Fixed Pin Sights

Fixed pin sights come in many variations, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 9 pin sights are the most common. Looking through a 9 pin sight can seem overwhelming for some archers - lots of clutter, poor vision towards the target and more obstructed view can make it difficult to shoot as well as possible. This is where the adjustable style sights can be the most effective.

Single pin adjustable or multi pin slider sights will allow an archer to shoot to just about any distance in reason. A single pin adjustable sight will be one of the most user friendly sights on the market for target shooting. No gap shooting odd yardages and always having your target perfectly centered in your “housing” or sight ring makes target acquisition very easy. In a hunting environment a single pin style sights can be a little tricky, constantly adjusting the sight to the yardage of your quarry or having to aim a little high or a little low because of the animal moving after you’ve ranged and drawn back on the animal is something that should be practiced on the range prior to hunting.

Multi Pin Adjustable Sights

Multi pin adjustable sights or slider style sights are gaining popularity in the hunting community allowing archers to have 2-5 fixed pins but can be “driven” or adjusted down to have the ability to shoot farther that just fixed pins would allow. This gives the hunter fixed pin to cover closer distances when things happen fast at full draw, but still allows hunters or archers to range farther targets and dial in to an exact distance. Some popular options here are sights like the Black Gold Pure Adrenaline, Ascent Assault, Spot Hogg Tommy Hog, and CBE’s Sl4 Slider.

Digital Sights

Digital sights are one of the newest sights to hit the market. With the lack of pins and using projected lite dots to aim with gives an archer the clearest view of their target or quarry possible. Garmin’s A1 and A1i are 2 of the top choices in this category. Make sure to check the local laws where you will be hunting to make sure the use of battery operated sights are legal before heading afield.

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3) What are the best bow sights?

Best New Bow Sights


4) Which way do you move a bow sight?

If your bow is shooting to the right, follow the arrow by moving the sight block to the right. If you are hitting left, then follow the arrows by moving the sight block left. Move the individual sight pins to adjust elevation. If arrows are hitting low, move the pin down to raise the point of impact. How to Shoot on Target and Dial in Your Bow - LiveOutdoors

5) What process will help adjust your sights to hit the bull's eye consistently?

Sighting-in is the process of adjusting your sights to hit the bull's-eye on a sight-in target consistently. Begin by shooting a minimum of five arrows at a standard target from 10 yards away.
Sighting-In - Bowhunter-ed.com

6) What is third axis on bow sight?

And the third axis runs parallel to your body through the center of your sight, so that your scope would spin around it like a top. When you're shooting on level ground, the third axis means nothing, as long as your second axis is level. This axis comes into play when you have to shoot uphill or downhill.
The three axes of a bow sight - Lancaster Archery Supply - Archery ...

7) How To Adjust Your Bow Sight?

... "You will want to "chase” the arrow with your pin. So, let's say that you were hitting high above the bullseye. You will hold the bow in front of you as if you were going to shoot it, with the lower limbs in your lap. Use an allen wrench to move your pin UP on your sight's elevation scale since that is where you were hitting. Some sights are very touchy and don't require much movement to change where you are hitting the target while others may require moving the entire housing of the sight to get to where you need to be. Move your pin gradually. Sometimes it is a good idea to mark where you were initially so if your pin does slide easily you know where you started from. Shoot and "chase” your arrows until you have the elevation correct.

The next step is for you to move your windage (left and right). Again, chase your arrow as you did with your elevation. If your arrows are hitting to the left of the bullseye you will want to move your sight using the windage scale to the left. Your top pin should be set for either 10 or 20 yards. If you are a youth, 10 yards for sure since most of your targets will be from 10-20 yards for tournaments and leagues. If you have a top 10 yard pin then your next pin down will be 20, then 30 and so on. With this type of fixed pin set-up if you judge a target for 15 yards—you will "gap shoot” your target by aiming the space between your 10 and 20 yard pins over your bullseye or vital. If the target is 18 yards then you will hold your 20 yard pin just a little bit low from the spot you are aiming at. A fixed pin set-up is great for hunting—as you can change your yardage by raising or lowering your bow arm." ...

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8) When do Bow sights Work Best (and Worst)?

The answer? - When you know (or can estimate) the distance to your target.

If you’re taking a Hunter Safety course, you might well be faced with this question.
Based on what our research tells us, between 100-1000 people are searching for this term every month... the fact that so many don’t seem to know the answer is surprising.
It may be down to the wording of the question, or it could be that many people assume aiming a bow at up-to 70 yards is the same as aiming a gun (it isn’t).

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9) Traditional Recurve Bow Sights 


10) How to aim a recurve bow with sights?
Archery | Using the Sight


11) How to mount a sight on a recurve bow?
Adding a sight to a hunting recurve bow



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