Post by joe_meadmaker on Sept 24, 2020 14:19:17 GMT
Hey guys. I recently did the Back-Up-10-Feet challenge with a longbow. The first time I saw this challenge, it was actually with disc golf. Not a new concept, basically you start 10 feet from the target, and move back 10 feet after every successful hit. Do that for 1 hour and see how far away from the target you can get.
I did this with a sling a while back, but have been anxious to try it with a bow. The part I had the most concern with was being able to shoot constantly for an hour. So there were a number of practice sessions doing just that at shorter distances.
I'm far from the best archer in the world, and this was my first time trying to hit a target at these longer distances. But it was a lot of fun.
Post by Robert in California on Oct 1, 2020 3:21:36 GMT
I admire the bare bow users. Takes a lot of skill and practice to get and stay good. My Dad and I went the compound route, with sights, mechanical releases, overdraws, etc. Made for better and more consistent accuracy with less practice, but at cost of complexity, speed and heavier weight when all day bow hunting in the mountains. Dad stayed with a 70 lb bow and I ended up maxing out at 80 lbs, which with shorter overdraw arrows, flew flatter than regular length/weight arrows. My best (deer camp) was 5 in a group about 6" ctc at 80 yards. My average was not that good though. Not easy to be consistent. Sort of need a Zen-like state of mind. Which was not easy to attain and hold either. Also our bows (this is a couple decades ago or so...had 40 to 50% let off only). Still got them, but since Dad passed away (auto accident on the way home from an archery meet we went to), I have not continued the hobby...some hobbies are most interesting because we are doing them with someone loved. RinC
treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
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