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There are many arrow brands on the market so it can be hard to know which arrow to pick, but one thing that must be correct about your arrow is how it matches your compound bow. A mismatched arrow can cause the arrow to not fly correctly or even result in dry fire. There are two parts of an arrow that must match your compound bow:
- 1. Arrow Shaft Length-The arrow length should match the compound bow to get the best arrow flight. If the arrow is too short for the bow the arrow might slip off the rest when it is pulled back and hurt the hunter. Also the arrow cannot be too long for the compound bow because then the arrow is too heavy which affects the distance the compound bow is able to shoot.
2. Spine-This is the stiffness of the shaft. When an arrow is released the thrust of the bow string causes the arrow shaft to bend. The arrow’s spine strength should match the compound bow’s draw weight to get the best accuracy.
Grand Valley Sporting Good can help you match your arrows to your compound bow with their expert staff so that you are shooting your very best.
A very important step when getting your compound bow ready for the season is to sight in your bow. This process is not very difficult but it can take some time. The only tools you will need to do this, besides your bow and arrows, is a target, a set of allen wrenches, and distance markers.
One rule to remember is to move your pins in the direction of your group, for example:
- If your group is Left of the target move your pin Left
- If your group is Right of the target move your pin Right
- If your group is Lower than the target move your pin Down
- If your group is Higher than the target move your pin Up
Click on the link below to view the steps to sight in your compound bow.
First of all you need to set up a target and some markers, that will mark off distances…
For more helpful tips to sight in your compound bow watch the video below.
This video show the basics of sighting in your bow. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Grand Valley Sporting Goods has a great indoor archery shooting range so you can sight in your compound bow and get helpful tips from their friendly service.
If you’re looking to get new compound bow accessories this season, then you should consider looking at the different kinds of arrow rests on the market. There are different rests to fit every hunter’s needs so review the types below to choose which one will best work for you.
- Shoot-thru Arrow Rest (Prong Rest): These rests have to parallel prongs and the arrow is cradled between them. They are called shoot-thru rests because the odd color arrow fletching goes between the two prongs to create minimum contact. Many hunters prefer these rests because they are simple to adjust and install.
- Containment Rests: The most popular of this kind is the Whisker Biscuit, but there are others. The advantage of a containment rest is that your arrow is always ready to shoot because it cannot fall off the rest.
- Drop Away Arrow Rests: These rests are designed to drop away so that the arrow can pass without touching the rest. At full draw the rest is up and the arrow is cradled between the prongs, but when the bow is released the rest drops all the way down so that large fletchings or helical fletchings are not interfered with the rest.
These are the three most popular types of rests for compound bows on the market. If you are not sure which type best fits your needs or are looking for other compound bow accessories then stop by Grand Valley Sporting Goods for expert advice.