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  1. Scope Size: What's right for me?

    Scope Size: What's right for me?

    A quick look through Lancaster Archery Supply’s lineup of 3-D and target scope offerings for compound bows shows scopes measuring 29, 30, 35, 39 and 41 mm, among some other sizes. Recognizing there are different sizes of scope housings available begs the obvious question, “Which size is right for me?” And the answer is, “That depends on what you want...
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  2. What is F.O.C.? And how does it affect my arrows?

    What is F.O.C.? And how does it affect my arrows?

    F.O.C. is a hot topic in arrow-building discussions today. What is F.O.C.? It’s the acronym for “front of center.” What it refers to is the percentage of an arrow’s total weight – including the point - that is concentrated forward of the center of the arrow. F.O.C. is something that mainly bowhunters are concerned with, and there’s no question that...
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  3. Buying Guide to Fletching Jigs

    Buying Guide to Fletching Jigs

    The fletching jig is one of the best tools an archer can own for do-it-yourself arrow building and repair. Whether you shoot recurve, compound or crossbow, with arrows steered by feathers or plastic fletchings, there’s a fletching jig for you. But they don’t all do the same things. And if you like lots of variety with your fletchings, it’s important...
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  4. How to Choose the Right Recurve/Longbow String

    How to Choose the Right Recurve/Longbow String

    Getting the right size string for your recurve or longbow is critical to getting the best performance out of that bow. To do so, you’ve got to get a string that’s the correct length for your bow, and has the correct number of strands. LENGTH When figuring out the correct length for your bowstring, you’re likely to come across the...
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  5. Easton Arrows: Built for Precision, Made in the USA

    Easton Arrows: Built for Precision, Made in the USA

    Since 1922, Easton Archery has been designing, testing, building, selling and shipping arrows. All from within the United States of America. “When you can engineer something, build it and then test it all in the same place, that’s when you are able to build the best products possible,” said Gary Cornum Easton’s director of marketing. There is no disconnect between...
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  6. Customizing your bow grip

    Customizing your bow grip

    “Man, I love this bow, but I just can’t get comfortable with this grip!” Ever found yourself in this situation? You’re not alone. And no, you don’t just “have to get used to it.” If you find a bow that you like, but it’s got a grip that doesn’t suit you, there are lots of potential fixes on the market...
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  7. How to build heavy hunting arrows

    How to build heavy hunting arrows

    Heavy hunting arrows are wildly popular these days. Whether you want just an overall heavy arrow or you want to add weight specifically to the front of the arrow to boost an arrow’s FOC, there are products that can help achieve your goals. Let’s start with heavy arrows. Arrow weights vary wildly across manufacturers and individual shafts, but, generally, the...
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  8. How to Match Limbs and Risers for Your Takedown Recurve Bow

    How to Match Limbs and Risers for Your Takedown Recurve Bow

    Takedown recurve bows are favorites among hunters, target archers and backyard archers alike. They break down and pack easily. You can often get different weight limbs for different applications. They’re the Swiss Army knives of recurve bows. But not all takedown recurve bows are built the same. That is, you need to know what kind you have if you want...
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  9. Know Your Archery Glues

    Know Your Archery Glues

    Stick it, for the win! Archery is a game that requires lots of glue. We glue points, inserts and nock bushings inside arrow shafts. We glue vanes, feathers and certain nocks onto arrow shafts. Sometimes you want bonds to be permanent. Sometimes, you want to be able to separate parts later. To get the right parts to stick the right...
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  10. Mathews VXR Series 2020 Compound Bows Review

    Mathews Archery launched the VXR Series bows as its flagship hunting line for 2020. Watch here as Lancaster Archery Supply's P.J. Reilly runs through the features and technologies built into these bows, which are the VXR 28 and the VXR 31. Mathews took a lot of the technology built into its 2019 Vertix line, such as the Switchweight Mods, and...
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