24585Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Indoor range - new question
- Mar 27, 2008I wasn't thinking of those crimp-on things. I was just thinking of
taking a standard steel target point and rounding over, or even
flattening, the frontmost tip. (You know, the sharp conical portion
with the flat sides, before it inflects to the concave arc that
expands to the outer shaft dimension.) I wouldn't suggest using it
outside of the basement target area but in there it should be heavy
enough to provide penetration of the target and a foam or hay
backstop, but not pointed enough to penetrate a decent fabric
backstop. I haven't had much experience with indoor short-range
shoots, though, so I don't know how far back towards the shooting line
a stray shaft is likely to ricochet.
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 2:31 PM, logantheboweyder
> I'm opposed to the crimp-on so-called safety tips often found on
> kids arrows, especially if shot indoors. The arrow can still kill
> someone if they hit someone in the right spot, but provide more of a
> safety hazard by being much more likely to bounce off the target and
> hit someone/thing.
> Just my 2 cents, and not condemning anything.
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