American Archery: A Vade Mecum of the Art of Shooting with a Long Bow

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CHAPTER III equipment textit{By Dr. Robert P. Elmer THE beginner will find the following instructions helpful to him in selecting his equipment, or "Artillery" in the original meaning of the word. Arrows Of all things in the ...
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CHAPTER III equipment textit{By Dr. Robert P. Elmer THE beginner will find the following instructions helpful to him in selecting his equipment, or "Artillery" in the original meaning of the word. Arrows Of all things in the equipment of the archer the most important is the arrow. Unless every shaft be perfect and exactly like its fellows it is impossible to shoot well, no matter how good the rest of the tackle may be. Arrows may be plain or footed. The former are made of one piece of wood and are fit only for toys. The latter have a shaft of soft wood with a "foot," or piece of hard wood, spliced on the pile end. This foot balances the arrow, so that it has a betterflight, and also makes it much less liable to break. The shaft should be Douglas fir, spruce or Norway Pine. The foot may be of any strong, heavy wood. note.â?”It used to be that archery goods made in England were much better than those made in America. Of late years, however, our domestic products have been so much improved that now they fully equal, if they do not even surpass, the foreign makes. The pile, or point, of the arrow should be in the shape of a cylinder with a bevelled end. The nock, or slotted piece for the string, may be of fibre, horn or aluminum. The first two are wedge-shaped and set into the wood. The aluminum nocks are fitted over the end, like ferrules, and may be either tubular, as patented in England by Aldred, or cut from the solid bar, as used in America by Duff. Metal nocks are less apt to be injured when hit by another arrow, than are those of horn or fibre; the solid nocks are stronger than the tubular. The best feathers are from the turkey. They should be stiff and cut to exactly the same shape. White, or brilliantly colored feathers, are better than those of somb...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780559539947
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 11/28/2008
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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