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Bow and Arrow Weight Conversion

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When it comes to archery, there are several things one must take into account. The initial things when just starting out that we care about is what weight of bow and arrows should I be using. The following form helps you find the appropriate weight so long as you already know the weight of your bow or arrows. I know my bow weight arrow weight   I want to know the arrow weight in grains (gr) grams (g) decigrams (dg) centigrams (cg) milligrams (mg) kilograms (kg) ounces (oz) pounds (lb)    My bow weight is grains (gr) grams (g) decigrams...

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Finding Moisture Content

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Traditional wood archery bows do have a unique moisture requirement as compared to fiberglass bows. The care of a traditional wood bow is part of the craft and art of learning archery. Moisture content (MC) is what makes wood flexible or brittle (generally). Preferably the wood should be between 6-12% (MC) and 7-10% to be ideal. If a bow goes above 12% it can be more rubbery, not shoot as fast, or get 'set' a permanent bend in the wood (which is pretty natural anyways). If the bow is too dry, it becomes brittle and can break or shatter while...

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Safety Tips!

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Never shoot damaged equipment. Inspect arrows for split shafts or loose feathers. Destroy and discard of any broken arrows. Check your bowstring regularly. Ensure that your string is waxed and that it rests properly in bow tips noks. Check your bow regularly for cracks, checks, and chips. Never dry fire your bow. In other words, be sure to fire your bow with an arrow. If you are using a traditional wooden bow, be sure to know the use and care; this is especially important when considering the proper moisture content (MC). Be sure to know how to safely string your...

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