Archery Tips & Info

ARROW SHAFTS

Traditional wooden shafts are made from well-seasoned timber with a straight grain and size. Batch uniformity and stiffness are more important for arrow making. Good quality wooden shafts are produced by timber mills from Port Orford cedar milled to 0.31 and.34 inches in diameter. The wooden shafts are sorted into their stiffness or spines by …

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Assembling a Wooden Arrow

Shaft Preparation Once you have chosen the wooden shafts, you need to first prepare them for fletching then fletch them. The process is not simple or quick, but it’s very gratifying to be able to shoot arrows you’ve built to your own specifications. You begin by cutting the shafts to the proper length. You can …

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How To Make A Dozen Arrows

Most supplies come in sets of 12, so you will probably make up a set over 2 days. I am new to this, so if you have a better method, please let us know. You will need the following raw materials: ·Shafts There are several types of wooden shafts, the cheapest being Port Orford Cedar, then …

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Youth bow roundup

Summer is a time when most of us start pulling out the stick and bow hardware to begin our evening after-work worship of slinging arrows in preparation of the soon-to-arrive season. For you parents of young future bow hunters, this is a great time to get the whole family involved in an outdoor activity. However, …

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silencing your bow

Silencing a bow – How?

“The silent bow is the first to bite.” When I first started practicing with a bow, I never paid much attention too how much noise the bow was making. I learned the hard way the first time I sat in a tree stand. There probably wasn’t a deer within 20 miles with all the noise I was …

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Cutters With a ‘Tite Spin’

I stumbled onto a product booth with an interesting line of broadheads produced by 2XJ Enterprises, Inc. At first glance they looked like a bunch of damaged broadheads with bent blades. I took one look at them and wondered how in the world could these broadheads fly straight with bent blades; these broadheads must be …

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Archers use three basic bow types

Archers use three basic bow types: A longbow (as Robin Hood is seen to use without any shooting aids) A recurve (where the bow bends back on itself and where aids are allowed) A compound (where a series of pulleys enable the archer to draw a much more powerful bow. Aids are allowed here too) Each are designed to be available …

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String Walking

The earliest recorded information on this technique comes from the Spanish explorers and American colonists in the American Southwest. They reported the Apache archers were deadly accurate using this shooting style. What is different about it? For string walking, you do not nock the arrow between the first and second finger, Mediterranean style, but draw …

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