Essential Accessories for Compound Bows
For Archery Beginners having these accessories for your Compound Bow can help in improving your bows performance. Some accessories can help improved archer's shooting accuracy and shooting efficiency. Others serves as a utility for the user.
These are some of the options for choosing the right accessories for your compound bow. Each kind of accessory and what its use and what its for.
Compound Bow Sight
Compound Bow SIghts are used to improved accuracy. Multi pin sights Comes in single pin or multi pin configurations.
Multi pin sights are easier to use as each pin represents different bow range as needed for shooting. Sights can come in Single, Three, Five, or Seven pin configuration.
Single Pin Bow Sight
3 Pin Bow Sight
5 Pin Bow Sight
7 Pin Compound Bow Sight
Some Tips on how to Adjust a compound bow sight.
Single pin bow sight are used by archers to precisely dialing exact yardage for shooting. Video shows difference between a single pin and multi pin bow sight.
Bow Arrow Rest Brush
Compound bow arrow rest is an accessory for holding compound bow arrows in place. Containment brushes can hold an arrow in place for any angle of shooting. Some arrow rest brush can be interchange on attachment for left or right hand use.
Truglo Arrow Rest Brush
Adjusting Bow Arrow Brush Rest easy to follow instructions.
Bow Arrow Quiver
Arrow Quiver or Arrow Bag or holder as it might be called is an archery accessory for holding an archers arrows for easy access.
It may come in a cylindrical leather bag or can be an Bow Quiver that can be attached on the compound bow itself. Modern Arrow quiver can be made of plastic or metal. Comes in handy when doing target practice or hunting expeditions.
Traditional Bow Arrow Quiver
5 Spot Bow Quiver
How to Install a Compound Bow Quiver (Easy to follow steps).
A stabiliser is a general term for various types of weights, usually on rods, mounted on the bow to increase stability i.e. lessen movement on release, thereby increasing precision.
Stabilisers help reduce inconsistencies of the archer's release by increasing the moment of inertia of the bow
Short Bow Stabilizers are useful when space is an issue. In environments where space can be an issue where movement might be hindered by bushes or trees.
While when space is not an issue a longer stabilizers can be used both can provide the same weight yet the difference is on length.
Short Bow Stabilizer
Long Compound Bow Stabilizers
How to Choose the Right Compound Bow Stabilizers
Compound Bow Holder
Compound Bow gripper stand for holding bow upright when in rest or not in use. Portable and easy to carry kickstand for compound bows for easy storing. Compound bow holder can also be used as a simple bow display rack.
Scissor Type Compound Bow Holder Stand
Bow Release Aid
Release aid for compound bow using a mechanical release with a trigger instead of using archers fingers.
Compound bow release or release aids can help in greatly reducing the strain on archers fingers when drawing a bow string.
Compound bow releases are more like performance enhancing aids in that it allows archers to draw more comfortably than with just using a finger or glove. Being more comfortable allows archers to shoot more accurately.
Types of Bow Release Aids:
Index Finger Release
Index finger release has a trigger that's need to be pulled to fire the arrow.
Handheld Thumb Trigger | Button Release
Bow Release aid that needs to be held with three to four fingers and is activated by using archers thumb.
Hinge Style Releases
Compound Bow release that utilizing a half moon shape pivoting pin. To activate a release hinge requires a rotation.
Tension Resistance Release
Tension resistance release is the same as a Hinge Style Release the difference is it has a built in safety mechanism for protecting from accidental firing.
A peep sight is nothing more than a small hole on your compound bow string for adjusting the archers line of sight. There are three types of peep sights they are as follows.
Rubber Tube Peep Sight
Reliable and less expensive than other peep sights one drawback is its known to break without signs of tear.
Fletcher Style Peep Sight
For experience hunters for keeping there bows in perfect alignment. Made with aluminum when installed peep sight splits bow string fibers in twos.
Trio Slot | Trio Style Peep Sight
Trio slot splits bow string fibers in thirds its easier to install than a Fletcher style peep sight.
Differences between Tube Fletcher and Trio Peep Sight
Simple tool for safely putting bow string onto your bow. Must have for safety reasons and convenience.
Bow Sling Strap
Bow sling attaches to bow riser and your bow hand keeping your bow contained while and during firing this helps in catching your bow when on release. Wrist sling strap can also be a great DIY project for archery enthusiast.
How to use a Bow Sling Strap
Provides a better grip and added stiffening for your hold. Also protect arrows form bending from your fingers grip.
Bow Hand Protector
Mostly used not for protecting archers hand but for keeping your clothes from snagging your string that can throw your shot.
Finger Guard (Finger Tab)
Finger Guard, Archer Tab or finger tab are a piece of small leather or synthetic patch used to protect archers fingers from bowstring friction.
Finger Guard or Tabs can be strapped or attached to an archers hand, cheap and easy to install for hand and finger protection. Finger guard or finger tabs are Mostly used by archers who use compound bows.
String nocks are made of plastic that serves as the attachment point or contact point to place an arrow onto a bowstring. Used mainly to prevent unintentional separation of arrow from bowstring when shooting.
How to install a Nocking Point on a Bowstring.