Last night we all gathered at my parents house to shoot our bows and eat pizza. The night started out a little rough for me! I got my bow out, put my arm guard and release on and selected the arrows I would be shooting. I set up 20 yards away from the target and pulled back. While I was at full draw I looked through my peep sight to aim at the target and realized that something was missing; my sights had fallen off of my bow. You can imagine the horror as I exclaimed to everyone that my sights were missing. I am just glad thet Garrett, Jason and Tim didn’t shoot any errant arrows as they busted up laughing at my dilemma. I looked over to my bow case and somehow my sights had fallen off of my bow, and were laying in my bow case. I attached my sights again, and began adjusting my bow. This is something I do not like to do less than 2 weeks before the opener. Luckily I only had to adjust them left to right, and I only shattered one arrow in the process. I got sighted in, and finished the night fairly confident in my shooting. I am just glad that I didn’t have this problem on the opener of the deer hunt. I can only imagine how mad I would be as I pull back on a nice buck and realize that my sights are missing.

Here is my tip for the day: Make sure your sights are secure and tightly fastened to your bow!

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  1. Thanks for the fun night. I’m still laughing this morning.

  2. Now, I have to know how the sights came off. That would be pretty funny though.

  3. Arthur, I will try my best to explain how they came off.

    My sights slide on to a slider that is attached to the bow. There is a stop that holds the sights where you have adjusted them on the slider. This makes it possible for me to take the sights on and off without losing the spot on the slider. It is a nice feature that I didn’t know existed until last night. I bought this bow from Jason, my brother, and he was laughing so hard that he didn’t warn me to not take the stop off of the sights. I was trying to figure out how to attach the sights back on to the bow and I took the stop off. After I realized I should have kept that on, and my sights were messed up, Jason stepped in to help out. Of course at that point all he could advise is “You shouldn’t have done that”. In that situation, this is the last thing you want to hear. After hearing that advise I did request a refund for the bow, and threatened to shoot him when he was getting his arrows. All I had to do was reset my stop on my sights left-right, and tighten everything down. It is nice to know that i can take my sights off during transportation to protect them from getting banged up and still be able to attach them on the bow and be sighted in.

    Hopefully that explained what happened and will help others from making the same mistake. I may need to include a picture to show what happened even better.

  4. Oh man…that’s pretty funny from our end of things – not sure you were too keen on laughing about it at the moment. This winter on a mule deer hunt, my grandpa leaned his bow up against a tree and it got bumped and his sights busted off. We were back in the wilderness, so no way to fix it – it was the second day of our eight day hunt.

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