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Archery Equipment - Essential Tips

By Edited Feb 14, 2016 0 0

Just like with any other competitive sports, an archery game requires the use of proper equipments and protective gears in order to ensure a satisfying performance. Any archery equipment should be able to deliver positive results to the archer. It is important to note that the success of each game does not only depend on skills, but also on the kind of equipment that is being used.

Having the right archery equipment gives you a sense of being put-together. Here are some tips that you may want to consider when choosing the necessary items for practicing archery:

  • Choose a bow that is suitable for your strength and expertise – If you are just starting to learn the basics of archery, it is best to stick with a bow that provides you with a hassle-free handling. Get a bow that has length and weight you are comfotable with. Once your have made some improvement in your skills, you can later upgrade to a bow that has a more complex design.
    Broadhead Arrow
  • Choose the arrows according to purpose – The arrows that are used in bowhunting are somewhat different from the ones that are being drawn in target archery. If you are going to hunt for game animals, the broadhead arrows are best to carry around. They have sharp edges that can instantly kill a victim. However, broadhead arrows are not recommended for practicing with foam targets. They can easily tear down the targets with just a few shots. For competitive sports and leisure, it is ideal to use field tips, judo and target point arrows.
  • Choose a target that serves for a specific use – The most common type of archery target is the rounded surface that has several concentric circles on it. This is often used in target archery as well as in shooting practices. On the other hand, the animal-shaped targets are popularly used in trainings for bowhunting. These targets are usually made of foam, albeit other durable materials are also available. If you are practicing to shoot a bull's eye, you should get a circular archery target. However, if you are more interested in hunting, the 3D targets are perfect for you.
    Arrow Rest
  • Choose the accessory that matches your basic equipments – This can be an arrow rest, a quiver or a sight. Always remember that any accessory should match the archery equipment that you are currently using to avoid possible drawbacks in use.
  • Choose the right protective gear – Archery can be a tough sport for the beginners. Wearing bracer and gloves are often necessary to minimize stress on the archer's part. Also, in order to protect the fingers whenever pulling the bow's string, a fingertab should be worn on the drawing hand.
  • Choose a reputable brand that specializes in archery equipment – Due to the rise of many companies that produce equipments for archery, it is only wise to go for the name that has long been recognized in the industry. If you are going to buy additional items, you should only avail them from the same manufacturer where you have made your initial purchase.


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