How to Adjust a Hoyt Bow Draw Weight Compound

By Jeremy Hoefs

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hoyt has been producing archery bows since the early 1900's. Hoyt compound bows are recognized for a combination of quality and craftsmanship; the bows are used by professional and recreational target shooters and bowhunters around the world. Adjusting the draw weight on a Hoyt compound bow allows you to customize the bow to your specific strength and shooting style.

Use a bow scale to determine the current draw weight on the Hoyt compound bow. This number determines the required increase or decrease in draw weight.

Loosen the pocket-locking screws located on both sides of the limb pocket. These special pocket-locking screws are not used on every model. Consult your owner's manual for model-specific information regarding the pocket-locking screws.

Turn the weight-adjustment bolt on the top limb-pocket clockwise; this increases the draw weight. Count the number of full and partial revolutions.

Turn the weight-adjustment bolt on the top limb-pocket counterclockwise to decrease the draw weight. Count the number of full and partial revolutions.

Turn the bottom weight-adjustment bolt the same number of turns as the top. This ensures both limbs have the same amount of resistance.

Retighten the pocket-locking screws if necessary.

Test the draw weight on the bow scale to determine the final draw-weight measurement.

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About the Author

Based in Nebraska, Jeremy Hoefs began writing fitness, nutrition, outdoor and hunting articles in 2006. His articles have been published in "Star City Sports," "Hunting Fitness Magazine" and RutWear field journals, as well as on the Western Whitetail website. Hoefs graduated with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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