Archery How To

TechXpert Articles & Videos

  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. 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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  3. Traditional archery aiming techniques

    In true traditional archery, the bow - recurve or longbow - doesn't have a sight for aiming. But the archer still has to hit what he or she is aiming at. So how do you do that? In this video, Matt Zirnsak - a die-hard traditional archer who produced a series of films and does a podcast all under the...
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  4. Using release aids to cure target panic

    Using release aids to cure target panic

    Can certain mechanical releases help compound archers squash target panic? It worked for me. When target panic nearly ruined archery for me in early 2016, a mechanical release turned everything around and made the game fun again. It’s been suggested that most archers will come down with target panic at some point during their shooting careers. The reasons why it...
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  5. How Shot Trainers Can Help You Be a Better Archer

    Practice makes perfect. That applies to many things in life, and archery is no exception. One of the unique aspects of practicing archery is you can't just shoot an arrow into a target anywhere. You need a safe place for that, and for a variety of reasons, a shooting range might not always be readily available. That doesn't mean you...
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  6. Proper nutrition fuels the successful archer

    Proper nutrition fuels the successful archer

    Everyone can benefit from good nutrition. Healthy living is better living. When it comes to sports, nutrition often is discussed with high-intensity games like football, basketball, soccer, etc. Proper nutrition fuels the body for those sports. Proper nutrition also is important for archery, even though it doesn’t require the same energy level as other sports. There is physical exertion in...
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  7. What to Expect at your first archery tournament

    What to Expect at your first archery tournament

    So you’re heading to your first indoor archery tournament? Maybe you’re feeling a little intimidated. Maybe you’re feeling nervous. Maybe you’re feeling like you’re not ready. Maybe you’re feeling all of these things and more. Don’t worry. Everyone is anxious in some way the first time they step to the line alongside dozens of other archers to shoot for an...
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  8. Bowhunting Tech Tip: Shooting from a Tree Stand

    The merits of bowhunting from a tree stand are long proven. People hunting with archery equipment have been taking to the tress since prehistoric times. Often time, unfortunately, bowhunters forget proper archery form when they hunt from elevated stands. That can lead to errant shots. In this video, LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly demonstrates the proper way to shoot a vertical...
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  9. Bowhunting Tech Tip: Proper Bow Grip

    Positioning your hand properly on the bow grip is arguably the most important aspect of shooting accurately. Yet - pardon the pun - it's something many archers don't have a proper grip on. In this video, LAS TechXpert P.J. Reilly demonstrates the proper way to grip a bow. This applies to target archers and bowhunters alike. Establishing a proper grip...
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  10. How to introduce someone to bowhunting

    How to introduce someone to bowhunting

    The world is a different place than it was 30 years ago. People are losing their connection to wild places and things. The number of hunters across the U.S. has been on a steady, downward spiral, while urbanization is growing. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 census, 81 percent of U.S. citizens live in urban areas. That’s up from...
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