- I am very new to the SCA and am interested in target archery. I have
a few questions:
Is there an age restriction for participating in target archery?
What type of bow is best for a beginner?
Also, do you need any armor past the finger and arm guards?
> From: "Block, Alan W" <Alan.Block@...>Well, that's pretty much the case. My Lady, Arwenna, draws
> Subject: RE: newbie
> I may be in error but since an ELB 'stacks' (gets progressively
> harder to
> pull back) a 40 lb bow at 28 inches draw is about a 30 lb bow at 22
> inches draw(or something like that)
22 - 23", and that makes her 45# recurve shoot around 33#. I
know that my 26" draw lightens my actual draw nearly 10# on
my 50# bow. I've lightened my arrows poundage and length
accordingly, over a number of years of experimentation, but
not everybody would necessarily want to show the marshals a
50# bow and 40# arrows without being able to do the math,
and demonstrate why the safety margin is still there.
Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe, OP
Known as a forester of the Greenwood, Midrealm
- That's great.
You'll find that some of our groups do archery shoots that
haven't been done on "mundane" ranges since the decline
of traditional archery. ie: aerial targets, bird on the wire,
and "running" targets. It'll really widen your archery horizons.
Where do you live? Depending on that answer may affect
some of the answers, such as merchants and such. And will
definately affect putting you with a good experienced archer
for one-on-one instruction, which is the best way to learn.