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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Archery Reply with quote

How many of you are interested in it?

I've always been interested in archery and recently they've opened up a archery range near where I live. I'm having fun.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went bow hunting Roosevelt elk about a decade ago with a friend who is an expert tracker. He bugled a bull in to within thirty meters whereupon I missed my shot.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Went bow hunting Roosevelt elk about a decade ago with a friend who is an expert tracker. He bugled a bull in to within thirty meters whereupon I missed my shot.

If you were in government you probably would have hit the tracker in the gluteus.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friendly fire.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over here these are just Styrofoam targets. I was surprised how well I could shoot.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a class in it and had a recurved bow when I was a teenager. My brothers and I must have put a hundred holes in the side of the garage and did foolish things like fire an arrows as hard as we could straight up into the air, figuring that being struck by them was a statistical impossibility.

I've never actually shot a compound bow, although I've drawn a few and admired them.

In my opinion, based on that limited exposure, archery is a satisfying activity, good concentration exercise, and a potentially useful survival skill, but of questionable practical value relative to the variety of martial or survival skills one might choose to practice.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is actually addictive.

I'm contemplating getting a simple Recurve bow but brings the question of where I'm going to use it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
I'm contemplating getting a simple Recurve bow but brings the question of where I'm going to use it.


If you worked in support, you wouldn't need to ask that question.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

For that I need a machine gun. Although, I feel less of an urge to do that these days.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in archery, but never really tried it, except as a child with self-made bows and arrows.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every time I see a bow for sale, I have this strange urge to buy it. Perhaps my brain is trying to tell me it would be a cool hobby.
But, alas, I'm cheap and never make the purchase.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nomilieu wrote:
Every time I see a bow for sale, I have this strange urge to buy it. Perhaps my brain is trying to tell me it would be a cool hobby.
But, alas, I'm cheap and never make the purchase.

Get a dart board and a set of darts.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally prefer the crossbow, but they (usually?) fall under the same rules (at least for hunting) as firearms.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah crossbows are weapons and cannot be bought off a sports goods shop (here).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crossbows are easy to find at garage sales.

(Well, at least I see them a lot in Arkansas.)
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