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  1. How to Shoot the 101-Yard Bigfoot Target in Redding, Calif.

    Every year, the Straight Arrow Bowhunters in Redding, Calif., host the Western Classic Trail Shoot and NFAA Marked 3D Championship. And one of the iconic targets featured at this combined event is a custom-built Bigfoot, which is shot from a distance of 101 yards. In this video, we talked to professional archers Christine Harrelson and Chris Bee to get some...
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  2. EXPLAINED: World Archery 3D Championship Classes

    The World Archery 3D Championships features competition in four classes, each with separate divisions for men and women. In this video, we explain the basic rules that separate the Barebow, Compound, Instinctive and Longbow classes. These classes exist within other organizations, but the World Archery rules for each are unique. World Archery’s 3D Championships are held every other year in...
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  3. Field Archery: What You Need to Know

    Field Archery: What You Need to Know

    Field archery is considered by many archers to be one of the most challenging and enjoyable archery formats out there. It’s been dubbed “archery golf,” because it requires an archer to navigate an outdoor course, featuring shots at targets set at varying distances. The target sizes also vary, with smaller target faces being shot at shorter distances and larger ones...
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  4. String alignment for consistent archery shots

    String alignment for consistent archery shots

    Aligning the bowstring in your sight picture is critical to consistent shooting. How archers do that varies – especially among the different archery disciplines. Let’s get compound archers out of the way first, because their alignment process is the simplest. Almost all compound archers use a peep sight. A compound archer takes aim through a peep sight. This is a...
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  5. Four Products that make arrow pulling easier

    Four Products that make arrow pulling easier

    As winter turns to spring, and the weather starts getting nice, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor archery games – 3D, field archery, 50 meters for compounds, 70 meters for recurves, etc. And while it can be a problem on some indoor ranges, difficulty in removing arrows from targets and target butts really seems prevalent in the outdoor games...
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  6. What archers need to know about cam timing

    What archers need to know about cam timing

    Cam timing is one of those critical aspects of compound bow tuning that every archer should know. It could be the evil demon that’s responsible for those seemingly unexplained fliers you’re seeing from time to time while shooting your bow. Cams are the workforce regulators of your bow. They control the string and cable(s), which all combine to get you...
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  7. Yes, you can adjust the draw weight on certain recurve bows

    Yes, you can adjust the draw weight on certain recurve bows

    Compound bows are well known for their ability to have the draw weight adjusted. Most have a 10-pound adjustment range, but there are some that can be adjusted from 5-70 pounds. Did you know it’s possible to adjust the weight of some recurve bows? In an episode of “Behind the Riser,” filmed by Shrewd Archery, which follows U.S. Olympian Brady...
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  8. Choosing scope size for a compound target sight with David Houser and Alex Wifler

    Choosing scope size for a compound target sight with David Houser and Alex Wifler

    Choosing the right scope housing for your compound bow target sight can make a big difference in your competition scores. What you see when you look through your scope – and what you can’t see – plays a role in how well you aim and how well you focus. And with scope housings varying greatly in size, your field of...
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  9. How to Build a Hunting Arrow

    How to Build a Hunting Arrow

    Have you been searching for the perfect hunting arrow? One that's perfectly matched to your bow, is the right length, has the fletchings you like and flies flawlessly? Why not build your own? We put together a four-part video series that walks you through the process of building an arrow, from picking the right shaft, to determining the proper length...
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  10. Flying With Bows - What You Need to Know

    Flying With Bows - What You Need to Know

    So you’re taking your compound bow on an airplane, and you want to know how to pack it, what’s allowed and what to expect at the airport? Here’s what you need to know. GET A GOOD CASE Airlines are rough on baggage, and your bow is a precision instrument. You need a good, quality, airline-grade case if you want to...
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