I have two questions, I just got an older bow that I'm going to be starting out with. I need sights and a rest. I don't know much about either of these, looking to make an educated decision, also in the market for a release. Thanks.
Are you sure you need those things? Have you considered instinctive shooting? I'm a traditional bowhunter and find that I do quite well with no sights, realeases, stabilizers, cams, knobs, pulleys, carbon, or plastic. Not that those things are bad by any means, its just not my style. Give instictive shooting a try, you may find that it works well for you.
I think I left out that it is a compound bow, I guess I could try that, never thought of it, I've just always shot with sights and rests, I always did like to use my fingers. Probably try without a release first. I'd always heard using a release is more consitent. Thanks for the reply 75.
What brand of bow do you have? I'm a PSE guy, my father used to be a certified dealer and went through their shooting school. If you have a PSE, I recommend their RS hunter sight and the TM hunter rest/overdraw. That is what I use and have been successful. If it's not a PSE, check to see if the manufacturer of your bow offers anything. As far as a release goes, I recommend one of those as well. It does give you a more consistent release, but if you go that route, get a caliper type release and not the type that pinches down. In the work that I've done on bows, those who use the pinching type release have problems tearing up the serving/string.
In the spring of 2007 I was the unfortunate recipient of an injury cause by a damaged carbon arrow that shattered on release of the arrow. I was in the yard going to take a few practice shots before dinner and the second arrow is the one that did the damage. That day will forever be burned in my mind. After I release what happened I made mistake #2 I pulled the tail shaft of the arrow out of my hand causing more damage.
Thank goodness that my wife was home and was able to...