Scope set-up for 3D archery target

Scope set-up for 3D archery target



hi my name is Jim Gillingham I've been shooting 408 for two years now the bow I shoot and what I'm going to shoot exclusively this year is advantage elite Plus with 3000 limbs now this is a custom bow from the white custom shop I'm a 33 inch draw length a big tall guy one of the problems I run into is finding you know bows to fit me but it's really nice shooting for voice since I have you know three cams available to me IQ to spiral cam which is the fastest by far I mean I really love this gamma I can get a ton of speed out of this bow this most steel IPOs out and you know 328 feet a second so in some 44 inch axial axial bow all the things I like about Hoyt 2 is this speed I mean they're they're always as advertised or faster I'm finding so it's a great bow you know whether you choose advantage leave the two thousand limbs three thousand limbs you know a contender or an alpha leet you're gonna get a good bow from Hoyt okay now I'd like to talk to you a little bit about one of the features on my 3d bow that I believe is a really big advantage in 3d now a lot of guys shoot lenses some guys don't shoot lenses for different various reasons but I do believe the scope set up that I have is an extreme advantage in in competing now for a lot of years getting ready for 3d and trying to learn the sport of 3d I really struggled fine trying to find an aiming aperture that was absolutely perfect something that was really finite that I could aim really small with and we're always aiming off a detail on the animals or that's a narrow hole typically the arrow holes are always up and down on the target and so we want to find something that we can aim at that detail and still see you know around the pin and around the aperture also on a little magnification if we can so that the target looks bigger and we can hang even smaller the scope I'm shooting here is a classic magnum and similar to binoculars you know the basic fundamentals are is you want a big scope and a big peep the bigger you go with the people the bigger go with the scope the brighter the sight picture now let's look a little closer here on you know the aiming aperture we use and the LP light kit here which is really key to this whole system okay one of the most important parts of a 3d setup and what you'll see most of the competitors out here using is an LP light kit it's just basically a battery pack that's mounted on this the bow or the side of the site it's made by LP archery products you can get it at Lancaster or LP archery products website it allows you to change the power of light that's transmitted to your fiber and a lot of shooters out here running a blue fiber in in order to run blue fiber you need to pump a blue light into it otherwise you won't be able to see it so if you look here closely we can actually turn this fiber up and down based on the lighting conditions so if I get a really you know bright target with a lot of sunlight out and open I may need to turn that light up so that I can see it but it allows you to see that sight pin exactly the same every time and to eliminate some of the halo that you get you know around your pin you know with a fiber optic okay one of the reasons a lot of your shooters opt to you know not use a clarifier peep or a scope lens is really inclement weather and/or reputation that clarifiers have gotten for giving your left and rights now if you'll notice here on my peep sight I actually have a piece of shrink tubing around my peep it creates a tube along the peep sight now I've learned over the process of elimination over a few years that I get left and rights when I turn the corner on the range and what causes this is the refraction of the light coming in at different angles on the on the piece of glass and the clarifier people but I also know that the advantage of a clear scope with a clarifier peep is a big enough advantage that I want to try to figure out how to fix these problems so what I've discovered is that by tubing the peep out with a piece of shrink to then just simple shrink tubing it really cuts down these left and right you get when you change no light angles a lot of guys also do not like clarifier peeps when they're shooting in the rain I typically just come prepared I kept prepared to clean you know come prepared to clean my scope out I take some you know some q-tips with me I have a little pack with me also I carry this little snap captain Gary coffee from coffee archery sells sells and you can actually snap this on your peep and on your string so when you're done shooting in your shoot in the rain here the combination of the peep tubing and this particular snap cap will keep that rain off your peep and you may have to only clean it one or two once or twice throughout the round you just have to slow down in the rain the advantages of a clarifier you know are very you know advantageous in the field I believe that I just don't shoot quite as well unless I'm shooting a clarifier in a scope combination I've shot without without a scope at all it just makes the target look you know quite a ways away I don't aim quite as precise and for me myself I do like a little more magnification you you

11 Replies to “Scope set-up for 3D archery target”

  1. –QUESTION
    FRUSTRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!—-I ALWAYS SHOT LONG BOWS(HOWARD HILL)-LOST THEM..
    I JUST GOT MY 1ST COMMPOUND- OREGON BEAUTIFUL REALLY NICE- EVERYTHING INCLUDED. IT HAS A TONICKS HUNTING AND TARGET SITE TOGETHER.  NO MATTER HOW I TRY TO ADJUST IT, WHERE I LOOK AND SEE THE ARROW, IS GOING- THE SITE POINT IS UP WAY HIGH, ITS LIKE IT WOULD NEED TO BE IN FRONT OF THE ARROW TO WORK OR SOMETHING.

    NO I HAVE NOT SHOT IT YET BUT I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKIN ABOUT.

    HOW DOES THIS WORK??????????????????????

  2. Hi when u look though the lense should it be clear or blurry ? Mines blurry at the moment how can I fix it if it is wrong?

  3. Tim Gillingham is really one of the greatest assets this sport of archery has. Thanks Hoyt and Tim for doing this videos!

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