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Old 08-02-2010, 11:31 AM   #11
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How many arrows have you lost? When I first got mine I lost a few and
when you're shooting carbons it can get expensive fast.
Between the wife and I, the total for lost & damaged arrows is about a dozen. I'll be honest, we're using el cheapo Walmart ready-made arrows until both of us get a tad more proficient. My next project is to build a backstop in the yard using some lumber and the old carpet we tore out of a house we're remodeling...
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:05 PM   #12
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Still shooting with fingers for now (I have 2 releases) but I did wimp out and start using a glove...
Everybody uses a glove or tab, mate! Not only does it protect your fingers, but it's a great aid in a proper release technique. I like this deer skin glove:


I keep it soft (so I can feel the string) with an ointment used for saddles and other leather gear. I'm sure you've got something similar in the US (don't use anything that would cause the leather to stiffen!).

IMHO, you should learn to shoot well using your fingers first and then move on to mechanical release devices if you feel the need to. But I'm biased against those infernal gimmicks anyway.
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IMHO, you should learn to shoot well using your fingers first and then move on to mechanical release devices if you feel the need to. But I'm biased against those infernal gimmicks anyway.
That is my thought exactly. From everything I've read and heard, finger shooting will amplify any mistakes in your form & technique. I figure if I get reasonably good shooting with fingers - I'll have my form pretty much dialed in. I can tell you it's much easier to shoot a handgun well than a bow though. The up side is the "ammo" is reusable (caveat with lost & damaged arrows by noobs)...
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It's mighty impressive how well you did for not shooting a bow in so long. especially considering the fact that the last time I shot a bow I missed the target everytime keep up the good work!

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I may have mentioned it before, but have you considered playing dart games with your bow & friends/spouse as competitors? Cricket would be awesome in a format that made it easier to score than a dart board.

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You are exactly right about form. Nothing is more critical shooting a bow than form and consistancy. I strive to, once I have drawn the bow, to let absolutely nothing move except my fingers as I release. The hand holding the bow doesn't drop till after the arrow has left and only the fingers holding the string move to release.
I personaly use finger tabs, no mechanical release. However if I ever upgrade my bow to something with a much higher pull wieght, I will use a mechanical as it makes it easier to draw, with the release wrapped around your wrist you can pull with your whole arm instead of the wieght on your finger tips.
The most important thing is to be consistant and enjoy it, don't make a chore!

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I was going to try archery but remembered that every time the wiley coyote tried to use a bow he got shot out of it. Damn ACME garbage.

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I love my bow!!

I've got a Peason Accumax in Red Onyx (2000 model) that is pretty precise

I love Copper John sights...with the long 8" arm.

The only thing I'll probably ever give it up for is a new Hoyt...but I'm too poor to afford one this year...
Florida's economy went in the dumper when the oil leak blew.

But then...when you shoot one bow well, you're unlikely to change anything until it falls apart

Oh, Baseball Glove leather oil is whatcha want Smoooooooth!!

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