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  1. A Brief History of Archery

    A Brief History of Archery
    The evolution of archery begins at the start of mankind’s history; it is one of the oldest arts that is still practised today. Since its origins, archery has been used for hunting and combat. Continue reading →
  2. Archery: How to Improve Your Shooting Stance

    Archery: How to Improve Your Shooting Stance
    Having proper form during archery is essential for consistent shooting; you could say that the backbone of archery is having correct shooting posture. Correct form will help your body work efficiently with your bow, which will affect your accuracy and consistency.
  3. 8 Airsoft Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

    8 Airsoft Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
    With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to start considering how you can make their day that bit special. Picking out presents can be pretty tricky at times; you want to aim for something personal and useful, so why not go for an airsoft theme? There are plenty of great items to pick from that are bound to get a smile...
  4. 5 of the Finest Fictional Archers

    5 of the Finest Fictional Archers
    There are plenty of examples of great archers in the world of fiction, but which are the best? Here, we consider characters with legendary archery skills.
  5. What are the Benefits of Archery?

    What are the Benefits of Archery?
    Discover how archery can benefit you both mentally and physically! Whether pursuing it recreationally or competitively, it will improve multiple areas of your life.
  6. Crossbow Maintenance Tips To Extend The Life of Your Crossbow

    Crossbow maintenance tips Taking good care of your weapon is vital to ensuring the longevity of the strings and inner workings, along with a consistently high-quality shooting experience. Crossbows may seem like simple beasts to those that are newer to handling them, but in fact, there are lots of different things that need attention and care. Continue reading →
  7. The History Behind Game of Thrones’ Anti Dragon Weapon

    Bronn using the Scorpion to try and take down a dragon. If you are not up to date with Game of Thrones series seven, turn away now, there will be dark spoilers ahead… Continue reading →
  8. Browse Our Online Archery Store

    Bows, crossbows and slingshots for sale online at Surplus Store While Surplus Store specialises in air rifles and air guns, we also stock a wide variety of archery equipment, as we are big fans of the ancient sport of archery. We have archery bows, crossbows and many other archery-related equipment and accessories for sale from a number of manufacturers and brands. Why not take a look at our range and buy archery equipment online today? Continue reading →
  9. £850 Assassin’s Creed movie ticket comes with a crossbow… Because America

    Assassin’s Creed character line up complete with archery equipment If you fancy getting your hands on a “free” crossbow when you go and watch the new Assassin’s Creed film, this might be of interest to you! You can pay $1200 (roughly £850) and get a limited-edition replica Spanish crossbow with your ticket, as part of a special deal between Assassin’s Creed creator Ubisoft and the website Kernel. Continue reading →
  10. 2,000-year-old crossbow twice as powerful as assault rifle

    Panoramic of one of the Terracotta Warrior hangers – Surplus Store	A 2,200-year-old crossbow was unearthed among the Terracotta Warriors last month, and some experts believe that it could have been almost twice as powerful as a modern day assault rifle. The crossbow is the only one to date that has been found intact, and it has been reported that it could have shot an arrow up to 2,600 feet, which is nearly 800 metres. This is around double the range of an AK47, which is about 1,300 feet. Continue reading →

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