RE: [SCA-Archery] So Cal crossbow range
- There can be the rub. It is one of the many reasons I like to have my
crossbow arrows on the long side. Most hay bales are 18 inches in depth.
Thus, an arrow whose length is greater than 18 inches will poke out
The longer arrows also help keep my point of aim closer to the point of
impact at shorter ranges.
From: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of James Koch
Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 2:29 PM
Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] So Cal crossbow range
>We have an out door semi-public range here in one of the Cleveland
metropolitan parks. It is set up and maintained by a private Olympic
archery club, but open to the public except Thursday evenings when
they practice and on some Sundays when they are in town for
competitions. Their range does not allow crossbows for a different
reason. Their butts are large wooden frames supporting banded straw
bales with a rubber cap. I asked why crossbows were not allowed and
the reason given was that the bolts could become embedded in the
bales. Then the crossbow shooters either damage the bales trying to
dig them out or leave the lost bolts in place. Lost bolts in the
past accounted for damage to some very expensive Olympic arrows. So
I could theoretically use my crossbow on the range if I was to bring
along my Saunder's matt and not use their butts. Of course now that
I have a Saunders matt I no longer need their range.
>Jim Koch (Gladius The Alchemist)
> At 02:42 PM 5/28/2008, you wrote:
>I am from the Midrealm, so not strictly in your targeted audience, but have
>never had a problem once I showed my equipment to the mundane range
>officials. Their big concern is someone using bodkins or broadheads being
>excessively damaging to their range equipment.
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>Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 12:18 AM
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>Greetings Crossbowmen/women of the Kindoms of Caid and West.
>I have a question. Are there any public parks or archery ranges that
>allow SCA legal target crossbows to be shot?
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