A compound bow is a collection of simple machines that work together to give the archer a mechanical advantage when they shoot. Compound bows allow for more customization than traditional bows. Risers The riser is the central piece to which all other parts attach. The riser contains the grip and arrow shelf. It has universal mounting points that allow accessories like stabilizers, rests, and sights to attach to the bow. The limbs of the bow are bolted onto the riser. Cams Cams are a critical component of a compound bow. They are what allow compound bows to transfer so much energy into the limbs. However, when you reach the full draw of the bow, cams can ‘let off’ up to 90% of the pressure required to hold the bowstring in the full draw position. A [...]
Winter Archery Bow hunting doesn't have to stop just because temperatures have dropped and snow has arrived! Properly prepared, bows are fully capable of performing in cold, wet weather. Before You Go Out Cold weather makes bows stiffer which puts more pressure on string and limbs. In other words, the cold makes the bow harder to pull back. Before heading into the woods, check the condition of your bow to make sure it is prepared for winter weather! Your strings and cables should be well waxed. Wax will protect strings from moisture that could damage them over time and will also help stop them from freezing. In addition, ensure that bow limbs are in good shape with no damage like cracked or delaminated areas. The cold can make damaged areas like these more brittle. Wooden [...]
What is it? 3D archery builds on the skills every archer develops initially by adding dynamic shooting into the sport. Archers walk a pre-determined course in small groups. Each archer gets a single shot at a three-dimensional target shaped like an animal. The targets on the animals cover the vital areas where a hunter would normally aim. These courses challenge archers to adapt their shooting to account for variable conditions, distances, and angles. These large outdoor courses take full advantage of the natural terrain to increase the difficulty of the competition. The archers may be asked to shoot a target that has partial cover or is at a different elevation. The archers must battle variable wind and weather conditions to hit their target. Shooting positions are determined by the category for which each shooter has [...]
As a great lifelong sport that can be enjoyed by all, archery introduces you to new people while exercising your mind and body. Although it might not seem versatile to newcomers, you’ll soon learn the many ways there actually are to participate in the beautiful sport of archery.. Here are just a few ideas to add variety to your archery routine.
Whether you’re a beginner or experienced archer, following these five tips provided by our archery experts here at Triggers and Bows, will help to keep your bow and arrow in good shape for as long as possible to get the biggest bang for your buck.
Whether practiced indoors or out, competitively or social, archery gets you active, burning calories and in an overall better state of mind. Here are just a few of the health benefits you will start to notice if you start coming to Triggers and Bows’ state-of-the-art archery range regularly.
Archery is such a fun sport and when everyone follows the rules and puts safety first, it makes for an even greater outing. No matter what kind of archery you shoot, there are some basic safety principles that can help ensure you and your friends always have a great time at the Triggers and Bows archery range.
In order to progress as an athlete, every archer must learn their equipment including the basic parts that make a bow and arrow. Our archery experts here at Triggers and Bows have put together this useful guide to help you become a better archer by learning all about the parts of a bow and arrow.
What better way to celebrate this special day than spending some time shooting bows and arrows with your old man at Triggers and Bows at our state-of-the-art archery range? Here are just a few ways you can bond with your dad while participating in archery.
With spring in the air, many of us are dusting off our bows, grabbing a handful of arrows, and heading out to the range. Before you get out to the range and start practicing, review these seven tips on how to improve your archery accuracy.