When it comes to teching out your bow with the right equipment, there are a few practical choices that should be at the top of your list.
When it comes to laying down game with your bow, it’s all about the broadhead. The best in the market create massive blood trails and drop the animal within a few yards of impact. Long gone are the days of relying on old-fashioned fixed broadheads that offered miniscule entries and exits with little knock-down. Today’s broadheads dramatically increase your chances of making a clean harvest. Mechanical broadheads offer aerodynamic flight with an impact-triggered broadhead that blossoms open and becomes a killing machine. Even today’s fixed broadheads offer tons more killing power than the ones Grandpa used. With wide diameters and blades that are honed in strategic patterns, putting meat on the table has never been easier. Every bow shoots differently, so it’s important to invest some time and effort into finding the broadheads that will work best with your set-up.
If you’ve ever suffered the loss of an arrow, you know how disheartening it can be. However, by adding lighted nocks, you increase your odds of collecting dispatched arrows and locating downed game by leaps and bounds. If your shot makes a complete pass through, the lighted nock will draw your eye to the arrow making it easy to locate and recover. Not only that, but it will also give you the opportunity to check the type of blood on the shaft and broadhead to determine where your shot hit. This can help a great deal when setting out to track your animal. Quicker arrow recovery leads to faster harvest collection times.
If your shot doesn’t pass through, the LED lighted nock will act as a beacon to draw your attention to the downed animal. This is especially helpful during the dusk hours, but also during broad daylight. Because there aren’t many naturally-occurring neon lights in the woods, your kill is sure to stand out with a lighted nock at its side.
Let’s face it; very few of us are good enough shots to put ourselves into the same category as Chuck Adams or Fred Bear. Most bow shooters need the aid that modern sights offer. And with advancements in technology, missed shots are becoming more and more rare. It is important to trick out your bow with the sight system that works best for you. The right sight will be the one that provides the most accuracy with your set-up, whether you choose a multi-pin, LED, slider or laser sight.
Speaking of lasers, Bushnell® now offers the ClearShot® Laser Rangefinder. Although this high-tech gadget does not attach directly to your bow, it can be worn at the neck or easily slipped into a chest pocket for quick access. ClearShot® not only calculates bow-to-target range, but it also measures arrow rise so you are alerted to any branches or debris that might interrupt what otherwise appears to be a clear shot. If you have let fly many arrows, you know how important it is to have an unobstructed shot.
Inteliscope™ now offers a mount specifically designed for your bow. By adding Inteliscope™ to your set-up, you have a world of technology right at your fingertips. Gauge target distance, wind speed and direction, activate SEEK® Thermal functions and acquire your target by simply slipping your cell phone into the mount. And because it offers all-in-one targeting capabilities, you can eliminate many of the other frills that weigh down most hunters’ bows. It’s as easy as downloading the free app, attaching the Inteliscope™ mount to your bow and then heading to the woods or target range. If you’re looking for the most bang for your buck, Inteliscope™ is the way to go.