How to shoot your bow

Shooting The Bow

Below is a brief guide to shooting that we have put together. If you are new to archery we recommend that you take a lesson to learn the basics.

Tel: 01772 698600 (Preston showroom/range) to arrange a lesson, or email: enquiries@archeryworld.co.uk

Alternatively, your local club will be able to offer help and advice, see our club links page for your local club.

 
1. Stance

1. Stance


Stance prior to shooting the bow: Stand upright with feet shoulder width apart, and feet at 90 degrees to the target.

2. Grip

2. Grip


Keep a relaxed grip on the bow handle

3. Place The Arrow On The Bow

3. Place The Arrow On The Bow


Turn the bow so that it is horizontal and the arrow rest is facing upwards. Place the arrow on the shelf of the arrow rest. (the picture shows the type of arrow rest usually supplied with Archery World bows) Push the nock of the arrow onto the string between the two brass nocking points, ensuring that the cock fletch (the odd coloured one) is pointing upward. Bring the bow back to vertical.

4. Finger Position

4. Finger Position


Position the fingers on the string with the index finger above the arrow and two fingers below as shown in the diagram.The string should sit in the last crease of your fingers (nearest to your finger tips)

5. Draw

5. Draw


Do not grip the arrow with your fingers. Pull back the string using your back muscles, not your bicep/arm. Pull back the string so that the index finger of the pulling hand is under the chin, and the string touches your nose and lips.

6. Aiming

6. Aiming


Using your dominant eye, look down the arrow and align it with the target.

7. Release

7. Release


Relax your grip on the string and allow your fingers to slip backward. After shooting, maintain your body position.

Further Information

If you require further information please contact us:Tel: 01772 698600 (Preston) or 015395 58141 (Lakes)

Email: enquiries@archeryworld.co.uk

Alternatively, your local club will be able to offer help and advice, see our club links page for your local club.

 
 

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