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Hand Held Bow Scale

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Item Number: 7856
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Price: $40.75
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Hand Held Bow Scale
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (9)
  • Accurate (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Easy to adjust (5)
  • Easy to draw (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice (5)
    • Hunting (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    BOW SCALE

    I FIND THIS IS A HANDY BOW SCALE.IT IS OF STRONG CONSTRUCTION.IT IS EASY TO RESET TO ZERO WHEN CHECKING WEIGHTS.IT IS EASY TO READ.IT HOOKS AROUND THE STRING SO IT DOESN'T SLIP IF YOU...Read complete review

    I FIND THIS IS A HANDY BOW SCALE.IT IS OF STRONG CONSTRUCTION.IT IS EASY TO RESET TO ZERO WHEN CHECKING WEIGHTS.IT IS EASY TO READ.IT HOOKS AROUND THE STRING SO IT DOESN'T SLIP IF YOU PULL IT STRAIGHT.IT TAKES UP VERY LITTLE SPACE.I'VE FOUND IT USEFUL FOR CHECKING THE WEIGHT ON ADJUSTABLE LIMBS.I.E.MY DALAA.ALSO IT IS USEFUL FOR FINDING THE WEIGHT ON MY HOME MADE PRIMITIVE BOWS.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Usable with a little assistance.

    The fact that the grip on the scale does not match the way the fingers hold the bow string and the fact that there is about a 1-1.5 inch difference between the grip on...Read complete review

    The fact that the grip on the scale does not match the way the fingers hold the bow string and the fact that there is about a 1-1.5 inch difference between the grip on the scale and where the string is attached to the scale, means that inaccuracies in draw length are going to be induced, if an assistant is not used to judge how far back the string is actually drawn with the scale ( some over draw is going to be needed to measure at your true draw length ).

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    4.0

    Useful tool

    By Scowler

    from Maryland

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Convienent
    • Easy To Adjust
    • Easy To Handle
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

        A well made, handy tool which allows the archer to check the poundage of their bow without the need of a wall mounted bow scale. This scale comes with instructions which are easy to follow. The one issue with this scale is that, due to it's construction, you have to draw the bow back around 2" further back from your anchor point to get an accurate poundage measurement.

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        • No

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        5.0

        best handheld scale

        By SouthSoundJeff

        from Tacoma, WA

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Durable
        • Easy To Handle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hunting
          • Practice

          Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

          This is the first hand held scale I've used that doesn't pinch the string. Very accurate and easy to use. Also- the string doesn't slide around as you measure. A great scale that should last many years, even as many bows as I make.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Usable with a little assistance.

          By Chopper Greg

          from Colorado

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Read
          • Simple Design

          Cons

          • Grip Doesn't Match Draw
          • Requires An Assistant

          Best Uses

          • Basic Measurement
          • General Purpose

          Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

          The fact that the grip on the scale does not match the way the fingers hold the bow string and the fact that there is about a 1-1.5 inch difference between the grip on the scale and where the string is attached to the scale, means that inaccuracies in draw length are going to be induced, if an assistant is not used to judge how far back the string is actually drawn with the scale ( some over draw is going to be needed to measure at your true draw length ).

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          • No

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          5.0

          bow scale very helpful

          By Maverick

          from suffield, CT

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Adjust
          • Easy To Draw
          • Easy To Handle
          • Helpful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Information

            Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

            this product has filled a void in my archery toolbox. I have multiple bows that are unmarked for pull weight. This scale allows me to better judge which bows are better suited to which shooters in my family. My Grandaughter is just starting out and I am getting back into archery after many years away from it. The scale will help both of us develop our skills.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great for making your own bows

            By kaleb

            from northern ny

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Pros

            • Accurate
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

                I bought this to help determine draw weight while making bows and I have found it very useful. The sliding stop is nice so you can tell what the bow pulls at without having to watch the scale and pull at the same time. Simply pull back the bow and let it rest and read the draw weight.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent Bow Scale

                By TradRanger

                from Oakland, CA

                About Me Expert Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Easy To Adjust
                • Easy To Draw
                • Easy To Handle
                • Simple To Use And Read

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Hunting
                  • Measuring Weight
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

                  This scale is an excellent purchase; very easy to use and read. The best part is that the scale measures at your actual draw length rather than at a predetermined length. Simply hook to your string, pull back to your anchor point, and then look at the scale. You can measure every bow in your house in a manner of minutes.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Should have bought this long ago.

                  By Uncle John

                  from Ada, ok.

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Handle

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Easy Quick
                    • Time Saver

                    Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

                    This product is wonderful. Its perfect for the archer/bowmaker that wants a dependable easy to work bow scale but cant afford the more expensive models. I am "old school", and pondered needlessly for years with bathroom scales or other types of scales. This is ready to go right out of the box. The instructions are easy to follow, and the sacle is easy to read. It saves me a great deal of time and effort while making bows. All I have to do is draw the bow, and I instantly know the draw weight. I highly recommend this product to anyone, whether you are a begginer or professional bowyer. This is a great product.

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                    • No

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                    1.0

                    Innacurate, hard to use

                    By zimbabwae ed

                    from orange county N.Y.S.

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to Use
                      • Hard To Draw
                      • Inaccurate

                      Best Uses

                      • Practice

                      Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

                      There is no way to callibrate or adjust this tool. It is hard to use and gives lower than expected weights.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Solid Material-Quality Construction

                      By Knocknock

                      from Lancaster, PA

                      About Me Recreational Archer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Draw
                      • Easy To Handle

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Self bows
                        • Settling bets

                        Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

                        The bow scale is well made and feels very solid. It is the only one I've used so I assume it is accurate. It confirmed my estimations on the weight of my self bows and Bamboo backed Osage bows. Best used with a friend or mirror to make sure you draw the string to your full draw length (not the scale's handle). USA made is good.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        3Rivers is always fast and accurate with shipping. Best trad archery site ever!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Worth every penny

                        By Andrew

                        from Ohio

                        About Me Recreational Archer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Easy To Handle

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Good Weather
                          • Hunting
                          • Practice
                          • Reenactment

                          Comments about Hand Held Bow Scale:

                          The bow scale is 12 inches, larger then I expected.

                          So I bought this for self bows that I made, and I could ask for anything better for the price.

                          easy to use, convenient size, and accurate as far as I can tell.

                          Although I would not expect it to stay accurate forever. It appears to work by pressure being put on a spring, so I imagine after some use it will start to lose its accuracy.

                          But you get what the pay for, and I couldn't be happier.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Awesome delivery. I ordered it with 7-10 day shipping, and got it in 2 days.

                          A very pleasant surprise.

                          I highly recommend 3rivers.

                          Thanks!

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                          • Yes

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