Team Bowtech

Tim Gillingham

Age:   47        Height: 6’6”                Weight: 235 lbs

Years Shooting: 30

Occupation :National Shooting Staff Manager for Gold Tip Inc./Professional Archer

Draw Length:  33.5”

Current Equipment

Indoor Setup    

Bow: Bowtech Fanatic 3.0 60 lbs

Arrows:  Gold Tip Triple X Pro with 200 grain points Mini HD pin nocks

Fletching:  4 fletch Vanetec 4” Vanes

Release:  Arc Tec Wrist Strap

Scope:  Shrewd Small 7X with .019 fiber with LP Light kit

Sight:  Montana Black Gold

Stabilizer:  30” Beestinger Premier Plus  with 14oz in the front and 20” V- bar with 20-24oz

Rest:  Hamskea Archery Solutions Versa-Rest w/ .012 blade in limbdriven mode

Bow Strings:  Threadz Bowstrings/  BCY 452X 24 strand string and 26 strand cables

Quiver:  Bateman

Optics: Bushnell

 

Outdoor Field and Fita Setup   

Bow:  Bowtech Fanatic 3.0 60 lbs

Arrows:  Gold Tip Kinetic/140 grain points/ Pro Hunter 300 w/170grain point.   Fletching:  4-1.87”  Vanetec Swift vanes

Release: Arc Tec Wrist Strap

Scope: Shrewd 5X -7X with center drilled lens and red fiber  or razor pin

with LP Light kit.  Black dot for Fita.

Sight:  Montana Black Gold

Stabilizer: 30” Beestinger Premier Plus  with 10-12oz in the front and 20” Vbar with 16-20 oz  or V-bars with the weight split.

Rest:  Hamskea Archery Solutions Versa-Rest .012 blade in limb driven mode

Bow Strings:  Threadz Strings/ BCY 452X 24 strand string and 26 strand cables

Quiver: Bateman

Optics: Bushnell

 

3-d Setup

Bow:  Bowtech Fanatic 3.0 60 lbs

Arrows:  Gold Tip Triple X Pro with 200 grain points Mini HD pin nocks (ASA Known Pro) (IBO) Platinum Pierce 300 with 80 grains

Fletching:  ASA—4 -2.0 HD” Vanetec IBO—4 Vanetec 1.5” HP

Release:  Arc Tec Wrist Strap

Scope:  Shrewd Nomad 4X  with .010 blue fiber/drilled lens with a LP light kit

Sight:  Montana Black Gold Stabilizer: 30” Beestinger Premier Plus  with 8-10oz  in the front and 20”  v-bar with 16-20oz split

Rest: Hamskea Archery Solutions Versa-Rest .012 Blade in limb driven mode

Bow Strings:  Threadz Bowstrings/ BCY 452X 24 strand string and 26 strand cables

Quiver:  Bateman

Optics: Bushnell

 

Hunting Setup

Bow:  Bowtech Boss 75-80lbs

Release : Arc Tec Wrist Strap

Arrows:  Gold Tip Kinetic Big Game 200/ Gold Tip Platinum Pierce 250

Broadhead:  NAP Killzone 2” cut

Vanes:  4-2.5” Vanetec VMAXX  mechanicals and 4-2.88” Swift for fixed

Sight: Montana Black Gold

Stabilizer:  Bee Stinger Pro Hunter or Counter Slide

Bow Strings:  Threadz Bowstrings/ BCY 452X 24 strand string and 26 strand cables

Optics:Bushnell

Hobbies: All disciplines of archery with my favorites being 3-D,  marked distance FITA and Field Archery, Bowhunting.  I also enjoy fishing and a little golf here and there.

Release Style:  I shoot a command style release, meaning it is not a surprise when I shoot the shot.   I feel like it gives me more control in various conditions and fits how I aim better.  Although mentally it is not for everyone, I personally believe a surprise release is not either.  We all have different aiming abilities and the subconscious can be harnessed no matter how we fire the release. I do, however, work with the Hamskea Break-Through release to eliminate anticipation and create a strong dynamic shot.

Focus Point:  I try to focus on where I want the arrow to go and try to train my subconscious to keep the follow through happening both physically and mentally.  That keeps the mind from thinking about the release.  It is very important to mentally pre-program each shot before you do it.  This makes sure you are thinking positive and your subconscious is clear on what you want it to do.