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Drawn Out

Confused about your draw length? Duncan Busby looks at the different methods you can use to find your optimum size It seems the one question I am asked more than any other is, ‘How do I find my correct draw

John got his start winning 3D shoots, but then moved into target

Summer Shooting Essentials

Everyone gets bored or frustrated sometimes. Luckily, John Dudley knows a couple of things that can re-ignite your passion for archery   Archery is a very fun sport and can be so rewarding. However, it can also get a little

Ki Bo Bae is back - and in record setting-form

World Championships – Who we’re watching

With historic Copenhagen as the venue, the 2015 World Championships in the heart of Denmark are forecast to be the best attended yet. At the time of writing, 623 archers from 96 national federations had been entered into the championships,

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Ask The Experts – Starting Instinctive

Q: I’m new to instinctive archery, having migrated over from Olympic style recurve and I must say that I’m loving it! The only trouble is that now, I’m not very accurate shooting this way. Is this something that will naturally improve

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Ask The Experts – Bright Arrows

Q: I started shooting instinctively but I now have problems with maintaining my concentration on the target. I group arrows well when I shoot paper faces but when I rove or shoot 3D my groups spread badly.   A: Yes,

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Smooth Release Pin Nock

Bohning Archery has introduced a new style of pin nock.  The Smooth Release Pin Nock has shorter ears and a smoother throat to allow for a quick, clean release from the string. It was developed at the same time as

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Design your own Gateway Feathers!

How do you fancy designing your very own custom fletchings? We’re excited to announce that, thanks to a new competition from Gateway Feathers, you can! Simply download the feather template here, and get creative with your designs. Send them to

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Central London gets specialised archery centre

A new archery club has opened in central London.  Archery Fit is a joint project set up by Roman and Kate, who noticed the lack of a dedicated indoor archery centre in London and decided to do something about it

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Junior Joe‘s ticket to Alabama

A junior archer from Yorkshire has been invited by USA Archery to compete at the JOAD Championships in Alabama.  Joe Fairburn, 13, shoots both field and target archery and received the invitation after his father Colin got into a discussion with Olympian

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World Cup celebrates 10 years!

The World Archery World Cup is celebrating its 10th year in existence in this 2015 outdoor season.  The event, which tours iconic locations across the globes for its stages and grand final, was started in 2006 as part of the

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You can find the centre of your group after every six arrows, but this strategy might mean you lose points on all six of  those shots

Shift Your Sights

James Park explains how to ensure your sights are set for maximum scoring potential In an earlier feature for Bow International I showed the results of some research I conducted on archers’ arrow groups at the World Cup Stage 1, and

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Best of the Bags

Get your gear around in one of these top options Aurora City Pack This semi-rigid reinforced backpack offers plenty of space for transporting all your gear: it has a double linked zip entry down the front, and has a top

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Strings and Strategies

Recurve engineer George Tekmitchov looks at the development of string materials, and how to get the best out of yours The bowstring is one of the three fundamental components of any modern recurve bow. Limbs, riser, and the string are

The study of target faces from Shanghai and Antalya found compound archers gave away fewer points from a mis-set sight than recurve archers

Sight Settings

How accurate are yours? James Park looks into an important aspect of bow setup Some readers might be aware that I have had a long-term interest in accurate sight settings. Back in the late 1970s I worked out the mathematics

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ATA Highlights: Win&Win

Win&Win had several products from the new WiaWis line on show in Indianapolis. The WiaWis series is a development and renewal of the Inno series, but with the addition of nano carbon to the carbon fibres used in the construction

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