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Mongolian Archery: from the Stone Age to Naadam

Out in Mongolia, a storm is coming. By Dr. Antonio Graceffo Every year, a major festival called Naadam in Mongolia celebrates the “three games of men”, the manly pursuits of archery, wrestling and horse racing. At this year’s competition, I

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Ask the experts – stiff vs damped and other questions

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Question: My son shoots competitive compound target archery. He currently shoots a 30″ front bar of a larger diameter and my thought is to upgrade to a much smaller diameter

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The essential guide to vanes

Adrian Tippins provides an essential guide to vanes Introduction Whether we’re shopping online or in store we are affronted by hundreds of vanes of all sizes and shapes. This can often lead to option paralysis. The confusion leads a lot

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A guide to archery craft

Alex Tyler explains what to expect when you order your own gear Once you have your bow and arrows, kit for field archery can be strictly functional. When you are spending days in the woods, your equipment must be able

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Getting started in UK field archery

Alex Tyler offers some valuable advice on getting started – or getting back into field archery – in the UK. Britain is staying at home and finding new ways to pass the time. While not able to shoot, I decided

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Measuring progress: The latest Ask the Experts

Our expert panel answers your questions on all things archery. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com. Q: How do I stop my peep sight from twisting? Having an unruly peep sight can be extremely irritating; a peep that twists out of alignment

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Getting into archery: the tools you need

Mark Brown goes through some of the kit that they don’t tell you that you need – and why. I enjoyed my beginners’ course enormously; it was very rewarding. But I don’t remember being taught anything about basic bow set-up,

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Review: Zniper Barebow Tab

Andreas Phillip is a big fan as he gives his thoughts in this Zniper Barebow Tab review! At a glance Zniber Barebow Tab:It’s legal. It’s got a lot of advantages. Fancy it? Material: Aluminium, cordovan, kangaroo leather, available in two sizesPrice:

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Horseback Archery: a short history

Jan H. Sachers M.A takes us on a remarkable journey. As a modern sport, horseback archery (HBA) is a relatively new phenomenon. But its origins date back many thousands of years, and over the course of history it has been

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Arrows: dynamic behaviour

Dr. James Park explains just what happens on the way to the target. Arrows do rather a lot in the few moments they spend in the air. They flex vertically and laterally, rotate about their centre of mass in both

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