7 Bow & Arrow Prep Essentials

Shooting outdoors can be a challenging task, with unreliable weather conditions, transportation and storage all presenting their own unique set of challenges. To help you take charge of your shooting session and make it as enjoyable as possible, our team of experts have rounded up a helpful list of our top products for prepping, preserving and carrying your bow and arrows while shooting in the elements – or even just away from your local spot!

1. BCY Loop Rope

Made from stiff braided polyester, perfect for creating D-loops that will see lots of use

Price: From £1.22 (Black)

BCY’s #24 Loop Rope is a stiff braided polyester, perfect for creating D-loops that will see lots of use. Available in a range of solid colours, it’s now also available in a combination of a colour plus black, for a two-tone appearance. It’s available in one-metre, 50-foot, 100-foot and 500-foot spools.

2. Serving Clarifier

A clear liquid that increases the clarity of small white serving thread

Price: $9.99 (2oz bottle)

BCY has developed this serving clarifier, a clear liquid that increases the clarity of small white serving thread. All you do is wipe it onto the bowstring or serving thread, during or after serving, and away you go.

3. Spiga Marker

The Spiga Marker lets you put precise indications on your shafts for fletching placement

Price: $39.99

This practical, portable tool lets you make quick, accurate fletching repairs to any arrow. The Spiga Marker lets you put precise indications on your shafts for fletching placement, and is ideal for spin-type or helical vanes. It fits arrows of pretty much all sizes, from an X10 to an X23, and is compact and convenient to carry with you.

4. Feather Waterproofing Powder

Resistant to showers, Gateway’s powder helps maintain your feathers’ condition over the course of the outdoor season

Price: £6.79

Weather-proof your feathers with this waterproofing feather from Gateway Feathers. Using a small plastic bag, apply the powder according to the instructions and rub into your feathers. They should then be resistant to showers and help maintain your feathers’ condition over the course of the outdoor season.

5. Lube Tube

Lube Tube won’t affect arrow flight, and can make a long day pulling arrows from tough targets that bit easier

Price: $9.99

This handy item makes pulling an arrow out of any target easier than ever – simply push the arrow point through the cap to lube the tip of your arrow. It won’t affect arrow flight, and can make a long day pulling arrows from tough targets that bit easier. The container is also reusable, with refill lube available separately.

6. SKB I-Series Double Recurve Case

The hard plastic outer is waterproof, while thick foam inserts cushion all your gear

Price: £444.48

This hard case will protect all your kit through a long competition season. The hard plastic outer is waterproof, while thick foam inserts cushion all your gear – and it has space for two full recurve setups, too.

7. Bohning Pin Nocks

The design has been put through Bohning’s extensive destruction test process before reaching the market to ensure durability

Price: From £0.28 each

Pin nocks are a popular outdoor choice as they offer additional protection to the back of an arrow shaft when lots of arrows will be piling into the same target. These ones are available in up to 16 colours, two throat sizes, and the design has been put through Bohning’s extensive destruction test process before reaching the market to ensure durability.

 

This article originally appeared in the issue 116 of Bow International magazine. For more great content like this, subscribe today at our secure online store www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk

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