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Toxonics Manufacturing, Inc. : Instructions : Model T-6000 Gear Head


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Congratulations on your purchase of the finest, most durable moveable sight on the market today. With just a little bit of care, this sight should last you for years to come. Here are the basic instructions for assembling the sight.

When you receive your sight from either your dealer or through a delivery service, your sight will come packaged in a protective black carrying case. We strongly recommend that if you need to take your sight off of the bow, you place it in this case to minimize the possibility of losing items or misplacing anything. The first step to assembly is to remove the bowplate off the extension bar and mount it to the riser of your bow using the enclosed Flat head screws.

If you are going to be using a scope with this product, unscrew the threaded pin out of the brass hexagon tube. Next you insert the brass hex tube into the hexagon hole in the windage until in stops. Then you use the knurled knob and screw the tube into the windage housing until it is approximately in the center. Then you will screw your scope rod into the hexagon tube until the scope housing is up against the tube. If your scope does not line up correctly, you can use a washer or nut between the scope housing and the end of the hexagon tube. Once you get the scope rod threaded into the tube, you can use the 10/32 nut and screw it onto the back of the scope rod and continue to screw the nut until it is against the brass hexagon tube.

Now you insert the extension bar back into the bow plate and figure out how far you want to extend the vertical base from your bow. There are milled round holes in the top of the extension bar so that when you tighten the bar down, the nylon tip on the end of the knob will fit into that hole and give you the extra security of knowing that the bar will not move.

Next you need to get a rough idea of where your scope or the end of your pin needs to be for shooting. The best way to do this is to knock and arrow and let it rest on the arrow rest. By looking at the bow from behind (like you would be getting ready to draw) you will be able to see if you need to move the windage unit left or right. To move your windage unit, you will loosen the screw on the top (front) of the sight block and turn the knurled knob to position the scope where you want. When you have your scope positioned where you want and the pin is inline (or at least real close) with your arrow, then you tighten the lever on the top (front) of the sight back down.

You will notice that this model has the holes on one side of the sight block. This is to allow you to reverse the sight block if you would like. To reverse the sight block, first you need to loosen the cap screws that attach the windage housing to the sight block. Next you unscrew the three flat head cap screws until the are completely removed. Position the sight block top so that the screw holes are on the opposite side and screw the flat head screws back into the sight block.

If you are using a scope, you will next need to level your sight. There are a couple of different ways to accomplish this. The first one is to go to a Archery Pro shop and let the Pro level up your sight. If you are the do it yourself type, you can either purchase a leveling tool that you will place on the table and then mount your sight to this tool and level your sight, or you can choose the least expensive route and purchase the Toxonics hand held leveling tool (SC-108). To use the leveling tool, you will need to remove your sight from the bow by loosening the knob and sliding the extension bar out of the bowplate. Next you will place the SC-108 flat against the side of the vertical base that is opposite of the scope. If the bubble in the scope is in the middle and the bubble in the leveling tool is in the middle, you are good to go and no adjustments need to be made. That is not usually the case. Most of the time you will need to move the sight block one way or the other to level your sight. To do this, you will need to loosen the cap screws that tighten the windage block to the sight block. If you are looking at the sight, they will be the two screws that are on each side of the brass ring in the middle of the windage unit. You will need to loosen the top screw just about one or two turns, just enough so that the pressure is off of the block. The bottom screw will need to be loosened up about two or three turns. The bottom screw is the place where the leveling actually takes place. When you have the screws loosened you can move the windage block until your bubbles are in the middle (on the scope and the leveling tool). You can tighten the screw back down.

Third axis leveling is next. Point your sight up to the sky (your sight should look like a T). Place the SC-108 leveling tool onto the extension bar and check the bubbles. If you need to adjust this sight, you will loosen the two cap screws that are on top of the windage block. Loosen both screws about two or three turns. Adjust your sight until the bubbles are in the middle (on the scope and the leveling tool). Tighten both screws back down snugly.

Your sight is now leveled, however, Toxonics recommends one final step that you will need one other person for. Reattach the sight to the bow by sliding the extension bar into the bow plate. Tighten down the knob. Roll the knob on the side until the two screws that connect the extension to the base are exposed. Come to full draw and close your eyes. This will put you into your natural shooting form. While you are in your natural shooting form, have your friend loosen up the screws in the base and move the vertical base until the bubble in the scope is in the middle. Tighten that screw back down and you are now ready to sight in.

When sighting in, it is recommended that you start at approximately 7 yards. This recommended because the settings are actually very close to the same as if you were at 20 yards and there is less of a risk of losing an arrow. We recommend that you use a target with the x in the middle and aim at the x so you have a starting point. Shoot your first arrow into the target. While sighting in, it is best to make small adjustments and the shoot another arrow. Remember, always follow the arrow.(i.e. if you miss left, move your windage left and vice versa.) Continue this process until your arrow is in line with the x in the middle of the target. When this happens, it is now time to adjust for your vertical. The same concept applies, Follow your arrow. To move your sight up or down, you will turn the star shaped knob and move the whole sight block. When you are hitting the x at 7 yards, you can then step back to 20 yards and take a couple of more shots to fine tune. After you are sighted in at 20, you will have all the information you need if you are going to be using a computer generated sight tape. If not, repeat the process at 25, 30, 35 etc. for however many marks you want to have.