Archery is a great sport and many understand the benefits of taking a bow while camping, hiking or traveling. Yet if you need to travel by bus, foot, plane or bike, it can be very difficult to carry a full-sized bow and set of arrows with you. PVC plumbing pipe, while an unlikely bow material, allows for compact and effective take down bows to be made. With just a few simple techniques, a simple pipe can be transformed into a powerful and compact traditional bow that can easily fit in a pack or bag. Take-Down Archery will show you how to build your own bows, put together take down arrows, make strings and other essential tools for your own portable archery kit. Take-Down Bows : Form PVC pipe into effective archery bows that break down to a compact size. These bows can be made to fit easily in a bag or pack, making them great for camping, hiking, travel or just transport without worrying about a large bow. Take-Down Arrows : Convert commercial arrows into break-down versions that fit right alongside a take-down bow. Also build a jig for putting feathers and vanes on your own arrows at home or in the field. Bow Strings : Build the jigs and tools to help make your own durable and efficient bow strings. Learn to make an endless loop bow string, a basic but efficient and precise string for any traditional bow. Release Aid : Make a simple release aid that saves your fingers and increases accuracy with shorter bows. Arrow Rest : Shoot both feathers and plastic vanes with a simple flip style arrow rest.
To the Bear Archery traditional bow enthusiast and to the archery community at large, this book Bear Archery Traditional Bows: A Chronological History (1949–2015) represents a singular compilation of the chronological history of Bear Archery traditional bow production through the Bear Archery Company’s full timeline. This illustrated reference manual not only preserves the history and heritage of Bear Archery traditional bow production since 1949, it serves as a helpful reference to any and all archers interested in collecting and dating their vintage Bear Archery traditional bows. Each chapter covers a detailed chronology of factory production specifications for each specific bow model or group of related models. It includes photos of bow models for almost every year. The best part is this: at the end of each chapter, there is a table that allows readers to search out the characteristics of their bow by year, AMO length, riser material, medallion, limb glass colors, overlay colors, limb tip colors and where applicable, the two-digit serial number prefix.
Many Bear Archery enthusiasts and serious collectors share a passion for the equipment produced by Bear Archery, especially vintage items made during, before, and even after the Grayling production years. Covering fifty years of select Bear Archery gear and accessory production took a book. It is amazing to consider what a lucrative aftermarket exists for Bear Archery memorabilia and how many people are on the hunt for such items. The focus of this illustrated reference manual is on select Grayling- and early-Gainesville-era Bear Archery gear, accessories, and merchandise made in the mass-production years (1949 to 1999) even though some had been in production prior to that era. I cover a sampling of rare collectible items not seen in Bear Archery catalogs. These include items that may have been sold at the Fred Bear Museum only, made only for employees, or otherwise promotional items. Such rare to find and promotional items garner much interest in the collector world. Placing a timeline on them can be difficult even for the initiated. This is not an exhaustive coverage of collectibles as that would require a separate book. But the life of Fred Bear was full of creativity that a small sampling is all there is room for.
Traditional archery is spoken in every language, in every culture. Whether you compete in Olympic venues or bowhunt for big game, you participate in a shared history, a tradition of joy and of trial. Archery embodies the philosophy that newer is not always better, that faster does not always win the race, that easier is not always in one's best interest. With the help of The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery, learn to rise to an ancient challenge, and with bow in hand, reconnect with the world around you. The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery offers instructions on all facets of traditional archery, from gear to games, methods to masters, and competition to nostalgia. Interspersed with brief histories and tales from archers present and past, The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery provides detailed explanations of such subjects as building your own arrows, choosing bowstrings, aiming methods, accurate shooting, and practicing safe archery. Traditional archery represents the passion of the simple, the elegance of the pure. The Ultimate Guide to Traditional Archery proves it is truly a sport for the ages.
• Now in full color, updated and revised throughout • Information on choosing a bow, setting up the bow and arrows, selecting tackle, and ordering a custom bow • Practical advice on storing and transporting bows and gear safely • The history of the bow and arrow and stories of the fathers of traditional archery • Includes a glossary of archery terms and advice for teaching beginning bowshooters
Archery: Steps to Success provides in-depth, progressive instruction with accompanying illustrations for each phase of the shot - sighting and aiming, shooting, and anchoring - for all forms of archery. Build a solid skill base; learn the details of choosing, fitting, and tuning equipment; and then refine your technique and sharpen your mental skills. By practicing the 91 drills and using the scoring systems to gauge your progress, you'll develop consistent technique and shot patterns in no time.