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    Archery Instruction

    R&L Archery's pro-staff is always available to provide tips and help solve problems for archers of all ages and abilities.

    R&L can also help beginning and intermediate shooters to start out right with some dedicated lesson time to learn and practice on our 20-yard indoor lanes under the guidance of our Certified Archery Instructors. Advance registration is required for individual lessons.
      Lesson times:
       — Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm
       — Sunday 2:00-3:00pm
       — Other times by appointment
    $25 per person per session, includes equipment (compounds, recurves, and longbows available)
    Advance registration is required. Call 802-479-9151 to reserve your spot.

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    Gun Transfers

    R&L Archery provides transfers for internet sales, as well as shipping and transfers for in-state and out-of-state personal sales. With knowledge of the gun laws, we are able to help you secure your registrations, titles, and transfers the right way.
      Need a gun transferred into the state? We do that, too. We can fax or e-mail our license, or you can download it here: R&L Archery's FFL.
      Vermont's 2018 gun laws require a federal background check be performed for private firearm sales. We provide that service as well. learn more »

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    Gun Appraisals

    Wanting to sell, buy, insure, or are just curious about the value? At R&L Archery, we appraise rifles, handguns, tactical firearms, and other firearms using the most up-to-date information about firearm values in the industry. We welcome the opportunity to give you an accurate appraisal, and have staff willing to travel to assess an entire collection. Fees may be charged depending on the number of firearms appraised.

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    Gun Cleaning

    Once the hunting seasons are over, it's time to clean the guns—a necessary chore, especially for muzzleloaders. Doing it yourself? R&L Archery carries all the necessary solvents, brushes, patches, lubricants, etc., you'll need to keep your gun clean. Don't have the time or inclination? Let us do it for you! learn more »
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    Firearms Storage

    R&L Archery is a Vermont State-Certified Firearms Storage Location, so if you need a secure place to store your firearms we can help you for as short or as long a time period as needed. R&L Archery is also an approved storage facility for firearms that are required to be relinquished for a period of time. learn more »

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    Boresighting can save you lots of time and money getting your scope dialed in to the target. We can provide bore sighting services that will accurately align your scope to the target and get you on the target at 25 yards. No more guessing which direction the spray of dirt came from. From there, it's a few minor adjustments on the range and you'll be shooting bullseyes in no time. Never miss a shot with our professional bore sighting services!

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    Optics & Accessory Installation

    Let us mount your optics, sights, and other accessories! We understand how important alignment is when it comes to shooting. Even minor flaws in installation can become a problem with aiming, especially over long distances. Let us mount your accessories onto your firearms so you can get back to doing what you love—hitting that target! Installation of rings, bases, and scopes purchased at R&L Archery is always FREE!

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    Big Game Reporting Station

    R&L Archery is an official Vermont Big Game Reporting Station (deer, bear, and turkey) with state-certified scales. We are also a Biological Check Station during Youth Deer Weekend and on the first weekend of Rifle Deer Season. Successful hunters on those weekends can meet wildlife biologists who will collect data on their deer that will help inform herd assessment and future management decisions. learn more »

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    Hunting/Fishing Licenses, Club Memberships, ATV/Snowmobile Registrations

    R&L Archery sells hunting and fishing licenses for 4 states—VT, NH, ME, and NY—and we have the printed law books for each of these states.
      The Vermont Dept. of Fish and Wildlife recommends that permanent license holders renew and reprint their permanent license each calendar year. R&L will reprint any permanent license for FREE. It is always good to see and visit with the elder statesmen and women of our hunting/fishing community. And effective Jan. 1, 2018, the age of being eligible for a permanent license is 66, with a one-time fee of $60.00.
      Heading out to one of the shooting local ranges? We sell memberships for the Whistling Arrow Archery Club (Route 14, East Montpelier) and the Barre Fish & Game Club (Averill Road, Barre).
      We are a fishing derby registration outlet for the Rotary Classic Fishing Derby and the LCI Father's Day Derby, and we are a LCI Champlain Basin Derby weigh station.
      For the motorized sportsman, we have snowmobile registrations for Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (VAST, Vermont Association of Snow Travelers) and ATV registrations for New Hampshire and Vermont (VASA, Vermont ATV Sportman's Association).

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    Fishing Reel Spooling

    Whether you're replacing your old brittle fishing line or spooling up that new reel for the first time, let R&L Archery help you get back to the water in no time. With our line winding station we can strip off all of the old line and get that reel re-spooled in minutes, and without twisting the line.
      We will install any line purchased from us onto your reel at no charge.
      Any combo rod/reel set that we sell that comes without line on the reel, we will spool with our own bulk line for free.

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    Bow Stringing

    Parts of a bow will wear out over time, including the string. When your bowstring needs replacing, consider R&L Archery. Our trained technicians are experts at replacing strings so they match your draw weight and are correctly fitted for your bow. String services include:

    • Compound Bow String Change
    • Nock-Set Installation
    • Factory String
    • 3rd Party String
    • Custom Cable/String
    • Cable Guard Adjustment
    • Replace Cables
    • D-Loop Installation (includes material)
    • Silencer Tie-In
    • Kisser Button Installation
    • Peep Sight Install
    • Peep Sight Adjustment
    • Reserve Center Serving (includes material)
    • Reserve String - Loop End (includes material)
    • Wax String


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    Bow Tune and Setup

    Our bow tune and setup is comprehensive, and includes the following services:

    • Safety check
    • Tune rest and tiller
    • Adjust weight
    • Wax string
    • Total bow disassemble
    • Lube axles and limb pockets and check timing
    • Paper tune
    • String condition inspection/safety check
    • Tear down with clean/lube