Hi Youtubers I will now show you how to adjust the Garmin Xero bow sight to your bow.
This process consists of three steps: First: Mechanically zeroing in the primary pin at 15 meters Secondly: Aligning the rangefinder, which you can see on the front of sight, with your primary pin And third: Shooting at various distances to learn the bowsight the ballistic of your bow and arrow.
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First you will be propted to select language. I select English, but you can of course select any language you prefer. Next I have to select units of distance measurement, available options are yards and meters. I select meters. Then I’m asked if I want to start pin calibration. And that’s exactly what I want, so I select Yes. As this is the Xero A1i, the more expensive model, I get the option to select ranged pin color. I prefer the the ranged pin to be green, so that’s what I’ll select.
Now I get to option to select pin brightness. Let’s take a look at how that works. Let me increase the brightness and then click OK. Next I can adjust reticle brightness. The reticle refers to the green circle and arrows you see around the red dot used when measuring distance to the target. Let me increase the reticle brightness a little also.
Now I’m instructed to stand at the range, where I want to zero in the first, also referred to as the primary, pin. It has to be at least 15 meters from the target, which is what I recommend. Let’s press OK, go to the 15 meter mark and shoot an arrow.
I’m now standing 15 meters away from the target. Now I press and hold the trigger. The sight will now use the laser rangefinder to measure the distance to the target. The 15 meters are now confirmed. Now I release the trigger and I’m asked if I want to use the 15 meter range. I confirm by clicking to OK button. Now I zero in the first pin at 15 meters. This is done by sliding the the sight on the straight rails. Use this vertical and this horisontal rail to adjust the sight.
Please note that there are both straight and curved rails on the sight. Make sure you only use the straight rails to zero in the primary pin. For this you need a 7/64th inch hex key. In order the keep weight down, the rails are made of aluminum, not steel. Therefore the maximum torque is only 2.2 Nm, which is not very much. If you don’t have torque wrench available, you can turn the screw until it makes contact and then it 1/4 turn. You might damage the sight if you exceed the maximum torque, so make sure be be really careful when you tighten the screws.
When you need to figure out which way to slide the sight, you can think of it this way: Move the sight to where your arrows hit. So for example: If you arrows hit to the left of where you aim, you need to move the sight to left and so on. Now I have mechanically zeroed in the first pin at 15 meters, using the straight rails only. During this process the display has shown this message: Set pin using vertical and horisontal rails. I now click OK to confirm that I have finished setting up the first pin.
Next step is to adjust the reticle for the laser range finder. This is done by nocking an arrow, draw the bow and look through the peep sight. The reticle must be adjusted so the red dot exactly fits in the green circle. This example show a reticle, where the red dot needs to be adjusted up the right. This adjustment ensures that the laser rangefinder measures the distance to where you aim the red dot. Use the horizontal and vertical curved rails to adjust the laser range finder reticle. The curved rails are constructed so that adjustments on these only affects the laser rangefinder reticle, it does not change where is arrow hit. So make sure you don’t use the straight rails while adjustning the laser rangefinder reticle.
Now I have adjusted the reticle, so the red dot fits in the green circle when I draw the bow an look through the peep sight as I normally would when shooting. Then I confirm the adjustment of the reticle by clicking ok. Just to make sure that I did not change where the arrow hits, I’m now asked to shoot an arrow 15 meters from the target and confirm that the primary pin still is accurate. I now shot a couple of arrows to check that my primary pin is still accurate at 15 meters. Since I did not touch the straight rails, it’s still accurate and I confirm that it’s still accurate by clicking OK.
I’m now instructed to back up 10 meters, which means going back to 25 meters from the target The display now instructs me to hold the trigger to measure the distance to the target. The distance is measured and I release the trigger. Now I’m prompted to confirm that I will use 25 meters as the next distance. I confirm by clicking OK, and I’m now ready to shoot at 25 meters.
I now shot 3 arrows on target at 25 meters. The display now asks me if the arrows hit bullseye. Let’s go the target and see. This is the group of arrows shot from 25 meters. As you can see, the group is 5 centimeters too high. So now we need to go back to bow and enter a correction, to get accurate shots at 25 meters Now I’m back with the bow, and I have to answer if the arrows hit bullseye. They did not, as shots were 5 centimeters too high, so I select No and click OK.
Next question is if I missed too high or too low. I select High and click OK again. Now I have to enter how much too high, and I select 5 centimeters and click OK. Now the sight adjusts the ranged pin, I have to shoot again at 25 meters the see if the arrows are accurate now. I now shot 3 arrows, and they were accurate. So I confirm they hit bullseye by selecting yes and clicking ok. Next step is to back up another 10 meters and repeat the same process I did at 25 meters. I have now repeated the electronic calibration at 25, 35, 45 and 55 meters. 55 meters is the maximum distance I want to shoot, so when asked if I want to calibrate more distances, I select no and click ok.
I’m now asked if I want to set fixed pins. If fixed pins are set, I can always fall back to a traditional fixed pin sight. This next step allows me to define the distances, for which I want fixed pins. I select yes and click OK to begin setting fixed pins. I select the first pin at 15 meters. I want this pin to be green.
The A1i model allows me the set the pin color for the fixed pins. I want to set another pin, and this time I want to set it at 25 meters. So I scroll down, select 25 and this time I want a red pin. Now I want another pin at 35 meters and this time I want it green. I configure another pin at 45 meters and I want it red. Last pin I set at 55 meters, and I select this one to be green Now I don’t want anymore fixed pins.
The setup of the Garmin Xero is now complete, and I’m ready to shoot. Thanks for watching. If you find this video helpful, I would appreciate if you hit like or subscribe below. You are welcome ask questions, add comments or suggest other videos in the comments. Thanks.