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#1 wardog

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 03:19 PM

I just got into archery and its wicked fun!
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#2 Arcanis

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 03:31 PM

Yeah, I like it too. I have a Martin Archery model 180, 40 pound draw weight. That's too easy for me right now - I want to get a 60. I need some new arrows...
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#3 cxwq

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 03:53 PM

I've gone back to classic recurve bows.

It's kind of like stock class PB - at some point the state of technology advances past what's good for the sport.
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#4 Diego

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 03:58 PM

I got a nice fifty pound draw compound...so fun


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Posted 08 September 2004 - 06:21 PM

I have 3 crossbows......
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#6 Cadmond

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 11:29 PM

I've gone back to classic recurve bows.

It's kind of like stock class PB - at some point the state of technology advances past what's good for the sport.

What CX said.

I have a 35 pound bear polar (fiberglass composite) recurve (I was like 12 when I got it if you're about to throw question marks at the draw weight)

I haven't actually used it .. ever really. Never got a chance to go to the range after I bought it, and I'm scared that I'll kill someone if I shoot down the side of my house. I have tried to make 2 so far (after thoroughly engrossing myself in all 3 volumes of the bowyers bible for a year or something), the first one's limb snapped, the second one is sitting on my shelf waiting for tillering. Its too small now anyways.

So technically, I'm out of archery. I still find it fun (except not the olympics.. the mechanical releases were too far I say..)
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#7 Vintage

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Posted 09 September 2004 - 10:20 AM

I hunt with a compound, but my dad wants to go even more classic than a recurve. He wants to get us some longbows. Those would be so much fun to shoot! But nothing really beats the killing potential of a compound. The longbow would be for recreational shooting.

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#8 w0lf

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 11:34 AM

Yes i love archery, but my rabbit just gnawed my string up, i also like crossbows.
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#9 hoshiadam

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 01:13 PM

Only with boffer arrows, at friends.

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#10 Nerforbust

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 05:40 PM

I have always wanted to get into archery, but with most fun things, my parents dont approve.
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#11 NerfLad78

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Posted 30 December 2005 - 06:10 PM

My friend has a composite bow and a 60. The latter is actually pretty easy to use, but he needs more arrows, and a new target. That squirrel didn't last long... Which is another reason why he needs more arrows.
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#12 Falcon

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Posted 31 December 2005 - 03:24 AM

I've gone back to classic recurve bows.

It's kind of like stock class PB - at some point the state of technology advances past what's good for the sport.

Well said.

I only play with pumpers. It's all about the Phantoms.

I can't stand compounds anymore. There's too much, "tech" involved.

I prefer straight bows, but not full longbows. A bow as tall as myself when strung is a pain in the ass...

Mine is a "longbow", but it's only about 4.5 feet long, and then it gets to about 4.25 feet tall when strung. It's nice and tight, but not cumbersome.
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Posted 31 December 2005 - 04:42 AM

I too am into archery. All I have access to is a 65 composite, but I'm in the process of tilling my own longbow. It's an interesting and time consuming project, but if I do it right (not likely, already messed up twice) it'll end up being somewhere around 85.

As far as PB goes, I like using cheap pumps. I'm not so much into winning, but when I manage a dramatic tag with a $25 gun it's well worthy of the bragging rights.
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#14 PissBacon

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 02:42 AM

I've got a nice 45 recurve I bought a few years back, but I can't seem to find targets anywhere for my backyard. Does anyone know where to find/make targets for not much money (haybales rot, so they aren't really an option for me)?
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