Re: legality was - Re: [SCA-Archery] Height of target
- I know it was meant as a joke, but please keep the politics off this list.Thank you,Williami wonder though , if bows are " assult weapons " will we be limited to 3 arrows ? and does that make seige weapons " weapons of mass destruction " ?? ; )Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .
Arthur----- Original Message -----From: stalek@...Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 11:53 AMSubject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Height of target
Where I live, I have room in my backyard for a target as well. I wanted to set one up, but then checked with my local police station. I was told that since I had neighbors on 3 sides, I would not, legally, be able to set one up. You might want to check with your local police before setting up a target.
My 2 cents worh,
Greetings, wondering about target heights, and any standards/rules thereof:
We just moved to a place that has a bit over 20 yards clear space on the side of the house, and so, for the first time since I was a kid, I am actually able to practice in my own yard. (no more excuses now)Which means it is also the first time that I'm setting up a semi-permanent target that hasn't been already set up by someone at a range.
Right now I'm using a U-Fill-It bag with a 60 cm target on it that is sitting on an old lawn chair. The next free weekend I have I'll be building a 2x4 stand to hang it from... Any particualr height I should be setting it at? That is, ground to center of bullseye measurement?
Does that measurement change when you get out to 40, 60, 100 yrds?
At both the outdoor and indoor ranges I'm familiar with, they seem to set the targets at fairly random heights, but they are clearly public, "practice" spaces - and beyond the few times I've accidently been there on a "league night," I've never seen how they set up for any formal tournament scenario.
Thanks for reading and any responses,
Aelric, West K.
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politics of any given person or group aside.
think about it ...
the bow was the " assault rifle" of its time , able to shoot much faster
than the slower crossbow . and how many times have we heard that even the
combat crossbows shoot too fast and too hard ??
or how many wars in recent sca history have had an arrow / bolt limit for
how many you could carry on the field ??? ( several if I recall correctly )
( although some of them you could reload if you walked all the way back to
res point, and had pre inspected arrows there )
and what better definition of a siege engine ( designed to bring down castle
walls ) than a weapon of " mass " destruction ??
but I guess pointing the above out will be considered " political " as well
, since it's not politically correct. ( it can be construed as " anti stick
fighter " since they usually set the rules for the wars , even though it
but hey I spent my time in the U.S. military to guarantee that people had
the freedom to say what they believed in, and others had the freedom to
disagree..... ( which is in it's self a political statement... )
so maybe I should have just said " relax " everything isn't about modern
we have to be serious about safety... everything else should be fun.
( can we go back to the having fun part now ?? )
Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .
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From: "Des & Jan Howard" <djhoward@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 03, 2013 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: legality was - Re: [SCA-Archery] Height of target
> Well, that went downhill fast.
> On 4/03/2013 5:41 AM, Bill Tait wrote:
>> I know it was meant as a joke, but please keep the
>> politics off this list.
> [Email to SCA-Archeryemail@example.com to leave this list]
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An excellent point about "bows as assault weapons". I'm thinking that we will be limited to no more than 6 shafts - magazine limits. hahahahaha
Of course the more realistic question for any line marshal is, will we have to see proof of a background check before we can allow anyone to shoot on our ranges? hahahahaha
I love the cartoon that says the brain eating zombies went to Washington...........and died of starvation! hhahahahaha
Sorry for getting off period but it was just too good to let lay.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Ld.blackmoon" <ld.blackmoon@...> wrote:
> yea, forgot about that, some police departments , as well as city / county ordinances do consider bows to be " fire arms " and their use is very much restricted in those areas : (
> i wonder though , if bows are " assult weapons " will we be limited to 3 arrows ? and does that make seige weapons " weapons of mass destruction " ?? ; )
> Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .