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How to setup a Target Archery Recurve Bow

In this video we take an in depth look at the set up of an olympic style recurve.
We look at all the steps for getting it out of the box to setting up the clicker (and everything else in between)

*Bow assembly
*ILF Limb fitting
*Checking Brace height
*Setting the tiller
*Limb alignment
*Fitting the arrow rest
*Fitting the pressure button
*Setting the centershot
*Fitting nocking points
*Fitting the sight
*Fitting the stabilisers
*Checking the balance of the bow
*Fitting the clicker

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Best Target Bows: 2017 Target Bow Shootout

After seeing a handful of new flagship target bows get released for 2017, we decided to reach out to some manufacturers to see if they would be willing to send me some long term test bows.

Because we wanted to spend as much time with each bow as possible, we decided to get a maximum of four bows in for testing. As luck would have it, the four manufacturers we reached out to all agreed to send in a bow.

In the order they arrived at our door, we received the Bowtech Fanatic 3.0, Prime STX 39 V2, Hoyt Prevail 40 with X3 cams and Mathews TRX 7.

Compound Men Gold - Las Vegas - Indoor World Cup 2014

Uncut match from the final stage of the Indoor Archery World Cup 2013 - 2014.

Compound Men Gold : PEINEAU Sebastien (FRA) vs GELLENTHIEN Braden (USA)
Commentators : Carl ARCKY.

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Forget the rules ?
During Indoor World Cup recurve archers are shooting at 18m on a three-spot target. Each target face is 20cm diameter.


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Target Archery Scope Set Up

Historically I have not loved using pins on my target scopes. I know they work great for a lot of people, but it's just not been a success for me.

Fortunately after watching a video from John Dudley, I found a way to use dots on the lenses of my Specialty Archery Versa scopes without running into trouble the colors blending into the paper or 3D targets.

Men's Archery Individual Gold Medal Match | Rio 2016 Replay

Bonchan Ku wins gold for Korea in the Archery Men's Individual Gold Medal Match.

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Setting up a compound bow for indoor archery

We take a look at the difference between a compound bow for indoor archery and a normal target compound.

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Archery | Target vs Hunting Bows

We take a quick look at the differences between target bows and hunting bows.

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How to score an archery target | Archery 360

Top archers explain how to score a modern archery target – and where the five-colour, 10-ring face originates from.

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Commentary: English

7 Archery Tuning Tips | Archery Lessons

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We can't even start to discuss tuning until we know that the archer and the bow are consistent. There's no sense of even trying to tune your bow unless you are performing perfectly.

Once you feel that you're performing perfectly then what we do is we take note of how the arrows are flying. If they are tuned, like if they are center shot, if knocking point is in the right position the arrow will come out of the bow perfectly straight, perfectly straight. If it doesn't come out of the bow perfectly straight the bow is not tuned. Or the archer and the bow aren't tuned together.

So one of the ways that you determine whether the bow is tuned or not is to shoot up close to your target. When you shoot the arrow up close to your target, if the arrow doesn't come out perfectly straight it will enter the target at an angle. The angle that it enters the target at will determine what you have to do in order to tune the bow.

For instance, if you take a shot and the arrow comes out of the bow, and when it hits the target it turns this way, that tells me that the arrow is too weak for the bow. That tells me that as the arrow comes out it's bending too much and moving to the right of the target.

If the arrow comes out of the bow and it bends this way and enters the target at this angle, that tells me that the arrow is too stiff for the bow. So therefore, you have to find the proper spined arrow for the bow. Going back to your chart, your arrow chart, you find out where this arrow was on the chart, and you move back towards a lighter or forward towards a heavier spined arrow. Until you find the proper arrow that comes out at the proper spine and enters into the target perfectly straight. If it enters perfectly straight your arrow and your bow are tuned. That's tuning the arrow.

Now, how can we do it in other ways besides just changing your arrows? You can do it by changing the weight of the points. The heavier the point the more the arrow will bend. Therefore, if you have an arrow that's too stiff, by putting a heavier weight in the front it will cause the arrow to straighten out. Another way you can do it is by putting heavier veins on the back, heavier fletching on the back, that stiffens the arrow. So if an arrow is too weak you can stiffen the arrow by putting weight on the back.

How to beat target panic in archery

Crispin Duenas reveals THREE easy steps that can help any archer beat target panic. Have any more advice? Let us know in the comments below!

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Hunting Bow For Target Archery?

Thank you for coming to my channel. I just finished Summer Series #5. I am trying to see if my Hunting bow will do just as good as my target bow. Switched bows and sights around. Shot it yesterday and got a robin hood yesterday at 55 yards. So for the next couple of weeks I am going to shoot it and see. I have one more Summer Series to do.

The Rules of Archery - EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains - The Rules of Archery. There are many different forms, but the main two are Outdoor Target Archery (sometimes referred to as Olympic Archery) and Indoor Target Archery.

Specific to the FITA and World Archery rules - watch this short beginner’s tutorial video guide on how Archery is played, Archery rules, and how to play Archery.
Learn about end, set, compound bow, recurve bow, target and more.

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Music: ‘Ryu’ by Capcom
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Target Archery Setup

Mathews Q2XL Practicing with new arrows. Having fun

Make Your Own Carpet Archery Target

Antler Geek Adam Millard shows how to turn a pile of scrap carpet into a killer archery target.

$300 Target Bow: Gen-X Archery X-Won Review

The flagship of the Gen-X lineup is the X-Won – a target bow that retails for $299. Since I was testing target bows that were priced from $1,400 to $1,800, I found the idea of a $300 target bow really intriguing, so I reached out to Gen-X and they were able to send over an X-Won for testing.

The draw cycle on this bow is pretty nice. It's a smooth daw right into the back wall. The wall is on the spongy side, though. I find this bow likes it best when I pull aggressively through the shot. It will start to creep on me if I get lazy, but I don't think that's a bad thing. Teaching new shooters to stay aggressive should help promote good form, even if it can be a little tiring.

Once I get my rest set up properly, I was slapping arrows at 20 and 30 yards with little issue. I have had some trouble shooting bullet holes through paper, but the fletched arrows seem to be grouping well so I can't complain.

Once I move out to 40 yards, I did start to notice some fliers, but I'd put the blame on the shooter for those.

I shot some FITA-style scoring rounds with this bow at 50 meters and 70 meters and the bow didn’t let me down. My scores were definitely a couple notches below what I was getting with the flagship target bows, but this thing is a shooter. If you give a pro like Jesse Broadwater this bow and give me the Mathews TRX 7, I have no doubt in my mind he would beat me…by a lot.

And that's why I'd have no trouble recommending this bow to somebody interested in getting started in target archery. The X-Won is an affordable entry point into the sport and its versatility allows a young archer to grow with the bow. And if they end up getting serious about archery down the like, the high priced flagship bows will always be there.

$10 Archery target

build an archery target from scrap cardboard that will stop a 30lb compound bow from approx. 20 metres for $10

Mybo SURESHOT & HOTSHOT Archery Bag Target Demonstration and Maintenance, by Merlin Archery.

Mybo SURESHOT & HOTSHOT Archery Bag Target Demonstration and Maintenance, by Merlin Archery.

Tying a Shoelace Finger Sling for Target Archery Bows

This is a quick and dirty demonstration of how to tie a finger sling for Olympic and FITA target archery recurve bows. This version uses a loop of shoelace and two cow hitches tied in the bight of the loop...

For those not familiar with finger slings, the sling is used to facilitate a completely open bow grip, as used in high level target archery. When the arrow is loosed, the bow is allowed to drop forward out of the open grip and is caught by the sling. A good bow sling is all that keeps your super expensive FITA recurve bow from dropping to the ground. The bow is not shown in the demo.

There are commercial finger slings you can buy but the simple shoelace version is preferred by many top archers. There is an alternate version using clove hitches. A video of it can be found at .

World #1 target archer qualifies high at 1st world field | Archery News

The Netherland’s Mike Schloesser is the world number one ranked target archer but he’s switched styles for the first time at the 2018 World Archery Field Championships in Cortina, Italy. Video presented by TruBall/Axcel: More archery at and

How to Choose the Best Archery Target

Chuck at Kodabow (with an assist from Autumn Steel) talks about some of his favorite targets and the criteria he uses to select different types depending on the situation..Modern bows have changed the target industry requiring better and stronger targets. He shows ease of arrow extraction in the Big Shot 450K and Big Shot Ironman and shows that a point blank shot in a foam target will result in good penetration..... good archers will test their hunting broadheads prior to heading to the field.



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