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    Bow Poundage

    Well, you got my approach nailed. Don't back pedal now.;)
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    Bow Poundage

    Each to their own I say. I wouldn't and can't shoot repeatedly at the same thing with any degree of consistency, some can and enjoy it - to a dyed in the wool field archer it's anathema. On a field course every target is a new challenge, you don't know how far - you may not know exactly what...
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    Bow press

    I've got the Kaya compound bowpress. It's brilliant. The Bowmaster is great for the price but I got bored with winding it up and down - it hurts after a while (as per Geophys2 s comment) if you need to keep making repetitive adjustments like string twists etc. If it's the odd peep or string...
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    Consistency

    Good points, my form is very consistent but in a bad way. Changing anything after a number of years repetition is a biggy - I've tried and still can't stand "properly". Controlled - yes, but probably scoring lower than had I been coached with correct form and instilled that for 30 years. For...
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    Discussion on form to reduce boredom?

    Yes I can relate, we do seem to have an internal time no matter the shot. Worst shots are when you second guess yourself and hold at full draw. As the years have gone on I've persuaded myself (mostly) to come down and start again. But as we get "better" the tendency is to not start again -...
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    Discussion on form to reduce boredom?

    Oh Yes, I've always wanted to try one. Never had the opportunity. I would imagine restringing is a breeze. I happened to see one blow back in the early 90s - nothing against Oneidas just coincidence as I've seen a few bows go pop, usually down to user error as with mine. Note to self - don't...
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    Discussion on form to reduce boredom?

    I've always shot compound off fingers and without sights for most of it but I'm definitely slower than most instinctive recurve archers. I need a bit of time to settle after drawing through the peak when I'm not aiming. I don't think compound is ever truly instinctive - there's always a...
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    Arrows for field

    Nice, I've swapped around between arrows / components a bit over the years but always stuck with std shafts because I'm lazy with set up. Since swapping to a 5 pin sight and flipping between a few arrow sets I've come to the realisation the minimal gains in speed are irrelevant to me and that...
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    Arrows for field

    ArcheryFox, I'm another fan of Victory arrows. I was lucky and took a punt on 2 sets of VForce elites from the U.S. before they were heard of over here. Shot them for about a year until something else shiny came along, they stand up well to abuse and as you say the ice coating is nice when...
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    Bow Poundage

    Eminently sensible. I've always shot 60 and in the early days it was purely macho BS but with recent events I'm going to have to drop it back and build up to it again - it's just soooo much work. Might even have to drop down to a set of 500s. Yay - new arrows. P.S. I get the inconsistent draw...
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    Crossbows

    Amen, but we will always come second to someone who has mastered crossbow. Watch a good one shoot and just keep shaking your head - they don't miss. Others may have done it but XB is the only style I've known max a field course.
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    Crossbows

    Roughly you just shoot the horizontal distance. It's not quite that simple for extreme angles - there's a good article/paper on it somewhere with the maths. The arrow/bolt doesn't know where it is, it just drops earthward at about 10m/s/s over the time it's in the air relative to line it was...
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    Crossbows

    4d4m, They're a staple of NFAS shoots and a lot of clubs accept them. There aren't as many as other classes but there's generally a few at most shoots with some exceptions for whatever reason. They're not for me but I quite like the things. Most shoot them because they prefer them but the...
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    Should all club activities be cancelled?

    Just stop, club / events etc. Simple. Especially those still running indoor club nights - idiots, whoever makes the decision to carry on for a while has probably just killed people.
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    Starting compound shooting.

    No geoffretired, it's the same as other peeps just about 3 times the diameter. I did a google and found the name - it's a redhawk low light peep. You can see from the pic where the rubber attaches. I think mines an older version of the one on the left with the slightly larger hole. The amber...
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