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Pow! Right in the Kisser: An intro to Bow Sights

Accuracy and precision are strong elements of hunting and archery competitions. If you are shooting your compound or recurve bow there are many factors that go into getting a precise shot. The let-off might be too much for you and cause you to creep up and throw off your shot. The grip on the riser might interfere with your particular preference in regards to your hand setup. These are all important factors to consider BEFORE you buy your bow. You should also consider this important attachment when you have figured out the bow that fits you just right. [caption id="attachment_3754" align="alignleft" width="119"]Multiple Pin Archery bow sight with bubble level and windage and elevation adjustments Multiple pin sights assist the shooter in determining different variables that could affect the accuracy of the shot.[/caption] Bow sights come in many different shapes and sizes. There are so many different makes and models that searching around gets a little ridiculous. Take a deep breath and remember that all bow sights help you aim at your desired target. Sights come in different pin configurations and it all really just depends on your preference. They have single and multiple pin configurations. The difference between these two is that one covers up more of your field of vision than the other one does but one offers more yardage markers for a more precise shot. Not everyone shoots in the same conditions, so there are different adjustments, and micro-adjustments that you can make. You can find them in the form of knobs, which you turn. When you turn these knobs, you can adjust the windage and elevation so that you can shoot at an angle. Some of the newer technologies have an integrated bubble level to ensure you are always shooting evenly.  In a perfect world, every shot would be as predictable as if you were shooting in a range, but were not in a perfect world and every shot has its different combination of variables that will affect the shot. [caption id="attachment_3755" align="alignright" width="151"]Single pin sight with bubble level Single pin sights allow the shooter to get a clearer field of vision.[/caption] I am a firm believer in the “, less is more” motto. I prefer that there be as little as possible on my bow. It is for this reason that my single pin bow sight comes with a peep sight. I line up the peep sight with my single pin, and fire away. If I were shooting at greater distances, then I might want to opt into getting a sight that has multiple pins to help me gauge the distance. I could also use my peep sight to zero in on my desired yardage with a multiple pin sight. Peep sights are not mutually exclusive to single pins; it is just a preference of mine and whatever sight you end up with should be too.
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