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Anyone on here into Archery?

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09 Aug 2017 17:49 #183287 by 1066Boy
1066Boy created the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
After doing a taster sesion last week i am hooked. Going bow shopping on Saturday, any advice?

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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09 Aug 2017 17:59 #183290 by Venter
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Great sport that. Have been into handgun and rifle shooting since I was about 10, but compared to firearms it's bloody difficult! And firearms are hard enough to master! Nice hobby to get your teeth into though.

One thing an old coach told me was that, once you're done with your bow-shooting for the day, that evening you should take your bow in the other arm and exercise the opposite side. If not, there's the risk of over-devolping the muscles on the one side, which can lead to spine issues such as scoliosis down the line.

You getting a compound or a recurve bow?

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09 Aug 2017 18:57 #183293 by 1066Boy
1066Boy replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
Recurve bow for me. Spent years shooting with rifles and shotguns but now I live in the town, bows make more sense. :)
I have a decent sized back garden so I have room to practice. Always fancied having a go but thought it was expensive.
Turns out it much cheaper than I thought. Not too bothered about the draw weight as I am not exactly small and have a very
manual job so strength is not a problem for an average draw. :)

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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09 Aug 2017 20:42 #183298 by Venter
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Nice. Post some pics of your set-up, sounds like you're onto a good thing, especially for urban areas.

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10 Aug 2017 06:26 #183310 by 1066Boy
1066Boy replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
Thanks, I will put some pic's up if I have a successful shopping trip Saturday. :)

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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10 Aug 2017 17:05 #183337 by helijohn
helijohn replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
I am interested in this, always have been, but never did anything about it apart from a pistol crossbow so I will follow your posts with interest. How long is the garden?

When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.

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10 Aug 2017 17:28 - 10 Aug 2017 18:02 #183339 by 1066Boy
1066Boy replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
Never measured the garden but for practice I think they normally use about 15 meters (45 feet) ish.
I would think the garden is about 25 meters so will be fine. I have always fancied the idea but thought it
would be silly money. Turns out that in my local club shop they have starter kits with everything you need,
bow, arrows, guards, carry case and target with stand for just under £100. :) Best bit is if you don't get on
with the sport they buy back second-hand kit. :) If you need some ware to practice they have a range for £6
a day or unlimited use for £20 a month. Instructors always on hand if you are having problems. :)

I am crap with computers so cant do a link thingy. :( www.aimarchery.biz . I am looking at starter kit B.

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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11 Aug 2017 22:15 #183358 by jim
jim replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
Hi 1066Boy,

I love archery too!

I did an archery GB instructor course a few years back and now teach beginner sessions. Its a really good hobby and I find when you focus on looking down the arrow and aiming at the gold you really do forget about everything else at that moment and for me that's meditation.

I enjoy shooting recurve bows they are simple smooth and easy to maintain. They are over 3000 years old but still used today in the Olympics. Unlike a compound bow you can replace a damaged string wherever you are, rather than have to send it off to the shop.

Don't make the mistake like I did and many others do and go out and buy the most advanced and powerful bow. You cant buy skill!

There are lots of ways of doing it but I like to teach people to focus on 5 key points, practicing each one so you become overall more consistent and accurate. These 5 points are:

1. Stance
Your feet must be straddling the shooting line. Stand side on so it makes you broader and increase your draw length. Start in a cross position with your arm extended and the bow naturally pointing at the target. If you are not naturally point at the target re-position your feet rather than aiming with the muscles of the torso. Muscles fatigue and may not be as accurate as a stable base.

2. Load
The arrow tips are sharp so please take care when handling them. To Load, place the arrow on the arrow rest and ‘nock’ the back of the arrow onto the string. For accuracy, it is important that the ‘cock’ vein is pointing away from the handle/riser so the arrow can leave the sight window without being impeded.

3. Draw
Place three fingers onto the string like a scout’s honour, try avoiding using the creases of your fingers as this may pluck the string when you release reducing accuracy. Draw the string back towards the corner of the mouth, this anchor point is directly beneath your aiming eye so you can look down the arrow and look at the target. The elbow should be slightly higher than arrow, this helps to recruit the upper back muscles to draw the right instead of just using the smaller muscles of the arm. DO NOT over draw the bow which could cause the arrow to slip off the arrow rest, ensure you have an inch or more of arrow resting on the rest at full draw.

4. Aim
Look down the arrow shaft and look at your target. Without sights, traditional archery does take practice. Imagine throwing a ball at the target, you don’t use sights you use your instinct. Use this innate instinct to aim the bow. If you find the arrows group low or to one side then adjust your aim accordingly. Aligning the string down the middle of the target helps to group arrows in the centre of the target.

5. Release
Before you release the arrow make sure nothing is in front of the string including any parts of your anatomy. When you release the arrow allow the string to slip off your fingers smoothly rather than plucking the string. This helps the arrow travel in a straight line rather than snaking. After you have released follow through with the shot holding your aim.

Let me know if you have any questions on equipment etc.

Best wishes

Jim

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11 Aug 2017 22:20 #183359 by 1066Boy
1066Boy replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
Thanks for the pointers Jim, really looking forward to giving it a go. :)

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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12 Aug 2017 19:37 #183361 by 1066Boy
1066Boy replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
Went shopping today. I was like a kid in a sweet shop! :laugh: :laugh: B)


Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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25 Aug 2017 20:02 - 25 Aug 2017 20:14 #183685 by 1066Boy
1066Boy replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
No deliveries p.m. so stuck in the warehouse. Shame I did not have my bow with me. 6" group at 15 feet. ;)

https://youtu.be/-L6aq6xxLx4

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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29 Aug 2017 16:26 #183757 by jim
jim replied the topic: Anyone on here into Archery?
These are great bows I have 7 of them for instructing. Its good kit youve bought there everything you need for practicing.
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