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Vikingdad 06-23-2013 05:47 AM

Archery Anyone?
 
My son and I went to a (not so) local archery shop today after pulling my two Martin bows out of the cobwebs. We are going to start shooting archery now too. Anybody else here play with bows and arrows?

unclebear 06-23-2013 07:13 AM

I use my old Peasrson alot I shoot target with it and I hunt and fish with it, I've even shot a couple of small ternaments with it (didn't win but didn't lose really). I haven't shot it in a while been to busy with everything else. The only thing I'm not to crazy about is the archery store I go to stopped selling aluminium arrows and only sells carbon and wood arrows. $8 an arrow makes my wallet cry lol.

bowhunter17 06-23-2013 11:51 AM

Just got a new PSE Supra last March. It's more of a target bow (long and heavy as possible to keep it steady) but I'll try to take it hunting. I got third in my division for the nyfab state championship and 1st in the nyfab classic. Archery is definitely fun until you run out of money.

Vikingdad 06-23-2013 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by unclebear (Post 1284089)
I use my old Peasrson alot I shoot target with it and I hunt and fish with it, I've even shot a couple of small ternaments with it (didn't win but didn't lose really). I haven't shot it in a while been to busy with everything else. The only thing I'm not to crazy about is the archery store I go to stopped selling aluminium arrows and only sells carbon and wood arrows. $8 an arrow makes my wallet cry lol.

Yes, but if you are careful you can use the carbon arrows indefinitely. I have to re-fletch some of mine (I also have some aluminum arrows in need of fletching.) but unless you lose them or bend them they do last a long, long time.

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Originally Posted by bowhunter17 (Post 1284158)
Just got a new PSE Supra last March. It's more of a target bow (long and heavy as possible to keep it steady) but I'll try to take it hunting. I got third in my division for the nyfab state championship and 1st in the nyfab classic. Archery is definitely fun until you run out of money.

I guess when you get to a competition level it gets more and more expensive (I wouldn't know myself) but at my level once I get set up its pretty affordable unless I lose lots of arrows. That having been said I do want to replace my bow with a TNT Defiance if I can ever afford it.

http://www.tntarchery.com/catalog/c50_p1.html

jackrich3 06-23-2013 04:32 PM

Partial to the english long bow, no gadgets, more about skill

sniper762 06-23-2013 04:50 PM

In the mid 70’s, I remember Burt Reynolds starring in the movie, “Deliverance”. He used a bow and arrow to shoot fish. I found this fascinating and went straight to buy me a bow fishing reel and arrows. Due to the refraction, the fish appear to be closer to the surface than it really is, so hitting it becomes difficult. After much practice I learned to hit them getting many carp and gar weighing from 3 to 25 pounds out of Kerr Lake and Gaston Lake, mostly where Smith Creek joins it in Virginia and several large bass from 3 to 10 pounds out of local farm ponds. This became a favorite pastime for me and I successfully enjoyed it for many years. I had mounted by Mack Harding of Stem, NC ($75) one of the gar fish, below (20lb- 48 inches long) and took several videos and still photos doing it, but all of the bass were cooked and eaten.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll63/sniper762/HUNTING/snakeandbowfish.jpg

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll63/sniper762/HUNTING/GARFISH.jpg

i hunted and fished with mine for 20 years..............loved it

Vikingdad 06-23-2013 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by jackrich3 (Post 1284369)
Partial to the english long bow, no gadgets, more about skill

Can't argue with that. I have always wanted to make one myself. I am still looking for the perfect blank of wood for it though.

SSGN_Doc 06-23-2013 06:47 PM

Back in Georgia a friend got me into primitive archery. He and I made a few long bows.

farmallcrew 06-23-2013 07:25 PM

Got back into archery a few years ago. I get out when i can. Last year bought a used Barnett Quad 400 crossbow. My compound is a Mission by Mathews.

Nice thing about archery, the big fuzz in the black suburbans don't know anything about it, so they won't touch it.

In PA i like archery, because i can go deer hunting, while still wearing t-shirt camo and shorts. rather than freezing my cookies off.

_winer_ 06-23-2013 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SSGN_Doc (Post 1284487)
Back in Georgia a friend got me into primitive archery. He and I made a few long bows.

Same. Well, except for the Georgia part ;)
Done a few bows myself. The Traditinal Bowyer's Bible was a fascinating read.

I like primitive archery because you must learn not to aim but rather teach your body to reach out to the target.

Kind regards


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