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How to Measure a Crossbow String

When it comes to crossbows, many things need to be considered to ensure an accurate shot. One of the most important factors is the length of the crossbow string. How do you measure the string, and how to ensure that you order the correct size? Read on to find out. How to Measure Crossbow String …

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How to Travel with Archery Equipment on a Plane: Tips and Tricks

How to fly with a bow and arrow? Traveling with archery equipment can be a challenge, but it is definitely doable with a bit of preparation. In this article, we will discuss some tips and tricks that will help make your travel experience a bit easier. We will cover everything from packing your gear to …

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Why Invest in a Good Archery Bow Scale?

When you are looking to purchase a good archery bow scale, there are a few factors that you need to take into consideration. The most important of these is undoubtedly the quality of the scale itself. A cheap, low-quality scale will do nothing but frustrate you and could even damage your equipment in case of …

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Archery Bow Holder Belt: How To Carry Your Bow Hands Free

It’s happened to all of us when we hunt in the backcountry: you keep carrying your bow, and your grip starts to wear out. Eventually, you switch your bow between hands to relieve your grip. As you scan the countryside, you must put your bow down on the ground to free your hands.  What’s a …

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Archery Bow Hangers: How to Store Your Bow

When you’re not using your archery bow, you need to find a safe and secure place to store it. You don’t want to leave it lying around in your house. That’s why archery bow hangers are such a great invention. In this article, we will discuss the different types of bow hangers available on the …

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Archery Bow Exerciser

An archery bow exerciser can help improve your strength, which in turn will help improve your archery skills. The exerciser is designed to simulate the action of drawing and releasing an arrow from a bow, providing resistance that helps build strength in the arm, chest, and back muscles. What is an Archery Bow Exerciser And …

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What Makes A Bow Forgiving?

What Makes A Bow Forgiving?

If you’ve ever spent time discussing archery with a group of enthusiasts, you may have heard someone describe a bow as ‘forgiving’ before. In fact, even certain aspects and qualities of a bow can be described as forgiving. Essentially, a bow is said to be ‘forgiving’ when it minimizes the effects of human error. A …

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What Skills Do You Need For Archery

What Skills Do You Need For Archery?

Loads of people like the idea of becoming an archer. In fact, many people dream of taking up this hobby. It is a great sport that is fun and looks super cool.  After all, who doesn’t want to be the next Legolas? Despite its popularity, there are very few people who actually take up archery. …

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What Factors Affect Arrow Speed?

How Do Archers Make Money?

Archers compete in tournaments all over the world to win money. They also shoot for sponsors, who often pay them a fee to wear their logo. Some archers also have endorsement deals with companies that make archery equipment or other products. So, you want to be a professional archer? It’s not an easy life. You’ll …

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Is A Recurve Bow Better Than A Longbow (2)

Is A Recurve Bow Better Than A Longbow?

Archers have been using bows for centuries to hunt and compete in sports. There are many different types of bows; two popular ones are the recurve bow and the longbow. This article will compare these two types of bows and help you decide which one is better for you. So is a recurve bow better …

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What Are The Four Different Types Of Bows?

What Are The Four Different Types Of Bows?

Whether you are an archery novice or expert, it is important to know the four main types of bows. Each of these bows has different designs and features that make them unique. The main varieties of archery bows are compound bows, crossbows, longbows, and recurve bows.  With the help of this guide, you will be …

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How To: Archery Bow Grip

Archery is a sport that has been around for centuries. It requires skill, practice, and accuracy to shoot an arrow and hit the target. The bow grip is one of the most important aspects of shooting an arrow. It is the point where you connect with the bow and it is crucial that you have …

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How Far Can A 70 Pound Compound Bow Shoot (1)

How Far Can A 70 Pound Compound Bow Shoot?

The distance a compound bow can shoot an arrow depends on several variables. These variables include weather conditions, the archer’s ability, and the bow’s design. Bearing this in mind, it can be challenging to calculate how far a compound bow can shoot. For example, when weather conditions are perfect, it’s much easier to shoot an arrow …

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Is Archery Difficult To Learn (1)

Is Archery Difficult To Learn?

Most people will admit that at one point in their lives, they have had a brief fascination with archery. The sport seems so cool and interesting. Plus, with so many cultural archers, it is understandable that people occasionally dream of being an archer. From Marvel’s Hawkeye to Katniss Everdeen, there are tons of famous archers …

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How Long Does A Recurve Bow Last?

Bows are expensive pieces of equipment. Most archers spend between $150 and $1000 on a recurve bow. Yet, you cannot get around buying them. After all, they are essential for archery. This, combined with all of the other equipment required for archery, results in it being an expensive sport. Because of this high price, archers …

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What Is the Difference Between Archery and Bowhunting?

To most people, bowhunting and archery are exactly the same. After all, they involve someone firing an arrow. How different could they possibly be? Well, this guide will help you to understand the many intricate differences between archery and bowhunting. Though they look the same, they are, in fact, two completely different sports. Here’s everything …

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Does Archery Make You Lopsided (1)

Does Archery Make You Lopsided?

Archery is a sport that has been around for centuries. It requires strength, precision, and balance. But does archery make you lopsided? well, it actually could. Some people claim that the form and strength required for archery make people who participate in the sport unevenly balanced. On one hand, this makes sense. After all, you …

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How Much Can You Shorten A Bow String

How Much Can You Shorten A Bowstring?

The bowstring is the most important part of any bow. When the bowstring is drawn back and released, it will catapult the arrow with great force. It is important to choose the right bowstring for your bow, as different strings will produce different results. Sometimes the string is too long for the archer – and …

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Is A Compound Bow More Powerful Than A Recurve Bow (3)

Are Compound Bows More Powerful Than Recurve?

Power is essential in archery. It gives arrows speed and distance, projecting them at their target with lots of force. Most archers use either compound or recurve bows, both of which are powerful in their own ways. But which one is more powerful? Which Bow Is More Powerful? Compound and recurve bows are two of …

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Poor Folk Bows

We are happy to announce that we were able to acquire PoorFolkBows.com. A site about making your own bow on a budget. We believe that this will be a valuable addition to our site and really admire the work that Poor Folk Bows has done in the past. Their work and tutorials on budget-friendly bow …

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Will Archery Cause Muscle Imbalance

Will Archery Cause Muscle Imbalance?

If you were going to pick a sport that is very strenuous on your upper body, you’re probably not going to automatically think of one that involves you standing still for a large majority of the day. However, archery does actually require an incredible amount of an archer’s muscles.  Bows aren’t exactly the lightest things …

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Do Recurve Bows Have (Or Need) Sights?

Do Recurve Bows Have (Or Need) Sights?

Recurve bows are perfect for those who want to really connect with their weapon, to enjoy a simple form of archery that relies upon their core skills. It’s for those who understand their bow to such a degree that it feels like an extension of their body. It can be a highly enjoyable, natural experience, …

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Are Longer Bows More Forgiving (1)

Are Longer Bows More Forgiving?

In the sport of archery, you’ll often hear people talk about bows being forgiving or kind to beginners. It’s still up for debate exactly what the term ‘forgiving’ means when it comes to archery and some people are convinced that there’s no such thing. Regardless of these debates, the common belief is that longer bows …

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How Important Is Paper Tuning?

How Important Is Paper Tuning?

So, you’ve been practicing with your bow for some time now, and everything seems to be working and running just fine. And yet, something still feels off. Everything is in tip-top condition, and yet there’s still something that is stopping you from getting your aim right. Maybe your arrows wiggle a little too much, or …

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When Does My Bow Need New Strings And Cables

When Does My Bow Need New Strings And Cables?

Much like any object with moving parts, over time, bows suffer from wear and tear — it’s just one of those annoying facts of life. The trick is to learn how to read the signs of decay, to understand when it’s time to intervene with a spot of TLC and get that weapon of yours …

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Do Compound Bows Break Easily?

Do Compound Bows Break Easily?

Archery can be a pretty expensive sport with all the equipment that needs buying and maintaining through various weather conditions. That’s why you want to have a bow and equipment that’s durable and lasts years with only minimal maintenance. In general, though, compound bows tend to be pretty durable and it’s unlikely that one will …

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Can You Use A Thumb Draw With Normal Recurve Bow?

Can You Use A Thumb Draw With Normal Recurve Bow?

Many archers enjoy experimenting with techniques and styles. If you’ve been shooting for accuracy, and now you want to add some speed, you might consider using the thumb draw. This old technique was originally used in Asia and is known for a quick nocking that allows for fast use. The thumb draw is often used …

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The Fishing & Hunting Connection

We are excited to announce that we acquired the “fishing and hunting connection” blog. A great resource about, you guessed it, fishing and hunting. The Fishing and Hunting Connection blog was a fantastic resource for anyone looking for a fishing or hunting guide and advice on how to get the most out of their time …

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Do Deer Eat Grapefruit?

Some people outside the hunting and agricultural industries are often surprised to learn that deer will eat just about anything. Deer will eat crops, grasses, vegetation, acorns, and nuts. This means that deer can digest a wide range of plant material. So if you have a grapefruit tree in your backyard, chances are that the …

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How To Find Out Where Deer Are Bedding

Have you ever wondered how to find out where deer are bedding? We are going to answer that question for you! Understanding their preferred bedding areas can set up a game plan to hunt them more effectively. How far do Deer Travel from their Bedding Area According to Whitetail Habitat Solutions, “Bucks that show up …

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