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Create the Ultimate Bowhunting Rig

Fit and feel outweigh all other factors when choosing between multiple bows from reputable manufacturers. (Begga McDougal photo)
Fit and feel outweigh all other factors when choosing between multiple bows from reputable manufacturers. (Begga McDougal photo)

Nothing instills confidence like a bow setup that shoots lights-out accurate every single time you pick it up. I know this well because several years ago while serving as an equipment editor for a magazine, I shot multiple bows during a two-and-a-half-year period. Of them, I shot only a few consistently well out to 80 yards. Sure, that’s a high standard and I don’t shoot that far while bowhunting, but my point is that I was deadly and confident with very few of the many bows I tested. None of the others were bad bows; they just simply weren’t the best fits for me.

Folks often say you can’t go wrong buying any of the latest bows. From a technology perspective, that’s mostly true. But from an individual perspective, it isn’t. In other words, what feels comfortable to you won’t necessarily feel comfortable to me. And what works for your hunting style might not work for mine.

That same concept also applies to bow accessories. You shouldn’t use a sight or rest merely because it’s popular or some other shallow reason. Personal preference and your individual hunting style must determine the accessories with which you outfit your bow.

To that end, let’s consider the guiding factors in creating your own ultimate bow rig so you can be confident every time you step into the woods.

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