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New Hobby.... Archery.

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by tbuff, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    I have a Mathews FX.....yeah, it's older, but it's pretty damn nice for hunting with. Small, light, and packs a mean punch.
    I haven't shot it in two years, been busy working on my abode.....but I'll be dusting it off later this summer and I'll be in a tree come deer season again with the old girl....

    I made a targe with some All-thread, two 2' x 2' pieces of 3/8 plywood, and a stack of 1/4' foam packing material. Layer the stack of foam up between the two boards, use allthread at all four corners to bolt it down. Works great with broadheads too, but DON'T use it til you got the bow shot in good!

    Thanks for the laugh, Tbuff....I think my daughter has a couple old Cabbage Patch kids laying around here somewhere.....hmmm....

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  2. seige101

    seige101 Minister of Fire

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    Not into Archery but used to be huge into paintball. What gun(s) did you sell and whats still in your collection?
  3. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Scotty! Haha, shooting cabbage patches would be a little weird... Lol! As if Elmo is any better!
  4. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    And a bunch of old spyders....

    I was part of a planet eclipse sponsored team so I've shot pretty much every Planet Eclipse marker.

    You?
  5. seige101

    seige101 Minister of Fire

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    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    COOL setups there... I remember when we learned archery in the boy scouts, we just used simple recurve bows and I was never any good, but it was fun. We even had a field archery course through the woods with fake animal targets (bet they cant do that today for PC reasons :( )

    Anyway years later one of my college buddies who was big into archery let me try his compound bow... something like a 50 or 60lb draw weight (which I gather is not big) and OMG that thing hurt my shoulder... My hats off to bow hunters thats a work out...
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  7. mhambi

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    My son wanted to do some archery, so we've kind of taken it up together. It's a lot of fun.

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  8. Ncountry

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    I am not sure about schools, but most of the sportsman clubs have 3D courses set up with foam animal tagets.There are many competitive shoots held, on a local and national level.
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  9. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    Yes there are 3D shoots all around here, some of them indoor, some of them outdoor during the spring and summer.....
    I just enjoy the little bit of shooting I do in the fall (to get ready for hunting season) and going in the woods to sit in the treestand for a few hours here and there. Nothing like being up in a tree in late autumn, with the sights and smells of the woods....
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