One or Two Hours of Archery Range Time for One or Two at Nocked & Loaded Killeen (Up to 50% Off)

Give as a Gift
Unable to add now. Please try again later
Unable to remove now. Please try again later
Up to 50% Off

Customer Reviews

14 Ratings

Nice staff
Shawna P. · December 26, 2017
It was awesome for my first time definitely will be back.
Peter M. · September 6, 2017
I took my grandchildren in and I found them to be polite,, knowledgeable,, patient and friendly ,,, the boys loved it and would love to do it again ,,, thanks Nocked and loaded for a wonderful time :) I have told several people they need to go try it out !!!
Donna · August 24, 2017

What You'll Get


Choice of:

  • Two Hours of Archery Range Time
  • One Hour of Archery with Equipment Rental for Two

String Theory: A Glossary of the Different Shapes of Bows

When drawing a bow, the force doesn’t come from the string stretching—it comes from changing the shape of the bow itself. Here’s a rundown of common bow shapes and how they affect an archer.

Straight: the straight bow is the simplest form of bow—just a simple curve of wood connected by a string. The rigid shape makes it easier to draw initially, but as the string is drawn farther back, the strength required to shoot it increases. A longer bow generally results in greater power—traditional English longbows, for instance, could fire arrows an estimated 240 meters with a force of up to 180 pounds.

Recurve: the tips of a recurve bow curve slightly away from the archer at each end, which shortens the distance between the string and the bow at rest so that, when drawn, the string can travel farther before releasing the arrow. This makes the bow more energy efficient since the additional distance adds momentum to the shot. This is the type of bow used in international archery competitions.

Reflex: when unstrung, the entire body of a reflex bow curves completely away from the archer. This C shape imbues the bow material with considerable potential energy, allowing for a shorter length without sacrificing power or strength. That tension also makes them notoriously difficult to string, rendering them practically useless except for modern hunters to floss the venison out of their teeth.

Compound: instead, modern hunters often rely on compound bows, which use a system of pulleys to do most of the work of drawing the string. Even when a string is fully drawn, the pulleys often hold part or even most of the draw weight, allowing the archer to hold and aim the bow without as much strain or fatigue.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Nocked & Loaded Killeen


By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.