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I Can Feel It Sucking Me In..

Discussion in 'Archery' started by cloverleaf, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. madpastie

    madpastie Donator

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    i have ben doing it for a couple of years now, but very rarely get down to the club these days,
    one tip i can say is, don't go over kill on the poundage on the limbs, as you'll soon tire or do some physical damage.

    this is my set up. 20171026_120213.jpg
     
  2. RagnarHairybreeks

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    Sorry, WTF? You need a ticket to shoot a bow?

    Pretty sure it was compulsory not many years ago to hit the butts a few times a week, now you need a fletching licence?
     
  3. JohnHG

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    Too much twang for my liking. My son had a demo of longbow shooting from one of the castles in Wales
    very impressive.
     
  4. sqwiffy

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    Before you get too engrossed in target shooting, go checkout a good field target club. Shooting rubber bambi's & piggies through branches in a wood at unknown ranges is far more rewarding than target shooting.
    Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the target shoots, trying to perfect the techniques etc but a well set out field course is just more rewarding. and real.
    Most Field clubs have a set of butts for practice, similar to a target club
    They also shoot a wider variety of bows, including long bows, war bows horse bows & crossbows.
    Check this feller out:

    Sqwif
     
  5. winstar11

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    keep going . if you can learn to use a bow with no sights then you are realy acheaving something. keep it traditional.
     
  6. winstar11

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    if you are still hitting your arm with the string , then I would think you are twisting your bow arm in or pushing forward to much and over extending your arm . try to place the large muscle at the base of your thumb on the grip and try to relax your fingers and not grip too tightly.hopefull that will .help
     
  7. milek

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    This is something I would like to see at the next meet, someone who could set up an impromptu target and offer some coaching.
     
  8. Spray1Mark

    Spray1Mark NOW PERMANENTLY BORED!

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    Or just get an "arrow barrel" for your FX air rifle?
     
  9. winstar11

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    when my daughter shot for cornwall and devon county team you only needed to past a competence course and have insurance clubs will sort that out if they are registered. you don't need any of this if shooting on your own land (insurance would be good though. just in case) field shooting is great realy instinctual
     
  10. Squidwards Ghost

    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    Looked up some basic starter bows, very cheap!
     
  11. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    you think you are half decent then you find a chap called lars anderson.:(... google it..
     
  12. pbrown

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    Eh? No ticket required, all the clubs require is for you to complete a safety session before membership if you've never shot before.

    @cloverleaf You find a lot of clubs won't let you shoot compounds for safety reasons, only recurves.

    Same situation in archery as in air gun shooting, beginners turning up with unsuitable or poor quality kit, most archery clubs have their own bows so best to use these first for a while and learn what's best for you before investing in your own kit.

    I shot recurves on the competition circuit for a few years, it can easily get as expensive and complex as shooting an air rifle competitively.
     
  13. cloverleaf

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    Cheers guys :)

    As it happens I sent an email to the local club and they took all of two months to get back to me.. in the meantime the crappy weather's set in and other things have taken priority / my fancy. Think I'll bother them again in the spring :)
     
  14. winstar11

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    there are clubs that shoot indoors in the winter as well as summer
     
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    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Thanks - I'm aware of that but tbh part of the appeal is being outside, I've got a lot of other stuff going on currently and can't be arsed to go out of my way to chase the archery currently.
     
  16. Squidwards Ghost

    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    It's getting me too :oops:.
    On the verge of selling my pistols for this:confused:
     
  17. Squidwards Ghost

    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    A better video if it.
     
  18. Squidwards Ghost

    Squidwards Ghost Needs professional help.

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    What is that protusion?
     
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    It's called a long rod, moves the bows balance point forward and stabilises (stops rocking fore and aft) the bow while taking a shot.

    If you see two rods sticking out of the side of the riser (handle) they're called short rods and stabalise side to side twisting movement.
     
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    That's very basic school kit you'll grow out of very quickly, suggest joining a club and using their kit in the early stages.
     

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