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Target Archery for Beginners

Learning the sport of target archery is not as easy as it may seem. There are a lot of skills entailed to it. Aside from the many skills any archery enthusiast should master, you should also master the different gear and equipment needed in target archery. In fact, this is the first step to mastering the sport of target archery.

There are actually a lot of criteria you would need to keep in mind when you are choosing your equipment for target archery for the first time. One of the first that you would have to check out is actually your bow. There are certain steps entailed in the process of choosing the right bow for target archery.

First off, you need to choose your hand. This should not be too difficult to determine because all you have to do is know which your dominant hand is. Still, there are some people out there who are ambidextrous, so there really is no way of saying for sure which is the dominant hand. That person would just have to choose which hand to use in the end. The right handed archer would have the bow in his left hand, and his right hand would be the one to draw the string.

Next off is the length of the bow. You might want to ask for assistance from a target archery instructor here. But generally, you can measure your bow length on your own. Just stretch your arms out in full length and put your palms together. The distance from the center of your chest to your fingertips would then be measured. Add an extra inch, and you would have the appropriate length already.

Choosing the weight of your bow is the next step here. You should determine the poundage of your bow when it is pulled to 28 inches. If your bow is pulled more than this distance, then your poundage will increase. If your pull is less than 28 inches, then your poundage should decrease. The change for poundage should be pegged at 2# per inch. Finding the bow that would give you these measurements can take quite a while. So, it would actually be better to just ask assistance from a target archery instructor as well. This way, you can be sure to have that perfect weight for your bow. Once this is determined, you would then be a step closer towards mastering the craft of target archery.