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Best Archery Arrows Reviews 2021 With Buying Guide

[Updated on 1 September 2021] One of the great sports that people of almost any age can enjoy is archery. It is an old skill, dating back thousands of years, but today’s bows and arrows are a far cry from the simple wood sticks and sinew stringed bows of our ancestors. The best archery arrows of our ancestors could not compete with what is in the market today. Today’s bows and arrows are engineering marvels which incorporate new materials and designs which allow you to specialize in a certain type of shooting or be able to move easily from target shooting on a range to hunting live game in the woods.   But, as with all sports, the fundamentals are important. So let’s start with a few basics before diving into our picks for the best archery arrows. The Basics and Buyers Guide to the Best Archery Arrows 2021…

Bowstring Finger Position

Preface [Updated on 1 September 2021] You probably understand the importance of having a consistent form while playing target sports. Archery is no different. You need to shun unnecessary effort or stress and make sure you a consistent form that can be in a comfortable, and relaxed manner.  One of the keys to this is ensuring you have the right bow, is that it should feel comfortable when you shoot. If the weight is too heavy, the bow won’t feel comfortable and holding the draw while maintaining the target will be very difficult.   Finger Positioning Finger positioning plays a crucial role in the outcome of every archery game.  Why is this the case?  Think of the crucial role an anchor plays in supporting a boat from swaying hither and tither. That’s why you need to position your fingers in the correct anchor point. It’s important that you pay close attention…

Can a Left Eye Dominant Person Shoot a Right Handed Bow?

[Updated on 1 September 2021] Can Left Eye Dominant Person Shoot a Right Handed Bow? Yes. Should you? That’s a more complicated question. Humans are the top dog species on the planet in large part because of our ability to adapt to whatever we need to in order to get the job done. Only have a right handed bow, really need to shoot that boar? You got it. But, unless you’re in a life-or-death scenario (which, since you’re reading this right now I can probably assume you’re not) we can afford to be a little choosy about how we do things, especially if we’re starting out. The weird technical thing about bows and handedness, a right-handed bow is held in the left hand and drawn with the right. Confusing, right? For most of us, one eye will have a bit of an edge on the other in terms of giving…

What is the Best Bolt Weight and FPS?

Crossbow hunting is fun because it combines the speed and accuracy of a gun with the stealth of a bow. After years of crossbow hunting, most hunters will tell you that they have a favorite bolt weight. If you are just starting, you probably have many questions before heading into the field for the first time. One of the most critical questions is; What is the best bolt weight and FPS? There is are no specific numbers to answer this question, but there is a right answer. Your best bolt weight and the FPS or Feet Per Second that the arrow travels all depend on the type of crossbow and what you are hunting. Most hunters will tell you that the sweet spot for crossbow bolts is between 400 and 435 grains. There is much more that you need to know before you can choose the right bolt for your…

Best Re-curve bows in 2021

The Best Recurve Bows in 2021 (Best For Beginners, Best For Advanced Archers and Best For Hunting and Target Shooting) [Updated on 1 September 2021] 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…

How to Make a DIY Archery Target

[Updated on 1 September 2021] 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…

Archery Mistakes Common for Beginners

[Updated on 1 September 2021] 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. The Archery Mistakes Common for Beginners 1.) 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…

Drew Polystyrene Foam Archery Target Review

[Updated on 1 September 2021] Archery is not just for adults because even kids can take it up either as a hobby or a sport. They may even find a passion for it at a young age, which is ideal because they will have more time to learn and master the craft. Thus, if you have a kid who is serious about archery, you need to provide them with a good target that will last a long time, so that they can really make the most out of it. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry because the Drew Polystyrene Foam Archery Target is here to help you and your kid out! Features of the Drew Polystyrene Foam Archery Target Square-shaped with a big bull’s eye on one side plus four smaller bull’s eyes on the other side for beginners and experts respectively Smaller bull’s eyes on the…

Making the U.S. Olympic Archery Team

The Olympic archery team is a highly competitive process. The Olympics are a multi-sport event that takes place every 4 years, and the Olympic archery team only has 3 spots available. If you want to be on the archery team, it all starts with preparation! Let’s start by looking at how countries qualify for the Olympics. Each country can be eligible for 1 or 3 spots in the men’s and women’s recurve division. The World Archery Championships is the qualifying event for the Olympic Games. The top 8 teams from each country in the World Championships recurve team rounds will qualify an entire team of 3 men and 3 women for the Olympics. If either team fails to qualify for three team sports, individual spots are available (one per gender) and additional qualifying opportunities before the Olympic Games. U.S. Olympic Archery Team As part of an annual selection process, USA…

Best Archery Nocking Points for Arrows 2021

[Updated on 1 August 2021] The Archery Nocking points will crimp on solidly, guide the arrow in the right place, and keep the bow for consistent flight, improve the accuracy of shot to a large extent. The Best Archery Nocking Points for Arrows 2021 Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) Where should my Nocking point be? We discovered that most traditional bows like to have the nocking point 1/2 inch above the shelf. Attach your nocking point 1/2 inch above the arrow shelf to begin. This means that the bottom of the nock is half inch above the arrow shelf. What is the Nocking point on an arrow? The nocking point of a bow keeps an arrow in position on the bow string, ensuring that it is launched from the same place and with consistent power. Nocking points can be made of plastic or metal, but many archers use string knots to produce…

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