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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. Prime Black 9 2020 Compound Target Bow

    Prime Archery for 2020 launched the Prime Black 9 compound bow, which is built mainly for target archers. Watch Lancaster Archery Supply TechXpert Dustin Cimato as he walks through the features and technologies built into this 39-inch-long bow. Arguably, the most noted feature of this bow is the Roto cam, which includes a rotating module for changing draw length. In...
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  3. AMATEUR CORNER: Anthony Young

    AMATEUR CORNER: Anthony Young

    At the 2019 Winter Can Am Classic in Syracuse, N.Y., March 8-10, Anthony Young was about as amateur as you can get. “This is the first serious tournament I’ve ever done,” said the 23-year-old from Lewistown, Pa. Yet when the tournament ended, Young, who works as a CNC machine operator for an ultrasound company, took home the top prize in...
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  4. AMATEUR CORNER: Savannah Vanderwier

    AMATEUR CORNER: Savannah Vanderwier

    Like a lot of young, talented archers, Savannah Baye Vanderwier now finds herself at a crossroads. The 19-year-old from Sheffield, Texas, recently graduated from high school. On Jan. 26, she won the Women’s Open division title at the Lancaster Archery Classic, which is one of the biggest indoor archery tournaments in the world. Savannah Vanderwier, right, takes aim as she...
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  5. AMATEUR CORNER: Tim "The CEO" Hanley

    AMATEUR CORNER: Tim "The CEO" Hanley

    Tim Hanley entered the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pa., Sunday morning, and walked over to a small group of Lancaster Archery Supply employees. “Do you mind if I set my bow down here for a minute?” he asked politely. Hanley was wearing a light blue, pin-striped dress shirt, a neat pair of jeans and a respectable pair of...
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Mathews 2018 TRX 38

    A year after Mathews unveiled the TRX-7 and TRX-8 target bows, they've come out with the TRX 38 for 2018. As its name suggests, the TRX 38 is a 38-inch-long bow, down from the 40-inch TRX bows released in 2017. Mathews believes the 38-inch length will fit more shooters, some of whom balked at the 40-inch bow. The TRX 38...
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  9. The 2018 Lancaster Archery Classic Registration is open

    The 2018 Lancaster Archery Classic Registration is open

    Registration is now open for the 2018 Lancaster Archery Classic, scheduled for Jan. 26-28 at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pa. And while it might not seem possible for the East Coast’s largest indoor archery tournament to get even bigger, the 2018 event promises just that. The 2017 Classic was the first at the massive Spooky Nook complex...
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  10. 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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