Archery Tips & Info

Archery Arc Shooting

ORDER OF SHOOTING

TAKE your place on the shooting line with your bow and quivered arrows. PLACE your feet in the correct position and adopt the CORRECT STANCE, and then hold this position until ALL of your arrows have been shot. Shooting Sequence CHECK your hand position on the bow. TAKE an arrow from your quiver and guide …

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NOMINAL ARROW WEIGHTS

The weight of an arrow relates to the bow draw weight and is usually based on a 28 inches standard arrow length. The list shows a range of bow and arrow weights for re-curve bows. Bow weight (Pounds) Arrow weight (Grains) 35 160 – 260 50 190 – 296 65 200 – 337

CROSSBOW STRINGING

Due to the high draw and latching weight of a crossbow it is essential to use a bracing string to assist the fitting and unstringing of the shooting string. The crossbow is laid on the ground with the shooting string around the limbs and the bracing string looped over the nocks at each end of …

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SCORTON SILVER ARROW

An ancient gathering of gentlemen archers congregating one day annually in Yorkshire competing as Members of this Honourable and Unique Society. The competition involves sequential shooting of two arrows at two standard four-foot diameter targets set at 100 yards range with the bosses being set 105 yards apart. The gold centre of the target faces …

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JAPANESE ARCHERY

JAPANESE ARCHERY TERMS

The bow in Japanese is normally called kyu however the special names listed below are also used, for bows and arrows. Maru-ki a plain self bow with a round section usually seven to nine feet long. Shige-to-yomi a bow similar in size to above but of composite wooden construction, with a cherry, mulberry or sumac …

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INDOORS SHOOTING TIPS

At short distances a large fletching has definite advantages in controlling the poor flight of an arrow, which can be due to its unstable flight over the first 20 metres or poor loosing. Low profile long feathers will give greater control due to their lightness, flexibility, additional bow clearance and space saving in the ten-ring. …

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COMPOUND BOW SELECTION POINTER

The following pointers should be considered when selecting a compound bow. Bow Features The length most suited the individual archers drawing length. (The maximum weight permitted in the GNAA is 60 pounds peak weight, however bows of greater weights can be let down to this limit..) The Maximum Draw Weight is called the “Peak Weight”and …

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CHECKING FOR BOW TWIST

Bow twist can be due to limbs being miss-aligned, twisted, badly seated, loose fixing bolts or even a damaged handle. This twist can be checked on a strung flat bow by using two arrows. Each arrow is slipped between the string and limb at each end of the bow and set square with the string. …

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