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Archery Through the Ages

Archery has fascinated mankind since time immemorial. Be it the war field or the hunting ground, it was archery which made man victorious. Archers have been an indispensable part of Egyptian, Indian, Greek and Persian civilizations. These archers were highly adorned and respected; in fact special training was provided to people who wanted to master the art of archery. Bows and arrows are the main constituents of archery. Studies have shown that the earliest bows were developed in either the early Mesolithic age or late Paleolithic age. Pine wood was used for making arrows. There are bows of different types such as the longbow, shortbow, flatbow, recurve bow, crossbow and compound bow. The longbow, as the name suggests, is very long; the length of the bow is equal to the height of the user and in some cases even exceeds the height of the user. The limb of the flatbow is wider and the cross-section is rectangular in shape. The Shortbow is shorter in length; it is light weight and has a short range. ...

 


An Introduction to Archery Target Shooting

Archery is a sport that involves shooting arrows at a target. The closer you shoot the arrow to the center of the targets, the more your score will be. The scored targets of each player are added and the person with the highest total is declared as the winner. Target games are categorized into to types: field and target. In target play, each player shoots arrows from various distances at one target, and in field archery the players are allowed to move around in the course and shoot at targets of various sizes from various distances. The bows that are used in the latter type of this game have a traditional look. The bows that are used in the archery targets and field targets are made up of fiberglass or carbon and are fitted with stabilizers and sights. These bows have stabilizers attached which serve to steady the bow while shooting. The arrows have a pointed tip of metal in the front and at the back. The arrows also have slots to rest the bowstring in while shooting. Straw ropes are stitched together t...

 


Picking the Ideal Hunting Bow

As a bow hunter, you know the importance of choosing the right bow. It is always a personal choice. There are a number of bows on the market. There are also plenty of accessories that go with them. When the time comes for you to pick the right bow, consider the same things that you would if you were going to purchase a pair of hunting boots. You want to find a bow that is adequately fit, durable, and easy to use. As with all other hunting equipment, nothing beats quality when choosing a bow. Due to the sheer number of bows available on the market, you should try as many bows as possible. You want to find a bow that feels good in your hands. You also want a bow that is the proper size for your body type. Finally, you want to purchase a bow that will match your shooting style. These factors will affect your level of accuracy and comfort while shooting the bow. Consider your bow an investment that will either benefit you or cause you a great deal of frustration while in the field. There are many things to con...

 




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