Archery Terms

Archery terms

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Recurve Bow
A type of bow that is one of the most common and popular. It gets its name from the limbs, as they recurve away from the archery.
Reflex Bow
This bow is like the recurve in that it is curved away from the archer, the entire length of the bow recurves away and not just the limbs.
Release
When you let go of the bowstring whilst an arrow is in place and the bowstring is fully drawn.
Riser
This is the name of the handle of the bow, although it is also where the arrow rests and additional accessories are connected. The limbs will also screw into the sides of the riser.
Round
A round consists of shooting so many arrows at the target from a certain distance.
Run Archery
Is a fun cross-country event where you run through a trail and stop at certain places with rounds of target archery.