Hunting with a compound bow is about as primal as you can get. Accuracy here is crucial, and all of the control of the bow and the shot rests in your hands, but it isn’t all about nocking to loose; here are some compound bow shooting tips that will help your game. [Read more…]
Hunting is a fun hobby, but to many, bow hunting is the perfect way to extend the adrenaline rush that is associated with hunting by a few months. Nailing a deer with an arrow is not always a simple task, especially if the weather conditions are not agreeable.
In order to help you have an unforgettable bow season this year, we have put together some important bow hunting tips and tricks that you can utilize to achieve advantages over less experienced, less prepared hunters. [Read more…]
How do you aim with a recurve bow that is fitted with a sight?
Really good questions – it’s confusing. Especially if you come from a rifle shooting background like me. With a target rifle, you have a front and rear aperture that are as the name implies – round. You simply line up the round target inside the front round aperture as you look through the back round aperture. (there is no need to line up the back aperture as parallax is not an issue as it was once thought to be. Simple as pie. With a recurve bow you do not have a rear peep sight, so Parallax is an issue.
What is Parallax?
ughhh you are such a beginner!! Parallax simply put is “point of view” if you look at something a telephone pole from one side of your yard and directly behind it is you neighbor’s garage door, and then you move to the other side of your house and look at the same telephone poll, you will notice that the garage door is no longer aligned behind the poll.
This happens in archery as well but in a smaller way. When you come to full draw you need to anchor (put your drawing hand in the same place on your face each time) or your eye that you are aiming with will see through the sight at a different angle (you will be standing on the other side of the yard, see metaphor above). This will make you think you are aiming at the targets center but will actual make your sight out of alignment. The effect can make you miss in all planes. [Read more…]
The quivers are categorized as the containers which are used for carrying the arrows and bolts or bows. These are actually the bag-like containers which are worn at the back and contain the arrows and bolts in large amount. The capacity of every quiver to carry a specific number of arrows is also different. There are different positions and postures in which the quiver can be positioned or worn on the body of the archer. In addition to this, it can also be attached to the bow, ground or alternatively to the body or archer. All these positions are decided and depend on the kind of shooting, kind of arrows contained by it and the personal preference of the archer.
Quivers making materials, styles and shapes
There are different types of materials of which the best ones are made of. Traditionally these arrow and bolt carriers were made of materials like leather, furs of animals, wood, and other natural materials. However nowadays, these are made of other materials as well. These materials include both natural as well as synthetic materials. Most commonly the materials used in the making of quivers are plastic or metals. Other than the making materials, the quivers are also classified on the basis of styles and shapes. The most common form which is even followed nowadays as well is the flat formation. In this kind, the quiver consists of the flat or cylinder shaped container used to carry the arrows or bolts. This kind is held or carried along with the body by means of a belt which is suspended along the body. This style is most commonly followed in the cultures of countries ranging from North America to China.
Holding and carrying
However, this is only the basic kind of a quiver style. There are many variations existing to this style. For example, it can be carried in forward as well as the backward direction. Sometimes it is also carried on the side of the dominant hand or on the off hand. In addition to this, there are other variations of holding or carrying as well. Similarly, there are variations existing on the basis of sizes as well. There are some kinds which carry the entire arrows while the other kind of quiver is that which is called a pocket one. This kind specifically consists of a small but stiff pouch. This pouch is meant for covering only a few inches of the arrows. The most commonly used and ancient form is the back quiver. This one is secured at the back of archer. It is tied by means of straps of leather most commonly. The straps may also protrude from the dominant hand of the archer.
The ground quiver is among those kinds, which are used in warfare and target shooting cases. Usually, these are used in the cases when the archer chooses a fixed location for firing or for targeting the aim.
Among the modern style of quivers the bow is attached directly to the limbs and it also holds the arrows by means of a clip.
Despite the velocity capable of being achieved with this Barnett 18028 RC-150 Crossbow, this crossbow is comparatively quite lightweight. If you decide to purchase your own, you can expect to pay around $200 at today’s list price on Amazon. This comes in a package with QDQ quiver, scope and a pack of 4 arrows, each one 16 inches in length. The stock is manufactured in a particularly lightweight synthetic material which, with its Veloci-Speed wheel and the strength put into your arm, you can expect to shoot bolts from the crossbow up to 260 Fps.
The quad limbs are traditional straight limbs. Part of the design, manufactured in a magnesium color, is a Red Dot Scope, with a lightweight stock. If you are particularly new to archery, it is a responsive tool to improve your skill. However, for those of you more experienced, the crossbow reveals how powerful it is as a weapon. The crossbow reveals a combination of cable and string, both of which are made from synthetic material, and the molded grip of the lightweight crossbow stock to achieve an outcome that is widely out of proportion with its overall weight of just 5.7lbs. [Read more…]