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Realistic Draw Weight in The New Millennium

By Patrick Meitin Many archers seem to believe that personal equipment preferences, or even abilities, apply to everyone. Some modern archers, for instance, are able to stack arrows tightly at 40, 50 or even 60 yards. But chastising others for an inability—or unwillingness—to make such shots is just silly. On the other hand, too many…

Preseason Checkup—Bulletproofing Your Bowhunting Rig

With bowhunting seasons looming it is time to ready your equipment. Once festivities kick off you certainly don’t want to experience even the smallest malfunction! Bow season can be hard on equipment—it’s being used hard, derricked into treestands, dropped, fallen on, bungee-corded onto ATVs and tossed into pickup beds. Setting up so tuning and settings…

Price Points And Your Customer Base

By Patrick Meitin Once upon a time, during a stint in outdoor retailing, I was put in charge of the archery department of a large sporting goods store. It was believed my extensive experience in archery and bowhunting wares would allow me to make more targeted buying decisions than the company’s general buyers. I was…

How to Build the Perfect Arrow

By Devin O’Dea A lot of competitive archers invest an immense amount of time and money while building their arrows to ensure they have extreme consistency between every shaft. In serious competition a win or loss can hinge on fractions of an inch. There is no margin for error. Here is what the engineers at…

Summer-Game Contests Drive Store Traffic

By Inside Archery Staff Mid-summer can prove a slow period for archery retailers. Many customers neglect their equipment and shoot only minimally because they are distracted by other activities like fishing, various watersports or family vacations, or simply keeping abreast of the annual upkeep of property and landscaping.   Consider sparking continued bowhunting interest, equipment…

Prepping For the Pre-Season Boom

Inside Archery Staff Business may be relatively slow as we speak, but given another month or two, eager and increasingly demanding bowhunters will began flowing into your shop, looking for the latest gear to help boost 2020 success, a complete replacement of their current rig or seeking a bow technician to mend the wear and…

2020 Bowhunting & Archery Fall Buyer’s Guide

By Patrick Meitin  Like most bowhunters, the crew at Inside Archery is comprised of unapologetic gear junkies. We live, breath and eat archery and bowhunting gear 24/7, and we continually seek the next best thing to help us shoot higher target scores or help us score in the field. This passion also allows us to…

ATA’s COVID-19 Update for Retailers

The ATA is working towards helpful resources for the entire industry whether they are an ATA-member or not. ATA's ESSENTIAL BUSINESS STATEMENT: We continue to field questions from members on a variety of COVID-19 topics. A common thread is “can you help ensure my business is marked as ‘critical’ in the event of a quarantine or shutdown?”…

2019 Fall Buyers Guide

.30-06 Outdoors – Black Ice Dry Glide Black Ice Dry Glide Crossbow Lubricant is a new dry application process for crossbow lubrication and maintenance by. The “Dry Glide” feature is more commonly associated with firearm maintenance products but is now being applied to archery crossbows with aluminum rails. Traditional rail lubricants scrape the lube along…

Hoyt Released the 2020 Carbon RX-4 Alpha

Hoyt Archery has just Released their all new 2020 premier hunting bow. The Carbon RX-4 Alpha is built for tight spaces and stealthy maneuverability. Hoyt’s Alpha Series bows are engineered for bowhunters who hunt from tree stands, ground blinds or those putting in brutal backcountry miles where every ounce counts. This bow punches speeds up…

Michiana Archery – Industry Retailing WebXtra

Michiana Archery has over 45 years of experience in archery excellence. Their shop was established in 1972, and the current owner took over in 2016. The shop occupies a 6,000-square-foot facility with about 3,000 square feet dedicated to the range. The range holds 20 lanes that go out to about 20 yards. Michiana Archery employs…

Wildlife Research Center – Industry 5Q WebXtra

Two brothers, John and Brian, started Wildlife Research Center in the 1950’s and laid the foundation for what was later to become one of America’s top brands. Wildlife Research Center works with top scientific experts and field and lab testing methods to continue to innovate reliable products that improve your performance. Inside Archery spoke with…

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