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Reply #15 - Jul 14th, 2020 at 6:24pm
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yip spot on advice....I tried the piece of strap...and rejected it really quickly.....put my 6" thick foam mattress behind my makeshift butts and tried the 50lb bow too....tried leather glove as well as finger tabs...my fingers are tender,so didnt shoot off too many arrows,maybe 30...
spent last night pondering sight options..... found two correctly threaded screws to fit the riveted nuts in bow.....
pondered it some more...and some more....then thought to self.bugger it whats to loose??? so bent a light piece of wire 16 or 20 guage and slipped it over one screw,around bow and back on self onto other...then let a couple of arrows go....bent it a little...let some more go...yip about right.... then back from 10 yards to 15 and tried again....
have ended up with VERY crude sight. a kink in wire at correct place and two wires one for 10 and the other bit for 15 yards...will try it again tomorrow and see......guess its a little like setting sigths on rifle.... it did sort of tighten my grouping if you can call bucket lid a grouping ???
at least it gives me some idea where arrow going to land.....on Sunday I put one in top board above butt..maybe 4feet above bull at 10 yards Embarrassed Embarrassed Embarrassed
working on consistant form...locking that knuckle into jaw,feet at right angles and back straight..... have to learn the rules before learning to bend them.
muscles feel better today,guess if I keep practicing they will be fine and build up soon enough.... funny watching the pro who was coaching me shoot...he was shaking/quivering at full draw too and pretty darn sure he not using 50 lb bow LOL.
  
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Reply #16 - Jul 16th, 2020 at 5:19pm
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muscles much better today...poked another 20 holes in back board/butt
still minute of bucket lid but feeling more confident each session ,finger still tender,starting to use leather glove,seems better than anything else Ive tried.
  
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Reply #17 - Jul 17th, 2020 at 9:42pm
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Shankspony wrote on Jul 14th, 2020 at 5:52pm:

great bit of stalking...saw the 2 deer...then...oh its 3....oh hangon its FIVE...... country looks a lot like some down here.
thanks for posting link....
made MK2 bowsite tonight..SS welding wire bent and bent some more....gives me 2 apertures that I can see 8" bull through at 15 yards...top one pretty close at 10 yards,2nd pretty close at 15 yards....should be able to hold over nicely for 20-25...will find out when get accurate enough to try it without risking arrow flying off into wild blue yonder or skewering neighbours.
  
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Re: done it now!!!!
Reply #18 - Jul 18th, 2020 at 9:11am
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Cheers.

Honestly Micky, Dont worry about the sight. I know its really frustrating but if you just chuck arrows at targets for long enough, your brain will learn to do the sighting for you. It can take time, as in a year or so, but just send at 10 meters and keep shooting. It will come. then 15. then 20, then start mixing up the ranges.
  
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Reply #19 - Jul 18th, 2020 at 1:22pm
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dug out my old scrap bits of leather and made me some finger tabs/guards.....first group OK
2ND group put all 6 inside the 8" bull at 12 yards......happy as a dog with two dicks Cheesy Cheesy
went inside then,good to leave well enough alone for a while.
  
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Reply #20 - Jul 21st, 2020 at 9:12pm
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consistantly poking 3-4 out of 6 into that 8" bull and the ones that arent ...well not too far away...got home just before dark. first 6 arrows3inside 2" bull 2 inside 8" bull and 1 just out side.....went back to 15 yards...3 inside 8" back to 12 for 2 more groups then came inside happy. funny shooting when cant see arrows in board. starting to enjoy it and muscles fine for first 12 arrows....then shake comes in to play...will improve Im sure when muscles adapt.
  
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Reply #21 - Aug 2nd, 2020 at 4:01pm
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managed 10 out of 11 inside the 8" bull today at 13 yards....


???? how many shots/shafts/arrows do you fellas fire/let go down range in a session???? and what are the correct terms to use???

just did 50 and can feel muscles...must be building up slowly.


changed fletch's on  one arrow as the plastic ones were getting very tatty...grey goose wing feathers ,should've used the skinnier ones from further out on wing...noisy but flies straight...sure spins well. must have been VERY intimidating advancing on enemy with hundreds of arrows all whirring down upon you.
  
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Reply #22 - Aug 3rd, 2020 at 3:20pm
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Dont worry about how many others shoot, do what you feel is good. The great thing about archery is its got many solutions.
For me I kind of know when I have over done it as my shooting deteriorates. thats a good point to stop and once you have an idea of how many shots it takes you, then stop a bit earlier.
Are you shooting off a rest or off the shelf? if off the shelf you will find feathers should shoot better than plastic vanes.

and never thought about what the correct term is. Any of the above works I think.
  
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Reply #23 - Aug 3rd, 2020 at 6:50pm
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cheers bud....rest is a coiled spring with end poking forwards....seems to work fine. poked a few shafts in target with wee 35lb fibreglass straight bow....its ok for what it is and gives muscles a bit of work.
  
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Reply #24 - Aug 5th, 2020 at 6:23pm
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poked out nearly 50 tonight...the last 13 were 3 different types of arrow.6 carbon 5 aloy and 2 wooden...1 of the aloy has been refletched with grey goose flight feathers.....all went within 9'' of bull....actually make that 9'' group so 4.5'' of centre of bull
rather chuffed with that... did first few groups ,then tried bowstring to nose and not use sight....yeah wasnt bad at all and the 3-4'' less draw length is pleasant...then two groups of 6 full draw back to jaw...then the 13 arrow group.... the more relaxed I can be the better.
  
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Reply #25 - Aug 7th, 2020 at 9:00pm
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Mate I shoot 30 a session max most of the time itís more like 20 but making sure I do everything in my power to make them all count - I use an 9 inch Reinhardt ball and up to 35y put 100% of them in the ball, it drops from there but Iím averaging 60% at 50y With the rest probably inside 12 inches. Theyíre usually touching or Damned close.
Yeah Iím using a compound and Iíve watched these American guys On vids shooting 150y but I donít want or need that range.
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Reply #26 - Aug 8th, 2020 at 5:24pm
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seems carbon arrows dont like practise,practise,practise...have one with loose nock....have glued it back in and wrapped it with insulation tape....Ive done two arrows front half of shaft with silage tape sort of a heavy duty wide insulation tape...if you can buy commercial arrow wraps I figgured it would be ok...still shoot same as before and seem to group in same place as non wrapped....bit spooked re carbon arrows exploding now...next lot will be alloy to hell with the cost....
  
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Reply #27 - Aug 9th, 2020 at 6:23am
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What brand of arrow are you using?
  
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Reply #28 - Aug 9th, 2020 at 8:05am
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they came from hawker supplies...no branding so probably from covidland.....my bad,brand new off trademe.
  
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Re: done it now!!!!
Reply #29 - Aug 9th, 2020 at 11:07am
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Just get quality Easton or Victory brand arrows/shafts.
Talk to Kevin or Carol at Advanced Archery
I wouldn't wrap the front of the arrows, arrow wraps are for the rear where the vanes/fletches glue on
If you are getting splitting at the ends of the shafts its probably because the end of the shaft isn't trued and therefore one point is taking all the load, rather the the whole circumference. An arrow truer is cheap and will put an end to this. But don't disregard all carbon arrows because you have a bad experience with poorly made cheap ones.

This tool does aluminium shafts or carbon
https://www.advancedarchery.co.nz/collections/arrows-arrow-building/products/g5-...
  
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