Archery Arrows

April 20, 2010 by Bowhunter  
Filed under Archery Arrows

If you plan to learn archery, then it is useful to understand that it is the archery arrows that are the most important piece of equipment, even more than the bow that you use. If you do not have any first class quality arrows your accuracy will not be up to scratch and your performance will suffer. This means it is essential to learn what makes a professional archery arrow. There are many factors that need considering.

The stiffness of the arrow shaft needs to be studied, as this will affect to what degree the arrow wobbles as it is flying in the air. It is better to purchase arrows that do not bend and flex so much.

Modern arrows can be manufactured from various materials; these will alter its inherent performance capabilities. Usually arrows will be made from wood, carbon, or aluminum. If you are a novice to archery then you should seek expert advice as to which composition best suits your requirements. The weight of the arrow will also have a bearing on its performance. The heavier it is the more force with which it will strike, but it will fly with less speed than a lighter variety. This needs consideration when choosing which are right for you.

Another important aspect when purchasing archery arrows is the tip or point. This will vary depending upon the type of archery you will be doing. If you plan to hunt animals with your bow then the point should have been specially designed for this purpose.

If you have ever seen archery taking place then you will know that all arrows have feathers on them, these are actually called 'fletching'. Today only some arrows use real feathers, many will have plastic or synthetic versions. To decide which you prefer you can try out all the versions to see which is best for your requirements.

A final consideration is the arrow's nock. A nock is the slit at the end of the shaft that sits on the bow string. It helps to keep the arrow in position before it is released. It should neither be too tight or too slack, somewhere in the middle is perfect.

The fun you can have with archery is heavily dependent on choosing quality arrows. You can also become a better archer by doing so. It is best to try out a few options and take advice of experts as much as you can. Also bear in mind that cheap arrows are often not worth the money.

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