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Old 11-02-2011, 09:22 PM   #21
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I was focusing on the last sentence. And i have a bear recurv that i shoot sometimes also but i dnt shoot it often bc it was my grandpas and its not in very good shape

Most of the people I know that shoot compound bows are 30..40 yard shooters at best. They use light, fast arrow/broadheads. I scratch my head when they have 3 pins for varying distance, but only shoot 35 yard average max range. I can honestly say I've never seen anyone harvest any game w/ a compound past 35 yards.
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Watch dan fitzgerald. I kill deer out past 40 reguarly. Out of a ground blind though.
Out of my stand 45 is bout max.

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60-red. I hace another set of sights i practice with. Those are just my hunting sights
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I am not a bow shooter, yet, but after reading about the traditional English longbow, I want one. If my information is correct, the English bowman would reasonably expect to be effective, on a man sized target, at 300 yards. One of the things I read said that, at close range, the arrow from a longbow could penetrate 4" of oak. (I am not sure my AK will do that)

I think the longbow making and shooting would be fun skills to learn.
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Watch dan fitzgerald. I kill deer out past 40 reguarly. Out of a ground blind though.
Out of my stand 45 is bout max.

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I am not a bow shooter, yet, but after reading about the traditional English longbow, I want one. If my information is correct, the English bowman would reasonably expect to be effective, on a man sized target, at 300 yards. One of the things I read said that, at close range, the arrow from a longbow could penetrate 4" of oak. (I am not sure my AK will do that)

I think the longbow making and shooting would be fun skills to learn.
If a 44 or 45 will punch through an oak 4x4 at 25 yards then a 7.62x39 dang sure will
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I am not a bow shooter, yet, but after reading about the traditional English longbow, I want one. If my information is correct, the English bowman would reasonably expect to be effective, on a man sized target, at 300 yards. One of the things I read said that, at close range, the arrow from a longbow could penetrate 4" of oak. (I am not sure my AK will do that)

I think the longbow making and shooting would be fun skills to learn.
The thing to remember is an English bowman started at a young age making and shooting bows. He did not one day decide to shoot a 100# bow.
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The thing to remember is an English bowman started at a young age making and shooting bows. He did not one day decide to shoot a 100# bow.
This is really good advise. I have been shooting a bow for about 10 years now and im capable of shooting an 80# pull recurve but i dont becuase its, as these guys will tell you, a damn good way to rip you shoulder out of socket
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I have shot both for years,,, I have Bears, Ben Pearsons, selfbows that I have made, and my favorite, a Howard Hill longbow. The real difference in traditional equipment to me is which one do you find the most comfortable and forgiving to shoot. My recurves shoot a little faster and flatter than my longbows but not near as forgiving. A mistake with release or hand torque with my longbow is magnified greatly with a recurve. Longbows however are very arrow picky,, you start with a recommended spine weight and work from there to find the best spine for your particular bow and draw length since one is dealing with archer's paradox,, the arrow going around the riser, handle, whichever you want to call it. Recurves are far more center shot due to how the shelf is cut and a wider range of spine weights can work well.
Try and shoot what feels best to you,, there is a little hand shock with longbows but it becomes unnoticable after a while, just have fun with them, they are to me a piece of history and hunting with a simple stick and string really connects you with our hunting ancestors and a simpler time,, to me.

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