Archery arrows are the single most important thing, besides the bow itself. Without a good arrow, your aim will always be off, and you will constantly have to compensate to aim properly. There are several different archery arrows, and all of them have different purposes.The stiffness of the spine (the stiffness of the shaft of the arrow) will effect how much the arrow wobbles after being shot from the bow.The weight of the arrow is very important. Lighter arrows will travel much faster than a heavier arrow, but it will also do less damage when it hits its target.
If all you are doing is target shooting, than this won't matter to you much. However, if you are hunting a big game animal, it will matter to you a lot.Manufacturers also use different materials to make the shaft of the arrow. Some of these might include carbon, aluminums and wood. It's important that you pick the type of arrow that will suit your particular need.
The type of arrow head you use is also important. For instance, you don't want to hunt Quail with a broad head, because you won't have much of the bird left after the broad head arrow smashes its way through the little bird.But you would want to use a broad head if you plan on hunting a bigger animal, such as a deer or a moose.
Then there is the nock to consider. Most of the time, the nock is nothing more than a slotted piece of plastic on the end of the arrow. While the nock doesn't seem important, it is. The nock should never be too tight on the string, or else it will impede its release.
If a nock is bent or not straight, it will play havoc with your shot. Once you find a nock that sits well on your string, then it is a good idea to use the same nock on all of your archery arrows.Another important aspect of archery arrows is the fletching. Some fletching is made of plastic and some of real feathers. While both work well, and archers often argue over the merits of each, the real feather fletching tends to wear out faster than plastic.
One thing holds true though, without a good fletching on your arrow, your shot is bound to be off.Just remember that when shooting a bow, your archery arrows are an important tool. Without them, archery wouldn't be possible. Like all tools, making sure that you have the highest quality tool at your disposal, is always a good idea..My name is Ted Lake and I'm building a website in memory of my dad Deuaine Lake. This site is all about Archery and Archery Hunting.
My dad started me when I was 5 years old (1956) and I've continued to teach both my boys the same respect for the sport of archery.Please feel welcome to visit my free website at http://www.complete-archery-information.com.
By: Ted Lake