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The Essentials of Archery

The Essentials of Archery

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Ash, hickory, black walnut, sassafras, ironwood, mulberry, apple and many other native
woods have been made into bows. These woods are not true bow woods, but have been used
only because nothing better was at hand. They produce bows that shoot fairly well in the
beginning, but they soon lose cast and become flabby and weak. When they dry out
thoroughly they become brittle and break.

This is true of the average run of these woods, but sometimes a bow of northern ash or
hickory yields a fair weapon. There is a tree called hop hornbeam, with a white, very tough
wood resembling hickory. This makes a fair bow.

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