Team Bowtech

Eric Gilbert

Eric “Big CHIEF” Gilbert

 

Born and raised in Utah. I am Native American (Navajo tribe) so shooting archery truly runs in my blood. I am very grateful and blessed to be part of the Bowtech Target Staff family. Outside of shooting archery every day, I live for my beautiful wife and awesome boy (3 years old). My family, especially my uncle, is the reason I shoot archery. Since I was six years old I have shot archery and it has been my passion ever since.

 

Indoor Setup:

Bowtech Fanatic 3.0 XL

Draw: 29

Weight: 55lb

Stabilizers: Bee Stinger 33″ Front / 15″ Back

Rest: Hamskea Target

Strings: Dark Archer Customs (26 strand cables/24 strand string)

Arrow: Gold Tip Triple X – 150 grain tip – Pin Nocks

Fletch: Trueflight Feather 3″ – Four Fletch

Release: Truball 360x – 3 finger

Sight: Axcel Carbon Achieve

Scope: Axcel 31 – 4X lense – pin .10 blue fiber

 Outdoor Setup:

Bowtech Fanatic 3.0 XL

Draw: 28.75

Weight: 60lb

Stabilizers: Bee Stinger 30″ Front / 15″ Back

Rest: Hamskea Target

Strings: First String (28 strand all around)

Arrow: Gold Tip 400 Pierce Platinum – 140 grain tip

Fletch: Vanetec Swift 1.87″ – Four Fletch

Release: Truball 360X – 3 finger

Sight: Axcel Carbon Achieve

Scope: Axcel 41 – 4x-6x lense – .10-.19 blue fiber – Sunshade

Electronics: LP Light Kit

 Hunting Setup:

Bowtech Reign 7

Draw: 28.5

Weight: 70lb

Stabilizers: Bee Stinger 8″ Front / 6″ Back

Rest: Hamskea Versa

Strings: Dark Archer Customs (26 strand cables/24 strand string)

Arrow: Black Eagle 300 Carnivore – 120 grain tip

Fletch: Bohning 1.5″ Blazer – Four Fletch

Release: Truball Center X

Sight: CBE Tek Hybrid Pro 3 Pin .19 fiber

Electronics: CBE Light

Tips for the Youth: 

Practice, practice and practice some more. Archery is all about repetition and building muscle memory. Continue to try new things until you find what works best for you. Keep a diary to self reflect on your shooting sessions. Self reflection is a big part of getting to know yourself and your key strengths. Remember that every archer make mistakes. You will get frustrated and you will have bad shooting days. On a bad day, or after a bad shot, take a deep breath and regroup. Finally…have fun and enjoy the scenery along with the company.