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Compound Vs Recurve Crossbows

Many archers looking for a bow also shoot vertical bows, most of those are compound. So, when looking for a bow, they may not consider a recurve bow. However, both styles offer advantages, and it makes sense to consider your needs and mechanical issues when deciding.

How to Tune a Recurve Bow

There was a time not too many years ago when Bowyers were like Blacksmiths in that they were all individual, master, craftsmen working in small shops and who may or may not have had an apprentice or two who were studying the craft under them. Consequently, a traditional bow made by one of these master bowyers is somewhat akin to a Stradivarius in that they are both functional works of art and each one has its minor, but individual, differences. To those who are not master craftsmen, the need to tune such a simple instrument as a Recurve Bow with so few moving parts may seem like an oxymoron. However, the truth of the matter is that all Recurve Bows, regardless of who makes them, have a “sweet spot” where they shoot most accurately, generate the least amount of recoil and, generate the least amount of noise.

How to Tune a Compound Bow

For those of you who shoot compound bows, it is absolutely imperative that you properly tune your bow in order to achieve maximum accuracy and now is the perfect time of year to do so since we are in that lull between the Spring turkey season and the Fall deer season. However, the process of tuning a compound bow is considerably more complicated than tuning either a recurve or long bow since several steps must be taken such aligning the arrow rest for true center shot while also making certain that the arrow’s fletching has room to clear the rest as it passes through the rest, adjusting your nock point to the correct height for your particular bow and, making adjustments to the length of your cables and harness in order to synchronize the cams.

How to Choose a Target Bow

It has recently come to my attention that due to the popularity of such movies as Hunger Games and such television shows as Arrow, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who want to learn the ancient art of Archery. Thus, it occurred to me that some of you may appreciate some advice on how to choose a target bow. Therefore, in the following article, I will explain the difference between the two different types of target bows as well as the difference between the three different types of formal archery competition and provide some advice on how to choose the best bow to suit your needs.

Recurve Bows Vs Compound Bows: Which One Is the Best Choice for You?

When I was a little kid, medieval war movies were common Saturday afternoon television fare and thus, they served as my fist introduction to the world of archery and obtaining a bow and learning to shoot it soon became an obsession with me. Of course, at that time, it would be some twenty years yet before the compound bow was invented and thus, my first bow was a fiberglass recurve bow from Sears and Roebuck and I have owned several others in the intervening years.

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