Def interested in recurve. Figure I'll get all the help I can with the sighting and let off to train my technique, then to recurve as well. My brother shot compound then "upgraded" to the challenges of hunting with a recurve and never went back. My grandfather had a recurve that was as tall as me when I was a kid that was inspiring to me.Kewl! I pretty much only have traditional gear (due to being part of a huge middle ages reinctment group know as the SCA) my favorite bow to shoot is a recurve my brother inlaw built in high school it is around 50 pound draw. Kuddos to you Tupenny for teaching your kids & getting you inlaw going too!
Love the Hoyt and the PSE's bows. The Infinity allows to adjust weight; good balance of an hour or two of field practice @ 55# or 25/30 pulls @ 70# with G5 tips for hunting accuracy.I shoot a Hoyt hunting bow. Its great and I bought my wife a PSE and she loves that.
I have shot both one of my sons has a nice Matthews compound. That let off is sweet. I can't shoot for hours lol. I have an ole Ben Long bow that was named locally the bone creeker. Most people the shoot it you hear their shoulder & backs creek. It is a 70 pound draw! Cool thing there is very little hold over at 50 yards. I need new arrows for that beast.Love the Hoyt and the PSE's bows. The Infinity allows to adjust weight; good balance of an hour or two of field practice @ 55# or 25/30 pulls @ 70# with G5 tips for hunting accuracy.
Do you have a preference of the 2?
Fuzzy you are an archer coach? Two kewl I bet the is atleast a few of us the would enjoy time with you!I coach both hunting and field (Target) archery for Re-curve, Compound, Longbow, Short-bow and crossbow. I use my re-curve for Target (Olympic style) and Hunting (Soft Animal Targets). I like compounds but I feel that I get more accuracy out of a crossbow in the forest etc.. However its a sport and you choose which you like the most.
However setting up targets when out camping is fun.
OK so 40ft is about 13 yards, Usable distance is about 10 yards.I have really wanted to get into archery for years now. My shop is 40' deep so I figure if I wanted to I could shoot a bow in my shop and have enough distance for it to be worth while. I love the zen of shooting guns and figure a bow should be no different in this regard. So it could be an awesome way to relax.
I also like the idea of a bow because should I ever go out to hunt, it feels like a more complimentary way of taking game.
Crossbow is great sporting weapon.Crossbow is my weapon of choice. Barnett white tales hunter II. Been a little limited with a knee injury this season. Hopefully I can recover soon
Thanks for the advice.OK so 40ft is about 13 yards, Usable distance is about 10 yards.
What I would suggest is to do the following if you can afford it.
1. Get a back Drop on the wall you are shooting onto and hang it about 3 feet from the wall
2. Get a target boss, Easel, and small paper targets, Anchor the boss to the easel so it doesn't fly off when you hit it. Have the centre of the boss at about 5ft high
3. Mark a line on the ground where the centre of the easel should be and 10yards from the centre of the easel
4. if you are going to use a recurve bow then get one with about a 25 - 30lb draw @68 - 70 inch (this is good for about 50 yards accuracy with inter changeable limbs so you can put 35+lb@72inch limbs on for outdoor 100 yard/ 90 meter ranges
5. If you are going to shoot a compound bow then you don't need a 90+lbs as this will rip right through the target boss, have a llok for a bow that you can change the cogs and limbs to get it to about 45lb or have a second bow one for 45lb and the other for 90-130lb. This is so you don't have to keep on changing setup which will change your sights setup
6. Get fat arrows, thin carbon arrows are not good for indoor shooting. Before selecting your arrows make sure you have decided what poundage of bow you are shooting as it will matter.
7. When practising have 6 arrows fletched and knocked. and one which is only knocked. This will help determine the button settings, kisser placement, posture and loose of the shot
8. Get large pronounced fletchings
9. Only use Target piles and not field piles
10. never keep a recurve bow strung at all times, wax the string with bees wax every time putting on and off.
11. if you are practising for field shooting or hunting make sure you get a field sight. Peepers can be used on compounds but I would try to shoot without a peeper and get the feel of the bow for quick shooting.
basically with field shooting less is more.
That is a noble way of looking at the sport and going back to traditional archery,Thanks for the advice.
One of the big motivators behind my archery fascination is a return to the absolute most simple. As such what really interests me is stick bows and instinctive shooting. I have done a little bit of this with friends so I kinda know what Im getting into. I just want a stripped down, more skill driven shooting experience. Kinda the same reason why I sold my multi speed bicycles for a single speed, Im all about minimalism these days...