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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. 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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  4. 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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  5. Know Your Archery Glues

    Know Your Archery Glues

    Stick it, for the win! Archery is a game that requires lots of glue. We glue points, inserts and nock bushings inside arrow shafts. We glue vanes, feathers and certain nocks onto arrow shafts. Sometimes you want bonds to be permanent. Sometimes, you want to be able to separate parts later. To get the right parts to stick the right...
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  6. Mathews VXR Series 2020 Compound Bows Review

    Mathews Archery launched the VXR Series bows as its flagship hunting line for 2020. Watch here as Lancaster Archery Supply's P.J. Reilly runs through the features and technologies built into these bows, which are the VXR 28 and the VXR 31. Mathews took a lot of the technology built into its 2019 Vertix line, such as the Switchweight Mods, and...
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  7. 2020 Bowtech Revolt Series Compound Bows Review

    New for 2020, Bowtech introduced its Revolt Series of compound bows. The series includes the Revolt X and the Revolt. Watch here as Lancaster Archery Supply's P.J. Reilly reviews the features and technologies built into the 30-inch Revolt and the 33-inch Revolt X. No question, the most significant feature of these bows is the Deadlock Cam system. This is a...
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  8. Hoyt 2020 Alpha Series RX-4 and Axius Compound Bows Review

    For 2020, Hoyt has introduced the Alpha Series compound bows, which include the carbon RX-4 and aluminum Axius models. Watch here as Lancaster Archery Supply TechXpert P.J. Reilly runs through the features and technologies built into these 29.5-inch-long bows. These are the shortest bows Hoyt has ever offered in their premium line. They are designed with the hardcore hunter in...
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  9. 2020 Prime Archery Black Series Compound Bows Review

    For 2020, Prime Archery has introduced its Black Series of compound bows, which has offerings for both bowhunters and target archers. Watch here, as Lancaster Archery Supply TechXpert Dustin Cimato runs through the features and technologies offered in this series of bows, which includes models that measure 31 inches, 33 inches and 35 inches long. Arguably the most noted feature...
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  10. 2020 Elite Kure Compound Bow Review

    Elite Archery introduced the all-new Kure compound bow as its flagship hunting bow for 2020. Lancaster Archery Supply's P.J. Reilly talked to Elite engineer Josh Sidebottom and Elite pro archer Nathan Brooks about the technologies built into this new bow. An all-new cam powers this bow, with beefier axles and a different configuration - both of which help to eliminate...
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