Tag Archives: archery

What is gap shooting?

Photo by Mikhail Nilov: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-in-red-jacket-shooting-a-bow-and-arrow-6620577/

There are various levels of aiming sights that can be added to a bow. An archer’s bow can range from a bent stick to a teched-out compound bow with lasers on it. Some seek the most primal or traditional experience possible when holding a bow. A bow without any sights may earn you a head […]

Olympic archery distance

Olympic archers display their skills by hitting their targets at 70 meters (229.66 feet) using a recurve bow.

Which Way Should the Fletching be Pointed?

A small but potentially important archery detail for accurately firing arrows is, which way should the arrow’s fletching be pointed? The simple answer is, the index vane, or odd colored vane (cock vane) should be pointed away from the riser facing you (as seen in the featured image). The other two will point towards the […]

How Old Might Archery Be?

The short answer to the question of how old archery could be is, 72, 000 years old. However, dates of early human technology can be pushed back with future archeological discoveries. I’ve sometimes wondered how old archery might be and who invented it. Where does it fit in on the timeline of weapons technology? Upon looking, […]