Before shooting a bow and arrow, make sure your target is placed in a safe spot. Check that behind target is a suitable backstop, such as a hill or dirt pile, and that there are no potential obstructions in front of it.
A bow needs to fit the individual who shoots it. Likewise, arrows must be correctly sized for the bow. Before attempting to shoot a bow and arrow, get familiar with the bow's draw weight and draw length.
The wide variety of arrow points includes:
A quiver is used in all bow forms; it is the object used to hold arrows. Covered quivers are a convenient and easy way to carry your arrows. They give you quick access to your arrows while the hood protects the sharp broadheads and prevents possible injury or accidental...
Arrows can be made from wood, aluminum, fiberglass or carbon. No matter the material type, all arrows share the following five parts:
Bow arm guards come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs. Use a bow arm guard on whichever arm is holding the bow. They help keep loose clothing tucked away as well as prevent "burning" caused by the friction of the bow string rubbing against the arm when it...
Today’s bows’ heavy draw weight means that most archers use some sort of release to protect their fingers and increase their shot accuracy.
All bows have these three basic parts:
The longbow is a large, powerful, lightweight bow. For a novice archer, a longbow is the most difficult bow style to use. Not all longbows have an arrow shelf for an arrow rest. They also do not shoot as fast as the recurve or compound bow.
The recurve bow style features limbs that sweep back and then forward at the tips toward both the bow string and the grip. This type is easier for the novice archer to use, since its curved limbs give it more potential energy. When pulling back a recurve to a full draw, an...