Racine, WI


Choosing Your Arrows in 2 Quick Steps

Selecting your arrows might seem easy, but it is a crucial step. The wrong arrow can damage your bow, void its warranty, and even result in painful injuries. The archery outfitters of Shooters Sports Center will ensure you get the right tools for the job.

1. Finding the Right Arrow Length

Imagine you’re about to fire an arrow. You nock it, set it, and drawback. But when you draw your bow your arrow slips off the rest and goes…Right through the back of your hand. Ouch. What went wrong?

You’re using a compound bow so you couldn’t have overdrawn. This could only be caused by trying to fire an arrow that was too short.

A painful accident like this can easily be avoided. In order to find your ideal arrow length simply find your draw length plus .5” to 1”. That’s it! The right-sized arrow can make or break your shot. The archery outfitters of Shooters Sports Center will ensure you get the right arrow for your bow.

2. Finding the Right Arrow Weight

The spine, vanes, nock, insert, and tip all affect the weight of your arrow. Your ideal arrow weight depends on the draw weight of your bow and the type of archery you’ll be doing. Target archers will want a lower grain arrow, while hunters will prefer a higher one.

No matter what type of archery you’re doing, you’re safe with between 5 and 8 grains per pound of draw weight. If your bow has 50lbs of draw, you’ll want an arrow with between 250 and 400 grain. Our archery outfitters will help you find the perfect arrow for your bow.

We strongly caution against using arrows less than 5 grains per pound of draw. These low grain arrows often void warranties, and can even break under high pound draw.

Already Bought the Wrong Length Arrows? We Can Resize Them!

Contact our archery outfitters at Root River Archery for expert help finding the perfect arrows.


Bow Assembly & Installations

Whether you bought your bow from us or not, you will benefit from our experienced staff and their knowledge of archery fundamentals. This expertise includes bow assembly, sight installation, rest installation, paper tuning, matching the perfect arrow to the bow package, and of course, broadhead tuning.

Arrow Building

We stock arrows from Easton, Gold Tip, Black Eagle, Victory and Carbon Express. We have arrows ready to go out to the door the same day, and we can custom build your arrows to any specification you would like, including services like weight sorting and spine alignment. Whether for hunting or competitive shooting, we have the experience to pair you with the arrows that best match your setup and goals in the field or on the range.

Archery Lessons & Coaching

No matter your skill level or age, there’s always to improve with Root River’s archery classes. Come in for a private lesson, or sign up for our Home School Archery camp. Our expert archery trainers teach archery lessons for kids, beginners, and can even teach a seasoned vet a thing or two about their release.

Shop our Store

Paired with top instructors and technicians, our inventory might be even better. Root River Archery is your one-stop shop for everything archery. Check out our full selection of gear in-store or online!

For more information on our services or products, contact us today!

The Store

We offer a comprehensive archery experience superior to any other archery shop in Wisconsin. Root River Archery has the largest selection of compound bows, target bows, and crossbows this side of the state line.

Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
Sat 11am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm


The Range

Our indoor and outdoor ranges provide the perfect environment for any archer of any skill level. The indoor range is 25 yards long and can accommodate crossbows as well. The outdoor range goes out to 60 yards, and has a multitude of large square bales and 3D targets as well. There is a crossbow-specific bale that is rated for the higher arrow speeds crossbows produce.