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I have been doing archery for many years now....... Decided to get a new bow a couple of months ago...... went back to traditional archery. And you know, after this purchase I rediscovered my love for it.

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What's even greater about my new found love for archery is that Mare now loves it too. Especially now that she can have it customized to her likes with colored bow strings.

 

 

 

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Looks good! Nice property to practice too! Got my 8 year old daughter into archery this year. Did a week of archery camp. Probably shoots better than me already! 

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3 hours ago, Rspreps said:

Looks good! Nice property to practice too! Got my 8 year old daughter into archery this year. Did a week of archery camp. Probably shoots better than me already! 

We run an archery camp at my local game association. Its really great the youth turn out we've had over the past few years. What is even better yet is that many of the youth that have attended the camp are now participating in our 3D shoots also.

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Chief Aj's slingbow and Dave Canterbury's take down arrows make always having a bow at hand a lot easier. It is not under tension all the time, it's easily concealed in pack or in your vehicle.

https://www.selfrelianceoutfitters.com/products/three-piece-take-down-arrows#shopify-product-reviews

ebay slingbow, $80

https://www.ebay.com/i/142346109593?chn=ps&dispItem=1

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9 hours ago, elde said:

Chief Aj's slingbow and Dave Canterbury's take down arrows make always having a bow at hand a lot easier. It is not under tension all the time, it's easily concealed in pack or in your vehicle.

https://www.selfrelianceoutfitters.com/products/three-piece-take-down-arrows#shopify-product-reviews

ebay slingbow, $80 

https://www.ebay.com/i/142346109593?chn=ps&dispItem=1

Looked at this many times already. It's cool and all, but thus far I've really developed no desire to buy any. These may be okay for emergency or occasional fun, but there is an uncertainty about the longentivity of these arrows. I shoot allot. Nothing like going thru a minimum of 120 arrows per session. These were originally made for the pocket hunting system, kind of like an emergancy/survival use system. Something you use in the interim, something to get you by. Not neccessarily for long term heavier use.
Not that I won't in the future buy the system. I may just do that. Just don't have the interest now. But I do wonder how the system would work on a 4 course 3D shoot with 30 targets per course. Then go thru a block shoot...........

 

 

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On ‎2017‎-‎08‎-‎12 at 6:15 PM, PappyHiker said:

Anybody out there participate?

Used to do quite a bit when I was a kid. Great way to spend a couple hours after school. Was thinking about getting back into it again even if just for a Saturday morning thing during the winters. There are a couple of great places fairly close to me too but I just got to get up the gumption and do it this winter.

Great pics of a great skill to practise.

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On 8/12/2017 at 4:15 PM, PappyHiker said:

Anybody out there participate?

 

Been awhile. Picked up some dead compound bows ( dead strings and pulleys , bows are ok ) and have vague ideas about either casting replacements or finding some generic that can be made to fit. Was fun 50 years ago even if I was never very good.

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8 hours ago, crazyman said:

Used to do quite a bit when I was a kid. Great way to spend a couple hours after school. Was thinking about getting back into it again even if just for a Saturday morning thing during the winters. There are a couple of great places fairly close to me too but I just got to get up the gumption and do it this winter.

Great pics of a great skill to practise.

I quit for a period of time and have only gotten back to it several months ago. And I'm loving it. You should give it another try......... maybe you'll get hooked like me.

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34 minutes ago, Gary_Gough said:

Been awhile. Picked up some dead compound bows ( dead strings and pulleys , bows are ok ) and have vague ideas about either casting replacements or finding some generic that can be made to fit. Was fun 50 years ago even if I was never very good.

I just redid my old Hoyt Spectra. I didn't try making any replacement parts. I instead I had to search out what I needed on the net. The bow has been out of production for quite some time now.  But its old news now. Going to trade it........
However, my new addiction has been more for traditional archery. Don't plan on going back to compound any time soon..........

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7 hours ago, PappyHiker said:

I just redid my old Hoyt Spectra. I didn't try making any replacement parts. I instead I had to search out what I needed on the net. The bow has been out of production for quite some time now.  But its old news now. Going to trade it........
However, my new addiction has been more for traditional archery. Don't plan on going back to compound any time soon..........

My Bear is a similar story, out of production for so long they can't even quote specs. Reason I'm thinking of trying my own has more to do with learning the pitfalls. Any inconsistency between ends is going to do horrible things to accuracy and I expect my results will fall into the silly category, but maybe usable if I'm lucky, and I'll know more after working on the math to create the shape.  

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16 hours ago, PappyHiker said:

Yes it is. In fact there's 2 Samicks there.

I have one of those takedown Samicks and a Hoyt longbow I used to hunt with. As time goes by I am getting less enamored with things that go bang.

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3 hours ago, Aquinas said:

I have one of those takedown Samicks and a Hoyt longbow I used to hunt with. As time goes by I am getting less enamored with things that go bang.

I still like to go bang but it seems there's not alot challenge there anymore, well at least in the things I was doing. But a long bow or recurve brings all types of challenges. The wife and I have been doing alot of traveling, going around to different 3D shoots, and its been very challenging and loads of fun.

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I'm in. Just replaced my 10 year old Martin Jaguar, with a Bear Effect. 3x year old model but brand new.

Am surprised at just how much they have improved in 10 years. Even the trigger releases have much improved.

There are a number of Club Members here who use Traditional Bows. Mainly Mature shooters.

As I live on board Boat, the shorter length of Compound Bow suits better. Don't do the fishing thing much. If I get bored, I'll sometimes fling some arrows at something floating past and get in dinghy to collect the Alloy arrows.(ensure you seal field tip/inserts with grease)

3D shooting has made it much more interesting and jolly good fun.

Also good exercise and Family fun.

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I've been seeing the trend around my area where many compound shooters have been 'taking off their training wheels' and picking up long and recurve bows and hitting the range. There are many custom bow makers around here that have been making quite a name for themselves, some of which cannot make bows fast enough to meet the demand. This trend has hit across the board and includes people of all ages, both male and female.
One guy across town has set aside his golf clubs and has taken up archery. Now instead of taking in 18 holes, he's hitting 30 targets at 3D shoots. Says that's his new golf.

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5 hours ago, Thomas said:

I love archery, used to be member of a club when I was a kid and I am so happy that its becoming quasi-fashionable these days!

Ought to start it up again...................

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On 17/08/2017 at 10:37 PM, PappyHiker said:

Ought to start it up again...................

I just need to find a place to do it!

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