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  1. 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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  2. Buying Guide to Fletching Jigs

    Buying Guide to Fletching Jigs

    The fletching jig is one of the best tools an archer can own for do-it-yourself arrow building and repair. Whether you shoot recurve, compound or crossbow, with arrows steered by feathers or plastic fletchings, there’s a fletching jig for you. But they don’t all do the same things. And if you like lots of variety with your fletchings, it’s important...
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  3. How to Choose the Right Recurve/Longbow String

    How to Choose the Right Recurve/Longbow String

    Getting the right size string for your recurve or longbow is critical to getting the best performance out of that bow. To do so, you’ve got to get a string that’s the correct length for your bow, and has the correct number of strands. LENGTH When figuring out the correct length for your bowstring, you’re likely to come across the...
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  4. Easton Arrows: Built for Precision, Made in the USA

    Easton Arrows: Built for Precision, Made in the USA

    Since 1922, Easton Archery has been designing, testing, building, selling and shipping arrows. All from within the United States of America. “When you can engineer something, build it and then test it all in the same place, that’s when you are able to build the best products possible,” said Gary Cornum Easton’s director of marketing. There is no disconnect between...
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  5. Customizing your bow grip

    Customizing your bow grip

    “Man, I love this bow, but I just can’t get comfortable with this grip!” Ever found yourself in this situation? You’re not alone. And no, you don’t just “have to get used to it.” If you find a bow that you like, but it’s got a grip that doesn’t suit you, there are lots of potential fixes on the market...
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  6. How to build heavy hunting arrows

    How to build heavy hunting arrows

    Heavy hunting arrows are wildly popular these days. Whether you want just an overall heavy arrow or you want to add weight specifically to the front of the arrow to boost an arrow’s FOC, there are products that can help achieve your goals. Let’s start with heavy arrows. Arrow weights vary wildly across manufacturers and individual shafts, but, generally, the...
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  7. How to Match Limbs and Risers for Your Takedown Recurve Bow

    How to Match Limbs and Risers for Your Takedown Recurve Bow

    Takedown recurve bows are favorites among hunters, target archers and backyard archers alike. They break down and pack easily. You can often get different weight limbs for different applications. They’re the Swiss Army knives of recurve bows. But not all takedown recurve bows are built the same. That is, you need to know what kind you have if you want...
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  8. Using a verifier to bring fuzzy archery sight pins into focus

    Using a verifier to bring fuzzy archery sight pins into focus

    A verifier could be the cure for your fuzzy sight pins. What’s a verifier? It’s a tiny lens that goes into your peep sight, and is intended to help people who have difficulty primarily seeing their sight pins. The target typically isn’t a problem. It’s the pins. In other words, people who have trouble focusing on close objects. Shown here...
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  9. Top Archery Gift Ideas for Dad on Father's Day

    Top Archery Gift Ideas for Dad on Father's Day

    Father's Day is coming up fast, and you're scrambling to find something you know Dad will love. Assuming Dad's an archer, we've got you covered. Here are nine fool-proof Father's Day gifts for the top archer in your family. 1. OUTDOOR EDGE LAS KNIFE - Every archer needs a knife. We don't need to go through the myriad uses here...
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  10. What's the difference between a target bow and a hunting bow?

    What's the difference between a target bow and a hunting bow?

    What’s the difference between a hunting bow and a target bow? Maybe you’ve wondered this on a recent trip to your local archery pro shop when you eyed up the selection of hunting recurve and compound bows in one area and those labeled for target archery in another. Except for the muted colors or camo that dominates the hunting selection...
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