[Warbow] War bow verses Compound?

Berny

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Think Border Archery's "Covert Hunter" may well change perceptions of "let-off" being a compound-only attribute.

The bow is in the middle - that's a plank of wood on the right!

Nice to see this still ticking along!! I do think compound would be the way to go, you don't have to hold at full draw for 5-6 seconds! As for airlines destroying bows I think we can all agree even a diamond in a titanium box wouldn't fair well against baggage handlers at the end of their shift!!
 


Berny

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It's more an impression than actual let-off & Sid himself can give you full chapter & verse but, ....
.... circa 25-26" where the draw weight has been circa 2lb/in, it drops to circa 1.5lb/in for the last 2-3".
So where other bows may stack - this one gets easier.

How does this let off? can't find info on the web site?
 


jerryRTD

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Tetter totter

You can't get a recurve or other non compound bow with lettoff because of tetter totter. Consider if you will a bow draw to the point at which letoff would start, if one limb was a little weaker than the other then that limb would start bend a little more than the other. This would cause the limb to go into the region where it lets off which would in turn allow the limb to bend even more and so on till all the bend would be on the weak limb.
Blakey, a couple of points
1. I you want bits to fall of your compound the easiest way to do it is to shoot the lightest arrow possible. Which is what most compound archers used to do. this has no bearing on the current subject because the bow man would be using a heavy arrow.
As for the 'simple for morons' thing I would remind you that long bow archers were not morons but were highly trained professionals. Long bows strings and arrows had to be looked after and were kept out of the mud and grit as well as kept warm and dry.
2. I have two compounds that can be stripped completely with two allenkeys. The bow I would take into the field would be a Martin Scepter III set up for finger loose with a 5 pin site. It's 20 years old and still works fine. I don't think I would trust a 20 year old longbow. Take your war bow, I will shoot further and with greater accuracy with a compound.
 


GoneBad

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How did I miss this amusing thread?
Where would war bow technology be today? :scratchch I think a heavy draw weight compound with high letoff. Release aid built into a glove. A full capture drop away rest with a wide shelf will allow the nock and shoot rate to match a longbows'. As for aiming - range finders, motion and tilt sensors in the bow would be connected to a HUD in the helmet. (English_Archer isn't the only one who spends too much time on the xbox).
Everyone would be wearing bullet? proof kevlar/carbon fibre armour anyway, so wars would have to be fought on the same basis as paintballing :poulies: :rottentom
 


jerryRTD

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How did I miss this amusing thread?
Where would war bow technology be today? :scratchch I think a heavy draw weight compound with high letoff. Release aid built into a glove. A full capture drop away rest with a wide shelf will allow the nock and shoot rate to match a longbows'. As for aiming - range finders, motion and tilt sensors in the bow would be connected to a HUD in the helmet. (English_Archer isn't the only one who spends too much time on the xbox).
Everyone would be wearing bullet? proof kevlar/carbon fibre armour anyway, so wars would have to be fought on the same basis as paintballing :poulies: :rottentom
Small diameter depleted uranium, delayed opening mechanical broad heads coated with cutting lubricant. Designed to punch through body armour and then deploy cutting blades.
 


bimble

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Why cut when you can blow up... Rambo II anyone... ;)

Small diameter depleted uranium, delayed opening mechanical broad heads coated with cutting lubricant. Designed to punch through body armour and then deploy cutting blades.
 


bimble

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Love that in one video the guys says "make your compound or crossbow an even more deadlier weapon", but at the top of the website it says "not suitable for crossbows"

Also reminded me of this video, which includes some pretty cool slow motion footage of an exploding watermelon!!

[video=youtube;jinC7pG1eVg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jinC7pG1eVg[/video]
 


Barrief

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With most hunters choosing to use a compound do you not think that would be the most popular? But I agree that the crossbow may the most likely candidate.
I don't want to sound contentious here, (compounders don't flame me I shoot compound as well as my recurve), but I have several friends who hunt in the states. My perception thinking back on random conversations with them on hunting goes along the lines of:

They started hunting with rifles, and wanted to up their stalking / hunting skills so went for the challenge of bow hunting. For them I think it is the familiarity of sighting with the peephole, the speed of the arrows which draws to compounds.. Another big factor is their confidence in their ability to Hit the target, I know it sounds like a contradiction in terms but most hunters I have met have a deep love of nature and wildlife and hate the idea of only wounding an animal. A fact that makes me wonder why 3d archery competitions, which I think appeal because it is emulating hunting, give points for a wounding shot... should take the points away :p

ouch I feel I am probably upsetting several groups here now..

Regards,
Barrie
 


I don't want to sound contentious here, (compounders don't flame me I shoot compound as well as my recurve), but I have several friends who hunt in the states. My perception thinking back on random conversations with them on hunting goes along the lines of:

They started hunting with rifles, and wanted to up their stalking / hunting skills so went for the challenge of bow hunting. For them I think it is the familiarity of sighting with the peephole, the speed of the arrows which draws to compounds.. Another big factor is their confidence in their ability to Hit the target, I know it sounds like a contradiction in terms but most hunters I have met have a deep love of nature and wildlife and hate the idea of only wounding an animal. A fact that makes me wonder why 3d archery competitions, which I think appeal because it is emulating hunting, give points for a wounding shot... should take the points away :p

ouch I feel I am probably upsetting several groups here now..

Regards,
Barrie
sounds like fair enough comments to me.....
 


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