Step 1: Bow Components
+ Release Loop - The small string attached to the main bow string where the release will be
+ Peep Sight - A small plastic piece, with a hole in the middle, which allows you to see your sights
and the target without outside distractions.
+ Hand Grip - The hand grip (wooden on this bow) is strategically placed to improve stabilization
when shooting the bow.
+ Arrow rest - Plastic prongs that holds the arrow ensuring a proper arrow flight.
+ Sights - Neon and holographic, these sights enable the shooter to shoot at different distances.
+ Nock - Plastic piece that attaches the arrow to the bow string.
+ Vanes - They stabilize the arrow when it is in flight. There are many different sizes of vanes
and the size is all dependent on the shooters preferences.
+Field Tip - A type of tip used when target shooting or practicing.
Step 2: Release
Step 3: Grip the Bow
Step 4: Attach the Arrow
Step 5: Attach the Release
Step 6: Draw Bow Back
Position your release hand so that the bow string is in contact or close to contacting your face. Some people like the bow string to touch the tip of their nose or the side of their mouth but it's just a matter of preference. Look through the hole in your peep sight and locate your sights and the target. When looking through your peep hole, center the outside ring (orange) of your sights on the target. If the outside ring on your sights is centered on the target, the bow should be level.
There are four pins on this particular sight, each set for a different yardage. *Note: The pins may need to be adjusted so an allen wrench is required. Instructions on adjusting sights can be found in Step 8.* When you determine the distance of the target, match it with your designated pin. Put the correct pin on the target, making sure you can still see the entire outside ring of your sights. To improve your chances of making a better shot, try to control your breathing and loosen your grip slightly.
Step 7: Pull the Trigger
Step 8: Bullseye or Adjustments
After shooting a group of arrows, three or four, and you are not consistently hitting the target as intended, sight adjustment may be needed. To make the arrow hit closer to the bullseye you can either adjust the whole sight unit or each individual pin. As a beginner, it might be easiest to adjust the whole sight unit. For the sake of preventing confusion I will explain how to move the entire sight unit to improve accuracy. If the arrow is consistently going above the target, loosen the screws and move the sight unit up slightly. If the arrow is going to the right you will want to move your sight unit to the right slightly. Shoot another group of arrows and see where your arrows are going now. Adjust sights accordingly until the desired outcome is achieved. With a little practice and dedication you will eventually get the hang of it. You have done everything correctly if your arrow(s) hit the intended location. Bullseye!!!!