This comprehensive guide is designed to help novice archers like you (maybe) navigate the fundamentals of target archery.
Scoring points in archery is a matter of hitting the target. The center of the target is 10 points. Each concentric circle outside of the center is one less point. the scores go, 10x*, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1. Hitting the target outside of the last ring or missing […]
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 […]
The Mongolian draw is a technique used in archery that involves drawing the bowstring back with the thumb instead of your index finger or forefingers. Many who use this technique make use of a thumb ring that protects the thumb by displacing the pressure from the bowstring across the ring’s surface. To successfully use this […]
Archery is the practice of shooting arrows at a target with a bow. The target you’re aiming at can take various forms. It can be the center of the archery target (the “bullseye”) used in target archery, the torso of a hunted animal, or a soldier of an opposing army. The word archery is derived […]
The Mongol bow is a category of recurve bows that were traditionally used while mounted on horseback. Mongolian archers were some of the most skilled and feared in all of history, and their bows were a big part of that. Mongol bows are shorter than other types of bows, which made them more maneuverable and […]
photo: Photo by Mikhail Nilov Before this break, I would go to the archery range weekly for years. I loved it and hated it. I had some flow days where I couldn’t miss. I spent the rest of those years chasing those days. One simple motion. How hard can it be? Truth be told, outside of […]