Archery is now a topic!

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    Dec 27, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    Hey guys,
    Any archers out there??
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    Dec 27, 2012 8:57 PM GMT
    Well, I like to shoot, but . . . icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
  • Kel_

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    Dec 27, 2012 9:43 PM GMT
    Not an archer, but this guy is!

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  • TheAlchemixt

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    Dec 27, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    wow that guy is hot ^
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    Hunting yes....
  • Kel_

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    Dec 27, 2012 10:15 PM GMT
    TheAlchemixt saidwow that guy is hot ^


    He's from the TV show "Arrow." You should check it out. I think there's been a thread about him somewhere in the site icon_redface.gif
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    I blame Katniss Everdeen for these shenanigans.
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:30 PM GMT
    Fantastic sport, english longbow wow!
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    Dec 27, 2012 10:50 PM GMT
    Narciso saidI blame Katniss Everdeen for these shenanigans.


    That bitch.

    Well, Clove did get me into knife throwing....

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  • LJay

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    Dec 27, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    Egad! Here come the Welsh!
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    Dec 27, 2012 11:16 PM GMT
    I have a friend of mine who'se into Archery, and we're planning to get together so she can teach me. I'm so excited!
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    Dec 27, 2012 11:17 PM GMT
    I love it...its such a mental sport! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Arcangel7769

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    Dec 27, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    Yup! Absolutely. I have a Hoyt 2000XT compound bow. No hunting, just friendly competition.
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    Dec 27, 2012 11:40 PM GMT
    Narciso saidI blame Katniss Everdeen for these shenanigans.


    I blame Abigail Whistler more...
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    Dec 28, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    That's cool!
    I was curious to see if anyone was into it also.

    Best date I ever had with a guy was to a 90 minute archery class! (and of course the 'after archery', too)

    And I've never seen the Hunger Games, so all this Katniss stuff is beyond me... for now!

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    Dec 28, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    Archery is The New Postapocalyptic Black:

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    Of course in reality archers look more like this:

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  • FireDoor211

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    Dec 28, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    I would love to take up archery, it seems like fun.... however, every time I think of it it ends with visions of me sitting on my roof with a half empty bottle of tequila and a cross bow shooting scarily close at passers by.
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    Dec 28, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    lets not forget

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    Dec 28, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    biguymtl saidHey guys,
    Any archers out there??

    Yes. I use a simple Barnett recurve for target practice. I don't hunt with arrows, so a compound or a crossbow aren't for me. Lately I've been using a 45-pound draw weight, as my strength has been declining. I'm now buying online from Cabellas, where I shopped in North Dakota, but in Florida I don't like the choices in sporting goods stores, and there's no Cabellas near us. I fly alloy arrows.

    I took archery in college, got an "A" of only 2 A's in my class. Just like military rifle & pistol marksmanship, I have a deadly aim. I do in golf, too, though my instructor is always saying to me: "Bob, this isn't a firing range! Forget about hitting a target! Work on your distance!"

    So archery is one of my interests, but only as a hobby, not for hunting.
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    Dec 28, 2012 10:43 PM GMT
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    biguymtl saidHey guys,
    Any archers out there??

    Yes. I use a simple Barnett recurve for target practice. I don't hunt with arrows, so a compound or a crossbow aren't for me. Lately I've been using a 45-pound draw weight, as my strength has been declining. I'm now buying online from Cabellas, where I shopped in North Dakota, but in Florida I don't like the choices in sporting goods stores, and there's no Cabellas near us. I fly alloy arrows.

    I took archery in college, got an "A" of only 2 A's in my class. Just like military rifle & pistol marksmanship, I have a deadly aim. I do in golf, too, though my instructor is always saying to me: "Bob, this isn't a firing range! Forget about hitting a target! Work on your distance!"

    So archery is one of my interests, but only as a hobby, not for hunting.


    Who's this "Bob" you are talking about?

    Also, I've heard you are quite accomplished on the links as well:

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    Dec 29, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    I used to do archery (won a few local contests), but grew out of it to pursue other hobbies.
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    Dec 29, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    DontQuoteMe saidWho's this "Bob" you are talking about?

    Also, I've heard you are quite accomplished on the links as well:


    Without a note of pretention in what deco just said, how inappropriate and pathetic of you to associate the bucket woman with his post.
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    Dec 29, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    Question for the archers.

    I shot target for a few years as a kid. enjoyed it, but haven't shot since. Lately I bought a large enough property such that I believe there's enough room to utilize as a personal range. But then as I've been planting my new gardens, arthritis attacked my hands, coming in strong and fast and so I started thinking the pull would not be good for my fingers and dropped the idea.

    But now reading this thread, particularly with the mention of the compound bow, I started wondering if I might still be able to enjoy the sport even with these fingers.

    I don't even remember compound bow from when I was a kid. And when I was first interested lately, seeing that I might have room for my own range, I found in the local stores only compound bows, not in good sporting stores, just the discount Sports Authority. Those things look like they could drill through concrete and so the length of my range concerns me. But they also look like they must be much easier on the hands to pull, making that a viable option for arthritic hands. But I've never pulled one so I don't know.

    Here's my question: is compound much easier to pull than longbow? And after all the planting I've one, do I still have the range to practice without piercing a neighbor?

    I think I've got two possible areas, one shooting through a bamboo tunnel I've planted. It is 15 ft wide and from where I'd stand to a target is about 130 feet with about another 30 feet behind to the end of the property. Here's that section (orange shovel/orange coffee can marks target placement)...

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    Or I could cut across the back gardens giving me about 160 ft with another 40 ft buffer behind...

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    Dec 29, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    Hey Antijock,

    sweet yard!

    I'm not sure how bad your arthritis gets, but I would suggest you go to the sports store and try out a compound bow. Just don't release it without an arrow as that's a no-no, especially when it's not your bow.

    Compounds are MUCH easier to draw compared to a longbow. The thing is, as you draw, you reach a point where it's almost effortless to hold it back while you aim, but it still does require some effort.

    The strength of the bow is increased by the mechanics of the pullies, but all bows are dangerous, obviously. If you can, put some sort of barrier (earth wall or such) where you'll be shooting.

    You probably don't want to find your neighbor with an arrow sticking out of his ass. Oh wait... do you like your neighbor? :p

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    Dec 29, 2012 7:30 PM GMT
    biguymtl saidHey Antijock,

    sweet yard!

    I'm not sure how bad your arthritis gets, but I would suggest you go to the sports store and try out a compound bow. Just don't release it without an arrow as that's a no-no, especially when it's not your bow.

    Compounds are MUCH easier to draw compared to a longbow. The thing is, as you draw, you reach a point where it's almost effortless to hold it back while you aim, but it still does require some effort.

    The strength of the bow is increased by the mechanics of the pullies, but all bows are dangerous, obviously. If you can, put some sort of barrier (earth wall or such) where you'll be shooting.

    You probably don't want to find your neighbor with an arrow sticking out of his ass. Oh wait... do you like your neighbor? :p



    Thanx, yeah, I'm having fun with it. I love getting dirty in the garden and have been planting like crazy since I got the place. My new neighbors are amazed as many have commented on their walks by.

    Interesting to hear about the ease of effort, which is what I suspected by looking at those pulleys, but had no idea as to the effortless aspect, interesting. From a background in only longbow, when first seeing the compounds I was thinking to myself in ignorant purest tradition, that's not archery! So I couldn't see myself using one. Arthritis sure changed that perspective. I fucking hate getting old. I think if more people complained about it maybe they'd work on a cure.

    The areas behind the target will be pretty much a bamboo jungle but of course an arrow could still ricochet or otherwise get through. I suppose I could do an build an earth mound behind the target but to access that area I'd have to have trucks cross over a septic drain field so not my first option.

    How about a wall of hay bales stacked up? Might that work? I was just reading on compounds. 350 ft per second? holy crap. that's fast.