They provide balance to the bow, moving the centre of mass to a point just in front of the handle, removing any tendency for the bow to
This creates a rotational force acting to pull the top of the bow to
the archer's right (for a right-handed shooter).
I like to spray the shelf with foot powder and shoot the arrow through the bow to
see if the fletching hits the shelf.
Tom's bow-building experience and his own mechanical genius quickly took his Jennings Compound Bow to
the top of the bowhunting industry.
It is possible for one bow to
fit all of the criteria you consider, but more often than not, concessions must be made in the selection process.
The rubbery grip would not allow the bow to
naturally center in our hands.
Essentially, the Quick Draw & Tune Accessory is an onboard drawing board that safely allows you to take the bow to
full draw while it's loaded and compressed.
To accomplish this, zero your bow at 20 yards and then purposely torque your bow to
the left while shooting arrows and noting the point of impact; then do that same while torqueing the bow to
What I've learned over the years about traditional bows is what every King's archer knew almost 700 years ago: A proper tune is essential if you want your bow to
perform at its maximum potential.
My point is this; the vast majority of the time, bows don't cause misses--we force the bow to
There's also a misconception you need more than a 55-pound traditional bow to
cleanly kill big game.
Again, let me give you some advice: if you can afford it, hold on to your old bow to
use as a backup.
The only measurable aspect of bow performance, at least practically, is arrow speed, and even that varies from bow to
bow and archer to archer due to unequal draw lengths and other variables.
In general terms, forgiveness is the ability of a bow to
"forgive" certain mistakes in form.