The Different Types of Archery Accessories

by Scott Byers

There are many different archery accessories that one can purchase when pursuing the sport of archery. Whether you're going into archery for competitive reasons, hunting, or just for recreation, this article will discuss the different types of archery accessories that are currently on the market.

One accessory that is available for archers to store and carry around their arrows in is of course arrow cases. Most of these cases are padded on the bottom of the case with Notched foam, keeping the arrows secured and separated. These cases can hold anywhere from 18 to 36 arrows and up plus accessories. Other cases include crossbow cases, compound bow cases (hard and soft bow cases), traditional bow cases, and broadhead cases.

And of course to go along with your cases, you must first purchase a bow. There are a lot of different bows available on the market, but we'll discuss some which may be suited best for either hunting or competitive archery. One kind of bow on the market is the "Little Apache Youth Bow" which is a set of bows. It's a 40" recurve bow with a 9.5" draw weight; ideal for kids just starting off in the sport of archery. Another type of bow is the "Bear Turbo Fire Bow Set". The set includes a 15 in-draw length, 2 Safetyglass arrows, a belt quiver and finger tab.

archery targetMuch like bows, there are various types of arrows on the market as well. It all depends on the personal preferences of archer, but here are a few different types currently on the market. One is the "Carbon Express 'Thunder Express' 26" Youth Arrow". It has a durable fiberglass shaft, a perfect alternative for children's cedar arrows. They are in fact stronger and safer than cedar. Another specific arrow on the market is the "Cajun Archery Cedar Arrow" with 4 inch feather. It's made from select grade orford cedar, has 11/32" Graded Shafts, 4" feathers, lightweight crimp-on target point and is available in 28" and 30" lengths. There are many different kinds of arrows out there including cedar arrows, wood arrows, fiberglass arrows, carbon arrows, and fletched arrows.

Another type of archery accessory is the silencer. One type of silencer currently available is the "Bullet Slide", which guarantees silent draw backs and reduces noise and friction. It's very durable and easy to install. The "Release Loops" silencers are super strong with a tight braid, also to easy to install extra long, and come in either camo or black. Another kind of archery silencer is the "Whisper Prong" silencer. There's zero noise on the draw when using it, a silky smooth release of arrow, and can be rotated to extend life. It fits on all standard 1/8" metal prongs.

The "sight" is another important archery accessory. One type of sight is the "Junior Sight", which features a 6 inch aluminum extension bar, smooth micro windage adjustment, and has a calibrated sight tape, 8/32 ring. The "Cartel Champion" sight is black anodized with 6" extension and a quick detach system. It also comes with ring/dot sight aperture, mounting screws included.

Archery targets basically come in two different types: 3D Hunting types and flat targets used for competitive archers. 3D targets are almost always made to simulate animals found in hunting, such as bears, dears, ducks, and so on. In target hunting, there are competitions where archers shoot at 3D animal targets in forests or woods where one would normally hunt, shooting at selected targets and distances. Flat targets which are used mostly for practicing for competitive archery are flat with a series of rings around them. The center, otherwise known as the "bull's-eye" is worth 10 points, then 9, 8, and so on as the rings go out from the middle.

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