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Handbook Archery

Handbook Archery

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This is handbook on the handling and maintenance of recurve bows.
This is handbook on the handling and maintenance of recurve bows.

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07/04/2013

 
Reference guide for Recurvearchers
 
Originally produced for Grange and Balbardie archery clubs.
Editor: Murray Elliot
murrayelliot@blueyonder.co.uk 
The latest edition of this document may be downloaded from:
http://www.archersreference.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk 
Edition: 5
Issue Date: 16 November, 2002
Copyright ©1999-2002
All information contained herein and copyrights remains with the original authors.
Because the contributors have given of their time and wisdom freely, no part of this document may be
reproduced in part or in whole for any form of gain or profit without the prior consent of the authors.
Any and all modifications must be approved by the authors and all acknowledgements must remain.
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1 FOREWORD...................................................................................................................................5
2 EQUIPMENT...................................................................................................................................5
2.1 B
OWS
.........................................................................................................................................5
2.1.1 Technical terms for beginners. ..........................................................................................
2.1.2 Selecting the correct bow length........................................................................................
2.1.3 Risers.................................................................................................................................
2.1.4 Limbs .................................................................................................................................9
2.1.5 Strings..............................................................................................................................10
2.1.6 Buying a bow ...................................................................................................................19
2.2 A
RROWS
...................................................................................................................................20
2.2.1 Technical terms for beginners .........................................................................................20
2.2.2 Material...........................................................................................................................20
2.2.3 Choosing the correct length.............................................................................................21
2.2.4 Choosing the right arrow.................................................................................................22
2.2.5 Points...............................................................................................................................22
2.2.6 Fletchings or Vanes .........................................................................................................24
2.2.7 Nocks ...............................................................................................................................25
2.2.8 Maintenance ....................................................................................................................26 
2.2.9 Jargon..............................................................................................................................26 
2.3 S
IGHTS
.....................................................................................................................................26
2.3.1 Construction/materials ....................................................................................................26 
2.3.2 Cost..................................................................................................................................26 
2.3.3 Sight pin/crosshair/sight ring? ........................................................................................27 
2.3.4 Sightmarks.......................................................................................................................27 
2.4 A
RROW RESTS
..........................................................................................................................27
2.5 P
RESSURE
B
UTTONS
.................................................................................................................27
2.5.1 Setting up a second button...............................................................................................28
2.5.2 Maintenance ....................................................................................................................28
2.6 S
TABILISERS
.............................................................................................................................28
2.7 O
THER ACCESSORIES
................................................................................................................29
2.7.1 Bracer (arm guard)..........................................................................................................29
2.7.2 Tab...................................................................................................................................29
2.7.3 Quiver..............................................................................................................................29
2.7.4 Chest Guard.....................................................................................................................30
2.7.5 Slings ...............................................................................................................................30
2.7.6 Clicker .............................................................................................................................31
3 TUNING.........................................................................................................................................32
3.1 W
HAT
?.....................................................................................................................................32
3.2 W
HY
?.......................................................................................................................................32
3.3 H
OW
?.......................................................................................................................................32
3.3.1 Step 1 Preliminary Setup ..............................................................................................32
3.3.2 Step 2 Bracing Height...................................................................................................32
3.3.3 Step 3 Nocking Point.....................................................................................................33
3.3.4 Step 4 Centre Shot ........................................................................................................34
3.3.5 Step 5 Arrow spine........................................................................................................34
3.3.6 Step 6 Clearance...........................................................................................................35
3.3.7 Step 7 Compensating for incorrect spine......................................................................35
3.4 A
DJUSTING THE TILLER 
............................................................................................................35
3.5 O
THER 
T
UNING
M
ETHODS
........................................................................................................36
3.5.1 Cushion plunger tuning (Vic Berger method)..................................................................36 
3.5.2 Short Distance Tuning, Fine Tuning and Micro tuning...................................................36 
3.5.3 Tune for tens (a complete tuning guide from Rick Stonebraker) .....................................36 
4 TECHNIQUE.................................................................................................................................44
4.1 T
HE
B
ASICS
..............................................................................................................................44
4.1.1 Warm up!.........................................................................................................................44
4.1.2 Which hand?....................................................................................................................44
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