The Longbow Shop Blog

Wood arrow spine for Bearpaw bows

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Wood arrow spine for Bearpaw bows

We have had lots of customers asking about wooden arrow spine selection for Bearpaw or Bodnik bows over the last few months. We have a new chart from Henry Bodnik to give you all a starting point to begin experimenting. Please bear in mind that this chart is just the beginning and you will need to take into account point weight, bow materials and design plus your own form of shooting. Click HERE for a larger version and enjoy!

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Ayme for Finsbury Archers - Reprint

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Ayme for Finsbury Archers - Reprint
Ayme for Finsbury Archers - A must for every member of the marks, roving archer, field archer or traditional archer of today and a history of early archery practices for the modern archer.

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Our website features

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Our website features

We launched our new website back in December 2016 and have been implementing some new ideas and features over the last couple of months. We thought we would give you an overview of them. Custom ordersYou can now order bows, bow making gear, carbon shafts, leather armguards, quivers and any of our arrow ranges with whatever feather colours, nocks etc that you’d like. Take a look and there will be a custom option available.Out of stock notificationIf you find something is out of stock we can now send you an email alert as soon as it comes back in. Just...

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UK Bearpaw Tournament

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UK Bearpaw Tournament

The first ever Bearpaw Kill Tournament to be held in the UK will be held on the 26th and 27th of August 2017 On the 10th and 11th of June the Wild Geese Field Archers in NR Great Ayton, North Yorkshire will host the 1st. Bearpaw Kill Tournament ever held in the UK. We’re very pleased that the reputation of our special “tournament” continues to spread – reaching more and more instinctive archery enthusiasts all over the world. Our unique scoring system, the special class divisions, along with the realistic and challenging shot set-ups are popular with all archers of...

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Do I use Left Wing or Right Wing feathers on my arrows?

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Do I use Left Wing or Right Wing feathers on my arrows?

Right Wing or Left Wing? OK we are asked this question a lot. Which feathers do I use on my arrows - Right Wing or Left Wing? The simple answer is use whatever you want as long as they are all the same wing on the arrow. So all Right wing or all left wing… no mixing on the same arrow! It makes no difference whatsoever in our opinion to the arrows flight and we have experimented a lot over the years. Some myths say that the arrow needs to spin away from the bow - we don’t agree with...

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