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A Day at the Range

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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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...



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



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



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...



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!!!
 

carbinemike

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Very nice L.E.S.! Maybe you should take up ferrel hog hunting.
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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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:
 

MikeD

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Awesome shooting there. :D

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

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!
 

LAZY EYED SNIPER

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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...
 

MikeD

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