7 Pieces of Archery Gear That Will Improve Your Accuracy

Use These Gear Tips to Shoot Tighter Groups

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1 | Kisser Button

A lot of bowhunters frown upon the kisser button. And quite frankly, I don’t know why. It’s one of the single, most important cheap add-ons you can purchase for your bow that will greatly increase your accuracy. Don't think of it as training wheels. Think of it as being a better shot. Honestly, I’d rather go without a peep sight than my kisser button. I feel that strongly about its value. It’s just another way of keeping a consistent anchor point from shot to shot with your Hoyt bow. Use one if you aren’t already.

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2 | Sights with a Level

Keeping the bow level is a problem for a lot of shooters. Why? Most of the time, archers are torqueing the bow when it’s off-center. Having a set of sights with a bubble level -- such as with the Trophy Ridge React sight pictured above -- will help prevent this problem from happening as often.

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3 | A Touchy Trigger

I like a release that breaks off fast with minimal pressured applied. Scott Archery releases are great for that. I prefer that fast break. I don’t like triggers that require more pressure. When shooting, I want that release to be crisp. Obviously, this is a personal preference thing. But I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised if you put down the soft, long-pull, is-the-arrow-ever-going-to-leave releases.

Photo credit: Josh Honeycutt

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4 | Straighter Arrows

You might think this is silly, but it’s not. Buy the straightest arrows you can afford. It’ll tell how straight the arrows are on the box and on the individual arrows, too. Beman White Out arrows are great if you're in the hunt for new ones.

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5 | Drop-Away Rests

This is the only way to go if you’re looking for minute ways to increase accuracy. Strip that old rest off your bow and purchase a new QAD Ultra-Rest drop-away. You’ll be glad you did. The QAD Ultra-Rest is a good way to go.

Photo credit: Melissa Bachman

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6 | Steady Form Attachment

This might seem like a gimmick at first. Guess again, though. It’s a very valid piece of tech and has earned its way into the arsenal. This attachment makes it virtually impossible to torque your bow, which is one of the most common causes for stray arrows and improper shooting techniques.

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7 | Rangefinder

It sounds cliché. I know. But I’ll preach it until the day I die or something better comes along. Whichever comes first. I can’t stress enough the need for accuracy and ethical shooting. A Bushnell rangefinder is the best way to know your yardage so you can make an ethical, lethal shot.

Photo credit: Heartland Bowhunter

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Editor's Note: This was originally published on May 25, 2017.

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Bowhunting is a growing sport. Men, women and kids are flocking to the archery scene. And for good reason, too. It’s fun. It’s educational. And it’s a way to put some healthy meat on the table. My question — who wouldn’t want to do that? And for those of you already doing it, and looking for little ways to make big improvements, here are seven ways to do just that.

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