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Something Different For Today

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Leshiy, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Drake267

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    We are lucky that way. We have the shops plus I think it's 5 clubs now within 40 mins. One maybe an hr. Its a great way to be outside doing something different. Is there not a 3D club your way? I'm sure there is.
     
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    Lakeland field archers at Cockermouth. Anywhere near you? Also look on the NFAS website. Lists all the field archery clubs in the areas.
     
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    One near Keswick not that far away need to give it a try
    Me and me mate setup our own course now and again had some great fun
     
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    3d is great, some field archery clubs do it, some don't. I can enquire about guests at our place if you like. Then when this virus stuff is sorted you could come and shoot with me and my mate. Obviously you need your NFAS insurance, £20 for the year. Think it's only £5 for a guest at our place.
     
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    If you’ve still got it in the summer mate we will have a chat. Pricing up at the mo but as temp laid off got to be a little cautious. Will definitely be in touch about it though buddy if you still have it.
     
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    Didn't realise you were laid off mate, shame that. I've been lucky that way, sent home on full pay until the end of April. Then 80% after that. As for the bow it depends what you want to do. Target is boring! 3D is great, compounds are easy, like shooting pcps, recurve are like springers, recurve barebow, what I have is like springers with opens for comparison. Though there are no sights at all on barebow. Something so much nicer about shooting it though. More rewarding.
     
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    I’m hopefully we will all be reinstated in a few weeks mate, but you never know buddy. Fingers crossed. Recurve would be the one mate, a bit more of a challenge I think.
     
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    Hope so for you mate, I can see this lock down going until end of May to be honest.

    The recurve is more challenging, but it's more rewarding. I was shooting recurve at the 3D to start with. And actually beating my mate with his compound! But when he started getting better it wasn't any competition. He was kicking my backside. Now we both shoot compound only so the recurve is redundant almost. Though this second club we now go to doesn't have any long targets. 45yds max. Its perfect for a recurve barebow. Some proper small targets too. Small crows and meerkat type targets. Really interesting. The compound is just too easy there.
     
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    Biggest challenge with Compound is the setting up choosing the correct gear and then fine tuning of the bow

    Building your own arrows is also very rewarding once you get it right
    There so accurate once you put the time in and get it right
     
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    Home range gonna get some stick over the next few weeks due to current situation :thumb:
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    Nice range, I’ll be out this afternoon, my 6 year old nephew loves watching me. He lives next door but we’re all basically living together! Sister goes out and does all the shopping so my parents aren’t going out, I’ll stick some pics up later. You’ve also got me looking at that tru glo sight. Really like that. Can push the range out much further than my sight.
     
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    What an excellent idea!

    I've got two crossbows that I've never had a chance to shoot, yet. Now that I've got a couple of fields 300m long, I think it's time when the lockdown ends.
     
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    Spot on Drake can’t beat young ones taking an shine :thumb:
    I got back into archery when me youngest showed interest 7yearold he’s now 15 and drawing me 70lb compound with ease:facepalm:£££
    We have some great fun need to do some 3D
    Still got his original bow well outgrown now though :)
    Regarding the Truglo it certainly allows more range distance than the apex on the Hoyt I’ve had this probably 3 or more years not sure if there’s better option out there I dare not look!
     
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    No it can get expensive! I’ve just looked at the trophy ridge react pro 7. Extra two pins so will get me to 80yds. Quite fancy one. They’re nice sights to use. Like the way they’re easy to set up too.
     
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    Always fancied a crossbow, and you can use them at one of our 3D clubs too. You’ll need a good backstop!
     
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    Ther certainly is some nice kit out there and prices to suit
    80yds is a long way very satisfying when you pull off decent shots :)
     
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    Great stuff guys , something I’m ashamed to say I’ve never tried !
     
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    Yes, I am sure you're correct, the maximum length of field available in a straight line is about 400metres, so I think the bolt could reach the end of the fields reasonably easily. They're 250 lbs pull and 300 lbs pull respectively. I was only just about able to cock them manually (using a pair of ropes connected to a hand pulley) when I bought them, so I'm not even sure I can manage it now!
     
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    They’re pretty potent, my bow is set at 50lb draw and gets 100yds very easily.
     
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    Don't Jimmy! You’ll end up with more bows than guns! It’s seriously addictive, especially this 3D shooting. I love the compounds but there’s something satisfying about shooting the recurve.
     
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