I started shooting a new bow this year. I am shooting the Martin Onza III; it was a gift I received from Martin Archery. It’s the identical bow many pros have taken for the past couple of years. I’m in my to fine tune it in. . I started placing my bow up and got ready to sight it in. He fixed me up with a new sight, stabilizer, arrows, tips, the works. Now I had to sight the bow .
Sighting in a bow is actually pretty simple, just take your time doing it. I’ve done it so much it has become second nature.
Before I even begin shooting my bow to sight it in, I use a quick way to save some time and effort which works really well. Something that is going to save me a lot of time in the range is pre-setting the pins – left and right, also setting them up and down. This is to help ensure my comfort zone with the new bow.
To find the pins set left and right before I start shooting I will try to set them with the string and arrow rest. Now I align my eye directly behind the series so appears to line up right down the middle.
The next step before I begin shooting targets is to find the pin in the best vertical, (the up and down), position I am searching for. I place the 20 yard pin first. After this pin is sighted in the others seem to fall in place pretty easy.
All bows are made with two side holes to mount sights. The 20 yard pin on most new bows are just about horizontal with the top hole of the sight mount position. So I move the 20 yard pin right at the same position as the top hole for mounting the sight. That should put it pretty near the sweet spot I am searching for.
If you are shooting into the right of your goal, you transfer your pin to the right, if you shooting beneath your goal, move your pin down a bit, etc.. Since I pre-set my pins before sighting in the bow, I’m in the ballpark of where I need to be.
I only make adjustments in small increments. According to people in the know, at 20 yards 1/8 of an inch adjustment at the launch point can move your arrow over 12 inches in the point of impact. Now you don’t have to be a physicist to figure this stuff out. Just be patient and it’ll work!
It’s not rocket science. If you are going to shoot longer distances, then you would want to move one of the hooks right underneath the 20 yard pin you just set. That will raise the bow a bit when aiming and compensate for the drop of the arrow . Each bow will be different depending on the speed and kinetic energy created by the bow. When moving back to state 30 yards, you may carefully repeat the same process you did at 20 yards. Adjust the sight so. That is sighting in a bow in a nutshell. It is nothing overwhelming, just pay close attention to what you’re doing and you’ll get it done. Be patient when doing this; think, it will come to you and make sense when you put it into practice.