Abbey Bilby Hand Held Bow Scale

Brand: Feather River

These Tru-Weight hand held tubular spring bow scales are made in the USA by Feather River and are fully warranted. Reliable, accurate and durable, these scales allow you to measure the bow draw weight of any compound, recurve or longbow, at any draw length.

Abbey Bilby Hand Held Bow Scale

Price: $72.95
          $66.32 excl. GST**
** Your price if you do not reside in Australia

Abbey Bilby Hand Held Bow Scale Description

These Tru Weight hand held tubular spring bow scales allow you to measure the bow draw weight of any compound, recurve or longbow, at any draw length.

Whether you pull 25" or 32" on a recurve bow or 60 lb or 70 lb on a compound bow, the convenient slide marker on the barrel of the bow scale, stops and marks the maximum weight pulled, so now you will know the weight of your bow at your draw length. The draw weight is calculated by measuring the compression of the coiled steel spring in the scales.

Weighs from 15 lb to 90 lb in 1 lb increments. The indicator stays at peak draw weight up to 90 lb position when bow is let down. Second indicator shows let-off. The scale is hand calibrated at the factory and is in a metal housing and has an easy to read weight marker printed on the barrel. The Abbey Bilby bow scales are lightweight, accurate, durable and dependable.

Easy to use for both left and right handed bowhunters and archers, allowing for a smooth draw. Carry one with you to test bows you are considering buying or use as an aid in bow building. Compact size makes for easy carrying.

  • Measures the weight of any compound, recurve or longbow
  • Know your "actual" draw weight
  • Indicator stays at peak draw weight when bow is let down
  • Weighs from 15 lb to 90 lb
  • Measurement readout on barrel
  • No slip hook
  • Corrosion resistant heavy duty body with stainless steel components
  • Hand calibrated at the factory
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Durable metal housing
  • Dependable and accurate
  • Easy to operate
  • Fully illustrated instructions included on the back of the product card
  • Easy to carry or to take in your tackle box or quiver
  • For by left and right handed shooters
  • Fully warranted
  • Comes in an attractive silver finish
  • Made in the USA by Feather River

Instructions on how to use Tru-Weight bow scales are

  • Hold scale in your string hand with your fingers around the "T" handle
  • Hold so that label faces you when you draw the bow
  • Attach the string hook holder on the underneath side of the nok set. Do not check the bow weight without a nok set installed on the bowstring
  • Hold the bow in a vertical shooting position and draw the string back slowly and smoothly
  • After reaching full draw, let the string down slowly and smoothly
  • Detach the scale from the bow string
  • The indicator will remain in the peak draw weight position
  • To re-set the scale, just slide the indicator back to the starting position
  • Two fingers around the "T" handle, with the thumb and remaining fingers lightly holding the scale body, is the most consistent way to draw the scale. The "T" handle should be held in the vertical position as a finger shooter would

Get a set of Abbey Bilby hand held bow scales today and you will always know the draw weight of your bow.

Bilbies are desert-dwelling marsupial omnivores. They are members of the order Peramelemorphia and closely related to the bandicoots. Before European colonisation of Australia, there were two species. One became extinct in the 1950s, the other survives but remains endangered.

The term bilby is a loan word from the Yuwaalaraay Aboriginal language of northern New South Wales, Australia, meaning long-nosed rat. It is known as dalgite in Western Australia and the nick name pinkie is sometimes used in South Australia. The Wiradjuri of New South Wales also call it bilby.

Bilbies have the characteristic long bandicoot muzzle and very long ears. They are about 29cm to 55cm in length. Compared with bandicoots, they have a longer tail, bigger ears and softer, silky fur. The size of their ears allows them to have better hearing as well. They are nocturnal omnivores that do not need to drink water, as they get all the moisture they need from their food, which includes insects and their larvae, seeds, spiders, bulbs, fruit, fungi and very small animals. Most food is found by digging or scratching in the soil and using their very long tongues.

Unlike bandicoots, they are excellent burrowers and build extensive tunnel systems with their strong forelimbs and well-developed claws. A bilby typically makes a number of burrows within its home range - up to about a dozen and moves between them, using them for shelter both from predators and the heat of the day. The female bilby's pouch faces backwards, which prevents her pouch from getting filled with dirt while she is digging. Bilbies have a very short gestation period of about 12 - 14 days, one of the shortest among mammals.

Bilbies are slowly becoming endangered because of habitat loss and change, as well as competition between other animals. There is a national recovery plan being developed for saving these animals. This programme includes breeding in captivity, monitoring populations and re-establishing bilbies where they once lived. There have been reasonably successful moves to populate the bilby as a native alternative to the Easter Bunny by selling chocolate Easter Bilbies, sometimes with a portion of the profits going to bilby protection and research. Re-introduction efforts have begun in the Arid Recovery Reserve in South Australia, Australia, in Currawinya National Park in Queensland, Australia, with six bilbies successfully released into the feral-free sanctuary and in Peron Peninsula in Western Australia, Australia. Successful re-introductions have also occurred on other conservation areas, including islands and sanctuaries in the Australian Wildlife Conservancy at Paruna, Mornington and Karakamia, all in Western Australia, Yookamurra in South Australia and Newhaven in Northern Territory and Scotia in western New South Wales. There is a highly successful bilby breeding programme at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, near Perth, Western Australia.

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