How to sight in a bow

Lancaster Archery TechXPerts P.J. Reilly and Justus Leimbach demonstrate the process for sighting in a bow. Once your bow is properly set up with a rest and sight, you’ve got to adjust the sight so that you can aim at a spot and put an arrow into it.

So let’s say you start out to sight in your bow at 20 yards. You’ll want to paste your sight pin – usually the top one on a multi-pin sight – on the bull’s-eye and then shoot at least three arrows. You want to find out where your arrows group together. One arrow can be an anomaly, but if you’ve got three arrows in the same general area, then it’s a safe bet that’s your point of impact.

Adjust your sight to that group. To do that, your pin should follow the arrow. That is, if your group is high and to the right, then move your sight pin up and to the right to compensate. A common mistake is for an archer with that grouping to think his arrows need to go lower and to the left, so the sight should be moved down and left. That’s incorrect.

Once you get your groups in the bull’s-eye area, then it’s time to shoot a lot of arrows to fine-tune your sight. Ideally, you want the center of your groups to be in the center of the bull’s-eye. Once you’ve achieved that, you can shoot with confidence!

In the video, we use a compound bow, but the process is the same for sighting in a recurve bow that has a sight attached.

Bee Stinger Sport Hunter Xtreme 10.8 Kit

The Bee Stinger Sport Hunter Xtreme 10.8 Kit is discussed in this product review by Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert Justus Leimbach. The kit features a 10-inch front bar and an 8-inch side rod. That’s where the “10.8” in the name comes from.

Inside the package, you also get the mounting bracket, which allows you to change the angles of the rods, so you can position them to balance the bow the way you want. Leimbach walks through the process for adjusting the rods and for adding and removing weights to meet your needs.

T.R.U. Ball HBX Signature Series Release

It’s here, and Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc., has it. TechXPert Justus Leimbach reviews the new, T.R.U. Ball HBX Signature Series release. Pro shooter Reo Wilde helped T.R.U. Ball design this unique release, and the first time he used it in competition in May 2015, he broke his own world record score of a 150 with 10Xs, when he shot a 150 with 12Xs.

What makes this release unique is it can be activated five different ways. Steadily increase pressure with the middle and ring fingers, while also increasing back tension. This is how Reo uses the release.

Next is the transfer tension method, where the archer relaxes the forefinger and wrist, while increasing back tension to allow the release to pivot on the forefinger.

Then there’s the tension-only method, where the archer simply increases pressure evenly, by pulling straight back with all three fingers.

To activate the release by thumb, the archer increases pressure on the thumb peg.

Finally, the release can be triggered by maintaining thumb contact with the thumb peg, while increasing pressure with the ring finger.

Leimbach walks through the various adjustments that can be made to the release by changing springs and removing or adding a clicker function.



Nockturnal Lighted Nocks

The Nockturnal Lighted Nocks are described by Lancaster Archery TechXPert Justus Leimbach. The nocks function like any other arrow nock in holding the arrow on the bowstring. At the shot, a battery-powered light is activated. Leimbach describes how to turn off the light after the arrow is recovered.

The light makes it easier for the archer to follow the arrow’s flight. Also, it helps a bowhunter find the arrow after it’s been shot at game – especially after dark.

Bee Stinger Premiere Plus Stabilizer and Side Rod

The Bee Stinger Premier Plus Stabilizer  and Side Rod system is discussed in this video by Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert Justus Leimbach. The system consists of a front stabilizer, which comes in six lengths from 20-36 inches, and a side rod, which comes in 10, 12 or 15 inches.

The two pieces are sold separately, and can be used together, individually or in conjunction with other stabilizers or side rods.

Leimbach talks about the various weighting options for the bars, which allows you to balance your bow the way you want. He also mentions the color options available.