STIKAGE
COMPOUND BOW USER'S GUIDE

This Compound Bow is manufactured from the finest materials available and handcrafted. With proper care and use you will enjoy this product for years to come. We wish you much success in the archery field you have chosen to pursue. Please read this entire booklet before shooting or adjusting your bow. Remember, most adjustment to a compound bow should be made on a bow-press. Whenever shooting a bow, be certain of your target as well as what else lies downrange.

Compound Bow

TABLE OF CONTENTS


GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

BOW MAINTENANCE
Your bow will give you many years of service if maintained and cared for properly.

SAFETY
Safe operation of your bow must always be the highest priority. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES WHEN HANDLING A BOW. Do not attempt to use your bow without proper instruction. Doing so can Result in serious injury.

  • Never “dry-fire” any bow. Dry-fire is to draw and release the bowstring without an arrow in the bow. Dry-firing will likely cause damage to the bow and serious injury to the archer.
  • Always be sure of your intended target as well as what lies behind the target area. An arrow can travel a considerable distance, so it is important to have a safe and sound backstop.
  • If you draw a bow and need to let it down, do so in a slow and careful manner. Keep your support arm straight and prepare for a rapid and violent let down. Avoid hitting your hand on protruding accessories such as the cable guard or quiver. Keep your head and face back and out of danger during let-down. Never draw a bow with a peak weight above your comfort level. Always use a bow sling when drawing a bow.
  • Never modify any part of the bow or its components by drilling extra holes or removing material. This voids the warranty and presents safety problems.

SETTING-UP YOUR BOW

  • Nocking Point Placement :
    Finger Shooter: For the initial setting, install the nocking point on the bowstring approximately 5/16” plus the arrow width above a point where a horizontal line from the rest intersects the string.
    Release Aid Shooter: Install the nocking point the width of the arrow above a point where a horizontal line from the rest intersects the string. When the arrow is in position on the rest, the arrow nock should fit snug against the bottom of the nocking point.
  • Arrow-rest Adjustment:
    The in/out position of the arrow rest should be adjusted so that the arrow is in alignment with the string when shooting with a release aid. The arrow tip should be ˝ shaft diameter to a full shaft diameter to the left on a right-handed bow,(opposite for left-handed) when shooting with finger.
  • Sight Adjustment:
    When adjusting the sight pin location, always remember to “follow the group”. That is, if the shot group is to the left of the target, move the sight pins to the left. If the shot group is low, move the sight pins down.
  • Cable Guard Adjustment:
    The purpose of a cable guard is to hold the cables out of the path of the arrow. When adjusting the angle of the cable guard, adjust it so cables just clear the arrow vanes. On one-cam bows using an offset cable guard rod, adjustments to the cable guard must be done with the rod in the up position (approximately 1 o’clock). Excessive arrow clearance may cause the cables to track incorrectly on the wheels and cause serious personal injury and/or damage to the bow.





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