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  1. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    At 8m my arrows were all the way through the boss & about 2" out the back. Despite 'winding out' the limb bolts as far as I dare. - All I can say is that short-range archery just feels totally WRONG.
  2. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Over the last few days, I've proven to myself that my dislike for shooting at 8m is more than double that for shooting at 18m 😔 So, the only use of a bow here for the foreseeable will be just enough Serious Physical Torture to keep my muscle tone up. The boss has been moved to the living...
  3. LionOfNarnia

    Adjustable V Bars

    I've been using a 'Mr Jin' QD adjustable - about £30 on eBay - for about 4 months & it hasn't moved since I set it up. Just coz it's cheap & Chinese doesn't automatically mean it's bad.
  4. LionOfNarnia

    "Beat The Virus" Online Leagues

    So today I had a go at the WA league target - and abandoned in disgust after 8 arrows. I can't even SEE those tiny golds at 8m (and there's a good light directly above the face). It should be re-named the 'Online Cheats with Sniperscopes & Triggers' league IMO. If next weeks' face(s) aren't a...
  5. LionOfNarnia

    "Beat The Virus" Online Leagues

    Guessing that nobody else has an @ home range. N'e'r mind. I'm leaving this here, it's just a quick vid I shot to 'verify' my length for the online leagues...
  6. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Last arrows of the night. At least they're at a bit more challenging a face! As it got dark I discovered that my living room 'mood lighting' throws off my string picture & dims my long fibre too much for accuracy. Will need to rig up something bright & directed for after-hours ends - TF it'll be...
  7. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Several 'more extreme than I was expecting' tweaks later, I think I'm calling the sightmarks 'good enough'...
  8. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Hey, the first eight shots have been loosed - - The first was the scariest shot I've ever taken! I'm on a cig-and-tea break to alter the pin, for the 2nd double-brace it was hard against the end-stop so some tweaking is in order. Yes, I'm using my 'outdoor' ACEs for the very first time but...
  9. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    So, in the best 'rough engineering' traditions, I've gone for the simplest solution that (I hope) does the job. After unscrewing the heavy MDF/Melamine table top from the base, I cut two of the slats from an unused futon base down to 77cm & screwed them to the base with the same screws. Then...
  10. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    No, I don't think so. This one is like a skinny version of Pat Butcher but with a voice like a screech-owl. Classic neighbourhood drama queen. I know its' her coz I bumped into her (henpecked) hubby at the petrol station before I went shopping. Normally I have a decent craic with him but today...
  11. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    ("Sh!t sandwich" time......) It was actually the most stress-free trip I've ever had! Quiet roads (but DAMN the average speed cams covering over half the route!) plenty of parking - and I mean the Blue Badge bays were empty, instead of packed with unbadged vehicles - no queues, I managed to...
  12. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Well, my living room is a bit more crowded this morning... ...but hopefully this afternoon, it'll be out on the car park getting holes punched in it. Soon, I'll be taking my fortnightly 'major shop' trip to Hexham - Iceland, Aldi & [email protected] - but I'm not expecting it to be as smooth a trip...
  13. LionOfNarnia

    Serving Materials Too Slick on Tab

    Sliding UP? Try reducing tiller.
  14. LionOfNarnia

    "Beat The Virus" Online Leagues

    OK, I've mentioned them in other posts but perhaps it's fitting to give them their own thread 🏹 My recommendation is the one fronted by R-Core - FAR more recurve/barebow/longbow friendly targets which can be generated according to the range you have available to you. The other is organised by...
  15. LionOfNarnia

    Cheapish training limbs

    I'm a big fan of Samick Ideal foam limbs - I have #36 (indoor) & #44 (outdoor) sets atm, fantastic value for money - Around £83 from Merlin. And in stock! https://www.merlinarchery.co.uk/samick-ideal-foam-recurve-limbs.html
  16. LionOfNarnia

    Wanted ACE points 120 grains break off

    Yes, the heads are wider than the shafts - they look good to me & hopefully prevent 'target grab' on the shafts too. LOL me too! I have about 8yds indoors, 20yds outdoors, I'll be posting about it (prolly quite a lot!) on my diary thread.
  17. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Excellent article on Bow International about competitions & how to make the most of them... https://www.bow-international.com/news/archery-tournaments-what-to-do-when-things-go-wrong/ Hoping my Egertech foam boss arrives safely tomorrow & I can start shooting again while we have the weather...
  18. LionOfNarnia

    Wanted ACE points 120 grains break off

    I got 150gr cuz my ACE shafts (2nd hand bargain) might be a tad too stiff, they came with 100gr. Shafts are 470, bow is #51 @ 29". I haven't actually shot them yet, hopefully 2moz if my Egertech foam boss package shows up, but they fit as well as the OEM Easton points, seem well-made & are...
  19. LionOfNarnia

    Wanted ACE points 120 grains break off

    I got a dozen of these a couple of months ago, arrived quite quickly & cheap:- https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-120-150gr-Archery-Arrowheads-Tips-Insert-Point-Target-Practice-ID4-2mm-Shaft/263617566708?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
  20. LionOfNarnia

    Should all club activities be cancelled?

    I think I've found an even 'better' online league than the WA one - Apparently it started as BareBow but they've expanded to cover all genres. Seems to be backed by R-Core (grips). Target Maker Scores Database Hugh confirmed that my boss package was shipped out today, but no tracking link so...
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