> Gentles of the List,
> I joined the SCA about 18 months back, and subseqently through the inspiration and encouragement of Lady Genevieve la Flechière have decided to take-up archery again after a decades-long lapse [I used to shoot at School with a Slazenger flat bow. so you can work out how that dates me].
> After asking around at the 3 local archery groups, and after helpful advice from Lady Genevieve, I visited Quicks Archery of Waterlooville, Hampshire, UK - and came away with a complete "starter" outfit, - based around a 32lbs @ 29" draw Bickerstaff ELB, and their standard re-enactment shafts..
> Nest's comments have me wondering what kind of maximum useful range I can expect from this combination.
> Since beginning to practice I have only shot at short-distance, indoor Ranges.
> Although, now that the weather has imroved I shall doubtless discover the answer at some Events in ID this coming Summer, - I'd still be interested to have the opinions of you experienced Archers as to what I might reasonably expect.
> Matthew Baker,
> isolated from SCA mainstream
> dwelling in "old" Jersey, which is so small and crowded, that there aren't too many non-organised place to shoot Practice safely in the open air.
Strange. I live in "New" Jersey, which(although a little bigger than the other place) seems to have something of the same problem. Oh, well.
Barony of Settmour Swamp