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The Different Types of Archery Bows

The Different Types of Archery Bows

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Published by Zaliha Nor Mohamed
Bows are used to shoot arrows. In ancient times bows were used in combat and hunting. Archery which uses bows and arrows has become a popular sport. There are many types of archery bows available in the market. This article gives information about the basic types of archery bows
Bows are used to shoot arrows. In ancient times bows were used in combat and hunting. Archery which uses bows and arrows has become a popular sport. There are many types of archery bows available in the market. This article gives information about the basic types of archery bows

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The Different Types of Archery Bows
Bows are used to shoot arrows. In ancient times bows were used in combat andhunting. Archery which uses bows and arrows has become a popular sport.There are many types of archery bows available in the market. This article givesinformation about the basic types of archery bowsFollowing are the types of archery Bows;Longbow: Longbows are tall. In fact they are taller than the user’s height. Theyhave relatively narrow limbs which have a D shaped cross section. As comparedto other bows, they are not significantly recurved.Traditional English longbows are made in such a way that their thickness are 5/8or more of its width. If it is less than the specified width then the bow isdisqualified from long bow competitions.If you want to take part in long bow competitions then it is necessary that your long bow meets the desired specifications. At the handle, long bow is widest.Longbows have been commonly used for warfare and hunting by many ancientcultures of the world.During the period of Middle ages, English longbows are frequently used. TheEnglish long bow was 6.6 feet i.e. approximately 2 meters long. The Scot, Welshand Scots used it as a war weapon. It was used in various battles such as battleof Crecy in 1346 and battle of Agincourt in 1415.Flat bow: Flat bows are non recurved, flat and have relatively wide limbs. Theyhave approximately rectangular cross-section. Most modern flat bows are very

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