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Questions tagged [archery]

For questions relating to the sport of archery; target shooting using a bow and arrow.

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Target size for compound archers

I want to shoot targets of the size used in competitions with my compound bow. How big are these? I wasn't able to find any reliable information online. When The more highly the Bow Weight, is the ...
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What are those tripod-like things on the Olympic archers' bows? And what is their function?

As seen on the bow in the photo of Ki Bo-bae: (I did try searching first, but couldn't find it.)
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Draw Bow Without Arrow

I read that one should never shoot a compound bow without an arrow in it or it'll break, often beyond repair. But is it safe to draw it without an arrow, and then to slowly relax it again?
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Does a twelve-year-old need archery classes in order to have fun safely?

My son has gone to several summer camps where archery was one of the special once-a-week activities (YMCA and similar type day camps). He enjoyed it. He seemed to have learned the basics of ...
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What to do if recurve arrows are to the right?

I am shooting a recurve bow, and my arrow group is to the right. My problem is that my sight pin is already over as far right as it goes, and if I move it any further I won't be able to see it anymore....
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Which kind of bow fits my needs

I'm an archery beginner and I'm a bit overstrained by the massive supply of different bows. I'm 1,94m tall, want to use "intuitive shooting" (I hope this is the right term) and intermediated sporty. ...
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What is this piece of archery equipment for?

An inexpensive (Barnett Sportflight) archery set I bought includes this little piece, about 1.5 inches long. Can anybody tell me what it is for?
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Shooting Compound bow on a Crossbow Range?

The archery range near my place has two areas. One for Compound/Traditional bows and one for compound bows. The crossbow range has a tower for practicing shooting from elevation. When it's empty and ...
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Archery without a range

I would like to play with a bow, mostly for the discipline and relaxation that is demanded (from what I heard). Problem is there is no range around. I have a 13 x 11 m backyard, and including a ...
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Tune Easton FMJ arrows for a 30# bow?

I'd like to shoot the FMJ series of Easton because I really like how easy you can pull aluminium arrows out of the target in comparison to carbon ones. But the spine will only get as light as 500. ...
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What to do if the arrows are too far to the left?

When shooting (recurve, rh) my arrows are far left of the sight, but i can't adjust any further left because it's at the end of the thread for the pin. And it's the longest one i could find. What ...
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Archery for beginners

My father is 67 years old and wants to start archery as a hobby. I don't have the knowledge to select a proper bow & arrow (set) for him. What should I pay attention to? What should a beginner ...
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When selecting a bow, how can I find out what a good poundage for me would be?

I currently have a 30 pound bow which is rather light for me, and I'd like to purchase a new one. I'm guessing 45-50#, but I'm not sure. I'm thinking 60# would probably be too heavy (trying to ...
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Skills in archery

I'm a beginning traditional archer, and I'm wondering what the point of archery is. As far as I can tell, it's about perfect form. If you miss, you adjust your scope a little and keep trying to get ...
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When can I start to let my child attend to archery course?

I don't have skills in archery but I am interested in introducing my children to archery via archery schools. I heard that archery is a good sport that will increase our focus power and our control ...