Changes to Archery Supplies
- We have moved to a large warehouse in Adelaide, this has enabled us to stock alot more gear and to find equipment
- We have increased our staff - so orders now are done normally within a few hours. At the moment all orders including wholesale are completed within the day.
- We have increased our phone hours
- We have added Hoyt and Martin archery.
- We have added X10 arrows back in the line up.
- With the large warehouse we will start shipping in container loads to reduce prices further.
Choosing your Bow
Last weekend I had the pleasure of shooting at Southern Vales Archery club, a club I was a member of 30 years ago. The traditions at the club were the same as before, there were alot less kids shooting than when I shot, but what struck me more than anything was the equipment everyone shot. Everyone, well most people were shooting setups costing over $3,000. Even the begineer who I shot with who had never shot a compound bow had ordered a $3,000 setup. He told me he did not want the equipment to be a factor.
I suppose I have been shooting forever now, but I recall Rick Mckinney (owner carbon Tech) shooting 1300 FITAs with a recurve with wood limbs and alloy arrows. The other begineer I shot with said he needed a heavier bow, I heard this from another kid in the club also. So what I heard and took from my day at the club is equipment will make you shoot good scores.
Now I honestly don't know what scores all the archers shot in club and perhaps many records and world records are broken, but I do look a a persons technique. Good archers tend to have good technique. Good archers are good with any bow they shoot. When I speak with professional archers, people who shoot for work, they always say they can win with any bow or any make. Professional archers shoot alot, if you want to be good, I mean the best, then you need to shoot everyday for 5-6 hours because there are plenty of people doing that.
When I speak with designers of bows and the engineers of bows they tell me there is very little differnce in the bows, of course there bow is better but by how much? The thing is every bow make could shoot a perfect score, so the difference is really in the archer.
Which gets me to choosing the bow, for 2014 there are so many bows. I look at the PSE line up there are bows in what seems ever $50 price point. Between $400 and $1400. I had the 2014 Hoyt Carbon bow in last week which to me looks alot better than the older model Carbon bows, but still how do you choose.
A customer asked me about the Darton bows he heard they were smooth and nice to shoot. "Yes they are". Darton do make a nice bow, speaking with Martin archery last week they told me there Nemis was voted bow of the year for 2014 at the ATA show. Do I think they make a nice bow and it will shoot nice? "Yes Im sure it is a nice bow and it will shoot nice".
PSE for 2014 fitted a smooth cam to there DNA voted bow of 2013. I own and shoot a 2013 DNA and I love it. But in 2013 I thought boy this would be a great bow with smoother cams. So the 2014 DNA SP is a great bow.
People at an archery club ask me how do various bows shoot, most bows are good. The differences are so minor maybe 3% difference. Don't get me wrong there is a big difference in a bow shooting 370fps and a bow shooting 300fps, however speed is not everything in a bow.
If you look at the new PSE Surge, the bow which replaces the PSE Brute. This is a nice shooting bow. I'm selling some cheap High Country Ultra at the moment. I shot one of these bows for 2 years and shoot excellent scores with the bow, infact a a target club today those scores are very respectable. The High Country Ultra kits with everything I tend to be selling for under $400.
I love archery, love shooting arrows, love different bows. So when you select your bow know why you selected it, because the bow will be good. Enjoy the sport and work on your technique always regardless of how long you have been shooting, we can always improve.
4 March - Hoyt, AAE, Martin Archery
3 March - Neet
27 Feb - Carter Releases, Darton
26 Feb - PSE, Spott Hogg
25 Feb - Hoyt, Americas Best strings
24 Feb - Vanetec
20 Feb - QAD archery
19 Feb - PSE
18 Feb - Carbon Express, CBE hunting sights (no target sights yet)
12 Feb - PSE, Carbon Tech, QAD
11 Feb - Hoyt/Easton
10 Feb - Tru ball
6 Feb - PSE Archery
4 Feb - Scott releases
Archery Supplies is the Australian Distributor for:
Compound Bow Manufacturers
- PSE Archery
- Bear Archery
- Darton Archery
- G5 Archery
- High Country Archery
- Carbon Tech
Wholesale customers are required maintain purchases of $10,000 a year, new wholesale customers require an inital order of $10,000.
Australia Post - All Australia Post parcels are tracked. Tracking is not available until it reaches its destination. Australia Post is not insured. Australia Post can not handle longbows or Hard bow cases.
Star Tack - Tracked from time of pick up. Star Track offers next day delivery to Sydney and Melbourne, 2 day delivery to QLD and SA, 3 day to Perth. If you require insurance please make a note cost is $22.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00-3:00
7 Sandpipper tce
Hallett Cove 5158
Phone (local) 08 8381 8917