2009 Weekly Archery News


Abbey's 2009 Weekly Archery News is archived here for your reference and use, in reverse date order - i.e. latest addition to the news, is at the top.


News for the week ending December 12, 2009

  • Our Allied order arrived in and includes many smaller accessories that assist you in your shooting. We received more of the very popular Webster Traditional Bowstringer, the best and safest bow stringer on the market. The Webster features two heads - one to fit all recurves and the other to fit all longbows and it has its own self storing velcro wrap-around closure. We also have more Bow Doctor Folding Hex Wrench Sets - quality at a great price and 2 sizes of slotted Kisser Buttons. The best protection for your traditional bow is a Bow Tip Protector, available in 4 sizes - now there is a bow tip protector to suit all bows.
  • New stock of the BowPlane2 Laser Alignment Tool arrived. As scores are getting closer and closer, you need an edge and this is ideal to tune your bow and have your equipment accurately tuned.
  • If you want to buy that special person in your life an archery present but are unsure of what they want, then a Gift Certificate is the perfect present. You can even include your own personal message to give individuality to your Gift Certificate. Gift Certificates are very popular around Christmas and birthday times. You can still order a Gift Certificate right up to Christmas Eve and you will not get into hot water.

News for the week ending December 5, 2009

  • Our Carter order arrived and includes 16 new additions, bringing our Carter release aid range to 33 models in stock - arguably the largest range of Carter release aids outside of the Carter factory. New 2009 models include Attraction, Chocolate Lite, BackStrap, Only, Like Mike, Two Shot and Quickie 1 & Quickie 2. All releases, with product descriptions, have been uploaded on our web and in time, we will have their images included.
  • We have uploaded all Australian archery and bowhunting clubs, Australian archery and bowhunting clubs sorted into state order. If you check out your club details and it needs updating or you notice an error, would you please drop us an email to amend it. We have also uploaded the New Zealand archery and bowhunting clubs, New Zealand archery and bowhunting clubs so now you can view all clubs and find a club near you or that suits you. We hope that clubs will periodically update their information on this listing, so that people wishing to enquire about their club have the latest information.
  • If you want to buy that special person in your life an archery present but are unsure of what they want, then a Gift Certificate is the perfect present. You can even include your own personal message to give individuality to your Gift Certificate.

News for the week ending November 28, 2009

  • Our Allen sea order arrived and includes extra wide camo soft double compound bow cases, camo Trailblazer backpack/quiver combo, orange safety hunters' vests, camo tape, camo paint kits, two types of compasses, Ninja points, Spider mechanical broadheads, Abbey Goanna arrow rest, Abbey Frilled Neck Lizard Thumb Trigger Releases and Abbey Bilby Hand Held Bow Scales. The bow case is excellent value and is very well made.
  • Another order of bow string and serving material from BCY came in. We have expanded our range of 452X bowstring material to 27 colours in one & two-colour blends and in 1/4 lb or 4 oz and 1/8 lb or 700 feet sizes. 8125 is now in 5 colours and we have 2 new DVDs and a CD on string making.
  • Brownell string and serving materials also arrived in that same shipment and we have Diamondback serving in two colours - salt & pepper (black & white) and now green/black blend and in 3 diameters - .018", .022" and .026" so you can custom fit your string to your nocks. We stock D Loop material in 100 feet rolls and 3 feet or 36" lengths.
  • Slick Trick broadheads arrived and we have more stock of all the popular models.
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of Grant Hughes from Spokane, Washington, USA who arrived last week and has joined our Castle Hill staff. Grant has been a long time 3D & indoor compound archer and has had success at club and state levels, as well as bowhunting around Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska & Hawaii. He joins Shaun Napoli to serve the needs of target, 3D and bowhunting customers. Please drop in and say hello to Grant and he is especially able to give you great advice on selecting a new bow or accessory and he will do his utmost to ensure your needs are attended to.

News for the week ending November 21, 2009

  • At the end of last week we received one hundred and three Hoyt 2010 bows, which included the following models:

  • and the revolutionary new recurve, Formula RX riser and F4 limbs (still to be uploaded, but we have good stocks). Call into our stores soon and see the bows first hand, because they will sell quickly. Alternatively, send us an email and we'll call you to discuss your purchase.
  • More Tusker broadheads arrived including Spirit screw in and Javelin screw in and the full range of DVDs. The just released DVD, hot off the press from Tusker - Wandering the New England Ranges. The DVD has action hunts of Deer, Goats, Foxes, Pigs and a feature by Graeme Duff on whistling and shooting foxes.
  • Our Viper Archery order came in with the famous Viper D-Loop Pliers to ensure you make D-loops the same length each time and they will not slip or turn. We now carry 4 Viper sight and scope covers, including the extra large in camo and black. You need protection for your scope and sight and these are just the thing.
  • If you want feathers, we just received 190,000 into the warehouse. Check out our range of Trueflight high quality & colour feathers.

News for the week ending November 14, 2009

  • NEWSFLASH: To save all those folks who have been phoning us, our initial order of 2010 Hoyt bows – all 103 of them, finally arrived last night. Order now.
  • Our 190,000-strong Trueflight Feather order has arrived and we have more 2.5", 3", 4", 5" parabolic, 4" & 5" parabolic barred, 4" & 5" shield back, Full Length, Cut to length Flu Flu & 5.75" Maxi-Fletch feathers. Most sizes & shapes are in all 11 stocked colours & some are sold in smaller packs. All feathers, as usual, are up to Trueflight's extremely high standards of quality & colour. Feathers are the Rolls Royce of fletching & are faster than plastic vanes.
  • Our OPTi-Logic Rangefinder order arrived with more stock of the popular black 400XL, 400XT Tilt Compensated in black & camo & top of the range 1000XT Tilt Compensated in black & camo. OPTi-Logic were the inventors of tilt compensation technology - when you view your target, you see how accurate OPTi-Logic rangefinders are. We have some very glowing reports on the performance & accuracy of OPTi-Logic.
  • Our Easton air order came in two parts - target shafts & accessories on Tuesday & hunting shafts on Wednesday. If you want Dangerous Game, Axis Camo N-Fused, ST Excel, PowerFlight, GameGetter, Jazz or the new to Abbey, Blues shafts, we have them all.

That's it for this week, but please keep checking out the rotating images below and our compound bow pages. We'll have more images soon.

News for the week ending November 7, 2009

  • Our Spot-Hogg order arrived and includes the new Boss Hogg and Tommy Hogg wrapped fibre optic sights – they are the archery sight equivalent of a "Rolex". They are solid, dependable and have micro adjust that you only dream of.
  • More arrow rests from Whammy to Infinity.
  • Our Deer Sense scent sticks arrived this week. If you are serious about your pig hunting, try Sweet Fruit Blend & Rotten Meat. The aroma is irresistible to a pig's keen sense of smell. The Scent that Smokes and really works. Some customers have reported great results on pigs.
  • Here's the lowdown on what's behind Abbey, our news girl. Just click on Abbey opposite.
  • We have included You Tube videos on 48 pages on our website to explain or provide extra information on the product.
  • If you have missed one of our weekly news, view our news archive.
  • Don’t forget to check out our rotating images at the foot of our bow pages, where you will see some of the highest quality images on the net.

News for the week ending October 31, 2009

That's it for this week, but please keep checking out the rotating images below and our compound bow pages. We'll have more images soon.

News for the week ending October 24, 2009

  • The 2010 Hoyt range has been released and we have uploaded all bows to our website. You can check out all the specs and our large high quality images on each bow page. Hoyt have really turned the archery world on its head with the introduction of its lightweight compound carbon risers, which have been fully tested - run over on an asphalt road by a pick up truck. Like everything Hoyt introduces, it hits the road running and Abbey should have our 2010 Hoyt bows in our stores by mid November.
  • It is often said that you need to read the book first. More books arrived with plenty of stock of "how to" and instructional titles. Check them out.
  • We are slowly getting back to full stocks of Doinker products and another arrived - the big daddy, Doinker 11.5" A Bomb Carbon Elite Hunter Stabiliser black.
  • Abbey Archery is very proud to have assisted in the publication of the Australian Bowhunters Association's new guide. It is titled "Field Archery Guide for New Archers" and covers all topics in archery. Excellent value, 65 photos & illustrations, 48 pages and would be a great addition to your book collection.

News for the week ending October 17, 2009

  • We have just received a new DVD, Advanced Arrow Building by Jim Rebuck. It covers all aspects of decorating your arrows and splicing feathers (putting a second colour in your feather). Some arrows are works of art. The DVD shows that it is possible for the average archer and bowhunter to make their own beautiful arrows.
  • Our latest shipment from Toxonics arrived and there are more hunting sights like the K9 5 pin sight, the harmonic damper model. As well, we have an extensive range of target sights from the Silver 3575 to the Black 1400. Accessories include Quick Disconnects and Stabiliser Offset Brackets to make it easier to install and take off your stabiliser from your bow.
  • We are pleased to introduce our new rotating images feature on our home page. We have images of items of interest and new products. Just scroll to the foot of this page.
  • Also, don't forget to check out previous Weekly News for recent new products and stock arrivals.

News for the week ending October 10, 2009

  • Just up - our 2010 range of compound and recurve bows from Bear Archery, Hoyt, Martin Archery FUSE and Abbey Archery. Check them out.
  • Just arrived Martin Tiger Compound Bow. Great for Christmas. Get in early!
  • Beiter Centralizers and Nocks, as well as Scopes plus many more quality Beiter products to choose from. There are limited quantities of each product so don't miss out.
  • The Monster Buck has been extremely popular package and there is only limited stock available so hurry and don't miss out on a great bow. Available in Right Hand or Left Hand 35-50lb, 45-60lb and 55-70lb. A complete package at an amazing price. Get yours today.
  • Our Sure Loc order has arrived. Check out the ever popular Challenger 400 and Challenger 550 and for recurve archers look no further than the Contender X and Quest Sight in black or Silver. If you want to lock onto the bullseye then be sure about it with Sure loc.
  • More Slick trick broadheads are expected soon. The popular Magnum 100g and Magnum 125g. Do you want superior penetration with field point accuracy? Then look no further.

News for the week ending October 3, 2009

  • Just up - our 2010 range of compound and recurve bows from Bear Archery, Hoyt, Martin Archery FUSE and Abbey Archery. Check them out.
  • Just arrived Martin Tiger Compound Bow. Great for Christmas. Get in early!
  • Beiter Centralizers and Nocks, as well as Scopes plus many more quality Beiter products to choose from. There are limited quantities of each product so don't miss out.
  • The Monster Buck has been extremely popular package and there is only limited stock available so hurry and don't miss out on a great bow. Available in Right Hand or Left Hand 35-50lb, 45-60lb and 55-70lb. A complete package at an amazing price. Get yours today.
  • Our Sure Loc order has arrived. Check out the ever popular Challenger 400 and Challenger 550 and for recurve archers look no further than the Contender X and Quest Sight in black or Silver. If you want to lock onto the bullseye then be sure about it with Sure loc.
  • More Slick trick broadheads are expected soon. The popular Magnum 100g and Magnum 125g. Do you want superior penetration with field point accuracy? Then look no further.

News for the week ending September 26, 2009

News for the week ending September 19, 2009

About the tips and advice contained in this site:

  • Start with our tips and information pages. Recent additions include information about Plunger Buttons, Clickers and Whisker Biscuits. Lots of other information there, including detailed product reviews by Mark Burrows.
  • Other useful information including additional images and videos, is contained in the product description, contained on a product's page.
  • Information about Manufacturers is contained on category pages, particularly categories devoted to products from a single manufacturer e.g. Martin Archery.
  • To help determine the correct Easton shafts to meet your needs, use the Easton Shaft Selector.

News for the week ending September 12, 2009

  • Want to know if your bow is tuned and sights are perfectly aligned with your arrow rest? Then look no further than the Bow Plane. This tool will let you know immediately if the equipment on your bow is not aligned properly. Get your shooting back on track today.
  • Want to re align your nocking point or tie on a D loop ? Well you can do it yourself with the right tools. All you need is a Bow square, Nokset and nock pliers and you are ready to re align your arrows to your rest.
  • Want to tie a D Loop? The BCY D Loop Material and the Viper Pliers will ensure you can continue to shoot the best you can, wherever you are.

News for the week ending September 5, 2009

News for the week ending August 29, 2009

News for the week ending August 22, 2009

Easton, Hoyt and Fuse air orders arrived this week. Items include:

  • Hot, new, hard-to-get Easton Highest Velocity SuperLite FlatLine shafts to deliver a flat trajectory. Now get a MicroLite Tracer Lighted Nock FREE when you buy one dozen or more Easton FlatLine fletched arrows.
  • Tracer Lighted Nocks in packs of 4, ACE .75oz and 1.5oz weight modules and extenders & stabilisers
  • DVDs, the popular Arrow Tote, new oval and bone shaped armguards, gear wallets & release bags
  • Quivers in all the colours – if you don’t wear an Easton quiver on the line, you won’t be seen.
  • Uni Bar full or offset - just in case you thought V-Bar design could go no further, the infinite adjustable Uni Bar full or offset steps in.
  • More stock of most Hoyt and FUSE bow models, including AlphaMax 32 and 35, Helix, Nexus, Eclipse and Excel recurves, recurve backpack, Buckhorn and Maxxis sights.

News for the week ending August 15, 2009

  • Our Selway Archery traditional recurve & longbow quiver order arrived. The rawhide hoods are all beautifully hand stitched & the love that goes into each quiver is quite evident. Also more of the lighter, rubber hood model. If you have a trad bow, you owe it to yourself to buy a Selway quiver.
  • We received our 754 kg PDP order of 96,000 points & the unloading got all our teams’ hearts beating on a cold Sydney morning with some cartons over 35 kg. More GameNabbers & new insert weights which sit inside shafts to give just that extra bit of weight. Now to count & bag those points…
  • Our AAE air order arrived this week with our main order coming by sea. We received Elite Plastifletch, Plastifletch Max and Max Hunter vanes, fletching & serving jigs, Cavalier rests, clickers, tabs & tab parts, slings

News for the week ending August 8, 2009

  • Our own bow presses have been upgraded & we are selling our present presses at greatly reduced prices. Please enquire.
  • More copies of Samick Sport’s "Total Archery" by former Australian Olympic Coach, Ki Sik Lee and Australian Paralympic Coach, Robert de Bondt have arrived into store. 208 page book is very good for those wanting to learn the technical aspects of target archery.
  • Martin air order arrived with 6 pallets of accessories, compound bows & ready to shoot bow packages as well as the long awaited, most attractive Jaguar hunter black recurve. We are sure the Jaguar will be well received. Since it was hung on our shop’s bow rack, it has received nice comments.

News for the week ending August 1, 2009

  • Abbey Archery is pleased to announce experienced US bowhunter Dave Holt is conducting 2 seminars next Saturday, 1st August 2009 at our Sydney location in Castle Hill – at 9 am titled ‘Accurate Bow Shooting’ and at 2 pm ‘Inside the bow’. Discount Vouchers and autographed Abbey Archery caps will be available on the day. These seminars could be one of the best archery investments you will ever make. Book early to avoid disappointment. Seminar details
  • Freight rates slashed to Europe and North America. We have negotiated with our freight forwarders, approximately a one third reduction in freight rates to Europe and North America, effective last Tuesday. So, the reduction now applies to Europe, North America and New Zealand.
  • Our Jim Fletcher release aids and Tru Peep sights shipment has arrived. We have stock of all release aids including the .44 caliper release in both velcro and buckle. There has been an upsurge in interest in Tru-Peeps mainly because they are quality and made of machined aluminium.

News for the week ending July 19, 2009

  • Our SURE-LOC order arrived late last week with large stock arriving of Supreme in silver and black and Challenger in black compound sights in both 4” and 5.5” vertical frames and Quest-X in silver and black and Contender-X in black recurve sights. As well, there are Tape Magnifiers, Scope Covers, Lens Cleaning Kits and Scope Dot Transfers.
  • We are pleased to announce the appointment of Shaun Napoli, long serving member of Northern Archers of Sydney who has joined our Castle Hill staff. Shaun’s principal role is administration but also involves helping archers, new and old, with their archery needs. Please drop in and say hello to Shaun and you will be sure to get a warm welcome. Shaun has shot a recurve for many years and about 2 years ago, switched to compound, so he knows recurves as well as compounds.
  • Shaun joins Chris Campbell, our recent appointment in our Brisbane store, who has been involved in archery since he was a youth. Chris’ friendly and easy going manner has been a big benefit in helping archers and bowhunters in the Brisbane area. Please drop in and have a chat with Chris.

News for the week ending July 12, 2009

  • Australia’s premier Bowhunting and Archery bi-monthly magazine is Archery Action. The latest issue is in and is now in full colour with very interesting stories and tons of photos. It is a great read and greatly improved in quality.
  • Slick Trick Broadheads have arrived into store. We carry the full range of Tricks.
  • The latest Bowhunt America magazine is in, packed full of news and information on new products.
  • Our order of Tusker Broadheads and DVDs was received on Monday. Abbey stocks all Tusker screw in and glue on broadheads. Tusker produce a great series of Australian bowhunt DVDs.

News for the week ending July 5, 2009

News for the week ending June 28, 2009

  • News article about our Archery Equipment Sales Truck added.
  • We are pleased to advise we have negotiated approximately a one third reduction in freight rates to NZ, effective immediately.
  • This week we have added new Book Titles and DVDs:
    • New Books - Archery, Bow & Arrow, Traditional Archery, Beginner's Guide to Traditional Archery, Outdoor Yarns & Outright Lies.
    • New DVDs - Easton Bowhunting TV The Best of Seasons 1, 2, 3 and Best of Turkey and Cutting Edge from John Dudley.
  • Also see our Bear Traditional & Ventilated Armguards, Traditional back quiver - lovely quality.

News for the week ending June 21, 2009

More from Bear:

  • Bear Modules, Jennings jRev CK3.4R Modules in stock, limited supplies.
  • Bear Bow and Ready To Shoot Bow Packages - Showdown, TRUTH 2 Young Gun, TRUTH 2 Ultra Light, Lights Out, Game Over, Done Deal and TRUTH 2.
  • Bohning Arrow Fletching Kit has everything you need to fletch arrows, install nocks and inserts. Great value and you will be amazed at the results.
  • Hoyt SuperHawk & PowerHawk bow packages are well priced with all the gear factory installed, XTR Modules for AlphaMax 32 & 35, Pro-Fit Custom & 180 Grips.

News for the week ending June 14, 2009

Our Bear and Trophy Ridge container has been fully unloaded at our warehouse. Contents include:

  • Whisker Biscuits - over 2000 in stock. The Whisker Biscuit allows you to get on with shooting and makes it less stressful.
  • Bear Bow and Ready To Shoot Bow Packages - Showdown, TRUTH 2 Young Gun, TRUTH 2 Ultra Light, Lights Out, Game Over, Done Deal and TRUTH 2.

Other arrivals this week include:

  • More BowPlanes - a top laser tuning tool to tweak your bow to perfection.
  • Jim Fletcher release aids, including the reliable .44 caliper in both velcro and buckle deluxe wrist straps. Fletcher deluxe straps are probably the most comfortable on the market.
  • Black Widow tabs - 6 models - anchor or shelf tabs, standard tabs and 3 fingers under tabs, each in both hair face and leather and 4 sizes.

News for the week ending June 7, 2009

Our Bear and Trophy Ridge container has been fully unloaded at our warehouse. Contents include:

  • Whisker Biscuits galore, with over 2000 in stock you can be sure to find your size. If you want to make your shooting less stressful then shoot a Whisker Biscuit. The Whisker Biscuit allows you to get on with shooting.
  • More Bear Bow and Ready To Shoot Bow Packages - Showdown, TRUTH 2 Young Gun, TRUTH 2 Ultra Light, Lights Out, Game Over, Done Deal and TRUTH 2.

Other arrivals this week include:

  • More BowPlanes - a top laser tuning tool to tweak your bow to perfection.
  • Jim Fletcher release aids, including the reliable .44 caliper in both velcro and buckle deluxe wrist straps. Fletcher deluxe straps are probably the most comfortable on the market.
  • We have expanded our range of Black Widow tabs to 6 models - anchor or shelf tabs, standard tabs and 3 fingers under tabs, each in both hair face and leather and all in 4 sizes - small, medium, large & extra large and in both right and left hand. The quality of these tabs has never varied since 1957, when first made by the Wilson Brothers.

News for the week ending May 31, 2009

  • We redid our SERVINGS-JIGS-NOKSETS section last week, adding new products and information. Check it out
  • Saunders order arrived with Combo and Field Points, String Nok Sets now in convenient 6 packs, Bow Tip Protectors, Forked Horn Bowsquares, Whisker String Silencers, Mono & Pak Tabs, Arrow Mate, The Stripper & replacement blades, Power Pull Exercisers with & without weights to help tone up, Recurve Bowstringers, Brush Deflectors, Diamond Defender & On Guard Armguards, Hyper Glide Cable Slides, Buzz Off Slide-Silencers & spare gel caps, Nok Set Pliers
  • We have yet to upload our True Timber camo clothing. US made gear, very good quality, well priced. Until uploaded, please phone or email our Brisbane or Sydney stores.

News for the week ending May 31, 2009

Welcome to our new weekly news. Deliveries this week included:

  • Bohning, including Blazer Vanes, X Vanes, Killer Vanes, Bow & Side Quivers, Accessories Bags, Bohning Hats, great new DVDs - "Carbon Arrow Everything" and "All In One Serving", servers with string, All-In-One Serving Kits, arrow cresting kits, Fletch-Tite Platinum, Fletch-Tite, instant gel, Hot Melt, bowstring wax, alcohol burners & spare wicks, Fletching Jigs & spare clamps.
  • Saunders, including Combo and Field Points, String Nok Sets now in convenient 6 packs, Bow Tip Protectors, Forked Horn Bowsquares, Whisker String Silencers, Mono & Pak Tabs, Arrow Mate, The Stripper & replacement blades, Power Pull Exercisers with & without weights to help tone up.

We received many more products, but these are the highlights. Check them out.


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