Archery Resources, Guides, Info and Tips

Welcome to our resources section. All these articles are here to help educate and pass on knowledge. 

There should be something for everyone! From a basic introduction to the sport and it's disciplines and styles, through to the fine details on different types of bows, and all the arrows and their many tips and what you use them for.   

Do you know your crossbow basics? Your compound basics? Your recurve from your longbow? Your compound from your recurve

Talking of bows, don't miss our buyers guides on the best of the best recurve, compound and crossbows!

We've covered worldwide competitions, slang, tips on choosing draw weight, draw length, bow size, handedness and eye dominance. There's also a large guide to shooting technique which covers everything from your hand grip to the mental aspects of shooting a bow.

Have a browse and let us know if there's anything you think we're missing.

What is the Best Beginner Bow & Archery Style?
If you're just starting out, you need to know what's best for you. Don't jump straight into the deep end, read this first.
Help! Do I need a left or right handed bow?
Left or right handed bows, what's the difference and which one do you need? This depends on your dominant eye and dominant hand.
Basics : A Guide to Compound Bows
Let-off, back wall, cam types, draw weights, IBO speeds, Axle to Axle, efficiency... confused? Let us explain.
Useful Archery Links
We've compiled a collection of useful resources and links for you. These range from the bodies and organization that govern archery all the way down to blogs and related sites we've come across that we like and think you might like too....
All You Need To Know About Archery Today : Introduction
What is Archery? Our introduction goes from its origins through to modern day disciplines, religion, mythology. bow types and more...!
Wicked and deadly : What you need to know about types of arrows and arrow tips
Arrows come in many different styles and varieties. We take you through the different styles and uses of arrow available to recurve and compound archers.
How do you convert ATA to ASTM arrow spine measurements?
Choosing the ideal arrow is a common problem for any archer. The length of the arrow depends on your physical size,[...]
When do Bowsights Work Best (and Worst)?
If you’re taking a Hunter Safety course, you might well be faced with this question. There's a quick answer and there are some things you should know.
Draw Weight for my Bow, What’s Best for me?
How much weight you want to pull? We break it down by body type and weight to give you a good indication of the best draw weight for you.
Do you know your Archery Slang?
Hey you've just kissed-out a fat shafter from the cherry with your trad rig. Got that?
Top Bow : World Archery Competitions, Tournaments and Rules
Of all archery competitions the Olympics and World Championships are the most prestigious. Here we take you through their distances, rules and divisions.
What bow types are available to the archer and hunter?
An illustrated epic list going through all the different types, classes, materials and styles of bows and crossbows available to archers and hunters.
Useful Crossbow Basics for Hunters and Target Shooters
What's best? Recurve, compound or pistol? What's the power stroke, what's fpke mean? What accessories do you need?
How to Determine Your Arrow Length
Why does arrow length matter and what size should you go for?
Longbow vs Recurve – Which is Best and Why?
If you aren’t sure of the differences between a traditional longbow vs a recurve we outline facts, what each is best used for, by whom, and for what reason!
How to Tell Which Eye is Your Dominant One
You eye dominance, is it left-eye, right-eye, ambi-ocular? There are several easy ways to find out, an instinctive thought test being the quickest.
Our Glossary of Interesting Archery Terms
AMO, ATA, Takedown, Stacking, Riser, Nock, Peep? Don't know what they mean? Take a look in here.
Compound vs Recurve – Which is Best and Why?
Deciding on your first bow, your next bow? Want to join a club? Ready to hunt? Writing a project? Just plain curious???
The Different Types of Archery Practised Today
Target, field, 3D, ski, run, para, flight, clout, mounted, tag... know what all these types of archery are? You will after reading this...
How to Quickly Find Your Perfect Recurve Bow Size
Our guide has explanations and tables of data to show you the best bow sizes for your physical height or your bow draw length (if you know it).
How to Shoot With Proper Archery Form
Tips and tricks to help you get the best from shooting your bow with proper archery form. From stance to follow-through all the steps explained.
How to identify the parts of a compound bow!
An illustrated breakdown of a modern compound bow detailing all the different parts and what they do. Fundamental knowledge!
How to Easily Find Your Bow Draw Length
To get the right bow, you need to know your draw length, what is it and how do you find it easily? Here is our guide.