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Glossary of Archery Terminology

Table of Contents 1Anchor Point2Arbalest3Archer4Archer’s Paradox5Archery6The Archery Trade Association (ATA)7Arm Guard8Arrow9Arrowhead10Arrow Rest11Arrowsmith12Ascham13ATA (Axle-to-Axle)14Ballista15Bodkin Point16Bolt17Bow18Bowfishing19Bowhunter20Bowhunting21Bowman22Bowstring23Bowyer24Brace Height25Bracer26Bracing27Broadhead28Bullseye29Butt30Button31Cable32Cam33Cast34Clicker35Clout Archery36Cock Feather37Composite Bow38Compound Bow39Crossbow40Dampener41Decurve Bow42Draw43Draw Board44Draw Length45Draw Weight46Dry Firing47Dry Loosing48Dry Shooting49End50English Longbow51Feet Per Second52Field Archery53Field Tip54Finger Tab55Fistmele56Flatbow57Fletcher58Fletching59Flex60Flu-Flu Arrow61Footed Arrow62Gakgung63Game64Glove65Grabbing Points66Grain67Grip68Gungdo69Gungsul70Head71Hen Feather72Horse Archer73Horse Archery74Hybrid Bow75Index Feather76International Bowhunting Organization77Judo Point78Kisser79Kyūdō80Laminated Bow81Let-off82Limb83Loosing84Longbow85Longrod86Mongolian Draw87Mounted Archer88Mounted Archery89Nock90Nocking Point91Overdrawing92Plunger93Point94Practice Tip95Quarrel96Quiver97Recurve Bow98Reflex Bow99Release100Releasing101Rest102Riser103Run Archery104Safety Point105Scope106Self Bow107Serving108Shaft 109Shaft Feather110Shedao111Shortbow112Sight113Sighting […]

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Never Dry Fire Your Bow

If you’ve ever been to the range, you’ve probably heard this multiple times, from multiple people:“Never, ever dry fire your bow.” It may seem like a bit much, and the people reminding you about it may seem like worry-warts, but dry fires are actually really dangerous, and there’s a reason why people get so panicky about […]

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Always Be Careful at the Range

This is another “Well, obviously”-type Commandment, but it’s important, so I’m mentioning it:COMMANDMENT 8: BE CAREFUL AT THE RANGE, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SHOOTING BOWS AND ARROWS THERE.Safety is pretty important, but it’s a pretty easy thing to forget, especially if you go to the range once a week or more. After a while, the archery […]

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Always Practice Good Form

This may seem like another no-brainer, but it’s actually really important, so I’m making it a Commandment:COMMANDMENT 7: ALWAYS EXERCISE GOOD ARCHERY FORM.You may be asking, why would I *not* practice good form? Well, in my experience, there are main two reasons:1. You got lazy. And… there’s no shame in that! Not much shame, anyway. […]

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