Short List of Bow and Arrow Gear
This is a short list of bow and arrow gear.
The Bow: There are basically three types of bows. They are the recurve bow, long bow, and compound bow. They all come in a variety of styles, textures, and colors. Factors to consider are draw weight, draw length, bow weight, and bow length.
Arrows: Arrows need to be matched to the style of bow to be used. Factors to consider are arrow length, weight, stiffness, texture, fletching style, nocks, and inserts.
Release: Releases come in a variety of styles from finger tip gloves to mechanical. Releases can be chosen based on the hunters style of shooting and type of bow.
Arrow Rest: There are many types of arrow rest available. The rest should match the type of bow as well as the type of arrow used.
Bow Sight: The bow sight is used to aim an arrow at a target. Factors to consider are simplicity of use, quality, and durability.
Arrow Tips: Come in many styles from field points to broad heads. Factors to consider are weight, cutting diameter, blade styles such as stationary or mechanical.
Over draw: Used on compound bows to shorten arrow length. Many modern bows come equipped with the over draw installed.
Quiver: A device used to hold arrows. They can be worn on the belt or back and also be attached to the bow.
Bow Case: Used to protect the bow. They come in many styles such as cloth covers, heavy duty plastic, and metal.
Targets: Come in many shapes and styles. Some of them are 3-D targets, paper or cardboard, bag targets, flat foam, and the layered foam target.
Other Accessories: String silencers, arm guards, stabilizers, peeps, string stops, kisser buttons, cable guards, limb savers, etc.