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Are takedown recurve bow limbs interchangeable?

One of the most appealing characteristics of takedown recurve bows is the ability of the limbs to be taken off of the riser.  This has many advantages including making the bow more compact for easy transportation. But what about changing the bow’s draw weight?  Are takedown recurve bow limbs interchangeable?  I decided to look into this … Read more

How much does it cost to get started in Traditional Archery?

So you’ve seen Robin Hood a million times, you’ve watched Lord of the Rings another million times.  You’ve decided archery is pretty awesome and you want to get started in archery, but not with those fancy wheeled compound bows (after all, Robin Hood never used a compound).  Most importantly, you don’t want to go broke … Read more

What is Field Archery? Once you start, you’ll never stop

When I was 11 years old, I participated in my first archery tournament.  At that time I had no idea there were many different types of archery competitions.  Recently I hear about field archery.  What is Field Archery?  I didn’t know; I thought all target archery was basically the same.  So I did some research … Read more

Can you shoot a wooden bow in the winter?

If you live in a colder climate, like me, then you know that long winters can really put a damper on outdoor some outdoor activities.  But what about archery?  Where I live in Alberta, Canada, it can get down to -30 degrees Celsius pretty regularly.  Since I’m a traditional archer shooting wooden bows, I was … Read more

Can you keep your bow strung?

It’s getting close to bowhunting season where I live and the season is already in full swing in other places.  There’s probably a lot of you that are going out to shoot your bows everyday. It would be really convenient just to be able to pick up your bow and go.   So you might … Read more

Can you use broadheads to shoot targets?

So we’re all geared up for hunting season and got a brand new bow and a bunch of brand new arrows.  You get to thinking, “Can I hit with these things?”  We all know that field points are for shooting targets and broadheads are for shooting animals.  But can you use broadheads to shoot targets?  … Read more

Why Do Bowstrings Break?

Archery has been around for thousands of years and has gone from being the primary way of getting food to mainly a recreational sport.  But throughout this history, no doubt every archer has dreaded the bowstring snap. I don’t want that to happen to me, so I was asking myself, “Why DO bowstrings break?” All … Read more