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Essentials 20of 20archery

Essentials 20of 20archery

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Horn or fibre tipped bows are made exactly the same as plain ended bows. The only
difference is in the tips. The traditional shape of horn tips is shown on Plate 2 - "Cow Horn
Tips". The top has a scroll and the bottom is pointed. Stag horn tips are pointed while fibre
and aluminum tips are shaped as shown on the same plate. Cow or Steer Horn and Stag Horn
Tips have tapered holes, and the ends of your bow must be tapered to fit them. With the wood
rasp and file, taper the ends of your bow, so that they fit 3/ perfectly inside the horns. Five
foot bows take a horn with a 8" hole, 5'3" and 5'6" takes 7/16" holes and 6'0" bows take horns

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with 1/2" holes. The holes in fibre and metal tips are usually 3/8" and are bored straight. The
illustrations on Plate 2 depict this and show how the ends of the bow should be worked to fit
these various tips. It is well to both glue and pin the tips to the bow. A very small hole to take
an 18 gauge brad is large enough, and the brad should go right through and be filed off even
with the sides of the tip.

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