How To Sight A Pendulum Sight On Compound Bow

One of the most important things to know when shooting a compound bow is how to sight a pendulum sight on compound bow. The pendulum sight, invented in the 1970’s, provides a luminescent sighting element that does not use an optic lens. This provides an unobstructed view of the target. The knowledge of how to sight a pendulum sight on a compound bow can make the winning difference in making an accurate shot.

Items needed:

  • Compound bow
  • Pendulum sight
  • Utility Tool
  • Arrows
  • Target
  1. Set up a target at twenty yards on flat ground. If you are at an archery range, the distances will be marked for you.
  2. Be sure that your set screw has been tightened. This prevents the sight pin from moving.
  3. Looking through the sight, line up the pin so that the target is in the center of the target. Shoot three or four arrows. Do not compensate for misses as this will interfere with how you are setting your pendulum sight on the compound bow.
  4. Examine the target. If you can see that there is a consistency in how the grouped, high, low to one side or the other, the sight should be adjusted accordingly.
  5. Adjust for elevation first. If you are hitting high consistently, adjust your pin higher. If your shots are hitting low, adjust the pin lower. Always tighten set pin after each adjustment. Shoot a few more arrows. Readjust as needed.
  6. Adjust the windage next. This is the adjustment side to side. If you are shooting to the right, adjust pin to the right. If shooting left, adjust pin to the left. Always tighten set pin after each adjustment. Shoot a few more arrows. Readjust as needed.

Tip:

You may want to shoot at a couple of targets from your tree stand, just to be sure that the sight is set to be accurate from your position.

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