How to tell the difference in right & left hand compound bows

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How to tell the difference in right & left hand compound bows
You can judge a left- or right-handed bow by looking where the arrow goes. (lady archer eleven image by Paul Moore from Fotolia.com)

Left-handed compound bows are designed for the dominant eye, rather than the dominant hand. As such, the minor differences between a left- or right-handed compound bow will be in respect to visual alignment, such as the side of the bow the arrow is drawn on or any attached sights. Right-handed bows will be held by the left hand and drawn with the right, which means the arrow and sights will be on the left-hand side of the bow. The opposite is true for left-handed bows.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Look for the riser's arrow stabiliser, which help secure the arrow. If it is on the left-hand side of the bow, then it is a right-handed bow. If it is on the right-hand side of the bow, then the bow is left-handed.

  2. 2

    Inpsect for the arrow rest, which is where the end of the arrow sits when the bow is drawn. As was the case with the stabilisers, if the arrow rest is on the left-hand side, then the bow is right-handed. If the arrow rest is on the right-hand side, then the bow is left-handed.

  3. 3

    Look for any sights, which are frequently tiny pegs protruding from the front of the bow, used for distance alignment. They will be on the left-hand side for a right-handed bow, or the right-hand side on a left-handed bow.

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