Archery is the sport of using a bow to shoot arrows. As with anything, the level of proficiency depends on the skills of the user. Historically, archery has been used for hunting and combat. Today, it has grown into a competitive sport and recreational activity, and is still used for hunting by many people.
There are many types of bows, including:
- Recurve bows: Primarily consisting of three parts, the riser and two limbs, modern recurve bows can often be disassembled for ease of transport or to replace the limbs with ones having different draw weights. The riser is where the grip is located, along with the arrow rest and potential mounting apparatus for sights.
- Compound bows: A compound bow is similar to a recurve, but uses a levering system consisting of pulleys and cables to bend the limbs into firing position. This system also provides a mechanical advantage, and the eccentric cams facilitate a “let off”, making it easier to bring the bow to peak draw weight. Modern engineering has created some of the most complex and accurate bows available today.
- Traditional bows: With the feel and look of long bows from ages past, traditional bows are the simplest in design, often consisting of a single, bowed structure and string. Each type of bow requires a particular skill set to master.
Bows can be employed in a variety of disciplines, including:
- Recreation: Many schools offer archery activities and many adults also enjoy recreational archery.
- Competition: This can range from organized archery leagues to Olympic competition and everything in between.
- Bow Hunting: An alternative to hunting with firearms, bow hunting is both challenging and rewarding.
Why Metro Pawn & Gun?
At Metro Pawn & Gun, we also provide cash loans for your archery equipment, or purchase it outright if you wish. We stock a wide and varied assortment of bows, quivers, arrows, sights, cases and more. So whether you yourself are a beginner or have a child enrolled in archery at school, we have just the right bows and gear to get you started. Perhaps you are on a competitive archery league or are a bow hunter and need the most advanced and powerful equipment out there. Whatever the case, we likely have what you need. Give us a call or stop in to find out how Metro Pawn & Gun can help you with archery!
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