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> What kind of bow are you using?
> How long do you archer?
> Do you use your bow to Hunt or just to shoot on Targets?

Or feel free to post /arch/ related stuff.

Want to get into Archery? Just ask questions
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I got some nocks from a friend and i wanted to change them. How dumb is the idea of hot glueing Nocks on a carbon arrow? Could it work?
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>>1943492
Worth a try, duke. Can always scrape it off. That archery glue is unreal though, I use it for other things. You got a nock joist thing?
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>>1943497
> Nock joist thing
Nop, but to be honest, im not sure what exacly that is
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>>1943464
I'm thinking of buying a samick sage and starting to learn some archery. I hunt with a gun but I'd like to learn some trad archery on the side. Is this a good bow to start with?
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>>1943499
I'll see if I can dig mine out, it's for attaching fletches so they're on the right areas. The nock goes in the end. They're about $15 and really handy.
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>>1943464
Want to get back into archery but no good ranges near me (I prefer free, where I used to live there was a simple fenced in area in a basic public park it was great). May have to just get a small game permit and go out innawoods and shoot stumps (or hell a rabbit if I see one).
It's just really annoying the way the modern world makes everything such a hassle, even something as seemingly simple as archery.
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>>1943519
It's called a fletching jig lol.
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>>1943529
Jig. That's it. I've been writing grim technical reports all day and I can't think of enjoyable things.
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23 years. Bear Montana. Target and Hunting.
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I want to get into bow hunting, whats the best compound bow for the mone?
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>>1943758
You hunt from a Boat?
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>>1944205
This is the way.
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>>1943758
nice what boat anon
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>>1944699
Sail
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I want to get into archery. What exacly do i need (except bow and arrow) to get into the sport?
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>>1945335
Bow
Arrow
String
Wax
Glove
Something and somewhere to shoot
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lol buy a compound bow you silly virgins
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>>1943768
I also would like to get into hunting. I have a recurve bow. Is this sufficient for killing a deer? I’ve never hunted before and don’t know anybody who does so I’m all ears, frens
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>>1943768
>compound bow for the mone?

Compounds have been around for years. Any bow with good limbs will work. The riser is basically life long. Go to a bow shop and test some out. Otherwise buy used, but check the limbs for delamination and the string for frayed fibers. If it's dual cam, you'll need a bow press or a shop adjust/check the timing.

Ideally, just go to a bow shop even if you buy a used bow.

>>1945565
You need minimum 40 pound draw weight at 28 inches. If it fits, it should work. You don't want a bow that you can't properly draw. A 40lb bow at proper draw will hit harder and more accurate than a 60lb bow at 80% draw.

If you're new, you really should use a crossbow until you have consistent form with a traditional. Otherwise you're most likely going to injure an animal.
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>>1943492
Not a good idea depending on your bow. Even with super glue it's not safe to have a glued plastic nock on carbon at drawback of 45lbs+. Nock will just shatter and dry fire your bow.
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>>1945593
Some states have laws for minimum drawback for humane kills. It's 45 here
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I've just been target shooting with a cheap recurve I got on Amazon. Also got a Bear compound bow that my neighbor gave me that I'm starting to practice with.
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Any DIY resources
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>>1943464
Is the Samick Sage a good starter bow? Any starter bow recommendations?
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>>1945888
>>1943511
Looks good. Hard to make recommendations unless you say what you're using it for.

Imagine you're starting with target practice? Looks like Samick Sage has a solid riser and limbs. If you're doing target practice at >30yards, a recurve like this with less than 40lbs drawback will be fine.

>>1945593
>Ideally, just got to a bow shop even if you buy a used bow.

Really good advice. Especially w/ a recurve, there's a bunch of variables involved in finding a correctly sized bow. It's always good to talk to someone who can size up your bow, instead of just ordering from amazon.
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>>1945828
Depends what you want. TradTalk and Leatherwall have tons of info on bow making, arrow making, hunting, etc.
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>>1945898
>>1943464
I'm wanting to do target practice and maybe do some hunting. Urban bow hunts are legal and deer are overpopulated. What draw length should I start with? The legal minimum for hunting is deer 35lb but is that enough?
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>>1945907
If you're deer hunting get at least 40, even if law is only 35. Deer will legit just run away with an arrow in their side if they aren't hit hard enough.

Draw length is based on how big you are.
Couple ways to do this.
Some say take your wingspan, subtract 15in, divide by 2. Others say wingspan divided by 2.5. I prefer the first.
With a recurve, draw length also determines draw weight. One pair of limbs, for example, will have 35lbs draw weight WITH a 62in string AT 28in draw length.
(btw the samick sage on amazon is 62"string with 28"length)
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>>1945898
I saw some people wearing gloves while shooting. Do i need them and for what exacly?
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>>1945919
It's so the sting doesn't hurt your fingers
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>>1945919
>>1945921
Also nice to have an arm guard. Keeps string from slappin your arm and leaving a welt.
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>>1945922
>>1945921
>>1945919
Also, if you have a compound you should get a special release
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>>1945919
The cord will dig into your fingers after constant practice. You can also use a finger guard which I would recommend for target practice.
And wear a bracer at least at the beginning.
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>>1945921
>>1945922
>>1945929
>>1945930
So its for savety. Thanks a lot anons. Gonna buy them then later.
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>>1945939
It also makes it easier to draw because some of them wrap around your wrist. The caliper ones for compounds also are supposed to increase accuracy.
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>>1945914
It's worth noting that drawlenght and bowlength doesnt really effect your performance as much unless you competing at a high level. Anything within the ballpark of your drawlenght should work fine as long as stacking and arrowpinch doesnt become an issue.

>>1945919
Trust me, when you get your arm slapped by the string on a 40lb bow, you'll run and buy an armguard right away. It's like getting whipped.

Glove/fingertab is for your fingers. It's alot of pressure on a very small surface area and after 10-20 arrows, you're going to feel it. And you can end up with permanent nerve damage in your fingers. You just dont have much padding on your fingers to begin with so a glove or tab is a absolute must.
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>>1946577
>end up with permanent nerve damage in your fingers
Jesus, this sounds scary as fuck
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Can selling my homemade arrows on ebay be profitable?
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>>1943464
>what kind of bow do you use?
35lb mongol bow shoot about 100-200 times then when i get tired i move to a
25lb longbow(german handcrafted) shoot about 200-400 more shots
>how long do you archer?
as in distance? about 30-50 meters in the /out/ shooting stand or 25-30 meters in the indoors one
as in how long ive been doing it?
depends my gramps gave me a bow when i was 8 to shoot shit in his farm "youre too energetic boy! here is a bow and 5 arrows go kill smth!"
but ive been doing real archery with real technique and real practice and instruction in a professional range for about 3 years now,we have a few world champions in my ranges team...wont say which one it is tho,i dont own a bow anymore i use the ones in the range which i rent but considering im the only one that can pull certain bows(100lbs up) im considered the unnoficial "owner" of these bows for when i go there and want to shoot a stronger bow
>hunt or just targets?
i used to shoot birds and other small gome in my grandfathers farm...but that was still technically poaching acording to my countrys laws, even tho everyone does it, anyways these days i only shoot targets but ive been thinking about going hunting with a bow even if i have to travel to another country to do it
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>>1945914
Your height is the same as your arm span. Might be easier.
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>>1945914
Note: this draw length measurement applies to modern bows when using the mouth as an anchor.
Traditional techniques and alternative releases require greater length. Same for differing body proportions.
When I got back into the sport last year, the morons at the bass pro sold me arrows 3" too short because of this. I literally demonstrated drawing to the ear, and they didn't understand the problem.
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>>1945593
Not all state allow hunting with crossbow. In MN (where I live) they only allow cripples and old people to hunt with crossbows.
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>>1947417
Same thing with Kansas
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>>1947259
That is not entirely correct. It's is close, but it is rarely exactly the same. Some have shorter armspan than their height, some have longer.
And it's usually due to build and shoulder width.

I'm 6 foot nothing (184cm) and my armspan is 6'1.5" (187cm) and as far as I know, I dont have any spine issues at all. It's just how I'm built. Wide shoulders.
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>>1947407
>the morons at the bass pro sold me arrows 3" too short because of this.
what did you expect from a bunch of compound shooters?
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>>1943464
haven used a bow in years,what type of bow should i get to start,wood only no fucking bullys and compound crap
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>>1950696
>what type of bow should i get to start
Standard answer is Samick Sage or Southwest Spyder. Apparently the Spyder is an upgraded version of the Sage, but I havent shot it so I cant attest to that.
If you're on the taller side, say 6+ feet, you might want to get the Southwest Spyder XL or Samick Polaris, which should give you a 2 inch longer bow.

None of these 4 bows sell for more than 150 dollars, so never pay a dollar over that for any of them.
The Samick Sage and Polaris is out of production and the design has been adopted by many companies so you might find alot of similar bows under different names. As long as it isnt some 79 dollar chinese knock off, most of them are of decent quality.

Slap another 100 dollars on top for arrows, arm guard and finger protection and you're good to go. 250 dollars and a DIY cardboard box target and you'll be flinging sticks in your backyard in no time.

And as a beginner, never buy a bow with a draw weight higher than 30lbs.
>but I'm not some pussy basedboy
Doesnt matter, you'll fuck yourself up with a 40lbs+ bow and develop poor form and get tired after 20 arrows. This is not my opinion, this is undetested fact in archery.
You can buy higher lbs limbs for the bow later on.
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>>1951462
faggot,i said wood only
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I'm fucking stupid and missed the archery thread so I'm gonna copy paste this here too. I want to pick up archery hunting, but I've never been hunting. I plan on picking up a bow soon to start practicing for next years season. I have a close friend who I'll be going with. The thing is I've never been hunting and I don't want to fuck things up y'know? So what do I need to know? what resources and stuff do I need to pick up?

Also someday (years and years down the road of course) I'd like to try and hunt moose, what is the progression for that? I know moose are probably one of the scariest animals in North America and all so I'd want to be properly prepared and put in the actual things required to not fucking die.
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>>1951595
what you need is a foot to the face, preferably one traveling at 70 miles per hour.
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>>1951595
Moron, you buy self bows from bowyers direct. They don't have models or set prices.
Or buy a u-finish and tiller it yourself.
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>>1945565
>I have a recurve bow
>Is this sufficient for killing a deer

We've been killing deer for thousands of years with nothing but rocks and sticks, I think you'll manage. (In all seriousness, it's hard to tell you more without further details on the bow)
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I have a compound but want to get into longbow shooting. If I want to shoot target, at a moderate range (15-30 yards) what is a good bow / draw weight to choose?
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>>1945565
If you've never hunted before and you want to start with a recurve bow you have 2 options. Find a mentor or get a gun/crossbow.
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>>1952125
>We've been killing deer for thousands of years with nothing but rocks and sticks

>We

Who's we?
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>>1952812
compounds are gay, you might as well use a crossbow

recurve get a samick sage start at 35 then move up to 45 then 55
longbows you'll be stuck with one draw weight since most don't have interchangeable limbs
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>>1952828
recurves are gay as fuck
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>>1952891
How is something more challenging to use gay as fuck? Compared to what? Some neon green bionicle looking joe rogan compound bow? Stop being a pussy.
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>>1952897
>bicycles are gay as fuck
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>>1952897
it's literally better. you only like recurves cause muh trad
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>>1952940
I personally like them because they're easier to maintain. Not to mention the feeling of release at full draw.
Compound just can't compare to this tactile experience.
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I've tried finding recurves in my size on the secondary market and there is basically nothing worth buying. Any suggestions for 30 1/4" draw length/6 4" height? Ive been looking at 70-72" bows. Shot a a compound at targets for years but next to no experience shooting recurve. 45# felt comfortable when I tried them in the past though. I might just say fuck it, give up, and buy an Oneida. I had an old screaming eagle that was a ton of fun.
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>>1953221
I use a Mybo Wave X 27" riser with some White Feather Flight long limbs which makes a 72" bow. That's on the low end of the scale, but beats the fuck out of my samick sage by a mile. The whole setup shouldnt cost more than 300-350$.

I dont think you'll find a decent 27" riser on the used market as they are in high demand and expensive when new.
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>>1952940
If compound archers could use a bipod, they would.
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Hello archery anons. I know nothing about bows. However, when I was clearing out a recently deceased relatives garage, I found this in the rafters.
What kind of bow is this? Can I sell it or should I just toss it? The relative used to do carpentry, so he may have made it. Anyone know anything? Any advice is appreciated.
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>>1953323
Also this was on the side. I edited the picture to make it easier to read, but the writing is faded.
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>>1951799
seeth soilet,real men use wood only weak men use pullys and other gay shit
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>>1953323
>>1953325
>Can I sell it or should I just toss it?
Depends alot on how it's been stored. By the looks of it, looks like a fully wooden recurve bow and wood that has been stored inproperly is prone to dry and weaken over the years.

Take it down to the local archery/sports shop, maybe they can give you a better idea what to do with it. Maybe post it on r/Archery, alot of knowledgable people over there.
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>>1953327
>recurve
>pulleys
christ if you're going to talk shit, at least know the difference between a recurve and a compound.
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>>1943464
I'm thinking about treating myself this xmas by getting into archery. any suggestions on good bows? i don't care about hunting, and don't want a compound bow.
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>>1953332
see>>1951462
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>>1953333
danke, quadbro
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>go to gun shop to look for bow
>only adult bows are $700 compound bows
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I had an old mate visit from the city when covid restrictions lifted, and we drank heavily and flung sticks for three days. Killed a ton of foam and wrecked most of my good arrows, but it was super fun and comfy and bonding
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>>1953331
stupid faggot i said wood only no facy pullys no facy metatl parts just wood,use your brain dumb retard insted of being a saf
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>>1953410
Thats a comfy picture anon
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>>1953189
cope
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>>1952897
lol you recurve fags are always trying to compensate for being obsolete LARPers. nigga you aint in a Zelda game. you're a horse fag complaining that someone in a F250 just dusted you.
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>>1953325
It's 50" long, measures 30# at 28" draw. Looks like you found a neat starter bow. Popular woodworking once did an instructional on laminating fiberglass and wood in this style.
Look the entire thing over for cracks and excercize it to your draw length. Take ten shots and examine again.

If you don't see a maker's mark, it's pretty much worth nothing. Just keep it and enjoy a new hobby.
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>>1953496

Thanks anon. It's a comfy little nook for working on fun things
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>>1953509
>>1953417
>>1953331
>>1953319
>>1952906
>>1952828
>>1951990
>>1951799
>>1951595
>>1948122

These are very unchill things to say in what could be a chill archery thread. Yall niggas need to fling more sticks instead of being keyboard warriors

>>1951632

Draw weight is the most important part of bow hunting. Doesn't matter what kind of bow you use, there's often laws around the minimum weight that you can use to kill deer for example (which is 45 pounds where I am). There's nothing stopping you from hunting with a recurve or longbow, but most hunters use compound bows because they are physically smaller and allow you to pull and hold a heavy draw weight for a minute or so
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>>1953189
Based.
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>>1954203
>Draw weight is the most important part of bow hunting.

wrong. why are there so many virgins itt who know nothing about bow hunting?
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>>1943464
how do i make a bow from last years christmas tree?i think its a noble,this year i have a doug fir thats thicker and a bit linger
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>>1954592
Make it ridiculously wide and very low poundage .
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can anyone recommend me a babys first bow website to help me figure out what I should buy?
Australian bow sites are an absolute abomination
I want to do target shooting on private property not at a club
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>>1955752
www.archerytalk.com
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>>1956082
thank fren
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>>1943528
Do you have a backyard you can shoot in? I just bought a big foam target and that works good enough for me.
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>>1943758
Do you live on the boat? Why would you have a bow there?
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>>1956379
Not him but I could see someone taking a boat up a river to their good ol' hunting spot.
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>>1954203
>These are very unchill things to say in what could be a chill archery thread.
he started it..
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>>1955101
can i still use it ?or should i save it for some other project
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>>1957954
I'd strongly recommend something else. A christmas tree is usually covered in knots too.

Here in Washington, we have vine maple, ironwood (ocean spray), and Pacific yew as reliable sources. Does your area have these, hickory, red oak, or osage orange? The english also used their local yew, blackthorn, and elm (or was that last one hemlock?).
Hickory and yew grow very straight. Osage and yew are top shelf woods. Oak and blackthorn make sturdy weapons. Vine maple is sluggish without sinew, but tolerates mistakes. Ironwood, the west coast shrub, is literally the strongest bowwood I can think of, but requires careful curing and stave sized pieces are rare.

>>1954203
You can achieve great draw weight, with a heavy and sluggish design. Have you ever heard about the Chinese exam bow? It's intentionally too heavy to use, and shoots like garbage.
In a hunting bow, durability comes first. Followed by speed, then silence.
And all I said is that old boy needs to reach out to a real bowyer if he wants wood. Check ebay, the Facebook marketplace, and the back page of primitive archer magazine.
>>1953332
Alibow made my fiberglass. It's tanky as fuck, doesn't mind practicing in the rain, and accommodates my 34" draw.
It also through and throughs this bag target with field points. They also sell cheap practice arrows, quivers and thumb rings. I don't use a ring, but these arrows are pretty durable. Self nocked bamboo, straight three fletch, crimped on points. The holster/quiver from the same order had the group separators come undone, but still holds arrows snugly enough for static practice.
9/10, the arrow pass cover has disintegrated. But I practice every day since getting back into the sport. Pretty brilliant for $80.
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>>1954202
Truely based
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>>1958291
ok so what wood should i use for arrows?and i have flint and there is a lot in my area,do you know and good flint knaping feild guides?
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>>1958316
Japonica bamboo, cedar, or spruce. Hardware store dowels apparently used to be spruce, but they are now chinese mystery wood.
I don't do flint knapping, couldn't tell you. Points are the one thing I still buy ready made.
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>>1953189
Nice, post pics of ur bow.
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I want to get into archery, how do I do that? What bow Should I buy?
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>>1958593
I'm 0 for 3 on making my own, but here are two fiberglass and a resin.
My father also gave me his very expensive, for the nineties, compound. But again, I can't be bothered to restring it.
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>>1943464
I use a turkish cavalry bow and an english longbow because I ain't no fag that needs sights or that compound shit. Medieval gang unite!
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>>1943464
A friend of mine gifted me a bow, but im not sure if this is leggit. Its not in the middle and im not sure if i need a new string or not
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>>1943464
i have a youth bow and some unknown branded crossbow. want to go hunting but I'm shit shot and keep losing bolts. any tips other than string to not lose them?
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>>1959598
Make cheaper arrows (bolts?). Or use luminocks, I guess.
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>>1956379
Live on boat. Keep stuff on boat.
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>>1956400
Where I live this is actually possible with my boat. Not the rivers but the islands yes.
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>>1959598
try hitting the target
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>>1959598
> want to go hunting
then practice. It will probably take you a year before you're ready for hunting without target panicking like a motherfucker.
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>>1960690
>Conflating target panic with buck fever

Why are there so many LARPers on /out/ who have never hunted?
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>>1960838
For myself, it's out of laziness. I don't want to track a gutshot deer for hours or days, so I will hold off until I can split a playing card at 40 meters.
Or whatever the bow equivalent is. The point is that I could hunt tomorrow, but won't until I git gud.
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>>1943464
> What kind of bow are you using?
A simple English longbow, not sure what its draw weight is though.
> How long do you archer?
Not long maybe 3 years now.
> Do you use your bow to Hunt or just to shoot on Targets?
Just target shooting though there is a game reserve nearby. But before I even think about shooting there I need to do more research and actually buy some arrows designed for hunting.
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>>1960859
so basically you're just LARPing and don't know what you're talking about.
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>>1961575
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>>1961576
that's a terrible shot btw, git gud.
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>>1961627
It was a perfect shot. It was a quartering to shot where it entered at the front of the shoulder and exited at the back of the ribs on the opposite side. Of course, if you actually hunted, you'd know these things.
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>>1961575
You're a wanker.
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>>1961575
Practicing. I know how to shoot fine, but am not satisfied enough to hunt.
But I'm also not the poster you were replying to.
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>>1961576
>>1961575
>hunting
Oh you mean sitting around with a compound bow in a bush for 3 hours, waiting for a buck to come within 15 yards of you? A retard couldnt miss a shot like that.
You even took pictures of it like it was some sort of achievment.
God, bow hunters are such giant tools and have the audacity to call others larpers.
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>>1943464
>using a 45lb hickory longbow
>about a year
>Currently only target shoot.
Long term goal is to shoot 100+lb warbows. I have a bow pull strength training regiment. Currently I max out at 85lbs. I can do multiple draws and holds @ 80ish - which is my current workout draw. I used workout bands, stacked they all come out to just shy of 80lb. I made a PVC bow with paracord that is just a bit over 80lbs...almost there.
Next bow will be 80lb longbow - which I plan to hunt with in the pNW.
longterm bow plan (all longbow/warbow):
45lb (first bow)
80lb (hunting bow)
100lb (I will become a real man)
120lb (WARBOW MODE)
150lb (mfw I see a frenchman 250 yards away)
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>>1961834
>pro tip
Don't waste your money on shitty expensive targets. Buy paper targets and tape them to a box. But first fill the box with old shitty clothes. repair/remake targets as needed.
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>>1959576
bump
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>>1961901
>>1959576
It shouldnt be a problem as long as you can string your arrow on the serving (the black wrap in the middle)

I dont know how long that bow is, but the brace height (distance between center of the bow and string) look really long. The string might be too short for the bow and I would unstring it untill you figure out what lenght your bow is, recommended string lenght and brace height from the manufacturer. But if your friend gifted it to you, chances are that it is some cheap chinese thing where such information is given at all.

A brace height around 7-8 inches for 60 - 70" bows is usually average. Little shorter for <60" bows and a little longer for >70" bows. That's ballpark numbers, but you probably want to tune it a bit by winding the string or unwinding it for shorter/longer brace height.
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>>1962674
>where *No* such information is given at all.
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>>1945828
Traditional Bowyers Bible 1-4 are fucking amazing. Cheap ebook too.
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>>1962674
It's a 120cm: 26 lbs @28" IDV Bow
https://idv-engineering.de/bows/?lang=en
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>>1962840
I am not familiar with literal larp bows, I would think it's on the weaker side and it's effectiveness and fps is probably not the greatest.

But bows are a 15 000 year old invention, it's not rockect science. If it flings sticks and it's usable, I dont see any problem.
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>>1954202
You're doing god's work son.
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Can some one take OP's picture and make the lads hollow like DS? I don't know why but I need this.
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>>1954202
probably the coolest pic i've seen on this website in years. bless you
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>>1961807
lol you recurve/traditional archery dorks are always so ass hurt and MAF at anyone not LARPing as a medieval yeoman. you're basically some civil war reenactor assmad that people use modern day firearms to hunt instead of Kentucky long rifles. Absolutely no one cares what you dorks thing.
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>>1961575
h-he's just taking a bath, r-right?
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>>1961640
Makes me feel better, tasty a bit of salt!
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>>1964923
>assmad that people use modern day firearms to hunt instead of Kentucky long rifles. Absolutely no one cares what you dorks thing.
>use modern day firearms
>compound bow
>BOW
The lack of self awarness on display here is simply mesmerizing. You still run around with a fucking bow in the woods while a rifle would do the job better and quicker.
Please, never lecture anyone on larping ever again.
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>>1945565
This guy's channel has a lot of good bow hunting and whitetail hunting in general videos.
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>>1945565
>>1965550
https://youtu.be/2OYH7nGwOtE
Forgot link
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>>1964383

Thanks frond. I'm also fortunate enough to have a long and skinny backyard with no neighbours outside of the holiday seasons
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Any anons here who frequent Silver Arrow Bowmen?
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>>1945506
this is the lazy kike method
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>>1952891
t. musclelette XD
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I use a 60# longbow, Most of what I do is self taught. I have my anchor point at the corner of my mouth.
When I start shooting, things are relatively straight. But even then, and as things go on, shots start to go wild.
Any idea what the fuck is causing that? I can’t realistically go hunting at my current skill level and every wild shot is killing me.
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>>1943768
PSE stinger.
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>>1961576
Top quarter mate.
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>>1967820
Muscular endurance. You get tired, and stop replicating your "perfect draw."
Most recreational shooters stop when it gets bad. Athletic ones will either take prolonged rest, or reduce weight.
For me, overcoming the fatigue to draw properly is an achievement in itself. But I also shoot alone in the yard. In a club setting, I'd probably rest more frequently, or bring two bows.
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Anyone know of a good target longbow? Not for hunting.
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Hey lads, just got my first recurve bow and some arrows already had some lessons on using it.

Just wondering what sort of maintenance I'm looking at? Do I need to unstring my bow every time I finish shooting? What do I need to look out for when I could potentially damage the bow?
When it comes to shooting the bow, I understand there's some debate around where you're looking? I'm more interested in using minimal assistance for aiming, I don't want to use anything fancy like a compound bow, and eventually, move to something like a longbow.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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>>1969584
I have a bear grizzly, it’s been strung for 6 years.
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>>1943464
I was into target shooting when I was young. It's been 25 years since I shot a bow. Recommend a bow that is easy to learn to shoot fast with. I just want to pump as many arrows into a hay bale target to relieve stress.
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>>1967820
Just fatigue. Work out or get a lighter bow, it's obviously to heavy for you.
Do SPT exercises. You can do is get a timer and do intervals. Draw the bow to your anchor point, hold it there for 15 seconds, keep your form in check. Then rest for 45 seconds. Increase to 20/40 or 30/30 if the latter is to easy.
Repeat for half an hour. If you're worried about your bow getting ruined, get a rubber band.
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>>1969584
String wax.
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>>1961575
Bro. Who the fuck are these guys?


I'm mad that I didn't get my limit during modern gun and there are two months of archery before the season is over....
I think I'm getting a crossbow.
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>>1967820
I think you are just experiencing the limitations of the longbow. It is by nature unreliable like all bows
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>>1971023
Sticks don't jam.

>>1969595
Alibow Turkish. It's the little black one here >>1958829
Mikhai Cozmei does the definitive english language tutorial for speed shooting. I incorporate some of his technique, but draw a more traditional 34" using the red one.

>>1969584
Unstring every use. Eventually, you may see the tips straighten out.
Intuitive aiming is what you're looking for. Literally just look at target, point, and shoot until you wake up gud.
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>>1943464
> What kind of bow are you using?
60lb Compound bow. Considering getting a 50lb recurve for simple, relaxed archery. There's always some bullshit to maintain on my compound.
> How long do you archer?
1.5 years
>Do you use your bow to Hunt or just to shoot on Targets?
Just targets. I want to hunt one day, but I don't think I'm accurate enough to get a clean kill yet.
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>>1972535
What is this meme about maintaining compound bows? Literally just take it to the shop to check the cam timing like 1 time a year. That’s all you have to do.
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WHERE IN THE FUCK CAN I BUY A 80lb LONGBOW IN AMERICA? ...everyone stops at like 55 or 60lb draw... I don't want to risk shipping across the fucking ocean from bum fuck egypt.
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ive been trying my damn hardest to make a bow from some wood branches
I can never make it even and there is always a massive weak point
any advice on how to fix or better ways to build my bow?
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>>1974625
Take less wood at a time. Checking more often makes better exercise, and more even tiller.
If you're having trouble seeing the tiller itself use a small straight edge, like a credit card. Observe the size of the gap as you run it along the inside.
Or make a marking tool, like Kramer on the youtube.
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>>1943464
My release aid just snapped, does anyone have any recommendations?
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>>1975050
Do you want a wrist-rocket or a thumb release
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>>1975129
I had a wrist rocket before it broke and thats what Im most comfortable with, although Id be open to trying a thumb release.
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>>1975252
Id stick with a wrist-rocket if that’s what you like ive had the cabelas brand release aid for like 3 years and it’s held up well.
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Looking to get an ambidextrous bow for target shooting and relaxation.

Maybe I'll get one of those kainokai dragon horse bows off amazon? Money isn't a big issue but I don't want to buy something really nice if I'm just learning.
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>>1944828
Amen
What do you hunt for from it?
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Lads, are vintage compound bows worth getting?
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Are Hoyt bows any good? Seems to be all the local store stocks
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I wanna get a bow just for backyard practice to see if I like it or not. A lot of people seem to shill the samick sage, is this a good option?
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>>1977639
>>1976303
Alibow or AF archery. Both make bulletproof fiberglass bows. Both sell premade arrows cheaply.
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>>1977623
Yes
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>>1977570
No
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>>1977708
elaborate. why not
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>>1977789
Because all the things that make a good compound a good bow, smooth draw cycle, a lot of let-off, high FPS, are not optimal on older compounds. This as well as the problems you’ll have of getting a new string or parts if you need them.
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>>1978146
even if vintage compound bows are only $20?
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>>1978155
Go shoot a $20 vintage compound and see if you don’t end up in the hospital
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>>1978162
now you're just exaggerating. why would I end up in a hospital
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>>1978164
Shooting a string that won’t stretch and snaps, limb has a screw fail at full draw, cam busts out of detainment
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>>1978167
how is that any different from normal resurves and compounds that are old. Just lube and wax properly
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>>1978199
If you want advice that’s the advice of you want confirmation that your idea is good, I don’t think it is
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>>1978212
is 30lb a good starter
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>>1978230
It should be a bow that is adjustable within so many lbs otherwise it’s not useful
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>>1945565
>>1945593
>>1952125
>>1952814
>>1965550
>>1965551
Thank you anons for the replies. I've been practicing ever since making that post. I've got a cheap bow from Amazon, a SinoArt. My groupings are getting better and more consistent. I figure if I get a better recurve over summer and around 10 months of practice before deer season starts, I'll fare okay.
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Where can I go to find good reviews on bows? google usually just sends me to amazon affiliate link blogs
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>>1974625
First, did you dry it well? Greenwood ain't that good.
Second, kind of wood? How dense is it? Depending of that, you will need to have a more wide bow so it endure more, a D bow is good for Yew,Ipe, ironwood or Osage, but lessers woods need to be more like flatbows.
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>>1954202
Holy shit anon, you're me if I had money. Also, phasmophobia is based
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>>1981282

Cheers mate, but I really don't have that much money, just an /out/ job and home. Not having the option to eat takeout or go to bars adds up to a bow or computer/car stuff more often than it used to
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>>1981296
Dude, nice. What sorts of /out/ job? I'm fucked on work due to quarantimes, never a better time to consider a career switch.
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>>1981301

I'm in rural Australia. Just a farmhand on a dairy / cattle station in alpine Victoria. I'm either milking cows, driving trucks or sowing/harvesting crops most of the time but do veterinary work and fun cowboy things on the side.

Covid hasn't changed anything for me because farming is an essential business. If anything it's just stopped tourists parking their caravans all up in my shit
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>>1951462
>fact
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How much should I pay for my first compound? I mostly do target but I would like the option of hunting with it.

I certainly /can/ afford a top of the line bow but would I even be able to tell the difference?

I have some longbow and recurve experience from my youth, recently got back into it but I've only used my brothers cheap compound a couple times. I enjoyed the different shooting experience and I'd like to have one for myself.
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>>1981581
500-600 will get you a quality bow that you could use your whole life
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>>1981605
Ordered an Elite Enlist for $400 shipped. seems like it'll do more than anything I can handle right now.
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>>1981319
Bro things have never been better in NZ since they closed the borders. The plague of eurotrash in rusty old hiaces pissing and shitting by the sides of the road is gone and hopefully never returns
Thank god for coronavirus
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>>1981795
Why did you ask if you already bought a bow.
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>>1981805
I just bought it. Honestly I was just on the fence about actually pulling the trigger and wasn't sure if I should spend more or not.
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>>1943464
Help. I bought a samick sage but I can't restring this shit for fear I might break the limbs.

Which restringer should I buy. Also, do I need to buy an arrow nock and pliers?
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>>1982009
Don't be a pussy anon, you're not going to push the limb further than the string will.
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>>1982009

Something made from thick nylon like pic-related work well. The kind made from thin cord with bits of rubber on the ends are death traps, stay away from those.

I had a rubber bit slip off one that came with my cheapo Topoint recurve, stabbed the sight into my chest and broke a rib. Fun times!

Dental floss works really well for nocking points, I recommend giving that a go before buying brass ones and pliers. Easier on the inside of your arm too. There's plenty of instruction videos online
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>>1982113
>Dental floss works really well for nocking points
I was just looking into that. I heard the more you shoot the string will elongate over time so the nocking point has to be changed. If I use tooth floss, I have to seal the ends using fire so it'll be hard to move up and down right?
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>>1982113
Do you even need a stringer for low poundage recurves like 30lb?
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>>1982115

The string shouldn't elongate, no. It should stay exactly where you put it for the life of the string. If you do have to move it for whatever reason tho, snipping off a bit of floss and unravelling it is a lot easier than unfastening a brass nock

>>1982116

Nah not really. If you hook the string onto the bottom limb and anchor it between your feet, you can stand the bow vertical and push down while grabbing the upper limb with one hand and pulling the string up with the other
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>>1982116
I don't bother on anything 40 and below. I learned to do it watching some non english speaking guy on youtube stringing and unstringing a horse bow.

Just practice it a few times until you're confident doing it.
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>>1945605
>yes officer the bow is 45lbs of draw weight

???
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>>1982310
If you can’t pull over 45lb you don’t need to be bow hunting
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>>1982321
You don’t “need” anything except nutrient gruel air and water.

I do whatever I want because I’m not a slave to spooks
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>>1982336
People like you are exactly why game wardens have to be up everyone's asses.
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>>1982339
Yeah state tyranny sucks, just avoid the places wardens frequent
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>>1982346
Nobody thinks you're cool for poaching larper.
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>>1982347
>you have NO RIGHT to hunt on the kings land!!!
Imagine thinking eating food was about being cool, your mind is infested with ideas designed to make you governable
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>>1982352
ok kid
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>>1982353
>ok, kid
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>>1943464
my rents have a [so]coppiced[/so]pollard' tree in their yard. the wood is ~1inch thick would it be feasible to make my own shortbow from this? it's either an oak or red maple tree.
picrel its what the tree looks like
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>>1982362
You can make a greenwood bow, or dry it and make something a little bit stronger.

It won’t be a very high power bow, because the source of power in a bow is the hard core wood, which will be under developed in a 1 inch stave.

It’s great wood for making practice bows, 20ish lbs draw weight or so
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>>1982336
Pulling 40lbs is for women and children
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>>1982461
Check out the bows they use in the amazon, you don’t need a huge draw weight if you poison your arrows
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>>1943464
is a bow good for protection innawoods?
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>>1982509
No!
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>>1982471
Eat your poisoned meat like the Amazon’s then retard
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>>1982509
Bows aren't defensive weapons. Even worse than knives for that.
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>>1982522
Ok
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I've been shooting without gloves or tabs for a year. Someone told me that that causes permanent nerve damage.

Is this true? Am I screwed?
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>>1982884
unless you've been shooting for hours every single day and/or high weight

i just use mechanix gloves for 40-55lb recurve
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compound bow users are bad
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>>1983916
>t. Nu
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want to get into archery, what is a good place to start regarding what to get?
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I got a PSE Pacer from a thrift store. The guys at the archery shop I took it to said it was in okay condition and I've shot a couple arrows through it, but I'm wondering if anyone who is familiar with older bows can give some advice/tips on this
Wt. Adj Range: 50-60
Wt. Set at: 60/33
Draw length setting: 28-29
Tune No.: 6
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>>1964923
>yone not LARPing as a medieval yeoman
this nigger has never shot a real bow
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>>1958291
I cut down and BURNED Oceanspray that was over 7 inches in diameter.


Robin Allen, the famed crossbow maker, helped me build 2 crossbows except the 2nd blank had embedded iron. So one complete, one with a huge defect
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Anyone does Primitive archery? Aka, doing your own bows, making your own points etc. Flintknapping seems something cool to do innawood.
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>>1984198
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLoukoBs8TE

I just know all compound bow users are bad people and doesn't deserve the title of an archer
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>>1984085
just get a one piece 35lb recurve and figure out later if it's what you want to stick with or not
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>>1984198
>Flintknapping seems something cool to do innawood.
It's extremely time consuming
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Where do I get old bows for cheap? I want to practice bowsmithing with modifications
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>>1984114
Idk what I’m looking at those cams are pretty old, no one rigs up a bow like that anymore. I imagine you feel every lbs of draw weight at full draw.
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>>1981605
Is a Hoyt Nitrux with sight, qad, quiver, and stabilizer ok for this price range? (Hopefully 500)
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>>1984360
Yeah, I would say so. The qad is a drop away test which I personally use a biscuit but that’s a preference thing
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>>1973118
it's trad bow dorks trying to cope
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>>1983916
>t. fat fuck LARPing as a WoW Hunter
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>>1984300
RX-1 is a cool bow. I'm about to order a Bowtech Solution.
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>>1984198
I knapp and make my own arrows. Haven’t done a bow yet.
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>>1958291

Sorry for such a late reply, but where do you buy your arrows if you have a 34" draw? Do you just make do with shorter arrows? I'm 6'5 with a 32" draw and struggle to buy carbon shafts on ebay/aliexpress that are anything over 30. I jump on anything 32" that I see which seems to be the maximum but only pop up rarely
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>>1943758
Boat anon. Based
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>>1954202
You and the sailboat anon are this thread
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>>1985112
Tiger makes full sized bamboo shafts. Alibow, and a couple other Chinese makes use theirs, but they can be had for less than 2¢ each. I've also used black eagle vintage, for carbon shafts.
My father uses Easton gamegetters on his compound. It only adjusted out to 33", so he shoots with a modern anchor point like you.
I don't know if you can still buy them, he stopped shooting in the 00's.
>>1984189
I'm just repeating what I've read. All the staves I have drying are maple, since I am following a composite design.
I haven't had a chance, with work, to go out and harvest some ironwood for experiment. Not sure how to identify it when it's not in bloom.
That's good to hear, though. Crossbow sized is perfect for a three piece design, and most of the reading comes from selfbow makers looking for 7' staves.
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>>1985165

Thanks for the quick reply dude, I might try out those eastons. Never tried aluminium shafts before but I'm not worried about weight
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>>1985145

What do you mean by that? Doesn't matter if I have a fun room and he has a boat. It's about bows and stick flinging. The archery containment threads have the most /out/ people next to the fishing and tackle general
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>>1954202
>>1985145
>>1985223

Also I have to watch what I post. I'm trying to get better at traditional archery and want to see compound, longbow and recurve folks all get along in the name of fun and outdoorsmanship. The thread might devolve into militant autism if I post pic related
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>>1985229

Or compound whisker biscuits on a recurve with ghetto-rigged spacers because it's both hilarious and wrong, but also pretty comfy. Archery is fun!
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>>1943464
LARP
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>>1985238

Also it's summer in Australia and I make a lot of slitherfriends. Check out these 4" broadheads from aliexpress. Snakes in the wild are magestic, but they can fuck right off if they're prowling around my yard
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>>1985252

The least larp thread next to the fishing one. Go whinge in the gear/edc/neet-moving-innawoods posts
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>>1985252
niggas here would kebab you
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>>1985264
>>1985270
WOW LOOK, A LARPER! LARPER EVERYBODY!
WEE WOO
>WEE WOO
WEE WOO
>WEE WOO
WEE WOO
>WEE WOO
ALERT! LARP DETECTED! LARP DETECTED!
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>>1985252
(you)
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>>1985274

Hey, there's to need to be hostile. Lets be friends?
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>>1985599
I would never do that. If they like to shoot a rifle, great! They want to do it with a compound? Awesome. Hating what others do where you are hunting is low test tier.
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Anyone made a bow?
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>>1985276
dude wtf
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is amazon a good place to find a great bow?
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>>1985875
No!
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Redpill me on PVC bows. They seem to be pretty good for as a starter.
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>>1986025
they're terrible and if you can't afford $100 to get a decent starter bow you have bigger problems to worry about
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>>1986025
Why would you even waste your money?
There is no such thing as a "starter" bow. You're just spending money twice to end up with one bow you like.
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I'm basically an autist with no friends, but I want to get into archery. How do I do it? Do I just go to archery ranges alone and try to shoot?

What's better? Recurve or compound? I remember being a kid shooting a compound bow and I loved the way the drawing back felt, but recurve bows look cooler.

Also are there girls that do archery or is it mostly old fat hunter men?
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>>1986113
You're not going to look cool doing archery you're going to look like a dork
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>>1986115
I'm going to look like a dork no matter what I do in life. I want to buy a bow and shoot stuff because it looks like fun.
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>>1986116
Then don't worry about the rest, if you don't have a backyard to shoot in look for a local club/range and ask them for advice.

If you like compound, get compound. You can always get a recurve later.
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>>1986113
>Also are there girls that do archery or is it mostly old fat hunter men?
I've seen more than one female speed-shooter on Youtube, you can thank Katniss Everdeen for that. But like any other serious hobby with overtones of violence, you can expect that most of the practicioners are old guys.
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What do you guys recommend for a starter wood longbow? I wanted to make my own from a blank but I lack the tools
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>>1986113
Get a compound if you want to shoot farther than 20yds. Pic r/t is my 50yd group with my compound
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>>1985920
where then?
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>>1986113
Go to the local club range and ask how to try out both kinds. Most have some kind of rental/first lesson thing.
Don't get into any hobby for women. You'll never be able to focus on it. Just live your life, and The Lord will bring you a helper.
>>1986183
Wood is wood, it doesn't come in models. Google around for domestic makers, or pick up Primitive Archer magazine. Look for a bow as long as you are tall.
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>>1986470
Thank you, I’d love to make my own at some point but I don’t have the tools necessary (or the skill set but I can learn)
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>>1945506
>buy
>compound bow
You're pretty shit if you can't make your own bow. It's not that hard.
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>>1986320
You don't need a compound bow to shoot accurately beyond 20 meters. You just need to get good. That said, shooting at greater distances than that was not done a whole lot in history anyway.
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WTF IT TAKES ME EXACTLY 31 MIN 20 SEC TO WALK TO MY RANGE. I DONT WANT TO PAY $9 FOR PARKING TO SHOOT A BOW THAT I BOUGHT WITH MY OWN HARD PAID MONEY WTF WHY DO I HAVE TO LIVE SO FAR FROM THE RANGE
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>>1986786
>range
Just go out to the middle of the woods
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>>1986757
You will never shoot groups smaller than a hay bale at 50 yds though
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>>1986790
I live in a city. Woods are several hours drive away
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>>1986757
I always thought one of the big selling points of the longbow was that it had an effective range of around 100 meters, or was that just historyfags trying to flex?
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>>1986791
Not with that attitude. Isn't the olympic traditional bow archery 70 meters? Those guys are hitting groupings the size of a paper plate.
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>>1986814
They still use sights on their bows.
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>>1986817
So? They're not using compound bows.
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>>1986811
Effective range as in if it does hit something it'll still punch through their chest. Most longbow archery was shooting in volleys.

Compare them to early smooth bore firearms. Effective range doesn't mean accurate.
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>>1986810
Then go into the inner city and shoot niggers
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>>1986818
You’re right it’s not a compound but it has all the reliability functions of a compound. This isn’t a wood/longbow instinctive shooting event
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>>1986836
shut the hell up CIA, why don't you get a real job instead of being a government paid shitposter trying to find muh terrorists
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>>1986838
>Yes, goyim. Don't shoot ni-black people, they're your friends!
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>>1985262
Do the side blades cut them in half or something?
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>>1986811
We talking military-style longbows? Yeah, if you as an unarmored civilian get hit with one of those at 100 meters, you're going down. However, in combat, to my knowledge, they were used at relatively short ranges (10-20 meters). I don't know a whole lot about their hunting bows, but I do know that they were a fair bit weaker than the war bows, so I can't imagine hunting was much different in that they didn't take shots at 80+ meters, but would rather rely on remaining undetected until they were close enough.
That said, hitting a target at these ranges is possible, and fairly doable with some practice, but in a "real" situation, you're way better off shooting at much shorter ranges, so you can utilize most of the energy transfered to the arrow.
>>1986791
Yeah, you can, if you have the right arrows for your bow. It also requires way more practice than a compound bow.
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Im reading that longbows are quieter and more accurate at lower skill levels than recurves, is this true? Seems like they may have an advantage for hunting as far as traditional means go

Is this true?
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>>1986991
Fuck no. Longbows, at least those of a decent draw weight, will produce a pretty loud crack when they're loosed.
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>>1986903
Okay go shoot a good group at 50yds then
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>>1986991
Longbows are definitely harder. I shoot all bows but mostly recurve.





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