Monday, July 21, 2008

Bow Sights - Do They Really Improve Accuracy?

Bow sights have been around in various manifestations for many years. Bow hunters and competitive shooters alike swear by their favorite sights claiming that the sights make accuracy rates explode and consistent positive results are a given with the latest advances in sights technology. Accuracy in shooting is made up of two major components. First, muscle memory where you repeat an action until it becomes engraved on the muscle movements. Second is the focus and direction of the shot so that accuracy to the target is defined. Both factors or either are helpful in improving accuracy.


Modern technology is a continual process of improving and refining the products that are used every day. This is true of bow sights as well as other products. Bow sights range from simple peep sights to complex adjustable pin sights and even sights that use laser technology to point at the target. Peep sights consist of a small hole in a ring that allows you to narrow the field of vision so that you are more focused on the target. Laser technology puts a laser beam on the target so that you follow with your eyesight and zero in on the accuracy.


No matter which type of bow sights you choose to use in your bow hunting adventures or your competitive shooting efforts, repeating the actions that lead to better results will make your accuracy continue to improve. Bow sights help you to line up the bow on the target so that you learn through trial and error which actions and moves result in success. Pin sights, for example use a small sight pin attached to the sight ring on either a horizontal or vertical plane. With multiple pins, they are lined up to match the distance to the target, such as 20 yards, 30 yards, or 40 yards.


The purpose of bow sights, regardless of the use you place on your archery equipment, is to improve the accuracy of your shooting. If you are a bow hunter, you depend on accuracy in your shots to provide a clean kill. Of course, a competitive shooter wins the contest when he or she is able to consistently hit the precise targets that are intended. As you use the bow sights in the way they were intended, you improve your accuracy resulting in a higher accuracy rate because you identify the target more precisely so that you can then identify the moves needed to hit the target.


Bow sights are designed and intended to provide convenient methods to improve the accuracy. These devices are easy to use and in most cases fairly easy to install and sight in. The type of sights that you select will depend on the type of shooting that you do. You may need a light weight sight for moving easily across the hunting ground. You may prefer a heavier device to add stability for your competitive shooting. The convenience of the sights is important in improving your accuracy.

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