How To Mount A Bow Sight?

(Last Updated On: January 7, 2021)

So you have your new bow sight, and you can get going. We will take you step by step through the method we use to align our arcs during this article.

Mount Your Sights & Set The Second & Third Axes

Start by mounting the sight on the arc with the screws given to it. You could use the central mounting screws or lock it to the middle of the bar if it is a dovetail.

The next step is to align your peephole along with the casing of your view. In the full drawing, look around and look into your thesis. Can you see the whole house in sight? Can you see only the pins? Ideally, you’ll want the vision ring to align precisely within your peep when you see it to the fullest. To make adjustments, you’ll want to maneuver the sight housing closer or farther from the elevator using the various sight mounting positions or by moving the sight on its dovetail. Suppose you cannot get a particular match, error on the side that causes the peep to see the surface of the vision ring, facing the inside. Also, do it outdoors if you are filming mainly out or indoors if you are primarily shooting indoors. This is usually important because, during a low light situation (indoors), you will see much more area around the sight shell through the peep, affecting the way it aligns.

  • Dovetail

If you have a dovetail, you’ll have more ability to adjust to pressing aligned accurately, so take some time and do it right. Some dovetails have stepped mounting points at the top and bottom for greater adjusting capacity. Also, mark or record where it is mounted in a dovetail. I exploit my phone with a camera to require an image, so it’s easy to look for if I want to get rid of my view.

  • Standard Mount

Usually, you will only have three or even four positions to align the sight shell with your peep. Catch up as close as you can.

Don’t worry about your pins right now; we’ll do this below.

Setting Up Your Top Pin

When placing your top pin, we will identify the pin we would like about the view case. When you look at it, we’ll adjust the highest pin along with the elevation adjustment of your group, but we’ll do it later.

Before you set your top pin, you’ll want to think of a few things. It is ideal to have most pins near the center of the sight housing for the most superficial overall accuracy.

  • If you have five or more pins, you will need to confirm that you have enough space for all your nails. During this case, I could start my top pin closer to the 1/3 highest of the housing.
  • If you have fewer pins, it will start with the lower top pin, closer to the center of the view housing, leaving room for the rest of the pins.

Well, now, given all the above information, move your top pin to the situation you think is best. But don’t look yet even one more step.

Zero Out Of Your Sight

To reset your view, move your slider so it’s in a place you can get to later without looking at the ribbon. For some sights, this could be when the housing aligns with the bottom, or for the Black Gold sights, it may be when the top two parts of the sliding assembly are flush. This could be your zero. If you ever have to lose the tape or your indicator breaks, you will always move the knob back to the current location and know that your fixed pins will be correct.

Head To The Rank & Look At Your Pins

Look on your top pin BUT don’t move your pin. Move the entire housing up and down along with your grid adjustment (not with your adjustable pin knob). Or use your microgrid adjustment to push your top pin in.

Finish spotting inside the rest of your pins; at this point, however, you’ll want to maneuver the pins to push them into position.

Now that your bow is oriented correctly, you will continue to fire until you are competent along with your archery team. Then, and only then, can you imagine the sector looking for live animals?



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