Hunting Bows Tampa FL
Wesley Chapel, FL
If you shoot with a quiver attached to your bow then you have already gotten an object lesson in proper bow balance. You may have noticed the bow tends to fall a little to the right (if you are right-handed) when the quiver is on the bow and a little more so when the quiver is full of arrows.
If your bow is not balanced, you must force it into a stationary and vertical position at full draw by exerting a small rotational force on the handle. Furthermore, if you have a relaxed grip, the bow will begin to fall to the right as soon as you release the string.
Whatever the bow does after the shot is what it is beginning to do during the shot. Read that last sentence again and think about it....
Tips on Purchasing A Bow for Bowhunting
Question: I am looking at purchasing my first bow. I have done some research on several of the most popular bows on the market today. Is one any better than the others? -- Jerald Bankston, Aberdeen, SD
IS ONE BOW BETTER?
There are a few things to consider when making the choice. First, get a bow that is reasonably fast. It doesn't have to be the fastest on the market, but solid performance-an IBO speed rating of about 305 to 310 is fast enough. Second, make sure you work with a pro shop or a very experienced friend to assure that you get a bow with the right draw weight and draw length....
Tuning Your Bow Afield
We put a lot of work into making sure our archery equipment is tuned to perfection. Some people laugh at all our time and effort. Sure we may go a little overboard, but we hate surprises and want our arrows to hit where they are aimed. There are many things that can go wrong at the moment of truth, and we don’t want lack of preparation to be the cause.
We spend a lot of time tuning arrow rests, sighting in, quieting our bows and getting all our arrows to fly the same. We forget that not everyone understands what we take for granted. We recently experienced a situation that reminded us about an equipment check not everyone does, but should.
Our hunting camp is a six-hour drive from home. One of the things we’ve learned is transporting our equipment can cause something to change on our bow. Some of us don’t take the accessories off to transport and still have accuracy issues. The real problem seems to be the change in location; whether it’s elevation, humidity or aliens, we aren’t really sure. There are a lot of factors that seem beyond our control. So, we got in the habit of shooting our bows at hunting camp just to make sure everything was right....