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  1. What is F.O.C.? And how does it affect my arrows?

    What is F.O.C.? And how does it affect my arrows?

    F.O.C. is a hot topic in arrow-building discussions today. What is F.O.C.? It’s the acronym for “front of center.” What it refers to is the percentage of an arrow’s total weight – including the point - that is concentrated forward of the center of the arrow. F.O.C. is something that mainly bowhunters are concerned with, and there’s no question that...
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Your Guide to NASP Archery Equipment

    The National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) employs a very specific, limited set of equipment. There's one bow and one arrow that every NASP archer uses, and a short list of other NASP-approved gear. By standardizing the allowed equipment, NASP is able to make archery affordable for just about anyone, and the competition field is leveled. Lancaster Archery Supply...
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  9. David Houser on stabilizers for indoor archery

    David Houser on stabilizers for indoor archery

    On a 40 cm Vegas target face, the X-ring is the size of a penny. The indoor, compound target archer who most consistently hits that tiny ring from 18 meters away, undoubtedly will win the day. To do that over the course of a 30- or 60-arrow round requires a steady hand. And that’s where bow stabilizers are critical. Stabilizers...
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  10. Bowhunting Tech Tip: How to Quiet Your Bow

    If you're using a compound bow for hunting, then you need to make sure it's performing as quietly as possible. A loud bow can cause game animals to turn inside out with freight if they hear a loud crack at the shot. And their reaction to that freight can cause your arrow to miss its intended mark. In this video...
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