How to adjust your compound bow’s draw weight

John Dudley tackles how to adjust your compound bow’s draw weight in this fourth installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock. Dudley talks about the importance of not drawing too much weight, since that can cause problems with consistent accuracy, and it could even lead to injury.

He walks through the process of checking your bow’s draw weight using a scale, and then reducing the draw weight by turning the tiller limb bolts. Shooting a bow that’s set at a comfortable draw weight, Dudley says, is especially critical for bowhunters, who will certainly need to limit their movements to avoid detection by game.

How to adjust your bow’s timing

In this third installment of Nocked and Ready to Rock, John Dudley talks about bow timing. With any dual-cam, hybrid cam or cam-and-a-half system, the cams have to rotate precisely the same to achieve correct timing. Otherwise, accuracy suffers. Likewise, Dudley explains, the cams should remain vertical through the draw cycle. If one or both lean, then there’s a problem.

Dudley walks through the steps he takes to correct cam lean and incorrect timing. He shows how to identify the problem, and then how to fix it.

The Nocked and Ready to Rock series encompasses 13 episodes that walk through the entire process of setting up a compound bow to shoot.

How to replace string and cables

Professional archer John Dudley demonstrates how to change the string and cables on a compound bow in this second of the 2015 series, Nocked and Ready to Rock.

Dudley discusses the importance of maintaining proper cam timing when you change the string and cables on your bow. Then he walks through the process so viewers can see exactly how the job is done.

How to use a bow press

In this Nocked and Ready to Rock video segment, professional archer John Dudley demonstrates how to use a bow press.

This is the first of 13 Nocked and Ready to Rock segments hosted by Dudley, that will be featured here in the Archery How To blog. Through the entire series, Dudley will walk viewers through the process of setting up a bow.

In order to complete that task, viewers first must know how to use a bow press, which flexes the limbs so that various parts of the bow, including the string, cables and cams, can be worked on.

Follow the blog here over the next two months as subsequent segments in the series are posted.