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Best Recurve Bows For Beginners (Reviews + Buying Guide)

Choosing the right recurve bow may seem intimidating or overwhelming, but the task is much simpler than you imagine. Finding the right bow as a beginner will help you advance from one level of archery to the next without quitting in frustration. One way to simplify your search for the best recurve bows for beginners is by purchasing an easy recurve bow, depending on its features and specs. However, we have already taken the time and researched different beginner bow available in the market so you don’t have to. You can use the extra time to hone your archery skills. Our focus in the search was on features preferred by beginners such as accuracy, durability, and comfort. We will also be looking at the price of each bow. Features to look for in a Recurve Here are the features you should be looking for when shopping for the best recurve…

Best Archery Arrows Reviews With Buying Guide

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 arrows. The Basics and Buyers Guide to the Best Archery Arrows The Arrow A standard arrow has four…

Bag vs. Block Archery Target

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, if you really want an…

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.…

Bow hunters – planning and preparation

Whether your novice or a veteran in the bow hunting game, it’s never a bad idea to plan ahead before the hunting season starts. This guide serves as a list for newbie and veteran bow hunters alike to prepare for a hunt and to stay safe out in the field. PLANNING 60+ DAYS BEFORE OPEN SEASON Securing Hunting License & Permits Each state processes licenses differently. No two states are alike as they have different requirements and procedures. Some states may require you to purchase tags with a hunter’s license. Hunter’s Safety Course Regulations will likely differ as breeding conditions change year to year. A hunter’s safety course is aimed to keep hunter’s safe as well as residents near the area. 45 DAYS BEFORE OPEN SEASON Topographic Maps While Google maps are one of the best available resources, it wouldn’t hurt to gain more information by looking up other available…

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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