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My First Bow

Discussion in 'Archery' started by mole trapper, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. mole trapper

    mole trapper Engaging Member

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    Has arrived today.
    Spent a couple of pleasant hours getting to know her, really pleased with my choice.
    Going to take a long time and much practice to get consistently decent groups, but that's why I chose to change from compound bows which is all I have owned before. They were fun, but not very challenging.
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    sauer Engaging Member

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    I have a very basic recurve one piece training bow

    Where did you get your target bag from ?

    What you using as filler just sand ?


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    nice. i have a nice takedown re curve, no sights, just shoot barebow.much more satisfying than using sights
     

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    Nice!

    There's an elegant beauty to one piece recurve, nicer than all this modern wheels and cables crap (my avatar notwithstanding! :p )
     
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    my setup, not been used for a long time though
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    Very nice, something I’m looking at getting in to.
     
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    I'm also looking at getting into archery once we can get to a club and have a look and feel wouldn't want to buy from the Internet with out knowing what I'm looking at

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    @Drake267 is very knowledgeable on the subject too, given me a few hints.
     
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    Very nice, and you’re right, compound bows are great but not that challenging. Even in a hunting set up they’re pretty easy to be accurate with. Love mine up at the 3D course though. I’m thinking of moving on my samick hunting recurve and getting a nice wooden one. I’ve been using it in the garden the last few days between 20 and 30 yd’s. Really satisfying when you put a decent group together.
     
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    Best way is exactly that mate. Get to a club, do a beginners course and go from there. Even use the club gear for a while until you make your mind up what you want to do. I did it the other way. Me and a mate knew we wanted compounds. We both bought kits. Expensive kits to be honest and we hadn’t even shot a bow! I did do loads of research and actually called at an archery shop to get an idea of draw length. Then bought a bow with plenty of adjustment. My mate just bought a bow he liked and was very lucky it fit him. Just. A compound is great, very accurate but does get a bit boring, a recurve is much more traditional and satisfying to shoot. I compare a compound to a top end pcp with a good scope. A barebow recurve is much like a springer with open sights. Well, no sights! It’s more instinctive, especially shooting 3D with one. Take a look at some of my 3D course threads. Some great pics of the targets and the bows I’ve used. The two I have now below.

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    I will have a look through threads later today when I'm up will be able to read them better my focus is no longer working

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    No probs mate. I’m struggling sleeping at the mo with not working and not being active. Up all night on here. Enjoy the threads and if you need any info give us a shout, @N.Vodden is well into the archery too.
     
  13. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    Very nice and it’s satisfying to shot those well. I use an American Flatbow for fun.


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    Spray1Mark NOW PERMANENTLY BORED!

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    Some nice kit there! perhaps you should consider an airbow to up the fun a bit!
     
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    Nice kit being shown on this thread....:up:

    I've been invited to a club to have a go in the eastern borders, might even be the one CaptDar is photo'd at....:up:

    I'm holding off at the moment as I might get hooked and it'll be another hobby on the go....o_O
     
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    Ive seen those, they do look awesome. Fx do a fitting for their guns, but the proper air bow looks some serious kit.
     
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    Very addictive if it’s a 3D club, much better than a target club, well for me personally.
     
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    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    Hi David that’s not my club with the 3D. Ours is SFAA HFT targets. The pics were from a private club in North Northumberland I had an invitation to shoot with them.
     
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    Ah ok thanks. I know the club in Coldingham shoot at 3D targets as well, I saw you are from the eastern borders, put 2 n 2 together and made 5.....:D
     
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    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    I’m a long-standing member of Wolfstar. You can find us on Facebook. Do you know Scott Dougal?
     

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