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  1. Beginner's Guide to Compound Archery Releases

    Beginner's Guide to Compound Archery Releases

    Using a mechanical release aid to draw and shoot a compound bow is critical to consistent shooting. Look at a full selection of releases in a pro shop and you’re going to see a variety of styles. What’s the difference? And what’s right for me? There are four main types of mechanical releases today. Let’s look at each type and...
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  2. Basic Guide to Buying Hunting Arrows

    Basic Guide to Buying Hunting Arrows

    It can be daunting looking through a stockpile of arrows in a store or online to figure out which ones to buy for your first hunting arrows. Don’t get discouraged or feel overwhelmed. The path to finding the right arrows for you is simple. If you’re feeling uncomfortable with the task, find an archery pro shop near you and they...
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  3. Every home archery shop needs a draw board

    Every home archery shop needs a draw board

    More and more archers and bowhunters today are learning to work on their own equipment and acquiring the specialty tools needed to do that. As you’re growing your home archery shop, one piece of equipment that’s a must-have is a draw board. It might seem extraneous at first, but the deeper you dive into archery tech work, the more you’ll...
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  4. Simple test to determine which way your arrows spin

    Simple test to determine which way your arrows spin

    Which way do my arrows naturally spin when they come off my compound bow? That’s a common question archers ask before sitting down to fletch a fresh batch of arrows. If you plan to incorporate a right or left offset and/or helical into your fletchings to promote arrow spin, you might want the arrow to keep spinning in the direction...
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  5. Why an integrate arrow rest is best

    Why an integrate arrow rest is best

    It was 2018 when Mathews machined a dovetail mount into the risers of its bows and introduced the world to the integrate-style arrow rests. Starting with its 2020 line, Hoyt became the second bow manufacturer to offer this unique rest-mounting feature on its bows. PSE added it to its flagship bows in 2021. Is it possible more bow manufacturers will...
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  6. Top 3 Kids' Bow and Arrow Sets to Give as Gifts

    Top 3 Kids' Bow and Arrow Sets to Give as Gifts

    Looking for the perfect kids' archery set to give as a gift to that special young archer in your life? We've got you covered, whether you're looking for a compound or recurve bow for a beginner or someone with a little experience. Bear Titan Youth Recurve Set For an archery beginner, this is a great first bow set at an...
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  7. Hoyt 2021 Altus Compound Bow

    Hoyt Archery introduced the Altus compound bow as part of its target lineup for 2021. In this video, Lancaster Archery Supply's P.J. Reilly runs through the specs and features of this 38-inch-long bow that's going to be a great choice for all forms of target archery. The Altus is available with two different cams - the DCX and SVX. The...
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  8. 2021 Mathews TRX 38 G2 and TRX 34

    For 2021, Mathews introduced the TRX 38G2 and TRX 34 compound bows to its target lineup. In this video, Lancaster Archery Supply's P.J. Reilly runs through the specs and features of both bows. The TRX 34 is going to be an excellent choice for either bowhunters or for target archers - especially target archers with a shorter draw length. The...
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  9. Elite 2021 Enkore and Remedy Compound Bows

    The 2021 flagship hunting bows from Elite Archery are the Enkore and the Remedy. In this video, Lancaster Archery Supply's P.J. Reilly runs down the specs and features of these two great new compound bows. The Enkore is a 33-inch long bow with a 6-inch brace height that's got an IBO speed rating of 340 feet per second, ad a...
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  10. Scope Size: What's right for me?

    Scope Size: What's right for me?

    A quick look through Lancaster Archery Supply’s lineup of 3-D and target scope offerings for compound bows shows scopes measuring 29, 30, 35, 39 and 41 mm, among some other sizes. Recognizing there are different sizes of scope housings available begs the obvious question, “Which size is right for me?” And the answer is, “That depends on what you want...
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