In order to set and adjust the draw weight on a compound bow, refer to the standard archery scale. Find out about the amount of poundage that is being pulled with help from a competitive bow hunter in this free video on setting the draw weight on compound bows.
Hi. This is Bill Coulter at Fort Lauderdale Archers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In this clip we're going to show you how to set and adjust your weight on the compound bow. Generally every manufacturer comes with a preset weight limit and reduction of what you can do on your bow. Maximum turns backwards, which is loosening or lowering the weight on your bow, is 4 turns from actual maxed out. Any more than that you could be running out of thread on your limb bolt which in turn could cause it to come out and potentially hurt or harm you. As you can see this bow is pretty much maxed out for this requirement, PSE requires a 1/4 inch between the bottom of the limb cup and the riser. Okay. Now, like I said, from there if I was going to lower this bow to its lowest potential I would take it four turns from there. Now once you get your draw weight set and you want to know what it is this here is a standard archery scale. You can pick them up at any hardware store, your local bow shop I'm sure would have one. And basically this is going to tell you what kind of poundage you're pulling. They're very simple to use but I would suggest letting your bow tech use this for you. General way of setting this up is you do have a release loop or some kind of knocking point on your string. You want to put it on the hook, get it lined up center, and apply pressure on the outer most part of the riser. You don't want to grab the limbs because they are a moving part. Okay. And from there what you do is you pull the bow down until about right there, right before it peaks the curve. And as you saw, this bow is right around 60 pounds. And as far as adjusting up or down, bows come from 40 to 100 pounds depending on what you're comfortable with. This is Billy Coulter and thank you for watching.