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Published: Wed, 25 Apr 2018 06:26:50 -0500


How to Paper Tune Your Bow

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0600

In my broadhead tuning feature, I wrote about the steps required for tuning your bow and your arrows. In this column, I want to go into more detail about the important process of paper tuning. This is the quick technique to make the adjustments needed for laser-straight arrow flight.

Archery Sights and Why They're a Crucial Component

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:32:37 -0500

Archery sights are the "matchmaker" between the shooter and their intended target. Without them, your accuracy and consistency is drastically reduced, resulting in frustration and can be overall disheartening, making the archer lose interest. When sighted in properly, bow sights will not only improve your precision, but also build your confidence with every arrow that finds it's mark.

Crossbow Hunting With Steve

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:25:54 -0500

I decided to go crossbow hunting, or as some might say shopping, the other day. I needed, well, you name it, the whole nine yards.

8 Steps to Cure Target Panic

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:19:48 -0500

If you are one of those very fortunate bow hunters who has never experienced target panic, then you may not fully understand just how debilitating this syndrome can be for some archers. However, target panic is a crippling condition that affects both novice and experienced archers alike and thus, although no definitive studies have been done to date, some experts believe that ninety percent or more of bow hunters will experience target panic at some point during their hunting careers. In fact, it is quite likely that target panic is the number one reason that most archers leave the sport of bow hunting behind!

Sharpening Archery Skills at Summer Camp

Wed, 18 May 2016 06:40:36 -0500

Archery is one summer camp activity that challenges both the mind and body. Since it is also perfectly suited for kids of all ages and abilities and can be played indoors or outside, it is one of the most popular sports at camp. Whether your child has been playing for years or they just picked up their first bow, here are some of the top ways your child will sharpen their skills in archery class this summer.

Guidelines for Safe Archery Practice

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:19:34 -0500

Learning to shoot with a bow and arrow can be an enjoyable process for both children and adults. Follow guidelines for safe archery practice to prevent injuries.

Archery Is Fun For Sportsmen and Hunters Alike

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:37:35 -0600

Archery is back in style and businesses are equipped to offer full service to bowmen. There is more to this activity than hunting; many have enjoyed a variety of sports utilizing the bow and arrow.

9 Best Reasons to Learn Archery

Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:28:03 -0600

Thinking about starting archery? Here are the best reasons to pick up a bow and arrow.

The Cost of Archery (FITA, NFAA, USAT, or USA Archery)

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:13:35 -0500

My daughter and I started shooting as something fun we could do in our backyard. I hunted as a child and so one Christmas we headed to Cabela's and picked up a Bear Apprentice in Pink Camo. Kristin, my daughter, shot a 272 in Vegas with her Bear. Vegas is known as the largest and most prestigious indoor archery tournament in the World. That year I spent maybe $500 on archery. The following year's total for equipment alone was over $5k.

Never Fear, Quick Fletch Is Here

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 15:37:51 -0500

In the old days compound bows were much slower, to control that slower arrow flight you needed a large fletching or vane. Compound bows have since become much smaller and very fast and it doesn't take as large a fletching to control the arrow flight. In the old days, to fletch an arrow, you also needed an expensive steel or aluminum jig/fixture and lots of messy glue.

How To Choose The Most Appropriate Hunting Bows

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:10:56 -0500

It is advisable for a hunter to go for a draw weight that he or she can manage comfortably even when they must hold a full draw. When the weather is cold, one should put into consideration any additional clothing capable of restricting the drawing process. Some hunters own only a single bow that they use for both hunting and archery. For those who fall under this category, it is advisable for them to get a bow having adjustable modules.

Arrows - The History and Evolution

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:08:31 -0500

Explore the history and evolution of the arrow. A simplistic design, with brilliant engineering. Find out how arrows have evolved over the years to fit the use of their suitors.

The Best Hunting Arrows - 14 Arrows Put to the Test

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 14:18:39 -0500

This is an article will provide you with the best choices for hunting arrows! Field & Stream released an article with the answer to that by putting 14 arrows to the test. Find out which arrows come out on top as the best hunting arrows!

Determine Which Arrows Will Work Best for Your Next Archery or Hunting Event

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:47:08 -0500

This article is to help you decide which type of arrows will fit the situation your next archery shoot or hunt will call for. Choosing the correct arrows can improve your chances of success.

Sighting in a New Bow

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:10:17 -0500

I started shooting a new bow this year. I am shooting the Martin Onza III; it was a present I received from Martin Archery. It is the same bow many pros have shot for the past couple of years. I am on my own to sight it in.. I started setting my bow up and got ready to sight it in. I went to see the local archery specialist. He fixed me up with a new sight, stabilizer, arrows, tips, the works. I was ready to go, no, not really, not quite ready yet. Now I needed to sight the bow in.

A Guide To Choosing The Best Archery Arrows

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:53:04 -0500

Together with the bow, the arrow is the single most vital component of archery equipment. With no good archery arrows, a shooter's aim will be off irrespective of how accurate he or she shoots. Not many beginner archers know what makes an excellent archery arrow. There are several factors that determine the quality of an arrow. Below is a guide to choosing the best archery arrows.

Tips On How To Maintain Bows And Arrows

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:51:07 -0500

Irrespective of whether they are used for hunting or archery, proper maintenance of bows and arrows is crucial. In addition to ensuring that they shoot correctly, this maintenance will prolong the equipments' lifespan. Most beginner archers and hunters do not know how take care of their equipment properly. This is something serious that can affect their performance in their respective fields.

The Process of Getting Started With Your Archery Bow

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:39:02 -0500

Getting started in archery is a process. Luckily for you, it is quick and easy. There are the essentials that you are going to need to get going. Once you have that, there a a few more steps that you will need to take before you make it to the Olympics.

Benefits of an Archery Range V. A Gun Range

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:31:34 -0500

This question was posed on an archery forum the other day, and it got me thinking. The poster on the forum said, "why should I go to an archery range over a gun range, and what's the difference?" I have personally shot at both so I know my own particular reasons.

How To Make a Crossbow

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:59:08 -0500

Have you considered making a homemade crossbow? If you want one that will really hunt, it is probably best to leave it to the professionals, unless, that is, you are extremely handy, have access to a well-equipped machine shop, and a good supplier of quality materials.

Compound Vs Recurve Crossbows

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:52:25 -0500

Many archers looking for a bow also shoot vertical bows, most of those are compound. So, when looking for a bow, they may not consider a recurve bow. However, both styles offer advantages, and it makes sense to consider your needs and mechanical issues when deciding.

How to Tune a Recurve Bow

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:50:08 -0500

There was a time not too many years ago when Bowyers were like Blacksmiths in that they were all individual, master, craftsmen working in small shops and who may or may not have had an apprentice or two who were studying the craft under them. Consequently, a traditional bow made by one of these master bowyers is somewhat akin to a Stradivarius in that they are both functional works of art and each one has its minor, but individual, differences. To those who are not master craftsmen, the need to tune such a simple instrument as a Recurve Bow with so few moving parts may seem like an oxymoron. However, the truth of the matter is that all Recurve Bows, regardless of who makes them, have a "sweet spot" where they shoot most accurately, generate the least amount of recoil and, generate the least amount of noise.

How to Tune a Compound Bow

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:31:26 -0500

For those of you who shoot compound bows, it is absolutely imperative that you properly tune your bow in order to achieve maximum accuracy and now is the perfect time of year to do so since we are in that lull between the Spring turkey season and the Fall deer season. However, the process of tuning a compound bow is considerably more complicated than tuning either a recurve or long bow since several steps must be taken such aligning the arrow rest for true center shot while also making certain that the arrow's fletching has room to clear the rest as it passes through the rest, adjusting your nock point to the correct height for your particular bow and, making adjustments to the length of your cables and harness in order to synchronize the cams.

How to Choose a Target Bow

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:15:40 -0500

It has recently come to my attention that due to the popularity of such movies as Hunger Games and such television shows as Arrow, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who want to learn the ancient art of Archery. Thus, it occurred to me that some of you may appreciate some advice on how to choose a target bow. Therefore, in the following article, I will explain the difference between the two different types of target bows as well as the difference between the three different types of formal archery competition and provide some advice on how to choose the best bow to suit your needs.

Recurve Bows Vs Compound Bows: Which One Is the Best Choice for You?

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:30:02 -0500

When I was a little kid, medieval war movies were common Saturday afternoon television fare and thus, they served as my fist introduction to the world of archery and obtaining a bow and learning to shoot it soon became an obsession with me. Of course, at that time, it would be some twenty years yet before the compound bow was invented and thus, my first bow was a fiberglass recurve bow from Sears and Roebuck and I have owned several others in the intervening years.

The Odyssey of a Traditional Archer

Thu, 28 May 2015 07:47:33 -0500

After twenty-five years as a dedicated compound bow shooter, I recently decided to reenter the world of traditional archery. However, while I know quite a bit about compound bows, I knew almost nothing about recurve bows other than my fond memories of my first bow; a Sears fiberglass recurve bow. But, I also recall my year's long odyssey to find the perfect compound bow during which I owned six or seven different bows of different brands and even different draw lengths and I wanted to avoid the same experience when purchasing my recurve bow if possible. Therefore, I fist set about learning all I could about recurve bows before making my purchase and thus, I thought that since I am certain that other archers are undoubtedly facing the same dilemma, that it might be beneficial for me to write down what I learned so that others will not have to spend the many hours of research that I spent searching and then reading numerous different web sites.

Compound Bows for Beginners

Mon, 11 May 2015 09:29:15 -0500

Archery has been growing in prominence both as a hobby and as a sport. This can be credited to the increase of exposure of archery as a hobby in various media platforms. Television programs such as Arrow and movie blockbusters such as the Hunger Games trilogy all helped contribute to the recent popularity of archery among the youth and even among adults.

A Guide To Choosing The Ideal Archery Bows

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:34:22 -0500

Choosing the right archery bows may be a personal choice, but also a very important one. A number of factors come into play. The good news is that there are various different bows out there for archers to choose from. Selecting the right archery bow greatly increases the archer's comfort while shooting, as well as the accuracy. Below is a guide to choosing the ideal archery bows.

Bow Fishing Gear: What to Buy and Why

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:40:53 -0500

When most people think of bow fishing, they tend to envision expensive Bass boats with the hunter standing in the bow and a partner poling the boat from the stern. However, many non-game species of both fresh water and saltwater fish move into shallow, grassy, coves to spawn in the Spring and thus, they are readily accessible to wading bow fishermen during this period. Consequently, all you really need to pursue this super exciting sport is a bow, a bow fishing reel, half a dozen bow fishing arrows and appropriate points for them, and a pair of waders and you too can follow the age old technique of pursuing "coarse" fish in the shallows with a bow and arrow. However, because the gear you choose will either positively or adversely affect your bow fishing experience, it is important that you purchase the correct gear. Thus, in the following article, you will find the information you need to make an informed choice.

Bow Fishing: An Excellent Way to Extend Your Season

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:05:01 -0500

Mention bow fishing to an avid deer hunter and you are most likely to get a puzzled look. However, the fact is that more and more archers are discovering the thrill of stalking "course fish" with a bow. In fact, bow fishing is an excellent way to introduce young archers to the sport of hunting since it does not require camouflage clothing, tree stands, ground blinds, or the patience of Jobe to sit still as a statue for hours on end without speaking.

Useful Tips For Shooting Better In Archery

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:39:41 -0500

Almost everyone can participate in the sport of archery. It can be done for hunting, for competition or just for fun. It can be done by the young and the old, male and female, the disabled and the capable. Adapting to the sport is fairly easy, while the thrill of hitting a bull's eye is unforgettable. Below are some tips for shooting better in archery.

The Modern Crossbow: A Not So Primitive Weapon

Mon, 06 Apr 2015 13:29:40 -0500

To most archers who shoot a modern compound bow, a crossbow is little more than a curiosity and, to most traditional archers who shoot either a recurve or a longbow, a cross bow is pure anathema. However, the fact of the matter is that the modern crossbow has evolved right along with the modern compound bow and, in fact, they share the same technology. Consequently, today's crossbows are significantly more sophisticated than those of even just a few years ago and thus, not only are they considerably faster, they are also more accurate, more compact, and lighter weight. Consequently, there are now more reasons than ever to consider making the switch to this so called "primitive weapon".

NASP Aiding the Future of Bow Hunting

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 14:25:37 -0600

New shooters need to start shooting in order for bow hunting and archery to continue. The NASP is one of the many youth archery programs that are out there to help promote the sport. They offer many different style of shooting to get kids involved. Find out what the hype is all about in the following article.

Tips for Shooting Your Archery Bow

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:18:21 -0600

Maintaining your composure is paramount when you are bow hunting with your archery bow. Minimizing other factors that could affect your shot will greatly minimize the buck fever that will undoubtedly occur. Your shots need to be repeatable, like clockwork, in order for a successful hunting trip. Read on to see how you can improve your bow hunting.

How to Get the Best Out of the 2014 Bow Hunting Season

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:57:09 -0600

The 2014 season is just getting underway, and yet some hunters will have not even checked their gear, got some practice in, or thought about where they're going to hunt. Like anything else, and even perhaps more so with bow hunting, you get out what you put in. Don't assume your equipment is still dialed in and ready to go, or that your favorite grounds from last year will still give you the best results. Here are my top tips to getting the most of this season.

How to Get Started With Bow Hunting

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:47:59 -0600

Most people's first introduction to hunting is likely with a gun. For some, as they build on their skills, and discover the enjoyment of the hunt, they look for other ways to recapture the early excitement. A great way to challenge yourself is to learn how to bow hunt. Hunting with a bow is greatly different than hunting with a gun, and a fairly high learning curve exists. However, the rewards are well worth it. Many hunters find the thrill again with the experience of being close enough to your prey to hunt with a bow, along with using a silent weapon. If you'd like to try bow hunting, here's some tips to help you get started the right way.

Archery Shops Guide: How to Buy a Bow

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:32:41 -0500

If you are in the market to buy a bow of your own, whether it is your first or your 21st bow, it is critical to make sure you buy a bow that properly fits your body and training style. Doing so will help you avoid training injuries due to using a bow that is improperly sized or weighted for the type of shooting you do. This is your guide to buying a bow from pro archery shops, in order of importance.

4 Ways You Can Prevent Archery Overtraining Injuries

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:25:11 -0500

Archery is generally accepted to be one of the safest sports around. According to studies done by the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, or NEISS, archery is somewhat less dangerous than golf or fishing, yet slightly more dangerous than bowling and scuba diving. However, for serious athletes and competitive archers, over training poses a serious threat to your ability to keep competing. Here are 4 ways you can prevent archery training injuries.

How to Choose the Best Recurve Bow?

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:41:07 -0500

How do you choose the best recurve bow? It depends on the activity, draw weight, draw length, experience level and more. We'll provide you with the information you need in order to choose the best recurve bow for you.

Choosing A Bow Release Aid for Your Compound Bow

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:24:00 -0500

Archery bow release aids were made to help the shooter achieve a consistent shot. Learning how to use one and knowing which one to get, can be tricky. The "right" release aid could mean different things to different shooters. Read on to find out which one might be the best for you.

Searching For Your First Youth Compound Bow

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:14:39 -0500

Before you get started looking for a youth compound bow, you need to be sure that you have a working knowledge regarding draw weight, mass weight, and adjustability. Knowing what is, and isn't, needed will save you headaches in the future. Read on to see what these terms mean, and how they pertain to you.

Becoming an Archery Coach - A Step-By-Step Process

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:00:35 -0500

If you have ever had a great coach or teacher you may have entertained the thought of becoming a coach yourself. Here is a step-by-step process for becoming an archery coach, whether you want to make a living doing what you love, or just want to coach archery as a side job.

Archery Bow Shooting Tips No. 1: Make Sure You Are Mentally Prepared

Thu, 22 May 2014 13:29:28 -0500

Being mentally prepared for your archery competition or bow hunting excursion will help you sink your arrow into your intended target. It will make even the toughest shot seem like a piece of cake. Luckily, for you, it is not that difficult. It just requires you to put in effort. Do you think that you can do that?

What Is Front of Center, and Should It Matter to Me?

Wed, 21 May 2014 08:08:43 -0500

There has been a lot of talk recently about arrows and F.O.C. Some avid shooters say that it does not make a difference while other lifelong supporters swear by it. Who is right? I've already made my decision, have you?

An Easy Guide to Selecting Youth Bows and Archery Accessories Part 2

Fri, 16 May 2014 11:27:33 -0500

There is more to the archery experience than just getting the bow. You also have to consider the archery accessories that will accompany the shooter. Knowing what is, and isn't as important will help you keep your costs down.

Takedown Bows-Perfect for Everyone, From Beginners to Competitive Archers

Wed, 14 May 2014 16:24:06 -0500

There are very few pieces of equipment that are as functional and versatile to archers' needs. Knowing the ins and outs of takedown bows will save you time, effort, and money.

An Easy Guide to Selecting Youth Bows and Archery Accessories - Part 1

Wed, 14 May 2014 12:59:01 -0500

It is easy to get flustered when you are first looking for youth bows. There are so many different bows to choose from! Having the right mindset, and understanding that this is only an introduction into archery can make this process much easier. The first step towards getting the best youth bow that you can, is to make sure that you know as much as possible about what you are looking for beforehand.

Why Kids of All Kinds Should Find the Art in Archery

Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:55:22 -0600

The popularity of The Hunger Games among children and teens was so massive that interest and participation in archery has increased quite a bit. One of the unique things about this sport is that it attracts boys and girls of all ages, and it's good for them too!

In The Market For A New Bow Sight - These Tips Will Help You Select The Right One

Thu, 06 Feb 2014 08:30:11 -0600

Whether you are new to bow hunting or archery you will be in need of a very important piece of equipment, the bow sight. Selecting the best archery sight for your hunting conditions will help to increase your overall accuracy and success. Discover some simple tips to point you in the right direction.

The Rule Book of Archery

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:14:27 -0600

Archery is not a new sport. Contests were especially popular in the medieval times. It was enjoyed as a recreational activity, but moreover it was used for practical purposes.

How I Chose My First Bow

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:49:17 -0600

Beginnings of my archery passion and recommendations for all newcomers on how to pick your first bow. All aspects of compound bow selection are covered.

The Crossbow - From Ancient Times to Present Day

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:55:27 -0600

We know that the crossbow existed back in ancient times in China around 600BC. In the Middle Ages the crossbow was officially referred to as the Arbalest.

Efficient Hunting Principles: Practicing With Your Crossbow

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:23:04 -0600

The population of aging bow hunters and the amount of injured shooters in general is opening up the door for the acceptance of crossbows. Many states are now opening up their hunting seasons to crossbow shooters and it is up to us as the hunters to do the best we can when hunting. There are the basics that every hunter should know about before heading out into the woods, but crossbows offer their own unique set of circumstances. It is similar to the look and few of a gun, but its projectiles are different. It is similar to a vertical bow, but its horizontal orientation changes the trajectory of the arrow. Below are some commonly overlooked tips to improve hunting efficiency.

Archery Tips To Improve Your Sight Picture

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:26:38 -0600

Many archers share a common dilemma; a poor site picture.There are things that can cause a poor sight picture and things you can do to improve it.Discover those things here.

Females and the World of Archery Past and Present!

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:43:18 -0500

We are going to look at the history of females and their role in archery and then take a look at where females are in the world of archery today. Archery is very much alive and well!

The Energy Surrounding Crossbows

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:23:30 -0500

A crossbow has a process by which it shoots an arrow. It uses a string to propel its projectiles, but it also has the feel of a gun. It is the best of both worlds! Imagine a vertical archery bow that is shot horizontally with the aid of a trigger and you have a crossbow. In the early years, the crossbows had very similar parts. They were typically mounted onto a stock, which is what gave them their gun-like feel. The arrows would make their way through a groove that was on the tiller and be off towards their targets.

Boost Crossbow Performance With Better Optics

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:13:01 -0500

Are you a hobbyist who takes hunting seriously? More than just a recreation, hunting is an activity that people love to do because of the adrenalin rush and the feeling of accomplishment in every hunt. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert; you'll need the right tools every time. Enhance your crossbow with good quality scopes that provide great optics.

The Next Generation of Bow Shooters

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 15:54:39 -0500

Hunting is an enjoyable hobby. It can be a past time that kids and adults can do together. The fun in hunting intensifies when kids learn to use a bow properly. Hunters prefer to use a takedown recurve bow due to its usability and performance. It is easier to use in tight corners and can be tuned easily. Its distinguishing characteristic is its large handle, shorter limbs and stylish contour that can be made of exotic wood with customized inlays.

Recurves and Compounds: Maintenance V. Speed

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 07:53:26 -0500

Crossbows have had a recent surge in popularity over the last few years. An aging generation of former archers and compound vertical bow hunters are requiring an alternative that is a little easier on the shoulders. The two different types of crossbows that are being offered today are recurves and compound crossbows. They both have their various benefits and hindrances for the shooter. They are different in their compositions, but their ultimate goals are the same.

Exceptional Optics - If You Can't Spot It, You Can't Kill It

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:15:11 -0500

Spotting game from a distance is hard especially when hunting at night. Using a scope will aid the hunter to spot the game even at dark or at a considerable distance since it has the capacity to magnify the view. This is why bow hunters prefer to use a scope when hunting.

The Amazing History of the Long Bow!

Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:07:16 -0500

The long bow is a remarkable part of history. We will describe this amazing weapon and its capabilities. We will also look at who first made and used the long bow and how it became known as the English long bow.

Google Glass Sensors In Competitive Archery?

Sun, 08 Sep 2013 20:06:27 -0500

The other day, I was watching The America Cup sailboat race where 50 mile per hour sailboats, or hydrofoil boats raced in a competition across the Pacific Ocean. Some would say that this isn't really sailing, it's really flying very low over the water. Yes, that's essentially true, but nevertheless those with the gold make the rules, and those that host and sponsor such events decide how they will be carried out.

What Type of Music Should Archery Experts Use While Practicing?

Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:54:34 -0500

Okay so, let me share a theory to you, a mental thought experiment I had while contemplating the tempo, rhythm and sounds of music while doing sports. You see, ever since I read that book; "This Is Your Brain On Music," I've come to consider all the potential applications of music in increasing performance in sports and well, all the things we do, including mundane activities. Let's talk shall we?

The History Behind Archery

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:19:48 -0500

Have you ever wandered when archery came into existence? In the next few paragraphs we will step back in time and travel into the world of ancient archery. For thousands of years we have seen archery used in different ways. It is fascinating at how archery has evolved and how it is still very much alive today. Let's take a step back in time and learn more about the art of archery.

Recurve or Compound Crossbows?

Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:25:34 -0500

Are you a beginner when it comes to hunting? Contemplating on purchasing a crossbow to use for your first hunting trip? You will find a lot of choices when you look it up in the internet. There are several considerations when buying tools and accessories to make your first attempt at hunting memorable and successful.

Bow Sights - Get Dialed-In, Make the Most of Your Accuracy

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:03:30 -0500

Archery, which is known as the art of shooting with a bow and arrow can be both an enjoyable and a frustrating activity. To excel in this sport, one must possess passion, diligence, and most importantly precision in shooting. It requires a lot of practice and patience to attain consistent accuracy in aiming and firing arrows. On the other hand, devices like the bow sight were developed to help archers and bow hunters improve their shooting skills.

The Best Archery Practice - Shooting Down Flying Miniature UAVs

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:00:34 -0500

Not long ago, I read about a new shooting sport in Colorado, instead of shooting skeet pigeons, the sportsmen were shooting UAVs with shotguns, rifles and special guns usually used for shooting birds. Well, shooting flying birds is very difficult, and when these sportsmen indeed do hit one, well it kind of ruins the whole day for said bird, so using a Micro Air Vehicle or MAV, the model airplane size UAV or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle makes sense.

What Is Artchery?

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 06:12:14 -0500

Artchery is a combo-word, a made up word I created and would like to discuss with you. What does it mean? Well, we know what archery is and the famous tale of William Tell, and we know that archery is an Olympic Sport, and that there were archers used in warfare during past periods, and we also know that the American Indians were excellent marksmen with bows and arrow, that's how they defended themselves and were able to hunt and feed themselves.

Bowfishing: What You Need to Get Started

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 07:54:50 -0500

A hobby is a leisure activity that could ease the stress and boredom away. There are inexpensive sports hobbies that people can engage in. One of these hobbies that families and friends can do together is bowfishing.

The Platform for Archery Accuracy

Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:55:10 -0500

A great and precise arrow flight starts with a great arrow rest. The art of shooting through the use of a bow and arrow is the precision. It takes a lot of effort, patience, and practice to develop consistent and accurate aims, but with the help of a great arrow support device even a novice can aim and fire arrows accurately every time.

Archery Basics

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 14:17:21 -0500

Introduction to the sport of archery. Touches on basic needs and possible options for breaking into the archery world.

For Convenient Archery Training, Design Your Own Range!

Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:58:54 -0500

To the serious archer, few things are as enticing as building your own shooting range where you can conduct your archery training on your own time and without paying range fees or dues. If you have the space, building your own private, protected shooting range will give you a sense of pride as well as a place where you can relax, shoot arrows, and even drink a beer if you so desire! Here are some of the most important considerations when designing you archer range.

Differences Between Archery Arrows and Crossbow Arrows

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:52:54 -0500

The projectiles used for a long bow and a crossbow are also different. The long bow's ammunition is a long arrow while a crossbow has bolts, which are usually shorter. One the main differences between an arrow and a bolt is its flight characteristics. An arrow's fall depends on the lift gained in flight. Bolts fall at the same rate, not depending on the speed of their flight.

The Evolution of the Crossbow

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 13:46:43 -0500

This is a detailed, 1000 word article on the evolution of the crossbow and it's rise in popularity in North America over the past twenty years. It delves into the different types of crossbows as well as how to use one safely and effectively. It provides tips on deer hunting, and even selecting your own personal crossbow and what you should look for.

How to Keep Your Bow in Good Shape

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:57:47 -0500

Modern bows do not need a lot of maintenance. However, if you want your expensive equipment to look like new and shoot with constant accuracy it is important to treat it accordingly. In this article a maintenance tips for compound bows are highlighted.

Instinctive Archery Training - Why Your Subconscious Is the Best Archer

Fri, 24 May 2013 09:30:12 -0500

Typically, in a regulation target archery competition, athletes are given 30 seconds wherein they can set up their shot and fire their arrow (or round of arrows). Those competitors who have trained using the National Training System used by the Olympic Archery team use a 12-step process for setting up each and every shot. While this may work fine in target competition, when hunting or field shooting, the archer rarely gets so much time. Instead, these archers must rely on their instinctive archery training to run the shot set-up routine and shoot the arrow off quickly.

3 Tips for Archery Safety and Buying Arrows

Fri, 10 May 2013 14:54:14 -0500

While archery is known to be one of the safest sports in the world, ranking somewhere between ping pong and golf, about once a year there is an archery accident that gains attention in the sport's community. Typically, these injuries are caused by firing damaged or improperly fitted arrows, and are usually completely avoidable. Here are a few tips to help you navigate arrows for sale to buy arrows of the right size, as well as a crucial technique for testing arrows before shooting.

The Fundamentals of Bow Hunting

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:05:57 -0500

What does archery involve and how to go about developing the skills of this sport in order to effectively enjoy bow hunting outdoors? The type of arrows, the various bows and the technique used for bow hunting are the topics covered in this article.

Practice Makes Perfect

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:36:05 -0500

The phrase "practice makes perfect" can be applied to any activity. The principle behind this saying indicates that a person develops his abilities through constant practice and effort. Abilities which are very hard to master such as accuracy when using weapons needs constant effort in order to be perfected. This ability also needs increasing levels of difficulty since the goal is to hit a target whatever its size may be. This is where practice crossbow targets come into play.

No Hindrance From Distance

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 11:13:44 -0500

Judging from the distance measured, the hunter would be able to decide whether or not he/she should get closer in order to hit the intended target. This is especially true when using old-style weapons such as the crossbow. And with crossbow scopes, hunters can significantly improve their accuracy from a distance.

Getting Pinpoint Accuracy With Crossbow Laser Sights

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:04:37 -0500

While the developments in technology made it quite easier to use the crossbow, it is still very hard to determine where the arrow will go especially when the target is at a considerable distance. And crossbows usually use laser sights to enhance accuracy in additional of scopes.

How to Become a Certified Archery Coach

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:11:37 -0500

The sport of Archery depends on caring, capable coaches who introduce the sport to young archers. In the United States, archery coaches and instructors are certified under a single regulating body, USA Archery. The USA Archery certification program prepares coaches to help athletes successfully and safely develop their skills and abilities as they progress in competition. Instructors who possess a certification have been trained and tested in archery skills and safety, and is an important credential for professional or semi-pro coaches to market their service. There are 5 tiers of archery instructor certifications, as follows:

Archery Practice and Moving Objects With No Real Reference Points

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:28:02 -0500

As a young man learning to fly, one of the most challenging things I did to hone my skills as an aviator was to cut toilet paper in the sky. Yes, toilet paper. Yah, I suppose that sounds funny, "don't cut the cheese too," or "what ever happened to merely squeezing the Charmin?" Okay but jokes aside, this maneuver was much more difficult than you might think actually. Let me explain how it works.

Archery Sport Revival In the Age of Hunger Games Movie Sequels?

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:21:18 -0500

Well, it looks like the government wants to take away people's guns, which I suppose is a scary thought for those who study their history, nevertheless, that seems to be the push in our society. Still, if people don't have guns, they will still have machetes, knives, and bows and arrow. Trust me when I tell you a good archery marksman is still pretty deadly. Some of these folks are incredible hunters, and I don't just mean those who win all the contests at the Olympics for long range target practice.

How To Choose The Crossbow Case

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:29:01 -0500

Surely you know that unpleasant feeling of having something you just recently bought got scratched or damaged. Especially if that something bore a huge hole in your pocket, like for example, a $1,000 crossbow. Of course, just like anyone else, you don't want that to happen.

How to Choose the Right Arrows for Your Crossbow

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:47:53 -0500

Crossbow popularity is on the rise! With most US states allowing hunters to use crossbows, many have begun switching to these versatile weapons. When purchasing their first crossbow, most people opt for packages that include everything from the crossbow, scopes to broadheads. Eventually most will need to purchase additional accessories for the crossbow such as arrows which are the most important accessory.

Archery Classes 101 - Learning Basic Technique in 12 Steps

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:56:36 -0500

If you have recently caught the archery bug, you may be interested in trying this incredible lifetime sport out for yourself. In fact, you may have already gone out and bought equipment, but are not quite sure how to use it. Learning proper technique is paramount to making progress in the sport and preventing injuries. While archery classes are the best way to learn about the sport, here are 12 steps to have you accurately hitting the target with your new equipment in no time.

Buy Archery Supplies Online For Best Quality At The Cheapest Prices

Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:19:59 -0600

There was a time when purchase of archery supplies was a complicated task, especially for amateur enthusiasts. Finding affordable and quality equipment was very difficult. Of course, one always had the option of buying bow and arrows from the local sports store.

Portable Archery Classes for Birthday Parties or Merit Badges

Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:57:09 -0600

With the release of the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy and the subsequent release of the blockbuster movie, more kids are expressing an interest in archery than ever before. Whether your child is a member of Team Peeta or Team Gail, introducing them to archery is a great way to help them develop self-control and discipline while exploring a new interest. Portable archery classes are a safe and easy way to introduce your child to the sport, and make a great activity for birthday parties or scout meetings.

Can An Archery Expert Get A Decent Job In the Modern Era?

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 07:35:17 -0600

Now then, there aren't all that many jobs available for an archery expert. He thought he might get a job at one of the sporting-goods stores, but his expertise is only in archery and not all those other sports. There are specialty archery stores in LA (Los Angeles), but that would be an 80 mile drive as he lives in a suburb.

Hunting in the Winter

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:40:56 -0600

Winter hunting is an ancient pastime activity of people every winter season. During this time, game species are out seeking for shelter and warmth. As such, wintertime is the best season for practicing on certain game species such as rabbits, deer, and squirrels. Some of the usual weapons that are used during winter hunts are rifles, bows, and muzzleloaders to name a few. However, there is an equipment that is very reliable during hunts, this is the critically-acclaimed crossbows. This equipment is easy to carry and very effective short-range weapon as compared to other weapons like rifles.

How Fast Can a Crossbow Bolt Get?

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:19:55 -0600

A lot of people in the hunting and archery community have been debating on whether crossbows are faster than compound bows. The fact of the matter is that this discussion has from time immemorial favored crossbows, up until a certain point.

Jam Big Game Animal's Ability to Smell

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:53:28 -0600

A lot of scent-altering products have been introduced to hunters over and over again. Some have claimed to be able to cover or eliminate scents or serve as attractants. With the wide variety of products, it gets quite difficult to choose what the most effective one for bow hunting is. There is, however, one product that stands out - the Nose Jammer.

Essential Archery Tips

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:44:22 -0600

Archery is a delightful sport that can be enjoyed by many. Use these helpful tips to learn how to go from beginner to master archer in no time!

Bow Vs Crossbow: Hunting Comparisons

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:28:18 -0600

The debate on which weapon is better the bow or the crossbow and vice versa, has been going on since the time that these two weapons were used in the forests, and battlefields of our ancestors up until the present. The bow is essentially older but in terms of the ability to hurt and maim, both these weapons are essentially the same. So why debate on which is better if they are essentially the same and use practically similar concepts to function?

What Does Crossbow Specifications Mean?

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:46:48 -0600

The specification, or commonly known as specs, is the information given by the producers about the nature of the product they sell to the market. This piece of information is what the buyers need to know in order to assess if the product is worth to buy or not. It shows the quality, durability and nature of a tool. Specifications are helpful in differentiating various models of a product from each other. This is important since it enables buyer to get the most suitable product that their current states need.

Archery Tips for Beginners - Old and Young Using an Anchor Sighting Device

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:49:55 -0600

An anchor sighting device helps those who want to learn the art of shooting a Bow. Young or old, you will benefit in more ways than just shooting accurately.

Tips For Purchasing Your First Archery Set

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:06:50 -0600

As most of us know, archery is a refined and unique sport and selection of the right set can make a difference in practice and performance of the sports person. Beginners will have to consider a wide range of factors when it comes to the selection of the right Bowhunting supplies.

Archery - For the Man In Search of Perfection

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:42:55 -0600

Would you like to get more perfection in your life? There are many folks who are perfectionists already, and those who hope to attain perfection in their future. It is quite obvious by the sports people play and the careers that they choose who is in search of perfection or who is already one with it. Indeed, I'd like to talk about this for a few moments if I might.

Archery - The Splendid Hit and Win Game

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:57:10 -0600

The inspiration of hitting the bulls eye has definitely been derived from this splendid gaming experience. A correct conglomeration of mind and body exercise; archery, happens to be a much celebrated game nowadays.