Calling all archers....

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Mububban, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. Lonearcher

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    Gamigar, that's exactly what I meant! (I practice a lot of that myself!) BTW, way to go on scoring some shooting time!

    Cheesy, do not despair, we have faith in you!

    BTW Cheesy, I love your avatar! Is that a cat?
     
  2. Harrison

    Harrison The Best Beatle

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    Haha! The carpet cleaning machine I was using broke down so I got shoot it even more than I expected.
     
  3. Christophe of Grey

    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    So Gamigar, a 50 pound bow, just starting out with it, 2 1/2 hours plus shooting........are your arms ready to fall off yet? LOL
     
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    No, I've been shooting it a lot so my arms are quite muscular for it. I didn't actually shoot it for all of the time. I actually worked on the design for my quiver much of the time.
     
  5. Cheesy Goodness

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    I just upgraded to a 50 pound recurve. I was extrememly suprised at how easy it was, considreing i tried to pull it back when i just started.
    Gam: Still waiting for pics :D
     
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    I know. I keep forgetting to bring the camera home from work. I'll bring it home tomorrow.
     
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    Okay, I've got some pictures up now.
     
  8. Christophe of Grey

    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    Gamigar,
    Thanks for the pictures. I think you said the limbs were wood. Are you sure? They look a lot like the bows I've seen that have leather over fiberglass limbs with wooden limb tips (there's a special name for them that I'm forgetting right now). At Pennsic, next week, I'll get a chance to shoot a bow like this. One of my buddies who I'll be camping with has one of these bows. I'm looking forward to it.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it's wooden. It creeks like wood when I draw it real slow like.
     
  10. Christophe of Grey

    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    Gamigar,
    Like the bow of the head Urakai (I may have misspelled that).
     
  11. Harrison

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    Yeah, just like that bow. That's, Uruk Hai, by the way.
     
  12. Cheesy Goodness

    Cheesy Goodness The Fighters Guide House Member

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    OK i'm stupid...where is the Fantasy Vault?
     
  13. Harrison

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    Christophe of Grey Cordwainer to Royals

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    Well folks, back from Pennsic. And per the discussions here mostly about Gamigar's new bow I could not resist! I now have a new horse bow! I talked with the vendor lots but the day we were talking it was late in the afternoon and the range was closed. The next day, Monday, the range was also to be closed for the master's shoot (we can talk ad naseum about that misnomer!). Tuesday I show up and he strings up two bows for me to try. Off I go to the range. One bow was a Hungarian style much like the one Gamigar has pictures of here. Te other was a Mongol bow. The big difference was the Mongol bow has string keepers near each limb tip. Basically a U shaped piece of wood the string rested in. It had the effect of moving the string further from the bow limb in a draw and rest.

    So I shot both. I thought the Mongol bow had more bow shock that the Hungarian. The hungarian was very smooth. I bought the Hungarian. I'll get pictures up in the next couple of weeks (have to go to Phoenix this week). The bow is 40 pounds and shoots fairly flat. I was shooting it English style, three fingers. But I'm cogitating experimenting with the thumb release method. The limbs are black leather wrapped but made of wood with fiberglass laminations running through. It also has black horn facings on the limb tips. (There is a specific name for the limb tips, but I can't remember it now. Something like Spheya.)
     
  15. Cheesy Goodness

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    HES BACK!!
    Can't wait for those pics...but just to let you know the fantasy vault is closed now, but it may be back up when you post your pics
     
  16. Harrison

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    Sounds good, Christophe, I'm now Tirian, not Gamigar. I can't seem to hit the target more than half of the time lately.
     
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    Cheesy Goodness The Fighters Guide House Member

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    I'm getting a new bow string for mine. I could never find wax for it, and it was used to begin with. I'm suprised it lasted as long as it did. Where do they gererally sell it?
     
  18. Christophe of Grey

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    Tiran,
    Do you shoot your bow using the three finger pull or or the thumb pull? Also, which side of the bow do you rest the arrow on? Been doing a little research on the "proper" way to shoot a horse bow. The draw should be with the thumb and the arrow goes on the "outside" of the bow. The English style is the three finger pull with the arrow on the "inside" of the bow. I find my horse bow tends to shoot left a bit. I'm still working out some bugs in my shooting style with it.

    Cheesy,
    Picked up a new trick from my buddies at Elk Ridge at Pennsic this year. For bow wax melt bees wax and add a little oil to it. It makes the wax sticky and softens it. Net result, it goes into the string better and stays on the string longer. I use bees wax sometimes in my leather working and have found the wax is usually stiff until it's been worked a bit. This little trick with the oil really softens up the wax without making it a gloppy mess.
     
  19. Harrison

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    Name change again, I'm Mr. Bojangles now. I find that my arrows go to the left, too. I haven't been shooting lately because I'm at a lack of arrows but I think I'm gonna shoot it more often. I use a three finger draw and rest the arrow on side of my bow arm. I think I'll dink around with shooting styles.
     
  20. Cheesy Goodness

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    I just got a string for the Kodiac Special (from the 1950s...and it was the origional string...you would be suprised how well it shoots) and I might just use that...archery comes into season on Saturday :D

    When I get a new string for my Wonderbow (Thats the worst name for a bow IMHO) I'll try that wax trick CoG. Thanks!

    (BTW how was Pennesic?)