Trad Achery; Best day of the year for me!

Trad Achery; Best day of the year for me!

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    Trad Achery; Best day of the year for me!

    Today was the annual tradional archery tournament complete with vendors and bow makers from all over. Even the famous G Fred Asbell was present. No wheels, pulleys, cables or other such nonsense allowed here!
    I went strictly to meet people, try new custom bows and learn. My traditional archery skill is not up to competing with these guys and gals, but I learned a lot, and found a takedown recurve I really like, and can shoot well.
    A beautiful day, all walks of people, even the Amish came and flung a few arrows. Good food, strike camps with food cooking and filling the air. A really enjoyable event.
    I believe archery is my new passion. I just can't get enough of it! And Trad archery is so pure and uncomplicated compared to compound bow shooting.
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    That looks like fun! I love archery even more than guns. Probably because bows are quiet. I grew up shooting a cheap third hand Fred Bear recurve but switched to compound bows later and never went back. It's been years since I shot a bow now.

    What kind of draw weights do these have? And when you say traditional, you mean no sights at all? That sounds like a major challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm66 View Post
    That looks like fun! I love archery even more than guns. Probably because bows are quiet. I grew up shooting a cheap third hand Fred Bear recurve but switched to compound bows later and never went back. It's been years since I shot a bow now.

    What kind of draw weights do these have? And when you say traditional, you mean no sights at all? That sounds like a major challenge.
    Draw weights are made from everything for kids to adults. Most adults shoot between 45-55 pounds but it goes up higher.
    Mine is 45 pounds at 28 inches of draw.

    No sights. It's all instinctive, and the controversy among this crowd over instinctive vs gap or split vision is even more ferocious and opinionated than it is in the firearms community.
    I use a split vision style where I look down the shaft for my wind age , and let my brain make the elevation calculations. It works well for me out to 30 yards.

    But no sights! That's considered blasphemy! If you want to make it easy, just get a compound, lol.
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    Man, looks really cool. Don't know much about em, but those are some beautiful looking bows!

    I could see myself getting into something like that, one day . . . once I master this handgun thing - right!

    Congrats and good luck on your new passion. I tell my wife and friends, I feel fortunate to have found one of mine in handguns+shooting, maybe your new one will even be cheaper too!
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    A well made traditional bow is a thing of beauty; elegant and deadly!

    Does this mean you'll be taking one to Africa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miller_man View Post
    Man, looks really cool. Don't know much about em, but those are some beautiful looking bows!

    I could see myself getting into something like that, one day . . . once I master this handgun thing - right!

    Congrats and good luck on your new passion. I tell my wife and friends, I feel fortunate to have found one of mine in handguns+shooting, maybe your new one will even be cheaper too!
    Thank you. It really is so much fun! And the ammo is cheap, reusable, and easy to tailor to fit your needs:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoganbeg View Post
    A well made traditional bow is a thing of beauty; elegant and deadly!

    Does this mean you'll be taking one to Africa?
    Oh most definitely! I have my eye on a gorgeous takedown recurve I shot today, that is just dandy.
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    Awesome. I have a Samic take-down recurve 55# draw. I use a back quiver. Love to take it hunting. I'm sure you're going to have a great time with yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWarden View Post
    Awesome. I have a Samic take-down recurve 55# draw. I use a back quiver. Love to take it hunting. I'm sure you're going to have a great time with yours.
    Thank you sir. I know I will. Think i start at squirrel hunting this year.
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    While not a huge fan of archery myself, I'm of the traditional sort as well. Give me a quality bow made lovingly of traditional materials in the traditional manner, and I'm happy as a clam. Hate the filleting of my forearm, generally speaking, but that's easily addressed with a guard and proper technique.

    The cousins who introduced me to the joys of double-barrel 10ga shotties also were avid archers. Those were fun times, mucking about in the fields with them. I'll forever be amazed at how accurate they were on quick-moving hares. 40+ years later, I'm still impressed.
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    Sounds like you had a great day. Sure wish that I had been there also.
    I could have really enjoyed that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Sounds like you had a great day. Sure wish that I had been there also.
    I could have really enjoyed that.
    Yes you would have. Beautiful day, good people, and fling arrows with some great archers ( I can't be counted in that group):)
    But the tips and help I received are invaluable, and my shooting improved almost immediately.

    A lot of people camped out there this weekend with G Fred as the guest speaker and good ol Bluegrass music and cooking over the fire.
    Next year, I am going to set up and hang for the entire weekend. They even provided free firewood!
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    I came across this link the other day and was really impressed with her skill set. I've thought of getting a bow several times but mainly the fancy compound ones. After seeing her shoot I've been think maybe I should just find a bowstring for that old recurve I have in my garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caertaker View Post
    I came across this link the other day and was really impressed with her skill set. I've thought of getting a bow several times but mainly the fancy compound ones. After seeing her shoot I've been think maybe I should just find a bowstring for that old recurve I have in my garage.
    If your old recurve has any poundage on it at all, you won't be able to shoot that fast, lol.
    But that gives me another thought; what would the criteria be for a. " defensive or combat" bow?
    How useful could it be or realistic?

    Hmmm, sounds like the basis for a new thread.
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