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  • Tifa
    Which is the best bow to use for a tournment?
    Message 1 of 12 , Sep 11, 2010
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      Which is the best bow to use for a tournment?
    • Mike Gideon
      the one you ve practiced with Michel ________________________________ From: Tifa To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com Sent: Sat, September
      Message 2 of 12 , Sep 11, 2010
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        the one you've practiced with

        Michel



        From: Tifa <hinatawoman@...>
        To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
        Sent: Sat, September 11, 2010 12:08:12 PM
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        Which is the best bow to use for a tournment?

      • Bill Tait
        That is the best answer to a very vague question. William Arwemakere
        Message 3 of 12 , Sep 11, 2010
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          That is the best answer to a very vague question.

          William Arwemakere

          On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Mike Gideon <mg1m@...> wrote:
           

          the one you've practiced with

          Michel



          From: Tifa <hinatawoman@...>
          To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Sat, September 11, 2010 12:08:12 PM
          Subject: [SCA-Archery] Archery

           

          Which is the best bow to use for a tournment?


        • tim_20770
          Short answer... wooden recurve 30 pounds or less to start. I prefer old Bear and Hoyt target bows from the 60 s (tons of deals on ebay), but modern manufacture
          Message 4 of 12 , Sep 14, 2010
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            Short answer... wooden recurve 30 pounds or less to start. I prefer old Bear and Hoyt target bows from the 60's (tons of deals on ebay), but modern manufacture hunting recurves are fine if you have the funds.

            Stay away from cheap selfbows and the like. Most are horribly inefficient and have terrible cast. Also english longbows and horsebows are more difficult to shoot with consistiency because they lack an arrow shelf. Though they may be easier to shoot quickly . YRMV.

            Cedar arrows are relatively heavy so in order to shoot flater people tend to higher poundage, this can have a serious negative effect on form. Most FITA and Olympic recurve shooters stay under 45 pounds. 35-40 is typically tops for women.

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