Archery Guides & Roundups

Arrows Buyers Guide – The Complete Infographic

[Updated 1 February 2023] Depending on your bow setup, and whether you compete in 300 or 3-D tournaments or just hunt for whitetails in the Back Forty, finding the arrow that is right for you can be a daunting task. This arrows buyer’s guide will help you understand the differences between the main types of arrows and the fletching that go along with them. Aluminum Aluminum is the most popular arrow shaft material since the 1970s and still the most commonly used material today. Advantages:  Inexpensive production  Strong constructional integrity Can rebound Rebounding from minor bending  Weather and humidity resistance  Extreme straightness Disadvantages: Heavier than carbon Difficult to modify It can be affected by temperature changes It can vibrate more upon release Carbon Early carbon shafts were lightweight and pultruded with an extremely small diameter. These shafts did produce a lighter arrow but were prone to splitting upon impact and…

How to Determine Your Eye Dominance

Your eye dominance is crucial in deciding whether to shoot a left- or right-handed bow. Most people are right-eye dominant, estimated at two-thirds of the population, whereas one-third is left-eye dominant. However, there is a minority who don’t have a single dominant eye. Here are a few quick ways to determine your dominant eye. Eye Dominance Tests The Instinctive Test If you were to look through a telescope, which eye would you use? If you can easily answer that question, and the answer is always the same, then your dominant eye is probably being used. Miles Test The Miles test entails holding both arms out and making a circle with each set of fingers. With eyes open, you should focus the center of the circles on an object in the distance. Now, with your left eye closed, does the object appear to move or jump out of the circle? If…

Bow Handedness: Do you need a left-handed or right-handed bow?

Bow Handedness is essential to shoot a bow accurately. Need help determining if you need a right or left-handed bow? How much do you know about bows, specifically the difference between a left-handed and right-handed bow? Let’s see. The importance of bow handedness cannot be understated. Depending on the user’s  bow handedness, compound bows, recurve bows, and longbows are made slightly differently. Begin by determining your dominant eye, then follow our easy guide to choosing if you should shoot a right or left-handed bow! Next, you need to figure out if you’re right-handed or left-handed. If you didn’t know, here’s how to tell if you’re left or right-handed. Bow Handedness Whether you are left-handed, right-handed, or ambidextrous can tell us a lot about you. ​You can tell which hand is your dominant one if it: You write with Works your computer mouse Holds your toothbrush Holds your tennis racket You…

How to Determine Your Perfect Recurve Bow Size quickly

[Updated 1 August 2022] If you’ve been looking at recurve bows on the internet or gone to specialist shops and examined different brands, you’ll have noticed that complete Recurve bow sizes range from 48″ to 72″. Recurve bows are forgiving; you can shoot them with a draw length that is either too short or too long to get the most out of your bow. You must be drawn to their sweet spot with recurve bows if you want the best results. The sweet spot is the balance point at which the advertised draw weight matches the drawn weight, and drawing beyond this point will result in a rapid rise in draw weight known as “stacking,” which can make you inaccurate since you’re pulling more force than anticipated, and your bow will be pulled too short. The bow sizes in the tables below are measured in inches, and this inch measurement…

How to Easily Determine Your Bow Draw Length

[Updated 1 August 2022] There’s a simple technique for determining your bow draw length without a bow. To calculate your arm span (fingertip to fingertip), divide the number by 2.5. The answer will be quite accurate. Did you know? Michael Phelps, an Olympic swimmer, has a wingspan of 79 to 80 inches, which would yield a bow draw using his arm span of 32″. Arm Span Measurement To measure your wingspan, stand up and extend your arms on either side of you with your palms facing forward. Don’t stretch out your arms; instead, hold them in position for a natural measurement. You could need a buddy’s assistance with this (unless you come up with a method to do it yourself, such as standing against a wall with ink on your fingertips, making markings, and calculating the measured distance). Ask your buddy to take a measurement across your back, ensure the…

Ultimate Guide to Making Your Own Archery Targets

[Updated 1 August 2022] 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 Target…

Ideal Archery Target Height Guide

[Updated 1 August 2022] 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 archery…

Best Archery Arrows Reviews 2023 With Buying Guide

[Updated 1 August 2022] 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 2023 The…

Archery Equipment: A Basic Guide

[Updated 1 August 2022] Archery is a sport that has been around for centuries. From Native American tribes to the Olympics, archers have always had a place on battlefields and competitions. It is a sport that requires the use of many different types of equipment. From bows to draw weights, there are a lot of pieces you need in order to shoot arrows and be accurate. In this blog post, we will discuss what archery equipment is necessary for shooting accurately and which items should be avoided at all costs. Bow There are four main types of bows– recurve, compound, and longbow, crossbow. The first bow to use is the recurve, which is easy to learn and comfortable for most beginners. Recurves are easier than other types of bows because they have a curved shape that tips away from the archer, allowing all angles of use on both right-handed and…

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