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In addition to helping users improve their archery skills, we share up-to-date product reviews, shooting strategies, hunting tips, and DIY plans - basically, anything you can think of to help our readers become the best archer they can be.

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How Heavy is a Compound Bow

When we talk about bows, the draw weight is always one of the biggest concerns. Draw weight is important, but people rarely talk about the actual weight of the bow, which is more important than you may think. To better know your bow and how it will affect your shot, you should start by understanding how much your compound bow weight with and without attachments.  So; How heavy is a compound bow? Compound bows without attachments range in size and features, so they range pretty significantly in weight. For the most part, compound bows will weigh as little as three pounds and as much as six pounds. A three-pound difference may not seem like much, but it is enormous, especially with the repetitive motion that comes along with bow hunting. There are a few factors that affect the weight, including the size of the bow and if it is meant…

Best Bow Cases For Protection Of Bow

You spend precious time dialing in your bow; keep it safe, secure, and sighted in with Bow Cases. Our cases are designed to keep your limbs protected and your string in perfect condition whether you’re dragging it to the range on the weekends or getting ready to draw on that trophy you’ve been waiting all season for. We might not be able to stop buck fever, but we’ll help to make sure your bow is in top condition no matter where you take it. The Best Bow Cases For Allowing Archers To Protect Their Bow

Best Rangefinders For Hunting

Get closer to your target without taking a single step forward. The Rangefinders are designed for hunting and can measure both distance and speed. It gives hunters the distance data needed for accurate shots. You will never need to worry about spooking your target. Now there’s no need to guess the distance. Just use the ProWild! Laser rangefinders provide the true measurement accurate within +/- 1 yard so that you can find the distance to the target. After one look through our multilayer lens, you’ll have a comprehensive idea of your surroundings so you can bring your hunt to the next level. The 10 Best Rangefinders for Hunting

How Heavy is a Crossbow

A crossbow is a tool that has been around for hundreds of years; it’s gone through many changes in that time, but the overall design has remained the same. A crossbow is like a bow, and a gun had a baby. It is a trigger action bow that is designed to fire arrows faster and with more accuracy than a traditional bow. The weight of a crossbow holds significant importance when hunting and even simple target practice.  The first question when looking for a crossbow is; how much does a crossbow weigh? Thanks to their design and all the parts needed to make a crossbow work, they are a lot heavier than a traditional bow. The lightest a barebones crossbow will be is around six pounds, but a crossbow that is loaded with features can reach upwards of fifteen pounds. In most cases, the average crossbow weighs somewhere in the…

Best Re-curve bows in 2020

The Best Recurve Bows in 2020 (Best For Beginners, Best For Advanced Archers and Best For Hunting and Target Shooting) The origin of the first recurve bow is still unclear.  Some think they originated from Asia while others say they were invented in the Middle East.  Others believe the Egyptians were the first to make recurve bows. That aside, the bow is a compact style specifically designed for hunting and archery.  They tend to be more advanced than the longbows that the western cultures preferred. They are more accurate due to the curve of the limbs. The limbs move away from the user, letting more tension to be propelled in the bow for more force when the archer unleashes the arrow. With more power on the bowstrings, the arrow will go faster and further when released.   There are several options for re-curve bows in the market today, therefore picking one…

How Heavy is a Traditional Bow

If you look at a traditional bow, it doesn’t seem all that heavy. It doesn’t have a lot of moving parts and its profile is pretty thin. Anything can get heavy if you have to carry it over long periods of use. Whether you are using your traditional bow for hunting or competition, it will start to wear on your arm and make aiming a literal and figurative pain. How heavy is a traditional bow that it could have this effect? It is important to note when you are researching traditional bow weight that there is a difference between physical weight and draw weight. Draw weight is the power behind the bow and reaches upwards of sixty pounds in some cases.  Bows will rarely reach the six to seven-pound range, and if they do, they most likely have additional accessories for specific uses.  How Much Does the Physical Weight of…

How to Make a DIY Archery Target

There are lots of archery targets on the market meant for different kinds of arrows. But if you do not have the time or budget to buy a target, you can shoot other things such as a hillside, a thick Styrofoam layer or straw bales. However, these may quickly wear out. Worse, your arrows can get damaged. One thing you can do is to make your own DIY archery target. It will just take a couple of hours to make and you will have a target that you can use for a long time. In essence, you just need to stuff a box with some packing materials. Below are the steps in making a DIY archery target. Look for a big cardboard box: How to make a DIY archery target The minimum size should be 30 cm or 12 inches thick so the arrows won’t go through it. If you are…

How Big are Olympic Archery Targets?

Forget about the green water in the swimming pools during the Rio Olympics, the archery competition is where all the action was.  During the Olympics archers from all over the world compete for individual and team medals in a competition that can last for 8 days. The Olympic archery target size is much bigger than the other targets used in other international archery competitions. In fact, some competitions do not use the round-faced target at all. How big is an Olympic archery target? The Olympic archery target size is about 48 inches or 1.22 meters in diameter. It has ten evenly spaced concentric rings that have different colors. The gold ring in the center gives either nine or ten points, the red one eight or seven points, the blue five or six points, black four or three points, and finally the white two or one point.  The inner gold ring,…

Archery Mistakes Common for Beginners

While practicing on the archery range a few days ago I noticed a group of beginner archers with their trainer, probably on their first trip on the range. Seeing them reminded me that I was once like them, and I started to reminisce on what it was like when I was still learning and understanding the ups and downs of shooting a bow. In this article, I have tried to explain some of the Archery Mistakes which are common for beginners and how to correct them. STRING DRAW Beginners see the bowstring as something that can break easily. They somehow think of the string as an elastic band and are afraid of the string scraping their face-off once they let loose. Don’t be afraid of your string breaking. Practice drawing the string towards your face. Your thumb or the string itself should be able to touch the corner of your…

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