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A Day at the Range

Discussion in 'Traditional Bow' started by LAZY EYED SNIPER, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Got out with the Recurve for a few hours this aftenoon. This was the first time I've shot a bow in 20 plus years and man did I miss it. I used to shoot compound and this was the first time I'd ever shot recurve with no sights. Was a little worried about picking up on instinctual shooting especially after so long, but I figured what the hell.

    My local firing range has an archery section with targets graduated in 10yd increments from 10-50yds. Had the place all to myself when I got there...

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    I was pleasantly surprised at my first group of the day at 10yds...

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    ...moved out to 20yds and put up some reasonably consistent groups as well...

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    After a while I tried each of the 30yd, 40yd, and 50yd positions with some pretty scattered groups but I did manage to keep them all on the bails. Stepped it back down to 30yds after some other shooters showed up and scored a head shot on the 3D hog. Then on the second shot, this happened...

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    I couldn't freakin believe it!!! First time shooting a bow in over 20 years and I Robin Hood an arrow. After that I packed up my stuff and headed to the house. Had a great time and can't wait to get back out there.

    Thanks again to MikeD for getting me back out there!!!
  2. carbinemike

    carbinemike Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Very nice L.E.S.! Maybe you should take up ferrel hog hunting.
  3. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thank you Sir,

    I've got a lot more practicing to do before I get to that point. Maybe I'd do ok if I could get the hogs to stand still long enough... :lol:
  4. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Awesome shooting there. :D

    For the record, I've yet to get a robin hood with my recurve. :cry:
  5. JT10

    JT10 .270 WIN

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    That is really cool. Nice work!!
  6. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thanks fellas!
  7. tcecil88

    tcecil88 .30-06

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    Nice, LES! Congrats on the Robin Hood. I have done it a couple times with my compounds, but with a recurve? That's awesome!
  8. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Thank you Sir and same here. I've killed a few arrows shooting compound in the past, but couldn't believe it when it happened yesterday...
  9. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    nice , I love shooting a recurve
  10. Blood_Trail

    Blood_Trail .270 WIN

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    Sweet bro! I just robin-hooded a blow gun!

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  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  12. MikeD

    MikeD I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Cool. I've never seen that before. :D

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