Archery is a popular sport, especially in America. There are thousands of people taking part in this sport each year. In archery, there are 2 types of common bows namely single bow and compound bow. Both of 2 types have advantages and disadvantages of their own. The best compound bow available will help archers to shoot more powerful but is more troublesome when you have to tune it.
For archers who play with bow that is compound, it is of the utmost importance that they know how to tune their bow. A perfectly tuned bow will provide much better support as well as helping you to increase your accuracy. However, tuning a compound bow is considered the hardest when compared with tuning in a single bow, long bow or a recurve bow. The steps of tuning a compound bow include adjusting the nock point as well as the cables to name just a few. If you have not done yet before, it is quite hard to remember and follow all the steps.
In this article, I will introduce a simple process which you can follow to tune your bow for maximum results.
Here are steps to steps about tuning a compound bow.
- First step:
Make sure that the resting place of the arrow is in line with the true center by nocking an arrow and pull out the shaft from the resting place of the arrow. You also need to make sure that the shaft is as high as the level of the hole of your bow’s riser.
In order to make the shaft being at the same level as the plunger hole in the rise, you need to use the rest’s vertical adjustment.
When the shaft reaches the ideal height, you should readjust the shaft to provide enough space between the riser and the shaft. The correct distance is there when you can see that the face of window in the front is in the same vertical line as the shaft from the arrow.
You can measure the distance by eye or by a small ruler. Small ruler is better for beginner because it can provide precise measurement while professional archers can calculate the distance by eye with their experience.
- Second step:
The second step will require additional equipment called Bow Square.
By using Bow Square, you can attack to the arrow resting place by putting the arm of the square in it and attack 2 bow strings to the Bow Square.
Relocate the Bow Square until you see that the arm is securely attaché.
Now you will be able to set the height of your nock point. Ideal height for a nock point occurs when the top of the nock point is around 1 inch above the level.
You can try if this is good or not by shooting the bow and check if you can shoot well with the new position. If not, you need to try to relocate the nock point again. Repeat until you could locate the best location for the nock point.
Another step to follow is to make sure you tune both of two cams so that they are synchronized. You can do it at home or have they synchronized at a local shop. Because this step involves a complicated use of a bow press, therefore you need to be very careful. You can see if two cams are in sync by pulling the bow and check if 2 cams can reach the highest movement at the same time. If they are not, you need to make them sync again.
- Last step:
The last step is called “paper tuning”. In this step, you will need to stick some kind of paper to a holder.
Stay away from the frame for at least 3 feet.
After that, you can aim at your target through this paper. Look at the paper to see the hole your arrow left in it. If you follow all the steps below correctly, you will be able to see a circle with the same size of your shaft. However, if all you can see the paper is torn off, it means your bow is not tuned well and you need to correctly repeat all the steps above.
This procedure seems very complicated when you read it but when you practice tuning your compound bow, you will find it is relatively easy to follow. All you can need for a proper tuning of compound bow is a keen eye as well as a Bow’s Square so that you can put an arrow to the perfect center of a straight line and the shaft to the proper level. After one or 2 times practicing, you will see yourself being able to tune your compound just in a short time.
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