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Bows

Locations: MJC Archery Macomb, MJC Archery Oakland

At MJC Archery, we carry a variety of bows from top manufacturers throughout the industry. From traditional longbows and recurve to modern compound, as well as crossbows and bows for fishing, we have it all! Looking for something specific, or not sure what you need? Ask any of our helpful store associates for advice and help locating what you need.

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    Compound Bows

    Compound bows are hand-drawn, hand-held bows with a mechanical component that reduces the draw weight and increases the speed of the arrow. Cables and cams (or pulleys) ease the draw and reduce the bow’s holding weight (called let-off). These vary from traditional bows in that they have these added mechanisms, and are often heavier. Depending on your skill level, shooting interest, capabilities, and simple preferences, a compound bow could be the right type of bow for new shooters. Not sure? Just ask our helpful associates or rent a bow and try it out in our shooting range.

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    Recurve Bows

    Recurve bows are a traditional style of bow with curved limbs at the ends of the bow, which help deliver more energy to the arrow, increasing its speed. These bows are popular in the Olympics and other competitive events. Want to try out a modern recurve bow? Just ask any of our helpful associates.

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    Crossbows

    A crossbow consists of a bow-like construction mounted on a stock and oriented horizontally. Crossbows can have a compound or recurve construction. Compound crossbows, much like compound bows, rely on a series of cams, or pulleys, to reduce the draw weight of the bow. On recurve crossbows, the tips of the bow curve away from the archer, which increases the speed of the bolt. Arrows, or bolts, are loaded on top of the stock.

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    Traditional Bows

    Traditional bows are those that do not use a mechanical element, but instead rely entirely on the shooter's own strength and capability when it comes to drawing the bow. Additionally, traditional bows are typically lighter in weight than compound bows. Deciding which kind of bow to use--traditional or compound--really depends on your personal preferences and shooting styles. Some archers use both! Unsure what kind of bow you might be interested in purchasing? Talk to any of our helpful associates or ask about rentals so you can try out various bows on the shooting range.

Mental Prep for Archery Precision

14 August 2018, 1:31 pm

Mental Prep for Archery Precision

Archery’s most consistent competitors are uncommonly prepared for tournaments. The sport’s mental side keeps competitors atop their game, and takes them beyond the mere repetition of practice that makes releasing arrows instinctive. Let’s explore archery’s mental game. Mental Checklist Shooting a bow requires many subtasks that culminate with releasing an arrow. These intricate steps include […]

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