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Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: I’ve just switched to compound archery and no one at my club or the local area knows anything about the discipline, so how do I expand my knowledge and

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Indoor season is open for business!

A city break, perhaps with some shooting? Don’t mind if I do.  Archers from across the spectrum are turning competition into a holiday, combining a city break with competitive archery. Why not join them? We’ve rounded up the largest international

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USA Archery: Ultimate Guides

Bow reviews USA Archery’s tuning videos from some of their biggest names. By Amy Skogen and Duncan Busby Have you ever wanted to know how the world’s best pros set-up and tune their equipment? Well now, thanks to USA Archery,

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Hacking the dark side

In Part 1 of a short series, Vanessa Lee decides to take up compound – and learns from the best Vanessa Lee is a former Canadian national team member for recurve, and also works as a commentator for World Archery.

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Carbon arrows: what you should know

When it comes to selecting carbons, it’s still best to approach things carefully. By Andrew Smith Competitive archers are always looking for an advantage and constantly musing over how they can improve their equipment. Arrows are always high on the

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Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions, so if you have one send it to Bow’s Editor john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: I note you can achieve the UK classifications (such as Master Bowman) shooting either metric or imperial distances. Both are available to

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Arrows are not bullets

Real world arrow deflection tests provide insight into range safety and the safe design of field archery ranges. By Simon Allen. Since Archery GB produced their 2017 ‘A guide to field archery courses’ there has been much debate over the

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About Us

Welcome to Bow International Bow International is the world’s only specialist target archery magazine, and we have everything you could ever need to keep up to date with the sport you love. Whether it’s coverage of the latest news or

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Roll out the barrel

Hugh Soar looks back over the history of the barrelled arrow Of the five arrow profiles recovered from the Tudor warship Mary Rose, two are of particular note; those that taper from a thicker centre to both head and string

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Making and tuning wooden arrows

Jaap Bolt takes us through his process It always astonishes me when I hear phrases from regular archers like: “I don’t put much effort in my wooden arrows because they will never be as good as carbon anyway.” And even:

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