Archery Advice

Making Your Own Archery Targets

[Updated on 1 August 2021] When you are getting into archery, one of the most important pieces of equipment that you can find is a target. This is because you need it to start practicing. To get really good at archery, you need to fire thousands of shots and a target is ideal equipment for that. Though it is possible to buy an archery target, you should also learn how to make an archery target of your own. This will save you money in the long run, and make some things easier. Why Get an Archery Target? Making Your Own Archery Targets Before everything though, you’ll need to know why you need an archery target. Why not just shoot at various items or just a wall? There are several things that make targets important. First, archery targets increase safety. Arrows, even field point arrows, are sharp objects traveling at great speeds.…

How to Make 3D Archery Targets

[Updated on 1 August 2021] Archery is a very popular sport nowadays, and lots of people use a bow for hunting. If you are still a beginner, shooting targets will definitely help you improve. There are various kinds of targets, and one of the most helpful and advanced is the 3D target. This is a replica of a frequently hunted animal. You might be wondering how to create your own 3D archery target. This can take a lot of time, effort and skill. However, this doesn’t mean it’s not doable. Even if you have not tried it before, you can make a 3D archery target! The materials you will need are: Aerosol polyurethane foam Newspapers Screws Drill Turkey trap (made of foam) or cardboard (one-dimensional) One piece of board (2 x 4 ft., 1 ft. long) Two pieces of boards (2 x 4 ft., 3 ft. long) Here are the…

Strength & Stability Exercises – Plank

For BOW SHOOTING After a day at the shooting range with a few buddies, I realized my shots getting sloppier as the day went on.  My arms and shoulders became slightly numb over the course of just a few shots. The strings on my bow are relatively new but, I didn’t have the necessary upper body strength to hold the bow stable enough before I take the shot. I realized that body stability together with hand/eye coordination are a few of the deciding factors that go into the perfect shot. A few days after, I told my sister about what I realized and she recommended that I come with her to the gym and consult a trainer about body strengthening and stability. I took her advice and the trainer really helped, and it was because I had a clear reason for why I wanted to get better!  I learned that…

Choosing The Right Compound Bow

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RIGHT COMPOUND BOW FOR YOU CAM SYSTEM [Updated on 1 August 2021] There are a number of compound bow cam systems (eccentrics) available in the market and innovation in the technology has more coming out every year. Common configurations are single, dual, hybrid and binary. Each cam configuration with advantage and trade-offs as well. OVERALL WEIGHT Heavier bows are more stable than lighter bows and are much easier to shoot accurately. Too light of a bow is likely to veer off your target every time you draw. DRAW WEIGHT More weight makes faster arrow speed, better trajectory, and more energy. But more weight also becomes harder to draw especially in an awkward position. If target shooting, this is not as big of a concern, but if you are hunting and need to quickly draw your bow, you may not have an accurate shot. BRACE HEIGHT A bow…

Resistance Archery Bands For 2021

These Resistance Archery Bands can be used to practice posture and exercise strength by beginners; professionals can maintain muscle tension, enhance bow pulling strength, and can perform well in every archery games. In addition, it can be used as home fitness to increase arm strength. The Best Resistance Archery Bands For Arm Strength Training These thick resistance bands are great for men and women. It’s no doubt that the resistance bands will become your usual equipment. Suitable for medium-intensity or high-intensity exercise. Resistance Archery Bands For Archery When you can’t go to the range or don’t have access to the equipment, one of the safest and most cost-effective methods to practice archery is with a loop made from resistance tubing or stretch band material. The most common types of archery resistance are red and yellow. Red resistance tubing is light-medium resistance, whereas yellow resistance tubing is a light resistance that…

How To Properly Shoot and Sight In A Compound Bow

[Updated on 1 August 2021] This article will explain in depth how to’s of shooting a compound bow. It will explain techniques for accurate shooting and how to adjust your sight pins for aiming purposes. In order to start, you will need: a compound bow (  any brand will do) a set of arrows, not cut and fletched according to your manufacturer’s recommendations. a high-density foam block for shooting into a release to save your fingertips PROPER SHOOTING STANCE Your body should be perpendicular to the target you were shooting at. When holding a bow. A large key to success is to hold the bow vertical when shooting. Cocking the bow to either side could potentially impact of shots accuracy. Also a relaxed, but the secure grip on the bow will eliminate a large amount of the shaking due to nerves. Pulling the compound bow string back can be a…

Crossbow shooting – Can you go too heavy with arrows?

Crossbows have been around for literal ages, and their popularity has risen and fallen through the years. The forerunner to the modern-day gun, these tools were once weapons of war and much bigger and heavier than they are today. They also had much heavier bolts designed to do more damage; today’s crossbows are still designed for power, but speed and distance are also essential components. With today’s more advanced crossbow shooting, can you go too heavy with arrows? You can go to heavy with an arrow, but the answer is not as simple as that. To exaggerate to make a point, a one-pound arrow would plummet to the ground the minute it left your barrel. The heavier the arrow is, the faster gravity will pull it toward the ground, but arrows or bolts do not have an even weight throughout. Heavier bolts with more weight at the tip will have…

Basic Gear For Beginner Archery

ARCHERY BOW [Updated on 1 September 2021] There are many different types of bows available. All of them are designed to serve a specific purpose for the person using it. For whatever purpose or whichever type of bow, it is important to know the following before you buy your own bow: The DRAW LENGTH is the distance between the string at rest to full draw. DRAW WEIGHT is the strength an archer needs to pull the string. HAND AND EYE DOMINANCE refers to which side of the bow an archer shoots the arrow from. GLOVE / FINGER TABS Finger tabs prevent blisters on your fingers to keep you shooting. It protects your fingers from scrapping the string as you draw too. Tabs with spacers between the index finger and the middle finger keep you from pinching (which really hurts)!. ARROWS ARROW SHAFT is typically tailored for your bow. Simply add…

Archery Basics – The Most Important Things You Need To Know

[Updated on 1 August 2021] Archery targets are a necessary part of improving archery skills. They are needed in practice and competitions to determine and improve accuracy. 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. Target Types: Archery Target Basics One of the first things you need to understand is that all commercial targets nowadays are divided into four types. Knowing the basic types of archery targets are the most essentials. Paper Targets First, there are paper targets. These targets are essentially just sheets of archery paper that have target shapes on them. You place them on the wall or over a solid backing to shoot at. These targets are usually for more than…

How Heavy is a Traditional Bow

[Updated on 1 August 2021] 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…

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