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Paper bin waste suitable to stop an arrow?

A paper bin is going to make a fairly small stopping area. Hopefully there is something more substantial (like a wall) behind the target that will stop the arrow if you happen to miss the target ...
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Paper bin waste suitable to stop an arrow?

The simple answer is yes, you can definitely use waste paper or cardboard to stop an arrow. Various folks have used cardboard boxes, flattened, and piled up to anywhere between 6 and 12 inches thick, ...
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The bow's length and its influence

I know that bow length needs to match the draw length mostly because you lose precision if overdrawing it as soon as the string stop touching the limbs and just hold on the tips, string can swing ...
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What is a lumen nock used for?

They are usually used for making your arrows easier to find in low light / cloudy conditions. Also they give a certain flair if you happen to be filming your shot. Imagine hunting in a forest, light ...
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Why are plastic vanes used instead of feathers?

Artificial vanes are heaps more durable than feathers and being artificial, they are weather resistant. One of the things I most see in the field on a wet day is long bowers covering arrows with a ...
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How can I carry my compound bow in a backpack without showing any parts of it?

If you're simply looking for a bag to transport your bow in, then go shopping for a compound bow bag. There is a large selection of bags available. If you're specifically looking to invest in a ...
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Does a backpack negatively influence my archery shooting?

I'm not an archer, however, I would be surprised if you would not notice any difference with your backpack as compared to no backpack – at least in the beginning. Basically with every skill that ...
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Paper bin waste suitable to stop an arrow?

Yes. There are two common approaches to this: Press moistened paper into the target container, which can be a box of any sort. The paper should be wet enough and pressed hard enough that at least a ...
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What to look for in a quality archery target?

Stopping power The target should be strong enough to stop arrows reliably. It's better to work with a good margin here, especially if the target is used with different arrows (carbon tend to have a ...
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Why is there a cock vane/feather?

This one is actually much simpler than you might realise: On a three feathered arrow, the nock is at 90 degrees to one feather, and at 30 degrees to the other two feathers. If the cock feather was ...
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How should I clean epoxy out of the insert that goes in an arrow shaft?

Heating can help, but you have to be careful, infact an "insert removal tool" is basically a brass bolt as tip of a soldering iron. However if you have a soldering iron with bent needle tip for ...
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How do the skills required for mounted archery (archery from horseback) differ from those required for other forms of archery?

I'll focus on the directly archery related things. I think it's quite obvious that the horse is heavily moving and thus you've to learn to absorb this movement in your hips. The main difference is, ...
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I shoot horribly at archery tournaments - what can I do about it?

Its something that happens in every sport. Generally target shooting the mantra is: bad day, drop everything for awhile, go get a beer, chitchat, help others in the club or simply call it the day. The ...
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What's meant by F.O.C.in archery?

FOC is "front of center", which is a term for how far the center of mass is relatively from the midpoint of the arrow. There doesn't seem to be a consensus on what an "ideal" FOC ...
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Why are plastic vanes used instead of feathers?

An arrow's fletching should balance between providing good spin and minimizing drag. See the video here. Feathers: Superior in-flight characteristics: recede well at high airspeed (decreases drag) ...
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What is a lumen nock used for?

Dynadin is correct. Also, I would add, the arrows with fletching, broadhead tips, and tuning become very expensive. Losing a $20 arrow does not make sense when you can add $3 (per arrow) to the total ...
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What is a lumen nock used for?

I use lighted nocks on my arrows because it helps me judge the quality of the arrow strike on an animal. When the LED on the arrow tip flies across your field of vision, it leaves a trace in your ...
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When using "Gap aiming method" do I leave both eyes open?

When gap shooting or shooting a bow in general, there are a couple of advantages to keeping both eyes open. One is that having both eyes open gives you some amount of depth perception, so you can see ...
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Broadhead tuning

No offence, but if your bow is properly tuned you'll literally feel no difference from field tips to broadheads :) Broadheads intensify any tuning issues. That's why you may experience a supposedly ...
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Why is there a cock vane/feather?

Actually, it is done to minimize the possibility that the feathers will contact the arrow rest. Since there are different types of arrow rests, the direction pointed will depend on the type of rest. ...
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Downsides of a bullet point for 3D archery

They didnt give you any reason for that suggestion? Sometimes depends on clubs, one club I was member of years ago was extremely fussy about which were allowed and which not. There is a difference in ...
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When to wear a chest protector?

Chest guards works as the same of arm guards. It protects the archer from get the sting from the string. Although, when an archer shoots his/her arm, it's more likely it's related to his/her form ...
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Is there a rule of thumb, how many fps is added per missing grain of the arrow?

I do not know any rule of thumbs but I do have some knowledge in physics and math, so lets see what we can do with that=) Let's assume the energy that is put into an arrow is independent of the ...
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Do we refer to certain archery styles as "qualitative shooting"?

So, is "quality shooting" an official term to describe a bunch of disciplines (like traditional archery etc.)? No, de facto, I'd never met such interpretation even unofficially. Is it ...
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How to measure strike plate position?

How to measure the strike plate position for the purposes of this calculation is given in the instructions for the calculator:
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How to measure strike plate position?

ShemSeger has a great explanation. If we zoom into the graphic you can see where the measurement is made: From blue line to blue line.
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What would be the advantage of the 3 fingers under release?

I'm from the recurve world but have heard loads about freestyle shooting. I know of two advantages for shooting with 3 under (only one for instinctive) Having a 3-under allows for string walking. ...
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Why use string walking in archery to change the distance of your shot?

tldr: string walking is used with the goal of not moving your aiming point during a change of target distance. It's the equivalent of adjusting your sights in recurve I'll paint a little picture for ...
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