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What to Look for in Archery Products

By Morgan Hamilton

If you are a hunter or a target shooter, you are aware of the importance of acquiring the right archery products. I have been an archer for at least fifteen years, so I know what I am talking about. Before I had even tried different archery products, I was already making homemade bow and arrows for faux hunting. I really enjoyed that game. I never did hit a moving target, but I got pretty good at hitting tin cans from more then ten feet away in our backyard.

I had my first experience of how much difference using archery products can make in my first summer camp. They were just standard longbows, but after my stick and string contraptions, they were a big improvement to my archery experience.

When I got home from summer camp, I was very excited about getting some archery equipment of my own. After weeks of begging, my parents finally gave in, even though they were against any kind of hunting, shooting, or other violent acts against animals. In fact, they were able to…

The Different Types of Archery Bows

Bows are used to shoot arrows. In ancient times bows were used in combat and hunting. Archery which uses bows and arrows has become a popular sport. There are many types of archery bows available in the market. This article gives information about the basic types of archery bows

Following are the types of archery Bows;
Longbow: Longbows are tall. In fact they are taller than the user’s height. They have relatively narrow limbs which have a D shaped cross section. As compared to other bows, they are not significantly recurved.

Traditional English longbows are made in such a way that their thickness are 5/8 or more of its width. If it is less than the specified width then the bow is disqualified from long bow competitions.

If you want to take part in long bow competitions then it is necessary that your long bow meets the desired specifications. At the handle, long bow is widest. Longbows have been commonly used for warfare and hunting by many ancient cultures of the world.

During the period …

An Archer Needs the Right Archery Equipment

By Mike Selvon

Just as with any other sport, a person who is into archery must choose the right archery equipment for their use. Because so many choices exist one may begin to feel like they are going to be swallowed by the bows in the store. Does one choose the traditional bow or the compound bow? This of course will be determined by the type of archery that one is interested in performing. No matter what type of archery an individual learns they can rest assured that the right equipment is available to make their archery hobby and or sport that much better.

Of all the archery equipment that one can have probably the most important for the archer is the bow. Just as with any other sport, tons of bows are on the market for one to choose and they all have several archery accessories that accompany them. For example, the compound bow is the most popular bow for archers. It is said to also be the most accurate of all other bows. It is compromised of a series of pulleys instead of just a si…

Make Archery Bows

By Lucy Bushman

Anyone who has decided that making an archery bow sounds like an interesting new hobby to them, who needs a bow to forage in the wild with or who may want to live out their childhood fantasies by pretending to be Robin Hood gallivanting through the forest, learning how to make archery bow may be a great project for you to undertake. Making a high quality archery bow takes some skill and practice, but the process of creating a bow and then using it can be very rewarding in the end. And, if your main purpose of making your own archery bow is to hunt game, then imagine taking a deer or other game down with it.

There are many different materials you can choose from when making an archery bow. For example, you can make it out of bamboo, yew or ash. Which material is used is totally up to you and whatever your preference is, although some woods tend to work better or worse than others. In this article, it will be yew wood that the archery bow is constructed out of. Lets take a…

Archery Supplies

Archery has always been the source of curiosity. It has fascinated people since ages and people are still very much excited about it. There are innumerable archery suppliers all across the world. The archery supplies from them will take care of most of your needs; these archery supplies contain bows and arrows of different varieties. Depending on your preferences you can select bows and arrows. The range of products available is many and the prices are also affordable.

Bows and arrows are the main constituents of archery. Bows are of different types such as Longbow, shortbow, flatbow, recurve bow, crossbow and compound bow. Longbow as the name suggests is very long; the length of the bow is equal to the height of the user and in some cases even exceeds the height of the user. The limb of the Flatbow is wider and the cross-section is rectangular in shape.

Shortbow is shorter in length; it is light weight and has a short range. It was basically used for hunting purpose. In crossbow th…

Archery Equipment

Archery is an ancient technique, with the main purpose was use during battles but is still popular today. There are many people who are fascinated by archery. Today archery is mostly confined to the sporting arenas but there was a time when it played a very vital role in the battlefield.

There are innumerable stories about great archers in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, India, Greece and Persia. These archers are revered even today.

Archery equipment consists of bows and arrows. Studies have shown that the bows were developed in either early Mesolithic age or late Paleolithic age. Earlier pines were used for making arrows but later different materials started to be used for the construction of the arrows. .

The archery equipment should be properly constructed and the material used should be of fine quality. If the bows are not proper then the archer will face difficulties in mounting the arrow. The arrows should be such that it is easily mountable on the bows. If the arrow…

Archery Bows

Archery has been the part of human civilization since ages; in fact archery was extensively used in wars and for hunting. Ancient civilizations like Egyptian, Indian, Greek and Persian boasts of great archers. These archers are still remembered and revered.

Bows and arrows are the main constituents of archery. Studies have shown that the bows were developed in either early Mesolithic age or late Paleolithic age. Pines were used for making arrows.

Bows are an indispensable part of archery. It helps an archer in properly aiming at the target and shooting the arrow. If the bows are not proper then the archer will face difficulties in mounting the arrow. If the arrows are not properly mounted then the archer won’t be able to properly shoot the target.

The archery bows commonly used are: longbow, shortbow, flatbow, recurve bow, crossbow and compound bow. Longbow as the name suggests is very long; the length of the bow is equal to the height of the user and in some cases even exceeds the …