Archery Terms

Archery terms

A B C D E F G H I K L M N P Q R S T V Y
There are 12 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
Cables
Are used to connect the string through the cams to the limbs on a compound bow
Cam
Are found on compound bows and are used to provide the let-off and additional power. They act as a pulley and can be found on the end of the limbs.
Carbon Fiber
A Type of material that is used to produce arrows, some bows have also started using them for the limbs.
Cast
When a bow is able to shoot an arrow a specific distance
Center Serving
This part of the string helps to protect it from wear. It is found in the centre of the bow string and is located where you nock your arrow.
Chest Guard
Is often worn to help stop the bow strings from hitting the clothes or the body. It will normally cover one side of the chest.
Clicker
Helps to tell the archer when they should release the bow, it is a device that clicks when the bow is drawn to the ideal draw length.
Clout Archery
Imagine playing golf with a bow and arrow and you have something close to clout archery. It is basically a game where the idea is to shoot an arrow and have it land as close to the flag as possible. Around the flag is a target and the closer you get to the flag, the more points you get.
Composite Bow
Is a type of bow that is made from combining different layers of materials together.
Compound Bow
One of the types of bows that is widely used. It uses mechanical aids to help reduce the weight when you fully draw the bow. This allows your to aim better, manage lower draw weights and also produce faster shots.
Cross Dominance
Is when an archer has a stronger eye and uses the opposite hand to shoot, as an example is left eye dominant but still shoots from their right hand.
Crossbow
A type of bow that is horizontal instead of vertical. You place the bolt into the crossbow, draw back and lock it into place. These bows are then held and fred with a trigger. Think a cross between a bow and a gun.