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Why and How to Use a Bow Release

A bow release is a mechanical device used to draw the string back and then let it go when the archer is ready. Usually they are only used on compound bows, and gloves or tabs are used on traditional bows such as longbows and recurves (more on traditional archery later). But why do you need […]

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What’s Better Fletching- Vanes or Feathers?

Here’s a look at the differences between feathers and vane fletching. Fletching is what’s on the back your arrow that stabilizes the arrow in flight. Like most things in hunting, the equipment you use comes down to personal preference. You should use what you feel most comfortable with, but here are the differences so you […]

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What Are Bleeder Blades?

Broadhead bleeder blades are the two small blades often seen on two-bladed broadheads. They are set at 90 degrees to the main blades. The purpose of bleeder blades is to cause larger entrance and exit holes as well as more hemorrhaging than just a regular two-bladed broadhead. Do they work? Yes, they work, but like […]

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Magnus Stinger 4 Blade Review

This is a pretty basic review on the Magnus Stinger 4 bladed broadheads. Some folks can put their broadheads through grueling test, like shooting through a metal garbage can until the broadhead breaks. I don’t have the money to replace broken broadheads (though there is a lifetime guarantee on magnus broadheads), so I’m not going […]

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How to Sharpen Broadheads

Sharpening broadheads is an important part of your hunting preparation. You should regularly practice with the broadheads you are planning to hunt with, and because they will get dull, knowing how to sharpen them is a valuable skill. There are several ways to sharpen broadheads. You can buy specific broadhead sharpeners, or just use a […]

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How to Choose Arrows

This is a pretty big topic among hunters and it can be overwhelming if it’s your first time setting up a hunting rig. If this is your first time to ever buy arrows, it’s best to let a professional archery shop help determine what arrows you need. Still, it’s good for you to learn how they make their […]

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Three Steps to Sighting Your Bow In

Sighting your bow in is a relatively easy process, and I’ll show you the steps on how to do it. It’s important that you sight in your bow, because nobody will shoot your bow like you. Your professional bow shop will get it close, but only you can zero it in for the way you […]

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Fixed or Mechanical Broadheads- What You Should Use

Depends who you ask. It’s kind of like the Dodge versus Chevy mentality. If you dive a Dodge you’ll swear by them. If a Chevy, then you’ll never see anything good in a Dodge. Same with fixed versus mechanical broadheads. Here’s the basics between the two. Fixed Broadheads Just like the name implies, the blades […]

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Buying a New Hunting Bow

Whether you are in the market for a new bow or are just getting into bowhunting, here are some ideas on picking out the best bow for you. I’m going to pretend you’ve never bowhunted before and walk you through the steps of choosing and buying a bow. Even if you’re not intending to bowhunt […]

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