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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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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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Roma Archery Trophy 2018

A wide open field in the Eternal City. They expected 500. They got just over 648. The inaugural Roma Archery Trophy was a success. A major indoor event in Rome had been on the cards for a while for Fitarco,

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Take part in the world ranking shoots!

Ever dreamed about seeing how you stack up against the best in the world? You can, says Patrick Huston, as there are several world ranking shoots open to all archers

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Know your bow: Recurve, compound and longbow

The big little differences: What is the difference between longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows? Not as much as you might think, says James Park…

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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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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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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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Native Bow Woods

Pip Bickerstaffe looks at the different woods native to the UK that can be used for making bows, and the advantages, disadvantages, and characteristics of each I first started making bows while I was still at school, having started archery

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