Long distance, speed round, etc...
- For myself, I will not mark my limbs for or with anything. It is my intent
to train the 'internal' targeting system, so to speak, to be able to
compensate for windage, elevation and distance without relying on
"sights", or walking the distance. But then what I'm out for, is not the
highest score on the target range, but my own history-based experience in
archery, a more rounded ability. I have told many people that "yes, I
started with a nice center-shot recurve, and have been going back in time
ever since", and I am really enjoying the exerience.
It is my humble opinion, that modern conveniences detract from the art and
experience that is old-traditional archery, that they fill our need for
immediate gratification, and rob us of a deeper understanding and attempt
at mastery of the craft.
What you want from your experience with SCA archery is your yak. There is
something for everybody, or at least there should be, to shoot at, and
excel at. Whether it be long distance or short, paper targets or stump
shooting, bottles or 3D targets, and timed rounds. It should be for the
good of all.
In Service to the Art,
- Very nicely said, Godwin.