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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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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Gold Tip arrows reviews

There has been some questions in the past about how straight Gold Tip arrows really are. I own two dozen of the 5575 XT Hunters and about half are within the +/-0.003″ tolerance as they advertise. For the purpose of hunting the other dozen that are not within tolerance, are still good enough to hunt …

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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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