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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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Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Archery Targets

[Updated on 1 September 2021] If you are a fan of the Hunger Games movies, you know that the main character, Katniss Everdeen, used her great skills in archery to fight for her life, defeating 22 other tributes from different districts. Perhaps you want to be as good an archer as Katniss and are thinking about trying archery. Well, the good thing is that you actually can! Archery targets are a necessary part of improving archery skills. They are needed in practice and competitions to determine and improve accuracy. In this blog post, we will help you to make your own diy archery target. However, a lot of people neglect the basic facts about them, like “what are archery targets made of”, and “how you should pick one for your own use”. For those who have just got into the hobby, here are the basic facts about archery targets. Archery…

What is the Distance in Olympic Archery?

[Updated on 1 September 2021] I am one of those folks that spend time watching Archery competitions more than any other sports during the Olympics. The sport was introduced to the Olympics is 1900 but after 1920 it was excluded from the Olympics until 1972 (52 years). Olympic archery target distance is determined by the World Archery Federation, which is the recognized governing body for all archery and Olympic rules. Generally, in target archery, athletes shoot at stationary targets at varying distances, using bows such as recurves, barebow, compound, and longbow.  An archer can either be a junior (archer under 18 years) or a senior. Distance in Olympic Archery One question many people interested in Olympic archery ask is “how far is an Olympic target”. The appropriate Olympic archery target distance is 77 yards or 70 m away from the athlete. These circular targets are sometimes called butts and are…

Ideal Archery Target Height Guide

[Updated on 1 September 2021] You might have seen archery on television but not know all the rules. Archery is a sport, skill and practice that uses a bow to propel arrows. It was originally used for combat and hunting, but today it is mainly practiced as a sport and for recreation. You are called an archer or bowman once you participate in archery. Just like any other sport, archery has its own set of rules, regulations, standards and procedures. This ensures fair judging and also means archers know what they are aiming for. One aspect of this is the archery target height. How high or low should a target be? Find out below to improve your archery experience. Professional guidelines: Ideal Archery Target Height Guide Even though archery has already existed since thousands of years ago, there are no universal rules about the correct target placements. There are however professional…

Can You Legally Shoot Your Bow Inside City Limits?

Buying a bow is an exciting experience, and you will want to use it as soon as you get it home. Even if you have had a bow for a while you may be chomping at the bit to start shooting before the season opens. There are a lot of precautions that you should take before you start shooting your bow, but where do you start? Excitement and convenience spur a lot of people to shoot in their back yard without asking an incredibly important question. Can You Legally Shoot Your Bow Inside City Limits? Where Else Can I Shoot? If you live in a semi-rural area, the chances are that you’ll be able to head to a quarry or field somewhere out of town. Many suburban areas have dedicated archery ranges as part of their parks systems. A quick internet search will show you ranges in your area as…

Archery Video Games Where the Bow and Arrow Rule

[Updated on 1 September 2021] With games like Fortnite, Call of Duty, and Battlefield consistently breaking records; it is really the era of the first-person shooter. Though those games are fun; there is something to be said about the precision and skill that it takes to shoot a bow in real life or the virtual world. Some videogame developers understand the love of Archery Video Games and have gone so far as to make the video game experience as close to the real thing as possible. There are still plenty of games on the market that appreciate the art of archery. These are the best that you can play today across the platforms.  The Last of Us This game is older now, but it is still one of the most popular games ever released for the PS4, and with rumors that a sequel is right around the corner it definitely…

How Big are Olympic Archery Target?

[Updated on 1 September 2021] 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. Overview Archery has been around for nearly 10,000 years when early humans used bows and arrows in hunting and warfare before it became a competitive sport in medieval England. There are many variants of archery, for example, target archery, where competitors shoot at stationary archery targets on a flat range. Field archery has targets that are typically unknown distances away on uneven terrain includes woodland areas. Only target archery…

Best Bow Stands in 2021

With very simple adjustments, these Bow Stands will fit on all bow limbs. The legs adjust as well to allow for the best balance angle for your bow. Put these innovative features together with the quality and durability and you have the only these bow stands you will need. It is great for tournament archers and blind hunters alike. Simple to attach and easy to fold and store when not in use. The 10 Best Bow Stands in 2021 Keep your bow protected, clean, and off the floor with these bow stands. TRUGLO Bow Jack Folding Bow Stand Features Durable and lightweight Over molded rubber gripping the limb for a no–slip fit The slim design of the roll-up wallet makes it ideal for carrying in a pocket or a bag With integrated finger tabs, it’s simple to operate with one hand It won’t scratch the limb surface The recessed spring…

Bag vs. Block Archery Target

[Updated on 1 September 2021] If you have been doing archery for a while, you have most probably been exposed to various types of archery target. Two of the most known types though are bag and block targets. Each has its own strength and weaknesses as a target, and each is better than the other in certain situations. Thus, the real challenge is to know what will match your needs and preferences. Bag vs Block Archery Target Dilemma? Are you facing the bag vs. block archery target dilemma? Remember that when you are buying a target it should be durable so it can last a long time. This will allow you to get the most out of what you have invested in your target. It must be resistant in some way to arrow penetration too. This may seem contradictory since what you want is a target that welcomes arrows. However,…

Best Archery Backstop Nets for 2021

There are many different archery backstop nets to choose from, so it cannot be easy to narrow down the best option. To help you find the perfect one for your needs, we have compiled a list of our top picks for Best Archery Backstop Nets in 2021. We will cover why these nets made this list and what makes them stand out from the other options on the market today. Keep reading! The beginner and professional make mistakes while shooting arrows on archery targets for various reasons, and a net backstop helps to block those missed arrows. Finally, an archery backstop will assist you in enhancing your shooting accuracy and also save you time. Today, you’ll learn about the importance of utilizing an archery backstop, as well as reviews for some of the best backstops. So let’s get started. Why Do You Need A Backstop For Archery? As a novice…

How Heavy is a Crossbow

[Updated on 1 September 2021] 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 crossbow weight 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…

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