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My second bow
Dec 31st, 2010 at 12:21pm
 
You can see the (slow) progress of my second bow in this thread over at PaleoPlanet:

http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/36260
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Re: My second bow
Reply #1 - Dec 31st, 2010 at 3:11pm
 
Nice one. I'd love to see some video of it in action if you have any.   Smiley
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Re: My second bow
Reply #2 - Jan 9th, 2011 at 10:50am
 

Its finished now:

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Reply #3 - Jan 18th, 2011 at 2:08pm
 
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Reply #4 - Jan 22nd, 2011 at 2:01pm
 
nice Wink
but what is the castle in the background
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Reply #5 - Jan 23rd, 2011 at 9:34am
 
As a kid I was into archery a lot. It's something my little sister and I did every day.  I really should get back into archery.  Command decision made.. I will.
 It won't take much to get started.. just a cheap solid bow and some practice arrows.  If I stay with it I can spend more.
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Re: My second bow
Reply #6 - Jan 24th, 2011 at 3:49pm
 

The 'castle' is actually a brick built dovecote for keeping pigeons in, for the table. Its just less than three centuries old.

This is in the grounds of a large country house outside my parents village. There is a public right of way across there so we have used it for many sling, atlatl and bow filming sessions.
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Re: My second bow
Reply #7 - Jan 27th, 2011 at 3:24pm
 
Rat Man wrote on Jan 23rd, 2011 at 9:34am:
As a kid I was into archery a lot. It's something my little sister and I did every day.  I really should get back into archery.  Command decision made.. I will.
 It won't take much to get started.. just a cheap solid bow and some practice arrows.  If I stay with it I can spend more.


The cheapest most realible bow I know of, other than one you make yourself, is the samsick sage take-down recurve available from three rivers archery, I have never read a bad review on it and it is very reasonably priced.
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Reply #8 - Jan 28th, 2011 at 9:30pm
 
What are the specs?  Did you get 40# at your draw length?  Bill
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Reply #9 - Jan 30th, 2011 at 3:51pm
 

I need to shoot it some more and determine what my best anchor point and draw length are. My shots are landing somewhat to the left which is either stiff arrows or a poor loose, I have no idea which.
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Reply #10 - Jan 30th, 2011 at 10:08pm
 
Stand in front of a mirror.  Act like you are drawing your bow.  Act like you are releasing.  As your hand opens, practice sliding your hand along the side of your face, it should end up behind your ear in the crook of your neck.  When you shoot your bow, try to make your hand do the same thing.  If you smack yourself in the face, you are definitely plucking the string on release.  Bill
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Reply #11 - Jan 31st, 2011 at 12:41pm
 
Hey, David, do not incline your head, keep it straigth  Wink
Don't try to aim, for it is impossible to do with a historical bow.
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Reply #12 - Jan 31st, 2011 at 3:44pm
 
Mauro Fiorentini wrote on Jan 31st, 2011 at 12:41pm:
Hey, David, do not incline your head, keep it straigth  Wink
Don't try to aim, for it is impossible to do with a historical bow.
Greetings,
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Disagree. To each there own though.
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Reply #13 - Jan 31st, 2011 at 4:31pm
 
Different schools then  Grin  Smiley

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Re: My second bow
Reply #14 - Feb 2nd, 2011 at 3:53pm
 
well done. tiller looks good. if you are shooting to the left it is probably arrow spine. release probs will generally cause your groups to open up considerably. it's pretty unusual to have any consistency if your release is bad because it will usually be inconsistent. try a heavier point on the same arrows. this can make up for an arrow spined too heavy. another potential prob causing you to shoot to the left is torquing your bow hand. relax your bow hand and hold the bow like you would hold a baby bird (for lack of a better analogy). nice bow dude i've been wanting to make myself a new one for a while now. been shooting the same self bow for a while now. it's just about all i'll hunt with anymore.
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