BUDGET BOW BUILD For Only $438Jun 01, 2021
What is happening today? We have some kind of wacky video. I always do these elaborate bow
builds with these super expensive setups that could cost you almost two thousand dollars, all said and done, and we just read the comments. and to see that everyone is like that is great but you know that's not always the case for entry levels or whoever goes out and spends all this kind of money on new bows and everything so what we're doing today is what we're doing a cheap arch
buildand I'm actually kind of excited about this, I'm excited to put this all together and shoot literally just on a whim we thought of this idea today. all these accessories um the bow we're going to do it on today is a mission hammer um but there are a lot of different bows in this caliber but this one is a big bone.
I'll talk a bit about that. later but what i want to do is run through ugh how much does this all cost so we picked up the beam in a four pack grab go shoot already pre cut and fully assembled like you dont have to do a thing they cost 26.99 for four which is pretty much the cheapest we can get without buying a bare shaft that has to cut everything off and go that route um we picked up this trophy crest site for 19.99 and this actually doesn't look terrible like it definitely it was made of plastic um but i think it will definitely be fine we bought this one of the cheapest releases i think i've seen in 1999 for this release it's definitely nothing special but it will get the job done below a little bit of a vibe that was also in 1999. we have a 19.99 theme which is really good it's the lowest price.
I literally picked the lowest price of anything. biscuit but It should still work fine and then a super cheap sight um what I'm also going to try to do is try to build this bow out of stuff you would have around the house let's say you've never shot archery before you should still have all these items around the house and you should be able to do it yourself so there we have it oh and then this bow is 2.99 and this is a great bow for the growing archer or beginning archer because draws can go draws can go from 17 inches to 29 inches which is crazy like uh an eight year old boy and then a girl and a dog could shoot the same bow and 16 at 70 pounds dude , it was 70 pounds so this is crazy and 300 feet per second when everything is maxed out which is really good um so this is a bow you could grow with or pick up like I'm sure I'm going to be able to shoot pretty good with it um let's see here too if you wanted to do it as a total this is 100 how you set it up so i went to lancaster you can buy bcy um d-loop materia l a foot for a dollar so you will get your d-loop and then you can buy bcy 3d which serves um or stuff like tie your peep and all for 1850 and you can actually floss instead so yeah that's literally all you need a ball so let's dive in let's build this bow start finish and see how well we can shoot it and our grand total for all of this so with the accessories is 139 the bow is 299 so I'm looking at 438 dollars and 28 cents uh minus probably some shipping cost on the bow if you order that from anywhere or at a pro shop but anyway that's cheap for less than 500 a full setup so anyway we're going to get this all set up see how it shoots good so first thing we're going to do is pull everything towards the bow all you need for this is a simple allen key set that you can buy for very little money if you don't have any and a lot of times they will send you the allen key you need to work with the product but i don't think that is the case for most of these , hence we got our rest plain bolt washer and true glove the easy break should be easy or that's false advertising if not right so right away for packaging reasons they don't have this setup right so we go find the wrench allen correct we're going to loosen this up so it'll come apart now and now we're going to take our mounting bolt put our washer on it also screw it tight on this is pretty universal on all bows sometimes you get a little bit of paint in there when they paint the bow so that you want to make sure you don't cross thread but just make it work there all you want to do is get the level as close as you can and then adjust it there really isn't much to adjust here oh so you're going to have to to do it we're going to have to rotate this as we go up and down that's what you do there so it'll be fun so we'll get this. kinda tight for now don't go crazy squeezing because we're going to have to do that later alright next we're going to do our trophy crest it's the mist oh that's real easy to get out of too check that out consumer friendly yeah that's ok it's made of 100 plastic even dude even this you probably have to be careful squeezing them. down uh you can probably break them very easily if you tighten them like i normally tighten my sights but besides that i mean it looks like the pins are made of some kind of very plastic very cheap metallic material but hey it's going to work you just can't be as hard on them as you are on other things so all you do is you have these two little screw holes right here and they give you two options it probably won't matter at all with the setup we have sometimes you have to pick one . or the other depending on the fit on the loop they sometimes have weird stuff on them i don't know if that's the right size here we go i don't have those in the right order ok this is a super easy process screwing everything together super easy you just plug and play the important thing is that you don't take anything off because if you take one of these off on the bow there's no going back so don't go crazy and this is plastic so I'm just going to adjust those a little bit and you've got quiver mounts right there those holes so if you want to throw a quiver in there you can find a quiver and basically the
onlything we don't have if you want to hunt is a quiver and some broad spikes so but for another 20 30 bucks , could you prepare for that guy, we're almost there, look at that sick guy. i mean for the purpose of muffling the sound a little bit and muffling some shots the amount of rubber and everything on there will work well this is really not going to like stabilizing your shots as well that long because this is just a little cap end, so it's really not going to do much.
A lot of what we're getting, this was the cheapest, but it also had the shortest of the shortest barrels. I don't know why manufacturers feel these barrels need to be super long if anything they should be shorter um so we got some good old velcro just going to see how the fit is pretty basic should be fine you want you want it to be release you want to be able to reach it pretty well you don't want to be like reaching a path here is ok so like i said i wanted to do this as if you were at home and you had nothing but a set of allen wrenches so let's try to put a sight without pressing the bow now this is not the best way to do it and if you care about the finish of your bow I recommend you don't do this and probably go to a pro shop but if you are up for the challenge and don't you do and feel like voiding your warranty on a bow this will work so let's use this to make a bow press my bow now again don't try this at home but if you want to try this at home you will probably avoid all your guarantee yes You get scuff marks and whatnot but if you're a DIYer this is how you do it and this is how you totally do it yourself. of edge so we're going to use this edge right here you're going to record that I'm going to drop the weight a lot in pounds so this bow can go all the way down and how much was 20 pounds, 15 pounds so I'm going to turn the bow down so there's less chance of a catastrophe there really isn't going to be a catastrophe I should probably do it semi evenly so they're not crazy I used to do this with my naspo so I'm working on a naspo technically you don't need to press the bell you can back the limb bolts all the way back and it just loosens up they did it because they know like gym teachers and stuff they won't be able to have arch presses right so this is like nothing right now oh yeah here we go so see the string is slack so what do you do? alot of these standard ties come in two colors so you can tell where the center of the string is because strings are made of multiple multiple strings its not just like one solid piece they should have a little dividing piece here i know matthews they have a piece divider I don't know what my mission is so there's the center of the string that we're going to put our scope on and you just want to make sure that we have it lined up correctly the
onlyproblem with this is we don't have any tension on the string which what you could do is take a little bit, a little bit of serving material and just wrap it up, make a simple loop to keep it there, just keep it snug, so this is the other one. important part you have to make sure the strings are 100 on the bow once they're 100 on the ball which they're not so you turn it to the side take out the boom we install the peep without a post vise oh except i did it wrong i put it in the um the wrong one i wonder if i can just oh dude the bow is so weak when you turn it down like this i just have my finger stuck in it now realistically i bet if you have a bow like this that is 15-20lbs you could probably take something and just pry the string apart like a little toothpick not a knife oh man the bow is so low it could go like this and then separate it so there's a lot of ways to do it I guess there we go we got a peep look so now what we're going to do is tighten the limb bolts down and I'll shoot it I probably know more up at 60lbs or more, just to show that it is more maxed out. it will work a little better if it's more maxed out ok so now the peephole isn't 100 straight but it will be easier to fix once you've got your d-loop installed and everything so the next thing we're going to have to do is install the d-loop and the rest of the setup right so i'm not going to use vice because i know a lot of you don't have vices and stuff um what i'm going to use i'm going to take this and a piece of material so this is all you need this lighter a beauty an arrow and this is what a pound says 140 oh 340 okay oh we're great that's stiff so what we gonna do let's put it on our mustache cookie hold it on the string and then remember I said I just squeeze the rest a bit but so we still have some flexibility take an index card and place it against the string to create a 90 degree angle. what I want to do is not worry too much about the hit but you're going to either lower this rest or make it higher until that arrow covers this burger hole that's what it's called it's the threads that your rest goes into so just moved this down until it covers the burger hole right there and then what we're going to do for this particular break, so we're going to s pin it, we're going to rotate this part to make the mustache biscuit level pretty close, so now we're going to take our index card make sure our arrow is on the rest correctly and then we're going to 90 degrees on the string you can see it's not perfect so we're going to push the takedown a little bit this might work with a ruler or anything so you want to make sure the index card against the string is completely flush we're going to go up to the arrow look right there the hit can be a little low that doesn't really work that much wrong because all you're doing is creating you want a 90 degree or 45 90 90 90 degree here 45 what am I talking about 90 degree here so when it's a 90 degree you want the arrow to go through the center of the burger hole , so now that our arrow is in the right 100 spot, we're going to take a little bit of our service material like two feet so that it's easy to maneuver with or floss, you could really do this with floss. ss this would be a little more durable, what you're going to do is tie a knot, a simple overhand knot, push it all the way against your punch right there and then what you're going to do is the exact same thing. simple knot but this time you're going to tie it from the bottom and slide it so it's right against your other knot so you like to stack knock knock knock knock not tie a knot on the knots omg then you'll do the same on the top again and I'll do one more on top and we'll do it the same way so if you did one end under make sure you do it exactly the same so now you're going to make a square knot you're going to finish it like this that I've been going this way now I'm going to go just the opposite way and it cinches against each other so you're going to take a knife and just cut it but leave it about an eighth to a quarter inch left, then it's going to take its flame , he'll turn it on and turn it down, he really don't want to turn them onfire you just want to burn them wait for a second tap to sort of flatten them so now you have a gauge and what this is going to do is allow you to tie your d-loop so now we can drop this just for a second almost forgot , we want to make sure we tighten our rest nice and snug nice and snug so now when we're tying everything up nothing will move ok back to loop what you do is create a u like this and we're going to want the knot at the bottom in front of me right now in front of this side of the loop so what you do is place it like this you bring the two ends up and in and then we want the knot at the bottom and in front of us, so we're going to pull this end up and work it out. right there oh and you can see there's a little spot where we're going to cut it you want to make sure that you don't have little nicks or cuts in your d-loop so what you're going to do what you're going to do is take your finger you're going to touch that and fray it what that does is all it makes it easier to burn to create the final knot I guess so let's burn you don't really want to set this on fire you just want to burn it to melt making sure that don't catch all the way it can catch fire it can burn too much it can burn something else it could burn this other d-loop if it catches on fire and supposedly the d-lit material gets weak when it catches fire so I really want to melt it like this so we just made a perfect little knot for burning mushrooms.
You're going to let it cool down for just a second. Do not touch it. Do not do anything. Some people don't even like shredding it. then I'll shred it. I like to keep it that way. I feel like it keeps its stiffness and it's a little bit stronger, so now what you're going to do is pull this end, drag it over to the little gauge that you just made and you're going to squeeze it really tight, not too tight, just a little bit tight so now you have the bottom one done and again you want the knot to face this side of the loop as the open side and on the bottom so now we're going to do the opposite on the top side we're going to want that the knot faces out and on top so what you're going to do is I'm going to sink in almost don't have enough with you dude I might not have enough just don't make this mistake give yourself a little more room, we're just going to undo that, redo this real quick, go over there and do the same thing right in front of it, you want to make it a little bit shorter than what your bottom line is going to be because it's going to stretch it out, so we're going to do it right there, let's cut, leave us some space, I'm going to take out this some more, fray it and do the exact same thing, okay? oh pull it a little bit and before you adjust it we're going to hit our arrow again you want to make sure it has the correct knot so what I mean is you want the d-loops to be something like adjust it let's pull it a little bit unhook it again you need a pair of pliers actually i'm going to use i'll use a standard pair of pliers you can get some archery pliers if you have them or whatever but we're just going to use a pair of archery tips standard needle.
Let's separate this out a bit more. Don't tighten it 100. you want to mash it in there like crazy so you really want a little space oh that's too much you just want a little space something like that because when you pull back the string goes at an angle it goes wide down tight so it's actually going to pinch the arrow a little bit so if you had it super tight to start with and you pull it back it chess a lot and can actually make the arrow lift or push down or left or right on the rest a bit you don't want that so we'll get it maybe just a little gap take our pliers stick them together and just pull them out, double check everything and you can also push down on the bottom side, pull them together a bit more, looks good, the knots are in place, stretch it out, try it again, you can take your pliers, squeeze it. pants a little double check our fit looks good change it up give it a really good cinch and that's not going anywhere so the next thing we want to do is attach our peep we're going to take the same serve the material cut a piece about two feet put it in half all it's going to do is wrap it and there are little slits in there we're going to make sure it's in the slit we're going to make a simple knot tighten it down at the top i'm going to tie a simple overhand knot at the bottom make sure the knots are re-aligned, it's a little hard for me when it's lying on the table, I'm not used to that and then we're going to tie a square knot, same as we did for the gauge so I just went this way we're going to go the complete opposite give it a nice skinny finish trim it with a little bit leftover burn it tap it and I really could just leave it like that and all the tie does is keep it skinny but it also prevents that's getting blown off the bow um but what we're going to do on this is do up and down to keep it from sliding up and down even more so you do the same thing these are all the same knots i wanted this a is the simplest way to do it you can do it in more ways but this works and it's the easiest way to do it so I'm actually going to go up here where the rope is a little bit separate but when you pull it tight it gets it comes together, so you see it squeeze and separate, so you want to go right there, one on top, one on bottom, you stack them on the platform. next to each other and you can actually slide it up a bit more we're just trying to tighten the peep site a little bit in place and as you keep making more knots it gets stronger and won't. be so far apart that you do these like eight or ten on the top eight or ten on the bottom you probably don't want to do less than six but you can do as many as you want you could really do the whole arc not really you shouldn't do the whole arc but about a good half inch so it's probably good there so we're going to do just one at the bottom we're just going to do the opposite square knot cinch it down and exactly the same thing cut a little bit.
Burn it, you have to be careful not to burn your strings. I accidentally cut the string a little bit and it caused a string to burst which isn't burning very easily so there we go there's one we do the same thing on top. just slide that up i just tied my last one at the bottom everything is ok what we're going to do now is i'm going to show you how to align your rest from left to right and this really is just an eye like you can do some measurements and stuff , but we're just going to look at it for lack of equipment I guess I'm just trying to make this real easy so what you're trying to do is try to align the center of the riser center of the grip center of the bow center all with the string with the center front string right here and then you're going to see if the arrow is pointing to the left or if it's pointing to the right or if it's in the middle and right now the arrowhead is pointing a little bit to the left so what we're going to do is move the rest to the right and position it so that the arrow is pretty much in line with the string and this will bring us closer this will bring us to a near starting point so we're going to move the rest just a little bit to the right okay old g whisker flap it's not really micro fine tuning so we're going to double check it's pretty close so right now as you're doing this you can align your site to your arrow and everything but what we're going to do now it's closing our site as perfect so we're just going to increase this until the arrow is more or less in the middle aligned with the chord aligned with the arc that's near and this just staring brings it closer essentially there really isn't any weirdness in setting up a bow you just line everything up and then you're done that's pretty much all that was pretty simple so let's go over the weight very fast 63 strong and with this bow you can see all the mods here so i guess i can show you how do this very fast also all you do so this is the mod this is what changes the draw length when you change the draw length you remove this screw you change this whole plate so I'm assuming a is the longest and m is the shortest so you just move this mod put that screw back but you have to match this mod to the one below it's also exactly the same o On the bottom you have to have these on the same spot or it won't shoot right it's going to feel weird that's how you change the drawings real easy ok let's shoot this bad boy we got our arrows preflexed ready to go and what you want to do is hit this weird to see how it's white these two are red this is called the strange feathered you want to mark it with a whisker cracker let's throw a throw mate I ain't shot a throw so in a long long time it's money so we're going to set our foot alignment so essentially move your gaze up and down to line up with your eyeball around the shell pull back yeah yeah so the look is just ridiculously low I'm looking at like the top knot right now so we're definitely going to have to move that you can really move it with your fingers slide it up oh maybe we need to do a rope so after you you can do this you can do this step really before you do these ties on top or top and bottom but it's very important that you have this tie lying around if you plan on photographing it and getting your peeps ready.
What we're going to do is we need a piece of string here, so use any piece of string. and what you do is wrap it up then you can just slide that tie down knot and you move the view up of course it's going to be all the way upside down ok let's see how close it is it's still low ok we could be inside in good shape so we can twist it back into place now if you're at this step and you move the sight side and it's all the way back now you're going to have to push the bow back in and all you do is pull it out and hit it turn it around and put it back so we're going to push this knot back in okay let's see where we are with the money okay but you can see it's still a little crooked so we'll fix it's not a bad idea to zoom in to these guys to your peep just keep your peep from moving well so what can you do? to do some fine tuning align your peep sight if you really move your d-loop so the d-loop is pretty flex until it's really seated so now you'll see my dubs even push down like this to than just grab the string and just work the d-loop literally just twist it on the string until it's lined up with the peep spot right there so push a little more and what you can do is take your pliers and re-seat it or you just shoot it and keep turning it a little bit until you get to 100 and that's going to be pretty close ok that's close i can see through it not bad that's not bad at all definitely
budget. it's not v3 but it will still shoot it will work fine so now what you have to do is fit it on paper you don't have to do this step like you can look at it and you will kill a Deer you can shoot you can have fun but this next step will get you a little closer to getting in better shape i guess so what? you can make you can build a paper tuner if you want like we have these cardboard boxes of 3d targets you could cut cut a window here put some like printer paper sheet of paper put it put it on a stool or a chair and a target and you can shoot at through it that way you can make your own.
I don't really feel like going through all those steps so we'll just use my paper tuner which is already set up but if you don't. I have one that's a super easy way to do it I hope this isn't terrible you never know okay so you want to be in about I don't know like four steps to start all you do is stand back and shoot right through the paper don't do it dude that's close so this side is where the point went in and this is where the feathers went in so the arrow went in like it did one of those things so that gives us it says we need to move the rest to the left and up the rest to the left the rest to the left and up so we're going to make those adjustments we're not going to go too deep.
I have other videos and you can find other videos strictly on how to adjust the paper but that's what you have to do in a situation oh you drop this bad boy it just comes loose that's an Oldie oh boy I just took it off you know yeah almost so with these cheaper breaks it's a lot like just working it no micro clicks or anything so we're kind of loosening it up moving it oh dude did you see I already lost my micro adjustment but this will work ok let's try again he might be totally freaked out now we moved him all over the place but we'll see money dude look at that oh it's not money so we went too far. now the tip is on the bottom right, the feathers are on the top left, so we need to move it a bit to the right andwe've still got to move the rest up a bit it should be in good shape that's closewe're still a little bit off lemme lemme step back as your step back gets more amplified ok so we're right there that just shows he's a little high which isn't the end of the world I really want to make sure his left and right are hit nice he can still execute it so we can probably chase this all day and it's a whisker biscuit so not really much fine tuning but this is close let's run it it's going to shoot good so there's the bow everything is set up it really didn't take too much work just screw everything in the peep d loop site, so let's go out there and see how well we can shoot this.
I went 30 yards with this target and inside the store we can go about eight yards and I looked roughly where I think this is going to be but we'll see I want to shoot a little bit further as well and see what kind of groups I have but right now 30 yards look how we do it oh that's not bad actually instead of we can move the site but it's almost maxed out for me like I have to move this top pin all the way up in the shop and this big setting is all the way up so again
budgetdoesn't have a lot of adjustability so I'm kind of maxed out but I'm going to step back like 30 33 yards or something and see if we can hit them right at side ok let's see what a good group we can be at least not bad you can definitely smoke a deer with this thing at 30 yards it would certainly be fun to shoot like a doe with this thing that was kind of low let's see that. group 30 yards 30 yards that's not so bad I can almost get my hand around here we go uh let's go to 40 now let's see how we can get it right here we go 40 yards hold on hit the right so moving this spot from left to right is sort of of pain in the allen key and you slide all this and I don't have I don't have the allen key with me so what I'm going to do I'm just going to take aim and see if I can get something in the middle of travel on this pitch as well is like go go go go go go then they drop that one to the left two and that one to the right again all good let's see how that went that's not the best but i was aiming trying trying to get there to the middle, so this is not very accurate with what I can do right now, come on, let's go up to 50, let's see how we can do it. 55 yards actually let me move one of these pins and guess where the money is going to be why don't I always bring binoculars um idk can you see that one down there? aim for that left target and see where they go not a bad group so i was aiming this was my first arrow and i was aiming right here in the middle to make sure i hit the target then these next three arrows right here i was aiming here so it's not a bad group at all what i want to do now is probably put these paper targets down and just aim for this one and see how good as a group we can be ok so i'm going to aim to the point top left hoping to hit the bottom right point because it was on the bottom right do you think that's pretty close well that's got to be cold ok let's see how good of a group we can get 55 yards that's pretty good doesnt help its red and white meaties on a red and white target mate i think those are pretty close together oh the wing got it big oh that travel on that pitch is phenomenal it was real low I think my cousin All three were pretty good, the last one was low, but let's check it out, okay, oh, good thing I didn't. that bolt right there so these were my first two shots right on target this was next that one i think blew away i saw him do something crazy and it's really windy today and then this last one was holding him . very long and very cold in here i was holding on a lot and hit low yeah this win definitely took that arrow look these two that were good shots were right on the target point i was aiming here at this point but they went in at that point so the groups are the same but anyway lets do an outro inside ok everyone back inside that completes our budget bow build and this is a sub 500 dollar setup like mowing a couple lawns in the summer shoveling a couple of driveways and make this bow happen and I just shot outside at 50 yards and got a bunch like that with the two arrows that I know were good shots and right there so it's a good shooting bow now obviously there's Lots of limitations with a budget bow like this, not a top of the line feel, but it still works. this site is 100 made of plastic definitely not something i personally would shoot just because i need it i need it to be reliable like this site if you hit it against a rock or something going up a mountain it probably wouldn't be in the best shape always the same with the rest i mean it's just flimsy the bow it's actually not that bad of a bow i mean it's made by matthews they have a very high tolerance of everything but the feel isn't the best end but for a budget bow budget bow set up its not that bad you could definitely shoot a tournament you could definitely shoot a deer have fun in the backyard this kind of setup and you can set this up follow this video and you could literally do it at home so hope you guys enjoyed this video a little different just having fun and showing how easy it is to get into archery the barrier to entry to archery is getting higher z lower every year with the amount of information and the accessibility of the internet and knowledge and it's all just making it easier and easier so that's something they're thinking about this is how to do it so thank you so much for looking , be sure to check out b-roll merch dot com, please support the brand, especially if you like the video.
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