Archery Terms

Archery terms

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There are 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter S.
Safety Arrow
This is a type of arrow that normally has a padded head, it is often used in games of archery tag or in reenactments.
Scope Sight
This is a sight that goes onto the bow, it has a lens that magnifies the target for better aiming.
Self Bow
A homemade bow that is usually made from one single piece of wood.
Serving
In order to prevent the bowstrings from wear, this is an extra wrapping that goes around it.
Shooting Line
Depending on the distance you are shooting, this is a line that is parallel to the target. It is here that all archers will shoot from.
Stabilizer
This can help to give additional balance to the bow as well as reduce vibrations. You can either use a single rod or a set of rods that are weighted and connect to the riser.
Stance
This is how your legs, body, arms and head should be. A good stance and posture is key to good archery.
String Fingers
These are the fingers you use to pull back the bowstring.
String Hand
The hand you use to pull the bowstring back. Right handed archers will normally pull the string back with their right hand and left hand archers pull back with their left hand. (as this is their more dominant)