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How to build an arrow pt 3: Bonding

Adrian Tippins lists the factors you need to consider when it comes to getting the best vane-to-shaft bond possible

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How to build an arrow part 3: Wraps

The third instalment in his series on building the perfect set of arrows, Adrian Tippins looks at wraps, and explains how to get the right type, size and application

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Bow history: The story of Peter Muir

Archery historian Hugh Soar looks at the life and work of Peter Muir, one of Scotland’s most celebrated bow makers

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Know your bow: Recurve, compound and longbow

The big little differences: What is the difference between longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows? Not as much as you might think, says James Park…

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How to build an arrow part 2: Points and pins

In the second part of his series on arrow-building, Adrian Tippins looks at getting good bonds when it comes to inserting points and pins

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7 Bow & Arrow Prep Essentials

To help you while shooting outdoors and make it as enjoyable as possible, we’ve rounded up a helpful list of products to prep and preserve your bow

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8 Top Tips for new competitive archers

dropping the bow arm

For many new archers, their first outdoor season presents a number of challenges. Andrew Smith breaks down the most common, and what to do about them. For first timers, the transition from the indoor season to outdoors can be quite

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How to master a symmetrical archer’s technique

Bart Czuwara considers the application of symmetry and balance to traditional archery. Volumes have been written on the subject of archery form. Many great archers and archery coaches have tackled the issue of what proper archery technique consists of: good

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How to prepare your shaft

Adrian Tippins of Custom Made Arrows starts a series of features on how to build a perfect set of matched arrows. Step one is shaft preparation In the first part of this “how to” series, we will be looking at

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Bows over the Borders

Hugh Soar takes a look at bow making traditions from Scotland, France and Belgium   The tradition of Scottish bow making, both longbows and crossbows, is ancient and honourable. Makers of hand bows – in Scotland called ‘bowers’ or ‘bowares’ –

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