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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. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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