GLOSSARY

Outdoor Life - - HUNTING -

CANT

Pur­posely tilt­ing a tra­di­tional bow to keep the ar­row rest­ing on the shelf and to im­prove the sight win­dow for in­stinc­tive shoot­ing.

GAP SHOOT

This is a style of tra­di­tional shoot­ing that uses the point of the ar­row as an aim­ing ref­er­ence. The “gap” refers to the space be­tween where the ar­row point needs to be held and the tar­get at vary­ing dis­tances.

ILF RISER AND LIMBS

Ris­ers and limbs made to In­ter­na­tional Limb Fit­ting specs are, in the­ory, cross­com­pat­i­ble, al­low­ing you to mix ris­ers and limbs of take­down bows from dif­fer­ent man­u­fac­tur­ers.

MEDITER­RANEAN DRAW

A string-grip­ping style that places the in­dex fin­ger above the ar­row nock, and the mid­dle and ring fin­gers un­der it.

RE­FLEX/DE­FLEX The amount of curve away from (re­flex) or to­ward (de­flex) the shooter in a bow’s limb or riser. A clas­sic re­curve has a re­flexed riser with de­flexed limb tips.

TAKE­DOWN

Any bow that can be dis­as­sem­bled, usu­ally by re­mov­ing the limbs from the riser.

THREE-UN­DER

A string-grip­ping style that’s just as it sounds: The in­dex, mid­dle, and ring fin­gers all go un­der the ar­row nock.

TRAPPED

The term for bows fea­tur­ing trape­zoidal limbs where the belly of the limb is wider or nar­rower than the face. The de­sign makes for a lighter, faster bow.

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