Archery Advice

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

Can you? 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 us accurate information due to something called the parallax effect. Typically that dominant…

How to Make 3D Archery Targets

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 steps how to make 3D…

What is the Distance in Olympic Archery?

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 positioned north of the archer.…

Diy Bow Stand

If you do not have the time or budget to buy a bow stand than One thing you can do is to make your own bow stand. WHAT YOU NEED YOUR OWN BOW STAND Plywood – cut to 2ft. x 2ft. 3 pcs. PVC Flange 4 pcs. Elbow Fitting 3 pcs. PVC T Fitting 2” diameter PVC Pipe Cut to varying lengths HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN BOW STAND 1. Start by affixing 2 of the front flange on the plywood. They should be 17” apart from center to center of both holes. 2. Put together the set of pipes and fittings that will make up the front legs and hanger for the bow before you set both in the flanges. 3.1 Put together the third leg separately before attaching it to the elbows. 3.2 Heat the pipe to make a bend before cutting it to the appropriate length. 4.…

Beginners Bow Setup

Things required for Beginners Bow Setup BOW ASSEMBLY ATTACHING THE LIMBS Identify the upper and lower limbs. Slide the upper limb towards the grove on the riser until the holes on the limb and the riser align. Hand tighten the limb bolts. Do the same with the lower limb. ATTACHING THE BOW STRING Check the loops on both ends of the string. One loop should be larger than the other. Slide the larger loop over the upper limb past the string nock and affix the smaller loop onto the lower limb string nock. Flex the upper limb or use a bow stringer to slide the top loop towards the upper limb string nock. Check to make sure that the loops are secured to the string nocks. Tighten the limb bolts with an allen key. ATTACHING NOCK POINTS Use a bow square or a T-square to find the center serving point…

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