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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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Viking Archery

While not widely known as having an archery culture, the Vikings nevertheless counted archers and bowyers among their number, says historian Jan Sachers Bows and arrows may not be not the first weapons that come to mind when we hear of

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Shooting From Horseback

Dan Sawyer of the British Horseback Archery Association gives you an overview of this unique side of the sport: how it used to be, how it’s practiced now, and how you can get involved The centaur is one of the most

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‘Mad Jack’ Churchill: Soldier and Archer

You might have heard the name as belonging to a man famous for carrying a bow into battle in WWII, but who was he? Hugh Soar reveals the archer underneath the reputation John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill was born on

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Bowyery For Beginners

Pip Bickerstaffe relates the trials and tribulations of compressing a bow making course into two days, and the eventual successes Over the 50 years plus that I have been involved in archery I have done many things in the archery

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