Field archery is shot with recurve (often one-piece) and compound bows. Target archery takes place at an archery club on a target range. For advanced tuning for plunger and tiller/brace height, I recommend checking out Tuning for Tuning for Tens by Rich Stonebraker and Bow Tuning by Ten Zone Although both cover the same material both documents together create a great understanACding of the tuning methods. Regardless of where you measure from, brace height is a critical measurement for tuning your longbow or recurve.
Target archery is shot with all three types of bow. This was compared with the measured behaviour for arrows shot from a compound archery bow (although the results are also applicable for recurve bows). There’s no better feeling than your first traditional harvest and I hope you will let us be a part of your experience with traditional archery.
I have started seeing a pattern in how people progress through Recurve Barebow archery. Without a consistent technique it is quite difficult to tune a bow correctly and I am still currently in the process of tuning. For the beginning archer, one of the first things to learn are the basic parts of a recurve bow.
We can’t even start to discuss tuning until we know that the archer and the bow are consistent. With the techniques outlined above you should be able to get any traditional longbow or recurve shooting accurately in short order. The Genesis bow has aspects of feel” in between compound and recurve bows.
I have a number of handmade longbow and recurve bows for sale. Longbow and recurve archers usually protect their bow fingers with a leather or plastic tab. Easton Archery provide useful data tables (reproduced in archery shop catalogues – such as Quicks that help in selecting arrows according to these criteria that match the bow and the archer using it. Once matching arrows are found, fine-tuning of a recurve bow can be made by adjusting the bow’s plunger-button (if fitted).
Luckily, the limbs of PSE Stalker are made of hardened maple and Macore wood. My Stalker is over six months old, and it has maintained accuracy, although it does require frequent tuning. A compound is more powerful and shorter than a recurve.
From whatt I know, PSE does honor its product warranty, so any issue should be immediately fixed by the company. So my advice is to simply get one or two different types of quality arrows, try them out with your recurve bow, see how accurate they are, and then try to improve from there once you gain some practical archery experience. Unfletched arrows can be usefully used when tuning a bow because the “smoothing” effect of the fletchings is absent.
This is helped by the knowledge that the major recurve bow maker and standards setter, Hoyt , is owned by the same people that own the major arrow manufacturer Easton Archery and that their engineers talk to each other. Although one-piece recurve bows are used, particularly for field shooting, most modern recurve bows are made in three pieces – a body (called a riser) with two detachable limbs that fit into each end.