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Customizing a Compound Bow

By The Outdoors Man, Nov 1 2014 07:52AM

When it comes to customizing a bow, one of the most important aspects to bear in mind is functionality. The last thing that you'll want to do is customize your compound bow in a way that detracts from its potential, especially if that means adding heavy objects that make it slow and cumbersome. The whole point of bow shooting and bow hunting is to avoid the restriction typically associated with a rifle. Bows are supposed to be lightweight and portable, but that doesn't mean that they have to lose out on any customization potential. Let's take a look at a few of the best customization options that won't negatively impact the performance of your bow.


Silencers

These types of accessories come in a range of styles and attach directly to the 2nd and 4th point of your bow string to help you to shoot more quietly. The bow silencers absorb the vibration of the bow string once you release it to fire, meaning that there's much less sound while shooting. This is particularly useful when hunting more than one animal in an area, as you can often shoot, ready another arrow and then shoot again with much less chance of being noticed.


Camouflage

There are several ways to add a bit of camo to your bow, from painting and coating, all the way to wrapping your bow's limbs with a lightweight camouflage tape. The main reason behind customizing your bow in this way is that it will enable you to blend in to your environment, especially if you decide to pair your bow with a ghillie suit or full body camouflage.


Bow Wrist Sling Mounts

One of the greatest ways to guarantee that your bow stays close to hand, without having to store it over your shoulder is with a bow wrist sling mount. These are often custom made and provide a great way to transport your bow while on the move, without detracting from the aesthetic of your bow. There are several companies that provide similar services and products, but our favorite has to be www.sgdesignsforyou.com personally designed by Scott Geddes. All sling mounts come with a paracord for extra durability, as well as an awesome design that connects directly to the riser area of your compound bow.


So there you have it, several different ways to customize your compound bow without affecting its performance. If anything, these options can make your bow much more versatile and effective on the field, so don't hesitate to use the ideas for your own bow.


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