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#13882127 - 06/07/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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I had my first shooting session with it today. started with a bag target at 10 and 12 yards. Really enjoyed it.

I haven't shot a bow in over 40 years. This is going to be a regular thing now. I've got a lot of work to put in, and looking forward to all of it.

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#13882906 - 06/08/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Originally Posted by MontanaMarine
I had my first shooting session with it today. started with a bag target at 10 and 12 yards. Really enjoyed it.

I haven't shot a bow in over 40 years. This is going to be a regular thing now. I've got a lot of work to put in, and looking forward to all of it.

I would encourage you to get your arrows tuned as perfectly as possible. Look at how to bareshaft tune.

Just like messing with rifles we can tune bows. Arrows are just like bullets in that we can match a particular one to our projectile thrower to do what we want. we can shoot lighter ones for flatter trajectory or heavier ones for better penetration. The thing to remember however is that an arrow will need to be tuned just like a load adjusted for a different bullet to have optimal accuracy from your projectile launcher of choice.

#13882967 - 06/08/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Yeah I've been reading up on a lot of the finer points of tuning a traditional bow. I went with Gold Tip Traditional 32" carbon shafts, 400 spine. For my draw length, cutting them shorter isn't going to be an option.

But what I did do was get one of those assorted weight field tips pack, with weights at 100, 125, 145, 175, 200, and 250. Yesterday I was using the 145gr. Arrows were hitting nice and straight. I will take a look at the nocking point and see if that might want tweaking.

At this point though, The biggest thing that needs tuning is me. I didn't do horrible yesterday, kept them all on the target anyways in some kind of loose but consistent fashion. Of course the wind was blowing 10-20 mph. So I'll be working mostly on my own form before going too wild on anything else.

#13883925 - 06/08/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Getting some 'trigger time'.

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#13886619 - 06/09/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Beautiful bow Shane - studying the limbs at full draw and the string angle at the tips looks like it should be a smooth drawing bow at your longer draw length. Looks like you have a winner!

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#13887495 - 06/09/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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It's real smooth all the way back to 31". I'm having a great time with it. Shot today at 15 and 20 yards. 5-10 mph crosswind, but I'm surprised how well I'm doing with it already.

#13888750 - 06/10/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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I was shooting my Super D today. Always amazed how quiet this bow is. This bow is 68” and really really smooth.

#13888751 - 06/10/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Originally Posted by MontanaMarine
It's real smooth all the way back to 31". I'm having a great time with it. Shot today at 15 and 20 yards. 5-10 mph crosswind, but I'm surprised how well I'm doing with it already.



Good to hear that it is working for you!

#13889169 - 06/10/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: Chrisk1977]  
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Originally Posted by Chrisk1977
I was shooting my Super D today. Always amazed how quiet this bow is. This bow is 68” and really really smooth.


The Super D is a pretty cool looking bow.

#13889849 - 06/10/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Well I progressed back to 20 yards today. 5-7 mph crosswind. Shot a dozen or so groups of three arrows.

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Missed a few completely, maybe four or five altogether. Put together a few dinnerplate size groups.

Managed one tight group of three, but it was off to the right. Consistent anyways.

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Bravo

#13893008 - 06/11/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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MontanaMarine Beautiful bow! I told you it was money well spent.

Relax your hand!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#13893795 - 06/12/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaCreekHunter]  
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Originally Posted by MontanaCreekHunter
MontanaMarine Beautiful bow! I told you it was money well spent.

Relax your hand!!!!!!!!!!!!


You were absolutely right.

I need to focus on that hand.

It's amazing how much is going on to make the shot well. Anchor point, release, back tension, hands, etc. I'm trying to focus on one thing, but there is a lot to work on. I'm enjoying it.

#13894317 - 06/12/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Originally Posted by MontanaMarine
Originally Posted by MontanaCreekHunter
MontanaMarine Beautiful bow! I told you it was money well spent.

Relax your hand!!!!!!!!!!!!


You were absolutely right.

I need to focus on that hand.

It's amazing how much is going on to make the shot well. Anchor point, release, back tension, hands, etc. I'm trying to focus on one thing, but there is a lot to work on. I'm enjoying it.





That is awesome MM keep at it. Break it down from front to back. Relaxed grip, Arms always flat and level with shoulders, squeeze your shoulder blades trying to make them touch. Relaxed fingers on the string. Smooth release. You'll get there. As soon as you start feeling even a little tired, STOP! Bad practice is worst than no practice.


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#13894427 - 06/12/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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I'm not pushing it too hard, after about 25-30 arrows I can feel it's time to put it down. Trying to think about every shot, not just sailing them downrange.

#13895188 - 06/12/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Originally Posted by MontanaMarine
I'm not pushing it too hard, after about 25-30 arrows I can feel it's time to put it down. Trying to think about every shot, not just sailing them downrange.

Exactly the right approach...

#13895597 - 06/12/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Two of these were recurves and one with a longbow. Personally I prefer recurves for the "feel"of the draw/force curve.

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#13895779 - 06/12/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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That's impressive. Just massive animals.

#13896083 - 06/13/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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That will make a man pretty jealous right there

#13896674 - 06/13/19 Re: Longbow or Recurve? opinions please [Re: MontanaMarine]  
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Looks like you're having fun MM!!! Congrat's on the new bow and enjoy making memories with it!!!

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