TUNE UP YOUR BOW ON A BUDGET
Deer season is right around the corner. Now is the time to get your bow fine-tuned and ready for fall. As the price of bows continues to rise, more bowhunters are giving their bows a facelift and a tuneup instead of spending lots of cash on a new bow. Below are a few tips to help you fine tune your current bow without breaking the bank.
Every bowhunter wants a fast rig. One way to get more speed without spending a lot of money is to put Pine Ridge Archery Nitro Buttons on your current bow. Nitro Buttons and Nitro Button XL’s can be installed on your string in a few minutes and they will increase the speed of your rig and eliminate string noise and vibration. To top it all off, they come in a variety of colors so your bow will look cool.
Speaking of strings, having a new string put on your bow every year or two is a must. Over time, strings and cables stretch and wear out. The last thing we want to happen is for a string to break when we are full draw on a big buck. Putting new strings and cables on a bow can keep it rocking and rolling for a year or more. A good string can add a little speed. America’s Best Bow Strings, Mathews and many others make great strings.
You will never see a pro archer on the line without a quality stabilizer on their bow. Every bowhunter should also have a quality stabilizer on their bow that helps eliminate vibration and stabilizes the bow while shooting. Pine Ridge Archery Nitro stabilizers are priced to sell, look cool and could help you shrink your arrow groups.
How about a new peep sight? Like strings, peep sights get old. If you need a new peep or haven’t used a peep before, a good peep sight can help you shrink your arrow groups at short and long distances. Like much of the gear I mentioned above, a good peep sight doesn’t break the bank. The Nitro peep is a great option.
Last but not least, check out the cable attaching your arrow rest to your bow. Over time, these things stretch and the timing on your bow may be off. Replacing the cable from time to time isn’t a bad idea. While you are at it, check out a new rest on the market called the Schaffer Performance Archery XV. This rest can handle arrow speeds exceeding 400 FPS. This rest is one of a kind.
It is amazing what a simple bow tuneup can do. With a few new accessories, an old bow can be just like new which means big bucks better sleep with one eye open this fall.
BY TRACY BREEN