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Sieze the moment

John Dudley explains how to prepare for when it all comes down to one shot. I was 18 years old and standing alongside two other guys looking at the final target for an ASA World Championship. All three of us

A coloured steel engraving to commemorate the 1823 meeting of the Royal British Bowmen shows their survival through the upheaval of the Napoleonic wars

The First York

Jan Sachers – archer and historian – reveals the unique history of the York round and the development of national competition The second half of the 18th century saw the resurrection of archery as a pastime and sport for English

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Autumn Archery

Use your down time wisely, advises John Dudley, so you can hit the ground running Here we are once again, coming into the autumn season. I strongly believe that this season is the best time to make a few changes,

Judgement time

Considering taking on an unmarked field round? Alex Tyler explains how to start judging distances   Shooting over unmarked distances is the area where the difference between field and target archery is most obvious. Target archery tests the archer’s ability

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Building bows

Got a budding bowyer in the family? A new book from German historian and craftsman Wulf Hein shows you how to build a starter bow. Angelika Hornig asks the questions Wulf Hein is a craftsman specialising in the reconstruction of historical

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Brady makes World Cup history… again

Brady Ellison is the only recurve archer in World Cup history to have won two back-toback finals, but after Lausanne 2014 he is now also the only archer to have three World Cup titles. Brady’s challenging first round match with

Rio 2016: first ticket news

If you were thinking of heading to Rio in two years’ time, World Archery has announced that archery could be one of the cheaper sports to get into. It is expected that tickets for the elimination rounds will cost as

Inaugural Invictus success for archery

Team GB found great success in archery at the Invictus Games, the first international celebration of rehabilitation through sport for wounded or sick servicemen and women of its kind in the UK. Archery attracted more entries than any other sport

Rule changes in effect

Changes to the Archery GB rules of shooting and administrative procedures came into effect on 1 October. The changes, decided at a meeting held in June, will affect equipment allowed at competitions, the time period for record status submission for

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National Series Final is a success

Over 8,000 people descended on Wollaton Hall for the last weekend of August as it played host to the Archery GB National Series Final. Now in its second year at the iconic venue, the final had been extended to two

Reviews

Maxed Out

Larry Godfrey gives you the lowdown on Win&Win’s top-end riser, the Inno MAX The latest instalment of the Inno range from Win&Win, introduced in 2013, is considered the big brother to the Inno CXT – the Inno MAX. The designers

Sitting Comfortably

As a crossbow shooter, my style of archery has a lot in common with Field Target air rifle shooting. So, when I’m after a specialist accessories for my X-Bow, I often turn to ‘FT’ airgun scene for the kit that

Resistance stabilisation gives a more active shot on release

Stabilisers made easy

The last few years has seen in a dramatic change in compound stabilisation, certainly the biggest I have noticed in my sixteen years of shooting. You will have seen multiple articles, YouTube clips and other marketing trying to push forward

The Overdraw – Understood

Over my years as a coach and competitor I have had more and more people ask me to explain why I have used an overdraw on my bow and how it would affect their set up. I have been using

In use: Measure how much the band stretches

Make sure it fits!

Since I looked at the effect of nock fit on group sizes by shooting arrows fitted with worn nocks through the Hooter Shooter, then comparing the groups to those shot by arrows with new nocks, I’ve been using a tool

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