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Re: [SCA-Archery] Thoughts and Comments

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  • Ice Tiger
    ... Actually I think it s the standard style longbow that is more forgiving. Because of the efficiency and higher speed of most recurves the arrow has less
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 29 12:28 PM
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      Frederick Fenters wrote:

      >A recurve is generally more forgiving of form and release problems than a longbow. Crossbow comes down to pure form and consistant sighting.
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      Actually I think it's the standard style longbow that is more forgiving.
      Because of the efficiency and higher speed of most recurves the arrow
      has less time to correct in flight.

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      >3} Speed of loading. . . on average, crossbows will be slower to load than hand bows. I shoot a mundane Barnett, modified to meet SCA standards and am now (after much practice and a few tips from another crossbowman) averaging 5 shafts in a speed round. Caedmon and Robert both get more than that. THe weight of the prod (draw weight of the bow), practice, length of the draw, practice, placement of the shafts when preparing to shoot, practice, concentration, practice, and sometimes even the time of day can make a difference. Did I mention practice? Havenholde shooters have a sterling reputation and they practice speed shooting along with other stuff.
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      With practice it's not uncommon to get eight off in a speed round. It
      all comes down to technique.
      Dalton

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