adjusting draw weight on hoyt bow – HuntingNet.com Forums
The instructions said to loosen the two bolts on the side (for each limb), but one side on both limbs loosened, and when I tried to turn it with two wrenches or whatever, it wouldn’t turn. I’m going to wait until I hear what you guys have to say before drawing it again and shooting it.
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How do you adjust the draw weight on a compound bow?
Take your compound bow to an archery shop to have the draw weight adjusted. A bow technician will evenly tighten the limb bolts and check the draw weight. One full turn of the limb bolts changes the draw weight by about two pounds. Increase your draw weight a few pounds at a time to avoid injury.
Can you adjust bow draw weight at home?
To adjust the draw weight, tighten or loosen the limb bolts to unload or load more stress (flex) on the limbs. To raise the draw weight to maximum poundage, tighten the limb bolts (clockwise) until both limbs are tight against the riser.
How do you determine draw weight on a compound bow?
Use a weight scale to pull the bowstring to the correct position, then lower the weight by a few pounds if it feels difficult to pull back and hold. Aim to use the highest weight that feels comfortable to you.
Does changing draw weight affect timing?
Dropping the draw weight will not change the cam timing; the only thing that will change is the draw length and weight.
Is 70 lb draw too much?
A bow with a peak weight of 70 pounds and an 80% let-off, for example, should have a holding weight of around 14 pounds. Being able to hold a bow at full draw for 30 seconds is great, but if you’re shaking, struggling, and exhausted at the end of that time, you won’t be able to make an ethical shot.
Is a 50lb bow too much?
Archers shooting takedown recurves or longbows can usually get lighter limbs to drop some draw weight, but those shooting one-piece recurves or longbows will have to switch bows.
How hard is it to pull back a 40 pound bow?
All bows, whether recurve or compound, are rated based on draw weight, which is measured in pounds (lbs). For example, a 40 lb recurve bow requires 40 lbs of force to pull back the string 28 inches.
What are the ten steps in shooting a bow and arrow?
The 10-Step Process
- Holding and Aiming.
- Nocking the Arrow.
- Setting the Drawing Hand.
- Setting the Bow Hand and Bow Arm.
- Predraw and Drawing the Bow.
What draw weight do Olympic archers use?
Bow: Recurve bows with a draw weight of around 48.5 pounds for men and 33 pounds for women are used in Olympic archery.
How strong of a bow should I get?
If your draw weight meets your state’s requirements and you can effectively draw and accurately shoot your bow based on the guidelines above, you’re good to go. If not, practice with your bow to increase your draw strength.
What happens if your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow?
The “archer’s paradox” movements will be extreme if your arrows are too lightly or heavily spined for your bow, resulting in poor arrow flight and loss of accuracy. Arrow manufacturers publish selection charts that match bow weights to proper arrow spine, and your local archery shop can help you match your gear.
Does draw weight affect accuracy?
Poundage has no bearing on accuracy; however, it does have an impact on range and arrow drop, which can affect accuracy if you don’t compensate.
When should I increase draw weight?
The simple answer is that an archer’s draw weight should be increased when:
- Your muscles can shoot your bow for an extended period of time without becoming fatigued.
- You need to shoot further distances than your current draw weight allows, or…
- Your arrows are consistently missing their targets.