Sighting a bow could seem like a burden but turn into an easy task, but as a beginner who has never done it before, you might think it’s very hard, time consuming, and you might even hate this procedure.. Sighting a scope somehow varies from different scopes because different models come with different adjustment knobs. But don’t worry, the basic procedure is the same, the only thing different is the extra adjustments or the values, to be sure you are doing the right thing, read the booklet that comes with your crossbow.
Before starting, you have to understand the reticles and the dots:
When it comes to the reticles and dots, your goal is to zero them to a specific distance. Unless instructed otherwise by the manufacturer it’s always 20 yards. When we say zero, we mean you make sure that the dot or the reticle is aligned for hitting targets from the yard distance which would usually be 20 yards.
Then you have to know about the windage and elevation adjustment knobs:
On every scope, there are two knobs to use to sight your crossbow. The windage adjustment knob is on the side of the scope and would let you adjust the point of impact right and left. The elevation adjustment knob which is on top of the scope would allow you to adjust up and down. These are covered by plastic protective cups which you would remove to make adjustments. The knobs also come with marks on how they adjust to let you easily know which knob is the elevation and windage knob. Tio adjust the knobs, you would be needing a coin or screwdriver. Make sure you carry one around when you’re on the field.
You should also be familiar with the adjustment knob clicks:
When you turn the adjustment knobs, you would be hearing a click. Every click would represent a unit of adjustment made. It’s measures in minutes of angle. 1 click is ¼ inches adjustment at a hundred yard distance. If your scope uses a different value for every click it would be in the booklet so make sure you read it.
What You Need to Keep in Mind:
Make sure that you work more on your arrow grouping so that you could sight your crossbow better and more accurately. You see, this might sound like something that would take so much time or something very easy but it’s an important procedure to do for the accuracy of your crossbow sight. This would eventually be very easy when you get the hang of it. At first you might hate this procedure but once you learn how to do it you would appreciate doing this procedure.
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