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  1. 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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  2. What's the difference between Olympic recurve and recreational recurve?

    Summer is beginning, and archers are heading to their backyards to sling arrows. For many recreational archers, the bow of choice is the recurve. It’s fun and simple to shoot. The recurve also is the bow archers will be using in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer. But the recreational recurve and an Olympic recurve...
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  3. Archery gift ideas to fit any budget

    Archery gift ideas to fit any budget

    Now that Thanksgiving has passed, the Christmas gift-buying season has officially launched. If you're on this site, you obviously have one or more archers in your life, and so you're going to be looking for gifts to make them smile. We combed our online catalog to come up with three gift ideas for every $10 bracket from $1-$100. So whether...
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  4. How to know if your bow's draw weight is too heavy

    How to know if your bow's draw weight is too heavy

    Are you drawing too much weight? Getting a bow with the right draw weight is an individual endeavor. Everybody's different. There is no prize awarded to the archer who draws the heaviest weight. The most obvious impact of having a bow with too much draw weight is that you can’t draw it at all. If you can’t get the string...
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  5. How to set up a takedown recurve bow

    The takedown recurve bow is one of the most popular choices for recreational archers and traditional bowhunters. In this video, Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert P.J. Reilly walks through the steps to set up the Samick Sage recurve bow. Reilly demonstrates how to attach the limbs to the bow and how to put the string on the bow using a bow...
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  6. Archery Slang: Speak the language

    Archery Slang: Speak the language

    Sports and slang go together “like peas and carrots,” as Forrest Gump would say. There isn’t a game out there that doesn’t have its own unique phrases and words – and you’re not likely to find the sports meanings in any standard dictionary. When I played Little League baseball, my neighbor’s father hollered, “Can of corn!” every time someone hit...
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  7. Six Archery 'Don'ts' You need to Know

    Six Archery 'Don'ts' You need to Know

    Like other sports, archery is a game of dos and don’ts. There are many of each, but they all don’t necessarily apply to every archer in every situation. There is, however, a fairly short list of don’ts that apply to every archer, in every level of the sport, in every corner of the globe. Here are six important archery don’ts...
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  8. Know Your Archery Styles

    Know Your Archery Styles

    Once you get into archery, you’re going to hear people throwing out terms such as “Olympic,” “traditional,” “3-D archery,” etc. They’re talking about the different styles of archery. And if you’re going to get into the game, you’ve got to know your style. Here at Lancaster Archery Supply, Inc., we promote all types of archery, and we have broken the...
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