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Style of shooting in the longbow is personal choice so we give some ideas and its up to you what you accept and what you reject.
This part explains the archers paradox and the importance of getting the right arrow spine for your bow.
If you want to make your own arrows you can buy expensive books or follow our guide.
Selecting the shafts
Inserting piles and nocks
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There are many target competitions which attract longbow entries but I have listed here only those where the competition is only for longbows or wooden bows. I don't know of any longbow only filed or clout competitions. Please let me know of any you have come across.
Last revised: October 2003