archery

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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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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Fat or thin? We have the definitive answer

Forget the anecdotal evidence – we’ve run the numbers. By Ferdinand Wegrostek and Bernd Kolmanz For indoor shooting (e.g. WA 18) the use of thicker arrow shafts instead of thinner ones is discussed again and again. Do thicker arrows really

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Try not to break it: Sustainability in archery

What happens to all your old archery gear? Bow has a think Sustainability is a long-term issue that affects all of us. Products that are described as ‘sustainable’ are those that provide benefits while protecting the public health and environment

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SPONSORED: Shoot with confidence using the AAE TRAD vane

AAE teamed up with accomplished outdoorsman and traditional archer Aron Snyder to create the first ever traditional archery vane that can be shot off the shelf

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Release the pressure

The ideal competition preparation for archers? Claire van Dijck investigates  In the Netherlands, archery has changed a lot over the years. Archery was once known as a sport played in bars, just like darts, but currently there are several regional

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Turning pro

Could you do it? Duncan Busby investigates. Turning professional is the dream of many archers; being able to do what you love day in and day out whilst earning a good living seems like the perfect job. Historically archery has

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