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- Mon, 29 Dec 2014 20:33:03 EST pR9sja3j No.39801
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i want to get into archery - i went to Dicks and they tell me to buy a model that seems outlandishly priced for beginners. i saw one for "youths" that looks somewhat nice... it isn't compound

  • help on this please
David Murddale - Tue, 30 Dec 2014 01:30:03 EST 9J5TAWBD No.39804 Reply
Get a recurve bow to start.

Compound bows are actually pretty dangerous in the hands of someone who does not know how to use them properly. You could seriously hurt yourself.

Call some local ranges to see how much lessons cost and take some, find out what kind of bow you should get to start with, practice with it, then drop a few hundred on a compound bow afterwards if you still want to.
PONY !zomGDeAgLE - Tue, 30 Dec 2014 04:22:57 EST JW6A/1ow No.39805 Reply
Buy a used bow. Aside from compounds, they haven't changed much in the last few millennia so you don't really need the latest model. Be on the lookout for cracks in the limbs; that's a huge dealbreaker which often results when people "dry-fire" it without an arrow nocked. Be leery of frayed bowstrings as well.
Phyllis Ficklegold - Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:01:26 EST xDguY7m4 No.39856 Reply
Fucking amateurs in this thread. Archery lessons are a compete waste of time, you just need five minutes of instruction on basic form. Compounds aren't dangerous at all and I don't know why anybody would think that but a recurve is probably best. You can get fiberglass ones that shoot pretty nice for about $100 used anywhere in North America. Before you buy the bow, string it and check the limbs for cracks, areas where the fiberglass layers are delaminating, or places that bend unevenly. Any of those means the bow is broken.

Or you could do it like a pro and build yourself a selfbow, which can potentially be done with a red oak board from the hardware store. If you can get ahold of a fairly dry tree in a suitable wood, all the better.
http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/6235/A-Design-and-Tillering-Checklist is a great resource.

Buy wooden arrows at first because they're cheap, but don't get them from a Wal-Mart; you can only be as accurate as your arrows are consistent. You'll need at least a dozen.

If you can tie your shoelaces, you can make bow strings. If a used bow has a frayed string just make a new one.

And remember, it the bow has sights, you're basically just shooting a shitty rifle chambered in 5/16 dowel.
Barnaby Grandford - Thu, 08 Jan 2015 23:11:24 EST P9ddhs4G No.39858 Reply
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>Buy a used bow


Have you seen what kind of injuries a breaking bow can cause? Not pretty. I used to be an adventurer like you,

but then I took an arrow to the knee.
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James Tootforth - Sat, 10 Jan 2015 21:20:42 EST P9ddhs4G No.39864 Reply
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Yeah those vids aren't exactly what I mean but good examples anyway, pic related is what can happen if you're not careful.
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William Crunningmin - Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:36:29 EST FW5hAkCT No.39872 Reply

Seems like he pulled the string too far back and slipped it, by the looks of where the arrow penetrated. Gives me the shivers as I used to fuck around a lot with a recurve bow when I was a kid.
Nicholas Cheddleson - Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:25:59 EST P9ddhs4G No.39873 Reply

It usually happens from overdrawing but with sharp broadheads especially you could experience an unexpected break and if it happens while you loose the arrow and not before, well, that can happen.

Check for breaks, test the draw before you nock an arrow, use practice tips before broadheads.
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Nicholas Cheddleson - Mon, 12 Jan 2015 02:30:27 EST P9ddhs4G No.39874 Reply

Not a terrible injury. Looks bad but nothing a trip to the ER can't fix up. If you're in the woods and that happens though, you're going to want to leave the arrow in and if you can just clip off the parts sticking out on both sides, leaving about 1 inch protruding on each side, then put your hand in a sling (make sure your arm hangs down just a little, NOT up!)

Pulling an arrow out yourself is not only extremely painful, it can leave splinters in the wound. You're going to want a doctor, or at the very least someone with 2 working hands to remove it carefully.
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Samuel Grimbury - Tue, 13 Jan 2015 03:42:24 EST w4ctr438 No.39875 Reply
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What's more likely is that the shaft had a crack before he tried to shoot it.
Cedric Nambleshit - Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:52:15 EST 2heNZpvc No.39879 Reply

K, I'm not touching my bow anymore.

Why do I still even have that dangerous fucking thing when I have rifles? lol
Doris Snodville - Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:02:00 EST H/itjQhz No.39880 Reply

First off that's obviously a crossbow bolt, crossbows are FAR more dangerous than bows.

Second off just buy a wooden recurve bow. My first bow was a fiberglass recurve with a 25# draw when I was 11 or 12 years old. Then my dad bought me a used wooden competition recurve from a yard sale with a 35# draw for $25 dollars and I used it for years with no issue up until I spent $212 of my own money on a 60" samwick takedown recurve with a 55# draw and it's amazing.

Those injuries look like they're the result of not doing things properly, of course the first was a crossbow and the second I can't tell if it was a bow or cross bow.

Also compound bows are fucking dumb. Even if you're hunting just get a recurve bow.
Archie Brebberson - Wed, 14 Jan 2015 03:02:10 EST P9ddhs4G No.39881 Reply
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Rifles you say?
Graham Cunningbury - Thu, 15 Jan 2015 08:02:06 EST XOaxx/12 No.39885 Reply
>Also compound bows are fucking dumb. Even if you're hunting just get a recurve bow.

No they're not. I prefer a recurve bow myself, but there are obvious merits to a compound bow.
Charles Shakefield - Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:11:37 EST P9ddhs4G No.39890 Reply
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Release the hounds
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Walter Bundledidging - Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:50:45 EST Xh9mnARH No.39900 Reply

Whoever made that shot has good aim. Right in the vitals.
Molly Bellydock - Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:39:07 EST P9ddhs4G No.39905 Reply

Actually it missed most of them (note the downward angle) and punched through the shoulderblade then got stuck in the ribcage, preventing a clean bleed.

When shooting a deer with an arrow you want to get it clean through so that the wound hemorrhages. If the arrow stops in the wound you get a slow internal bleed and the deer can run for hours, even days before it dies, it will suffer and you'll have a real shitty time looking for it.
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Clara Ciggledot - Sun, 18 Jan 2015 19:30:23 EST Xh9mnARH No.39907 Reply

Hmm yeah looking at it again I see that it technically hit the leg. However you can see blood spurting from the other side of the deer, as well.

Not the best shot with an arrow, but if you had a rifle that deer may have ran for a bit, but wouldn't have gotten far.
Shitting Brammlefane - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:04:56 EST 2IkLAicR No.39930 Reply
If you look up ancient chineez drawings about mongol raids it looks like they are firing 3 arrows at once, but obviously this was so they could rapid fire one at a time.

No wonder Gengis Khan almost conquered the entire earth kind of hard to defend against rapid fire horseback raids. Mongols absolutely obliterated the last Islamic Caliphate riding through the streets and shooting everything that moved, maybe we can hire them to defeat ISIS with anti-grav skateboards and bullet proof vests.
Martin Pendleshit - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:49:21 EST DFaUub85 No.39931 Reply
That derpy looking motherfucker is incredible
Augustus Brillykig - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:00:02 EST b1rdA1dI No.39933 Reply
Actually the Native American competing against the Mongols on Deadliest Warrior was shooting three arrows at once. And hitting. From horseback. At full gallop.
Caroline Cecklekidge - Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:00:46 EST jpA9t1q6 No.39945 Reply
>some random guy is a better archer than fictional characters who are made out to be grandmasters in that specific discipline

I don't even know how to feel really.
Ernest Hunningville - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:09:15 EST EAAHXnVf No.39981 Reply

Well ACTUALLY, the deadliest warrior is an inaccurate piece of shit show that has absolutely no basis in reality beyond the names they use for the people involved. They're lucky to get ethnicity right.
Shitting Dubblechun - Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:21:38 EST Ujlhq/vh No.39992 Reply
Well I guess you're right. The arrows must have been a shoop, the indian was a white guy in redface and the horse was two guys in a horse costume.
Simon Seblingman - Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:24:35 EST hoO3ExqC No.40006 Reply
This is actually not that far off the level of realism deadliest warrior maintains.
Archie Pungerridge - Sat, 07 Feb 2015 20:11:49 EST 1U8Xg2xd No.40021 Reply
Anyone who considers deadliest warrior to be in any way realistic is retarded, but i have to say the show is awesome in a ridiculous drunk and stoned kind of way.
Nell Crodgefick - Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:36:39 EST 3C0AoXGF No.40025 Reply

That crazy, awesome archer everyone on the planet was raving about a week ago is a grade A bullshitter.
He is still crazy talented at trick shooting, but his claims of "rediscovering a lost art" are fucking false
Hamilton Deggleson - Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:49:59 EST yWkntK5s No.40026 Reply
Just get yourself a regular Martin recurve bow.

They're aesthetically pleasing, well made, simple and reasonably priced.
Sidney Nuzzleham - Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:21:32 EST 9swB/Q6+ No.40027 Reply
This is a video representation of what my post would have been had you not posted this.
Clara Bummerlock - Sat, 23 Apr 2022 23:09:10 EST FCJ5zekF No.44789 Reply
I have a shitty kids' compound and everyone makes fun of me for it. At first it was fun but asking for help online about how to get better and everyone shitting on me because it's not a rifle, and occasionally because it's not some ridiculous english longbow (or even more ridiculous 200lb+ "greatbow") has sucked the fun out of shooting in general for me tbh
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Ernest Brosslefag - Tue, 03 May 2022 11:50:50 EST wfucPX4q No.44798 Reply
Sounds like the problem with most hobbyist groups these days in the online world, just becomes an exercise in gatekeeping and ego-stroking more than anything else.

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