Re: Getting started in Archery
When properly shot a 30# Longbow is NOT underpowered. The challenge
is to the archers skill. They have to learn how to make the shot they
need to make with that power.
I have seen Archers in Scotland, New York, Australia, and California
make shots at 90 yards and up to 175 Yards with a 30# longbow (all
out of wood).
You shouldn't blame the bow (unless its a crappy fiberglass bow that
you bought at a flea market for $5.00, thats probably warped anyway)
for not being able to make the shot. Its the skill of the Archer.
I've seen at our local archery store, someone complaining that the
longbow that he had purchased was a dud, because he couldn't hit
anything at 10 yards. Then when asked handed it off to another guy
standing there, who nailed the bulls eye at 10 yards, and then moved
back and at 40 yards. (They couldn't get farther then that as its an
> ----- Original Message -----underpowered at 30 lbs. They are not worth the wood they are made out
> From: Karen Nelson
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 1:20 PM
> Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] Getting started in Archery
> If you are talking about a long bow, then yes they are horribly
of. However a recurve at 30 lbs is a whole different kettle of fish.
It can be used with accuracy through 80 to 100 yards (I know because
I use one and rutinely shoot those distances.) You don't have to be
super strong to compete in archery. And new archers should not risk
injury by using too heavy of a bow.
- Thanks for letting me know. The seller assures me there are no
cracks and I will have someone else check it over too. I belong to
and local archery club so someone there should be able to notice.
And I will check it over myself too.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Robert Lauderdale"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robin Goldman" <ladyscribe07@...>
> To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 8:52 PM
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Vintage Bows
> > Hello All,
> > Just got a vintage Stemmler Hawk off Ebay for $66 plus $15
> > looked in really good condition. Question did I pay too much?Never sure
> > how to bid on this. I started small of course. As I said its avery
> > beautiful bow that is 48" long and has a draw wt of 25# which isfine for
> > me. The lenght is 2 inches shorter than my fiberglass. This isthat
> > fiberglass with wood overlay.
> > Just wanted your thoughts on this.
> > Lady Eleanor Ravenild
> Given what used bows go for these days, if it's in good condition
> seems a reasonable price. Be sure to have it checked over forcracks,
> delamination, and limb twist before using it.four
> Back when I had a job that took me to various small towns across a
> state area, the going price was about a dollar per pound of drawweight.
> How times have changed.