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Travel Time

Don’t let guilt about not practising ruin the holidays for you. John Dudley shares his tips for staying sharp when you’re away from your bow From time to time I ponder what kind of a subject I want to write

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Ask The Experts – Making a Longbow

Q: I am a relatively new archer and would like to make myself a longbow. A friend in the club has a lovely osage longbow so I would like to make one like it from a kit, but how much

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Ask The Experts – Practice

Q: I’ve been shooting a longbow for a while but it is only now that I’m actually thinking more seriously about practicing archery. Just going out and flinging some arrows down the range doesn’t improve my skills. Is there anything

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Ask The Experts – GPI

Q: GPP, GPI, what’s that all about? A:Quite often we are asked: ‘Can I use carbon arrows?’ Often the answer was: ‘No! Use wooden arrows only.’ Being a bit of a rebel however, that did not sit right with me.

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Old Archery Games

Archery was used for hunting and warfare for centuries, but that didn’t stop archers having fun with it too, as Jan Sachers reveals Sporting competition has always been a part of archery history, ever since early man first challenged his

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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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Ask The Experts – Fletching ‘Wings’

Q: I’ve heard a lot recently about the ‘wing’ of the fletchings. Does it matter if the left or right turn is used? And is one or the other preferable for a right or left handed archer? A: Sometimes archers believe that

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Ahead of the Game

As Richard Head Longbows celebrated 21 years as a full-time bow making company, Bow International caught up with founder Richard Head   Richard Head has been making bows professionally for 21 years, though his involvement in archery goes back way beyond that.

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A Sense of High Adventure

Nils Visser follows his curiosity to meet the maker of the Rebel bow   One of the boons of conducting historical research is running across ‘archery nuggets’: wee insights into behaviour that typify an archer and is therefore immediately recognisable

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