• Steve

    Mark..as always, great video! I’m following these how-to video closely so that I can setup my next bow from scratch myself.

    Couple quick questions, what model press are you using from Last Chance? I don’t have a work bench, so I’ve been looking for a free standing press and this looks like it would fit the bill. Also….why would you need to put your knocking point north of the “0” to account for the arrow thickness? Wouldn’t you be trying to center the knocking point along the “0” line through the center of arrow? As always, sincerely appreciate all the great info your site provides.


    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks, Steve. Good questions. I am using the Last Chance EZ Press Deluxe. The floor stand is an optional accessory for this one, as well as the standard EZ Press (but not the EZ Green).

      As far as accommodating for arrow thickness when setting your nocking point with a bow square, think of it like this… Lay one of your arrows flat on a table. The surface of your table is the zero mark (in line with the bottom of your arrow), but the center of your arrow’s nock isn’t flat on the table surface, is it? You need to set the nocking point according to the arrow’s nock position, not the bottom of the arrow shelf. Does that make sense?

      • Steve

        Ahh…that makes sense. One last question….can you use your press as a vice as well? I will need to make 3rd axis adjustments with my sight, so I’ll need to pivot the bow downward and updward.

        Thanks again for all your help.

        • SoleAdventure

          As you’re facing the bow press, it can rotation 360-degrees around (like a clock). They also have a new axis adjustment (add-on) that allow it to tilt towards you as well. I have a dedicated vise, but find myself using the press as a vice more and more.

  • Wesley Levy

    Great video mark! Reading your posts all the time makes me want to learn bow hunting!

  • Jake Huff

    I feel like this is a dumb question but I honestly can’t find it anywhere. How do you figure out if your sight is at a perfect right angle to the bow? I tried to use a regular level but my sight doesn’t have a flat enough service to put it on. Is there a certain level that would make this easier?

    • SoleAdventure

      Are you looking to ensure that your sight level is accurate with your bow? If so, use a level along the bow’s string to get the bow level vertically and then confirm that your sight’s bubble is also showing level. If you meant “right angle” in terms of “in and out” (like a door on a hinge), then you’re referring to what’s called 3rd-axis leveling. Here’s a great video on that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX6ik-Ed5kk