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Q&A How to carry a traditional bow while hiking?

We're planning a 4 day hike in a few months. I would like to take my bow with me to do a little roving. How can I attach my bow to my backpack (back)? We are talking about an unstrung one-piece...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to carry a traditional bow while hiking?

We're planning a 4 day hike in a few months. I would like to take my bow with me to do a little roving. How can I attach my bow to my backpack (back)? We are talking about an unstrung one-piece...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a lumen nock used for?

There are several different manufacturers producing so called "lumen nocks". They provide a small light at the end of the arrow. But why? Why would I need a tiny light on my nock?

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why use string walking in archery to change the distance of your shot?

String walking is, Having a 3-under allows for string walking. What this is, is basically the ability to pull the string at a different position hence changing the distance of your shot. Sou...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What would be the advantage of the 3 fingers under release?

In the Instinctive Bow Division of World Archery, you can either release in the Mediterranean style with one finger above the knock and two fingers below, or you can shoot 3 under, where all three ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the lightest arrow practical for target practice?

All things being equal a lighter arrow will travel faster when shot from a bow. A faster arrow tends to drop less over a given distance. Both will have similar kinetic energy over a short distanc...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How relevant is distance between nock and fletching?

I just recently fletched new arrows and I decided to put them a little more downward than usual. I thought (with my particular fletching rig) I would get more helical twist into it. However, I end...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to make sure that your arrows are flying straight?

Sometimes, if your knock is too high or too low or your rest is not perfectly in line with the string, your arrows will fly at a slight angle to the direction of travel instead of perfectly straigh...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do the skills required for mounted archery (archery from horseback) differ from those required for other forms of archery?

Odd Deer's latest archery question brought to mind a historical novel I read some time ago which featured a mounted archery contest. (The novel was otherwise forgettable.) Wikipedia, mounted arche...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why do you not aim for the head while archery hunting?

In 3D archery and while hunting we're aiming for the lungs and the heart most of the time. At least this is true for bobcats, lynxes, deer and other similar animals. See this target for example: ...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Am I allowed to shoot 3 under in World Archery's Instinctive Bow Division?

I'm currently thinking about switching to three under (3 fingers under the arrow knock when releasing). I ordered a new bow and wanted to take this as a chance to change or try out a few things. H...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Broadhead tuning

I have what I think is a well-tuned 70# compound bow. I use a release and carbon fiber arrows. IBO is 313 fps. Real-world chrony is around 250 fps. Arrows are GT XT 5575 with QuickFletch vanes....

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by David‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Minimum draw weight for a target practice only crossbow?

My wife likes to shoot arrows at targets. She uses a relatively lightweight draw compound bow now. We have been talking about her trying a crossbow. I did a quick search online and found junior m...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's meant by F.O.C.in archery?

When it comes to arrows, a term which is often mentioned is "F.O.C.". What does it mean? Why is it so important? How can I measure/calculate it?

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's meant by F.O.C.in archery?

When it comes to arrows, a term which is often mentioned is "F.O.C.". What does it mean? Why is it so important? How can I measure/calculate it?

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Minimum arrow weight of a Bear Archery Grizzly bow

What's the minimum arrow weight in grains per pound (GPP) of a Bear Archery Grizzly? It's a 2015 model with 35# if that matters.

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there Takedown Compound Bows?

A recent question got me wondering if there are Takedown Compound Bows. I Googled around and found several longbows, (recurves, etc) that can be taken down for travel. But I did not find any comp...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can I carry my compound bow in a backpack without showing any parts of it?

I’m looking for a bag to help carry my bow. Not that hard in huge forums to find some good suggestions but the think is I’m looking specifically to carry a compound bow without exposing any of the ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Noelle‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between AMO/AMA and ASTM spine declarations?

This question asks "Are the Goldtip and Easton spine declarations AMO/AMA or ASTM??", What exactly is the difference between AMO/AMA and ASTM spine declarations and what difference does it make?

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A What additional equipment is needed for bowfishing?

As it is the time of year when carp spawn and are in close to shore, I have been seeing people along the lakeshore with archery equipment, bow fishing for carp. If one were to already have a bow ...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A When using "Gap aiming method" do I leave both eyes open?

I want to have a look in other aiming methods and tried to start off with "gap shooting". However, I'm not quite sure whether to leave both eyes open or one eye closed. What is the right thing to d...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it possible to repair this flat bow?

Is there hope for a repair on this bow? Samick Outlander American flat bow.

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by ldgorman‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Name of this quiver type

I noticed a few archers who have a different kind of quiver (different from a back-, bow- or side-quiver). It's kind of a pocket where the arrows are literally "plugged in". Just like in a bow-quiv...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's the best way to plan a 3D archery course?

Let's say you want to establish a 3D archery tournament. You want to create a small 3D course. You are at the stage where you want to make a concept for the trail. How do you create a map to ensu...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to cut an arrow shaft

I'm currently planning to bare shaft tune a bow. The problem is that I don't have a cutting machine for arrows. These are rather expensive and so it doesn't quite make sense to obtain one for priva...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to cut an arrow shaft

I'm currently planning to bare shaft tune a bow. The problem is that I don't have a cutting machine for arrows. These are rather expensive and so it doesn't quite make sense to obtain one for priva...

0 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Fill material for shooting sack

A lot of people swear on their shooting sacks as their training target. They take a potato bag or something else and put foil rests etc. in it. I really want to try things out but I'm unable to...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to consider before roving?

My friend and I want to go out for roving. However, this is our first time and we wonder if there's a list what we should consider before moving out? Roving can be described in the most casual...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Easton Axis and Axis Traditional - are they basically the same?

There are two shafts from Easton. The "Axis" and its younger brother the "Axis Traditional". Both of them are full featured carbon arrows but the latter one has a wooden design. I've heard that...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why is the US kill rating so different?

In European 3D archery we've (besides a few "uncommon" ratings) two basic rating systems: One kill The yellow, red and blue area is "the kill": First arrow - Kill: 20 First arrow - Body: 16 ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does a backpack negatively influence my archery shooting?

Last weekend I've shot with a backpack for the very first time. I ordered one which is able to hold my quiver and my bow to hike'n'archer :) However, I suddenly shot like 250 points were I normal...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Should I use a double or triple broadhead for boars?

A triple broadhead has three edges equally attached around the shaft while a double broadhead has only two blades. Triple broadhead: So, which one should one use to hunt boars? A double- or tri...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What's meant by poundage or weight of a bow?

I see a lot of posts in archery which contains topics about the "draw weight" or "poundage". I assume that it doesn't have to do anything with the actual weight of the bow. So, what does it mean ...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why is there a cock vane/feather?

Last weekend I went to the range with a youngster. Naturally he was very curious and asked me a lot of question. One of them was, why there even was a cock feather which needs to be pointed away fr...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which authorities to consider in Germany when planning an archery course?

If I want to create a 3D archery course in Germany on public land, which authorities do I have to contact? First of all I need to know which authority administrates the land but also if I have to t...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which authorities to consider in Germany when planning an archery course?

If I want to create a 3D archery course in Germany on public land, which authorities do I have to contact? First of all I need to know which authority administrates the land but also if I have to t...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Drawing a crossbow with or without drawing apparatus

A crossbow I purchased (a Stryker 380) came with a drawing apparatus made of cord and a couple plastic parts. I haven't been using it since drawing with fingers works just fine. But now I'm wonderi...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Don Branson‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Legal situation for roving in Sweden

I want to go on a trip to Sweden next summer. However, the plan was to do a little roving in the untouched nature. Note: I'll bring my own field target with me to not harm any nature. Roving c...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is an IBEP/EBF course also possible with a recurve bow?

I wanted to take a bow-hunter course (DBJV) following the guidelines provided by IBEP and EBF. However, all the regulations seem to be for compound bows. Is it even possible to take the exam with a...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which oil to "burn" (with a hot air gun) a rattan recurve

I've a rattan recurve bow here which needs to be tuned. However, I'm not sure which oil to use. Which oil should I use to "burn" (with a hot air gun) a rattan recurve?

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does a BCY 425x string harm my tradtional recurve bow?

I've a Bear Archery Super Kodiak from 2013 with 40 #. I shoot 8,2 gpp arrows on it. Recently I heard that I should not shoot a BCY 425x string on it since the high amount of vectran somehow harms...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Advantages of a back quiver

It seems like the back quiver has only disadvantages compared to a bow or side quiver. Yet many archers - including Byron Ferguson - choose to go with them. What advantages (besides looking aweso...

1 answer  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is stringing a recurve without a stringer damaging to the bow?

This is my first bow - it's a low-end recurve with a draw weight of 14kg nominal. At the shop they told me not to string it by bracing it against my foot, because the limbs get twisted sideways. Th...

3 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Vorac‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are the Goldtip and Easton spine declarations AMO/AMA or ASTM?

I need to convert the spine of my Goldtip and Easton shafts to the AMO static spine standardization. They've their static spine declared as for example "500" which translates into a deflection of "...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to measure strike plate position?

Stu Miller's Dynamic Spine Calculator asks the user for the "strike plate position". How do I measure and add it correctly to the calculator?

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to measure strike plate position?

Stu Miller's Dynamic Spine Calculator asks the user for the "strike plate position". How do I measure and add it correctly to the calculator?

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A In real life, could the best possible archer pull off the shots that Katniss Everdeen routinely performs?

This is not an opinion-based question. For example, if someone were shown doing a quintuple axel on figure skates, anyone who knew anything about skating would point out that a "mere" quadruple ax...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by ab2 MonicaNotForgotten‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to distinguish "bad shooting" from "bad spine"?

To tune arrows, one should shoot bare shafts (so called "bare shaft test") onto a target. If it's left or right of your "aiming-point", you should adjust the dynamic spine accordingly. I'm afraid...

0 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to distinguish "bad shooting" from "bad spine"?

To tune arrows, one should shoot bare shafts (so called "bare shaft test") onto a target. If it's left or right of your "aiming-point", you should adjust the dynamic spine accordingly. I'm afraid...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Roving Crown vs. Charly Point - what's the difference?

TopHat has two roving points in its range. One is the Roving Crown... ... and the other is called Charly Point. They seem to have an identical concept but still the Crown costs three times a...

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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