Archery Bows

In archery, bows are among the most important assets than regular practitioner can have. Archers make use of them use is present in traditional competition, field archery, 3D archery, target archery and even in regular outdoor excursions. If this is a skill set that you would like to take up, it is extremely important that you are well aware of the type of archery that you intend to practice and what kind of bow will best suit your needs.


Archery is one of the oldest sports in the world, with the oldest signs of its practice dating back to the Paleolithic era, roughly 10,000 BC, in northern Germany, but there are signs of its use in ancient cultures all over the world. Despite its long-reaching presence, archery’s basics have changed very little. This sport, involving bows and arrows, maintains heavy practice and viewership in the Olympics since its introduction in 1900.

Types of Archery Bows

Most archers are aware of and use long bows, which are slightly easier to use and carry. However, there are four types of bows. These types are compound bows, recurve bows, traditional bows and crossbows. Traditional long bows are the most widely used bows, which work in all formats of archery. In the Olympics, participants may only use recurve bows. People often employ compound bows in 3D archery and in out in the field. Crossbows, which are extremely accurate, are most useful in target archery. Their range is also much higher and more accurate than other archery bows.

How to Take Care of Archery Bows

It is extremely important that you store your bows in places where moisture, wind and heat won't affect them. Also, it is very important you only use appropriate string and arrows with your bow. Failing to do this can damage the bow and reduce its overall life. Moreover, even if you are not participating in regular archery competitions, change the string at least twice a year. Experts recommend that you use a bow stringer when stringing the archery bow instead of doing it by hand. This helps the limbs to stay intact, reducing prolonged wear and tear.