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Can you shoot straight?

Medium John Jun 26, 2014

  1. Medium John

    Medium John little member but big balls

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    If you thought this was going to be about guns, you're gonna be disappointed :D

    Recently I took up archery. Now the funny thing about archery in the UK is that there is no bow hunting at all. None. Zip. Nada. I mostly just target shoot (recurve) but occasionally I have fun with some field archery.

    So anyway, I was just wondering if there were any other archers here on the Mighty JD?

    Marc
     
  2. SPLITSHOT

    SPLITSHOT Paracord Pimp

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    I live in Idaho , we archery hunt elk ,deer, pronghorn , but we just lost all of our archery equipment in our house fire. Trying to get new Mathews bows ASAP season starts soon
     
  3. Medium John

    Medium John little member but big balls

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    I saw that, so sorry to hear of your run of luck mate. Really. Are you a compound, recurve or longbow shooter? Or maybe something else I'm not familiar with.
     
  4. gpd215

    gpd215 Brigade Member Brigade Member

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    I used to shoot a lot when I was younger. Just starting to get back into it. Bought a strother archery compound bow earlier this year.
     
  5. TacoMan5000

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    I shoot traditional, when I can. My arrows have started to fall apart, though, and I cannot shoot until I can afford new ones.
     
  6. DucS2R

    DucS2R Huge member

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    Yeah, handmade recurve for target and compound when hunting. Great sport. Taught both of my kids to shoot (no longer kids but they still hunt). Used to practice in my back yard (1 acre of land in a rural area with a natural backstop) until the cops stopped and told me to take down my target or they would arrest me. :unintroduced:

    T
     
  7. Medium John

    Medium John little member but big balls

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    HA! I'd have just built a fence so they couldn't see the target :D

    I wouldn't mind having a go at compound, but they are banned at the club I attend because some dopey bastard dropped an arrow into someone's back yard using one.
     
  8. Medium John

    Medium John little member but big balls

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    Wooden arrows? I would say make the repairs, but man, wooden arrows are an art form.
     
  9. TacoMan5000

    TacoMan5000 TacoDevilMan

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    Yeah, Port Orford cedar. The guy that made them used some cheap-o glue and the heads are falling off. I am going ti try re-gluing them with something better, but I spent a lot of money on those things, and they should have lasted more than one trip to the range into foam targets. My bow is not even that heavy: 40-45lbs @31" English style longbow.
     
  10. Medium John

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    I think you can just reattach them with a hot glue gun mate, but you're right. They definitely should have lasted longer than one trip to the range. Just a thought, but he didn't varnish the shafts before gluing on the heads, did he?
     
  11. TacoMan5000

    TacoMan5000 TacoDevilMan

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    Nope. It looks like he used hot glue the first time. That stuff is not very durable. I have a tube of Gorilla Glue that should do the trick. Working two jobs and taking classes does not leave a lot of arrow repair time, though. :bwah:
     
  12. Medium John

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    No, I imagine it doesn't. Gorilla glue should do the job though. If you want, I can ask around at the club and see what the recommendations are, we've got a few longbowers.
     
  13. Shike

    Shike knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

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    Try Kinsey's archery in Mount Joy, PA. They used to make awesome arrows.
     
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  14. Jiffysand

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    ive been using G5 blue glue and its the stickiest glue ive ever seen, its nice too because some of the stickier glues dry out but ive been able to use each bottle down to the last drop. stuff lasts forever especially if you keep it in the fridge.
     
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  15. TacoMan5000

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    I would hope so, given your location. I think the GG will get it done. Thanks, though.
     
  16. Medium John

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    I'm looking at upgrading my arrows sometime in the near future, not looking forward to that expenditure!
     
  17. TacoMan5000

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    You could try making your own. If you are shooting compound, you probably use aluminum arrows, right? Much easier to work with than wood. The only real tool you will need is a fletching jig.
     
  18. rudechuck

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    I haven't shot in about 15 years, but I still have a vintage AMF Wing Hunter recurve, a Martin longbow in zebrawood, and a Dan Qullion Native American Plains bow. The Wing is probably from the 70s (I bought it used) and the others were acquired sometime between 1989 and 1994.

    I also used to have a Hoyt Medalist compound, but I traded that for a guitar (which I lost somewhere between Vegas and L.A.).

    EDITED: Sorry, that was a Wing "Slim Line" Hunter
     
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