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First Compound bow.

Discussion in 'Archery' started by thedogsbollox, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. thedogsbollox

    thedogsbollox Engaging Member

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    Not airgun related but I have to share. I am not an archer by any means. I have only ever shot about 40 arrows in my life from a recurve bow about 6 months ago. I bought my first bow last week, a compound. After the guy in the shop measured me up for it he let me loose on the 17m range. He got me to shoot a dozen arrows to make sure it was all set up right then when he was happy he said have 3 arrows and see how good a group you can get.
    I was mildly happy with the results.

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  2. Peter Norris

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    Where is the apple...? :)
    Enjoy your new hobby. You have just got to master a wooden recurve bow now.......
    Peter.
     
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  3. rizla1

    rizla1 hi

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    nice grouping better than me with a gun
     
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    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    That looks like great fun!
     
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    Enjoy its great fun. I used to love my compound till I got problem with my elbows and had to give up Archery.
     
  6. WifeWontLetMeGetanAirgun

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    Jus recently got into it too and got myself a Hot Ignite and my son a Ruckus.
    Damned accurate aren't they (although your group is particularly good!!)?!

    I was also setting up a new sight and one arrow went way left into the wood at 20 yards - buried itself a good three inches into the hardwood and was a complete PITA to dig out. Shows how powerful they are and mine is only at 50lbs (can go up to 70)!!
     
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    Reminds me of a cider advert from a few moons ago .
     
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    We all have bows in our house mainly Mathews Genesis pro 25 pounders ( equal to 35 pound recurves)
     
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    When our archery club in our old town first let compound bows in we had a massive learning curve primarily because the first five arrows fired went straight through the archery target and out of the back. We all just stood there gawping.
     
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    Well done Mr Hood ;)

    Ray
     
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    you should never miss with a compound. if you want a real challenge then try a traditional bow . something like a flat bow ,long bow or even bare bow with a recurve takes far more skill and practice .can take a deer with a 40 pound pull at 40 yards would not though ilegal.
     
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    i use a compound bow, but with none of the sights etc, just bare, shootit at a slight angle its acurate at 30 yards,dont like all the stuff they put on them,to easy
     

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