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Airgun Related, Sort Of!

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Drake267, May 17, 2019.

  1. Drake267

    Drake267 Keyboard Hero

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    The airgun related bit is I sold off all my hunting guns to fund other hobbies! I wasn’t using them so sold the fx impact, which I miss already, and a gsx 100. Bought the new bow kit below and ready to start again. At the club on Sunday doing a refresher course then back into it full swing. For anybody interested the bow is a mybo origin, mybo certo stabilisers with qr attachments, shibuya carbon site, ten zone scope, Easton carbon alloy arrows. Plus other bits to go on it not pictured. Can’t wait to start again.
     

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    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    I used to do this at university, with a hoyt recurve! Can't remember the details of the bow but I have been thinking about it recently again.. I'd never sell the guns tho'.

    Used to have loads of fun with it!
     
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    I'd like to try that, good luck with it Brett :thumb:

    Ray
     
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    Nice set up, i still have all my gear and miss using it, but due to surgery on one shoulder, and matching set impending, i will never pull a heavy compound bow again, must sell it all off and raise funds for more guns.
    What's the draw weight?
     
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    robs5230 Everyone's entitled to my opinion

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    Whats the value of that Brett ?
    Something I've always fancied getting into. 3 clubs local to me too.
     
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    It’s a 50lb max but can be dropped to 40lb and anywhere in between. I had the 50-60 last time but chose this one this time. Plus it was a used part ex so the bow was half the cost of a new one. Drawing a 60lb bow all the time takes its toll on you!
     
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    Yes, pulling 60lb + on a regular basis is definetely not for girls :D :thumb:
     
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    Well I got the bow used, half price at £400, but the whole kit is at just over £1200 so far. I have a cheap release aid at the mo but I’ll be getting a Stan one, that’s another £200. Plus I’ll prob get some fatter arrows for the indoor season so another £100 for those. You can get started a lot cheaper though. A few hundred quid will get you kitted out. I just got good kit as I love it, it’s virtually identical to my last set up apart from a lighter draw weight bow and some better arrows.

    The impact and gsx has paid for this plus a cracking fly fishing set up. Plus cash left over for something else. I’m only shooting hft once a month so I can do archery twice a week at a club 20 mins from me. Fishing lakes 20 mins away and a great stretch of river 30 mins walk away through local woodland. I need some other hobbies just to relax, was told at the docs last month I’m suffering from stress and anxiety fairly badly so these different hobbies will help mix it up with things to do. Gets me out the house more as I used to golf 2 or 3 times a week and don’t anymore. Fishing I find very relaxing, plus I’ll see lads ive lost touch with a bit. Win, win all round.
     
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    Cheers Ray, will help me get out and relax more. Plus I can do it quite often too.
     
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    It’s great, did it for a year before my op and loved it. Can’t wait for Sunday now.
     
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    Archery is like air rifle shooting, in that the compound bows are the PCP’s and then you have your one piece recurve and flat bows being your springer. All brilliant fun, especially field archery.
     
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    Yep, it was a tough choice but my mate is shooting compound too so it will be good for us to shoot the same. Though I’m not ruling out getting a recurve too at some point. Possibly shoot compound during outdoor season and recurve indoor.
     
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    Very nice mate. Looks a bit more complicated than the ones we were using at the northern shooting show;)
     
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    It is mate but you won’t believe how accurate they are. Right out to 100yds. I’m itching to start again. Though I’ll probably get a recurve like we used at the shooting show too.
     
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    mikeyhall1 Pepe Le Pew

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    Looks like I nice bit of kit mate
     
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    I have a Border Rob Roy one piece a 68" Falco Trophy Flatbow and a 54" Falco Storm Horse Bow. Being a compulsive tinkerer I also make my own tapered wooden arrows. I must admit I have been out of the loop for a bit due to the air guns and moving but once I get a bench sorted in the garage I have a two dozen shafts to turn into arrows and then I am back off again.

    Its strange but I got bored very quickly with shooting targets with the bow where I do not with the rifle but I never get bored with field archery, sticking a 31" arrow in the kill zone of a boar at 50 yards is always a blast. (and a rarity for me :D) you ought to check it out, the Butsfield Bowmen are not a million miles from you.
     
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    Something I brought years ago but still have it shot well but oh the the color

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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    I have to say I did the same, I sold most of my airguns which paid for most of these

    All powder burners
     

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    I will mate, I fancy field archery as it’s similar to hft but with a bow. Thanks for that.
     
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    Very nice.
     

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