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Crossbows - TenPoint, Excalibur, Horton, Barnett, And The Evolution From Primitive To Perfection Posted By : Robert Manack

Sun, 28 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500

This article encompasses the crossbow from the primative early days to modern times. Mentioned are some of the leading manufacturers of the newer state of the art crossbows and success with them.

Three Different Histories of Archery Posted By : Jenny Styles

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Archery is a sport or practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. Throughout history archery was used for many purposes including hunting and combat. It now has mainly become a sport of precision. Some history on archery is that it was said to have begun around 15,000 years ago, but the earliest that proven evidence was reported on archery was between 8,000 and 9,000 years ago. The bow is said to have originally come from the use of hunting animals, and then it became a very useful tool in combat and warfare. It became the dominant means of shooting projectiles after replacing the "atlatl".

Matching Arrows to Your Compound Bow is Important Posted By : Alan P Hunter

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500

No matter how powerful the compound bow you've bought is, it is the arrow that will make the difference. Even though you may have bought a bow with an advertised IBO speed of more than 300 fps, there is no way it will shoot at that speed if you use a heavy fiberglass arrow. That being said, different arrows are made for different circumstances and you will have a need for each at some point or another.

The Importance of Good Archery Equipment Posted By : Scott Byers

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400

When beginning the great sport of archery, it is important to have quality information on what type of equipment you want to purchase. Many beginners become lost in all the types and varieties of archery equipment to choose from, and soon give up. Archery equipment varies greatly in price, accuracy, and quality.

What is a Cross Bow? Posted By : Rob Daniels

Mon, 08 Jan 2007 00:00:00 -0500

A crossbow is an ancient weapon, composed of a bow mounted on a stock that launches projectiles, known as bolts. A mechanism in the stock allows the bow to be in its fully-drawn position at all times. The crossbow is fully-drawn until it is shot by releasing a trigger. These dangerous weapons are known for their role in Asian and European warfare. Today however, crossbows are mainly used for target shooting and sport hunting.

What are Compound Bows? Posted By : Rob Daniels

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Undoubtedly one of the biggest advances in the last two decades has been the development of the compound bow. The Compound bow is the latest major development in the search for power and accuracy.

An Archery Arrow Overview Posted By : Scott Byers

Sun, 20 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The following article covers a topic that has recently moved to center stage--at least it seems that way. If you've been thinking you need to know more about archery arrows, here's your opportunity.

The Different Types of Archery Accessories Posted By : Scott Byers

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400

There are many different archery accessories that one can purchase when pursuing the sport of archery. Whether you're going into archery for competitive reasons, hunting, or just for recreation, this article will discuss the different types of archery accessories that are currently on the market.

An Overview of Olympic Archery Posted By : Scott Byers

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Archery first appeared as a sport in the Olympic games in Paris in 1904, 1908, and 1920. Because no formal rules were developed for the game, each country developed their own format.

A Brief History of Archery Posted By : Scott Byers

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 00:00:00 -0400

History of archery - Archery is a sport that dates back years and years before the modern day version that we have today with all sorts of high-tech equipment and different techniques of shooting and competing with other archers.

The Sport of Archery in the Olympic Games Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 31 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Archery is one of the lesser-known sports in the Olympic Games, but four competitions are held in the Olympics: Men's Individual, Women's Individual, Men's Team and Women's Team. It takes many years to attain Olympic status, but archery is a sport accessible to many people.

The Evolution of Archery Posted By : Rob Daniels

Thu, 20 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The equipment used in archery has improved significantly since medieval times. While primitive bows were not very accurate, today's bows can accurately launch arrows at speeds over 148 miles (240 kilometers) per hour. Today's bows are a combination of wood, fiberglass, lightweight metals, and high-technology materials. Historically from early childhood children were provided with bows according to their height and are taught to shoot.

The Basics Of Archery Posted By : NamSing Then

Thu, 20 Jul 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Archery - The skill of shooting an Arrow using a Bow was in the bygone ages a military weapon and also a hunting method before the invention of gunpowder. It is mainly confined now as a competitive sport used for target shooting.

My Bout With Archery Posted By : Analeese Burnabaker

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

I have this crazy job where I get to haul off and try new things every so often and then write a review about it for people to read. It's a job that I didn't know existed and therefore that I never planned to pursue. It sort of just fell into my lap one day and it has been the perfect job for me ever since. I love it. My days are filled with new things, sometimes safe and sometimes risky.

Asian Archery Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Centuries ago, the tribesmen of Central Asia were very skilled in shooting arrows on horseback. These archers would ride on running horses while they shoot down their target then they would twist around in their saddles and shoot again after they have passed.

Archery: Roving Marks, Flight, Popinjay, and Ski Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Roving Marks is perhaps the oldest form of archery competition and was practiced by Henry VIII. Flight archery is a competition wherein the winner is declared as the one with the farthest arrow because the score is determined by the sheer distance of the arrow from the shooting line. Popinjay is otherwise known as 'Papingo' and is a type of archery that originated from shooting birds that sat on church steeples. Ski Archery is a modern type of archery that is quite similar to a Biathlon but the players use recurve bows instead of guns.

Types of Archery: Field and Clout Archery Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Field Archery is a competition where archers shoot their arrows at targets located at different and unmarked distances and are often situated in rough territory. Clout Archery is a competition that is similar to Target Archery. In this, however, the archers try to achieve high projectiles in order to drop arrows and hit the target which is situated in long ranges of 165 meters for men and 128 meters for women archers.

Archery Competition: Introduction, Rules, and Scores Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The International Archery Association, which is an English abbreviation of FITA (Federation Internationale de Tir a l'Arc), regulates and standardizes the rules, policies and techniques of the Archery events of the Olympic Games.

Compound Bow and the Padded Arrow Sport Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The smaller the force needed to hold the compound bow, the lesser the strain is on the archer's back muscles while drawing the string. This gives the muscles more time to rest and the archer more time and energy to concentrate on his aim. Although most war games use guns, some systems allow the use of real bows and arrows. These are however regulated by limiting the bow draw weight from twenty to forty-five pounds and by using blunt, coin-tipped arrows whose heads are wrapped and secured in an open-cell foam padding.

Recurve Target Archery Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

In Recurve Bow, the archer holds his bow with the hand opposite his dominant eye. This hand is called the bow hand and the arm is called the bow arm. His opposite hand, the one in line with his dominant eye, is called the drawing hand and is the one that draws the string of the bow. This hand is often called the bow holder or the string elbow.

Archery Throughout the Centuries Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

In this day and age, archery is no longer a weapon of war but a sport that is a true test of precision and accuracy. the use of bows in the army became obsolete with the development of firearms. Even when bows had a longer range and could reload faster than the first rifles, the penetrating power of a bullet and the minimal training needed reigned supreme.

Bow Hunting Posted By : Michael Russell

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 00:00:00 -0400

True to any weapon, proper training, skill and practice of the archer are needed to be able to bring out the best in a bow and hit a bull's eye. Even more will be required to take down an animal target cleanly, humanely and with one shot if possible. An excellent archer can kill with one well-placed shot as efficiently as a hunter with a rifle.

Different Types of Archery Competitions Posted By : Rob Daniels

Tue, 30 May 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The sport, of archery is considered one of the oldest traditions. The earliest people known to have used the bow and arrow were the ancient Egyptians, who adopted the weapon at least 5000 years ago. The Egyptians used bows and arrows for hunting and warfare. Ancient Egyptian arrows, have been recovered in large numbers.

What is Archery? Posted By : Barney Garcia

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400

Archery has been around for many years. Some researchers say that people began practicing it as long as 15, 000 years ago. Archery is the use of a bow to shoot arrows. In the past, archery was used for hunting and warfare, but today it has become a popular sport.

Archery - It's Not Just For The Primitive Man Posted By : Michael Russell

Tue, 18 Apr 2006 00:00:00 -0400

The bow and arrow fed many families and helped win many wars; but it's more fun using it for target practice. I can only assume historically, the earliest man must have faced a dilemma when he went off to hunt for food. The wild animals were big, and if you got too close, they could devour you before you got the chance to kill them.