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My 3d Bow

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Drake267, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. Drake267

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    So, after getting back into archery and spending a fortune on a top end target compound bow kit, I’ve decided I actually prefer 3D shooting now. Basically hft but with bows. Wish I’d discovered this club before shelling out on the compound. I can use the compound for it but find it a little easy so bought this samick discovery with 40lb limbs in medium length to make a 60 inch bow, the riser is only 17 inches. Nice and compact for a recurve to walk round the woods with. It got good reviews in America as a 3D and hunting bow so took a chance and I love it. Nice and light, I’ve fitted it with a wrist sling as I don’t like finger slings and a quick release mount in case I want to fit a short, hunting rod to help with the vibration. Will probably fit one and some cats whiskers to quieten it down and dampen the vibration. Total cost was £280 plus arrows at a fiver each, until I’m a better shot and get some that are £12 each, but much more robust for when you miss and hit a tree! It’s great fun and the compound is now up for sale :facepalm:. Will get me another couple of guns if it sells.
     

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    Some of the types of targets we shoot in 3D archery.
     

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    Looks like decent kit and a lot of fun matey
     
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    It is mate, we had an absolute hoot when we went for the induction. We basically walked the whole course, 40 targets, shot half of them as it was getting on. One is even a moving target, bird on a wire! It’s awesome. The coach basically needed to see us handle the bows and make sure we were safe. It’s much harder using this kit, sort of like using a .22 springer for hft against a .177 pcp (compound bow). It’s just so good and good craic, plus it’s open as long as it’s light and 365 days a year. £35 yearly membership and £2 when you go. It’s a cheap few hours out. I’ll get some proper pics up once my NFAS insurance comes through, we’re not allowed to shoot there until we have that.
     
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    You’re making me want to have a go!! My barber does it and is always taking about it. Where’s my wallet!
     
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    It’s really good mate, in all honesty I love the target shooting too but my mate only wants to shoot 3D. I could use the compound for that but I find it a little easy for hitting the targets. So it’s going and I’ll get another rapid with the proceeds!
     
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    I bet it keeps your upper body fit Drake. And I do like the 3d targets:thumb:.
     
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    It does to be honest, I’ve had a day off today and been practising in my garden at 25 yd’s, 40lb draw weight is nice for me, could have done 35 to be a little more comfy but 40 gives me a bit more arrow speed. The compound is 50lb and you know you’ve used it after a 100 arrow comp. Both nice to do though. This 3D is just a bit nicer and more informal, nice walking through the wooded valley doing it too. My other kit below. Bit of a beast!
     

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    Haha, told you you would soon get bored and sell :loser:

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    Haha, not bored mate, main reason I got it was to get out with my mate again who I don’t see much of. Lad I had my joinery partnership with. But after me getting the kit, he decided he didn’t want to shoot target anymore, only this 3D shooting, can’t blame him, it’s much better. But he could have told me before I spent £1600 on the kit! I could use it for 3D but it’s easier and also a bit awkward to carry round the wooded valley we shoot in. The recurve is much more challenging and lighter to carry round. Plus if i fall and break something it's cheaper to fix! I may end up keeping it anyway as I don’t have much interest in it. Just idiots on freeads. If it sells I’ll be getting a rapid with the proceeds, or a new RAW, about the only rifle I’d actually buy new now.
     
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    Nice looking rig!

    Barebow recurve (unsighted) is a real challenge compared to sighted styles, and 3D is a great style to shoot. As you don't have the high contrast spot on a circular target which draws you in, you really have to think about shot placement. Unmarked distances are a lot trickier too as the regular 'cheat' systems of counting rings on the target to range the target don't work.

    I always thought if you are going to shoot a modern bow, you may as well have all the benefits (sight, stabilisers etc) so if you want a real challenge though, ditch the modern materials and riser and go full on traditional. Like this beauty - horn backed, maple core and sinew with horn plated grips and siyah (the extensions on the limb tips) shot with a thumb ring instead of a finger tab ;)


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    Or the English Longbow. Now THAT is a hard bow to shoot well :/
     
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    Yep totally agree, I do love the compound but am liking the 3D with this hunting recurve more. So I’ll let the compound kit go now, it’s up for sale elsewhere. May get a more traditional bow at some point too.

    There is a guy at the target club I go to that uses a traditional longbow, I was watching him shoot at 40 yd’s with it and he just kept putting all the arrows into the gold. I was very impressed. He was outshooting most of the recurve guys with sights on. Though he is a county record holder. Really nice guy too.
     
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    It's always fun to see the traditional guys give the sighted archers a run for their money ;)
     
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    Def mate, he is very quick with it too. Almost looks as though he isn’t trying. Love watching someone that skilled.
     
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    Well, I’m now a full member of my local 3D archery club, Butsfield Bowmen :D, myself and my mate have joined up today. We were planning on going tomorrow but the weather doesn’t look to be very good so it will have to wait. Can’t make the target club either as that’s outdoor and will probably have the session called off. Maybe a little practice with my hft rig in the garden instead.
     
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    I like that mate, I’ll be getting a full wooden traditional bow a little later on I think. The guys who run our 3D club have some nice kit, they own an archery shop and one has a lovely kaiser riser with uukha limbs. Made the mistake of having a go, it’s very smooth to shoot.
     
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    its easy to get carried away,so simple barebow for me. quite satisfying hitting the targets:up:
     
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    Def mate, I love the basic barebow now and will probably be using it exclusively for my 3D shooting.
     
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