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Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Wooden arrows banned from archery ranges?

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  • John Edgerton
    Make a jig to hold the shafts in place. The process works best with a drill press, but can be done with a hand drill. The thin drill bits tend to flex, so you
    Message 1 of 61 , Apr 10, 2013
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      Make a jig to hold the shafts in place.  The process works best with a drill press, but can be done with a hand drill. The thin drill bits tend to flex, so you need to place the bit as far up the chuck as you can to reduce its flexing. 

      A center drill countersink bit works well for making the started hole. See:


      Jon


      From: Rusty McMillan <randal_of_camusfearna@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wed, April 10, 2013 9:47:11 AM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Wooden arrows banned from archery ranges?

       

      Our Barony purchased six dozen wooden arrows from a local shop a couple of years ago to use as loaners for beginners. They had a bad batch of glue or some other problem, as more than a dozen points have since come off in our Saunders butts. I just ordered replacement points, and plan to use your wire brad technique to prefent further losses.

      Randal

      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, John Edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
      >
      > What I do to prevent any of my points from coming loose works very well, but is
      > more labor intensive than just glueing them on.
      >
      > I drill a small hole, just large enough to take a wire brad nail, all the way
      > through the base of the field tip and the shaft inside it. I then insert the
      > brad and cut it off. The cut off end and the head of the brad are then filed
      > almost smooth. They do not come off by accident. But, you can file one end of
      > the brad all the way down and then drive it out and remove the field point.
      >
      > Jon
      >

    • Jonathas
      Iurii, To answer your question, yes the system is working properly you are currently ranked higher then the Archos, but then currently the system does not have
      Message 61 of 61 , Apr 30, 2013
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        Iurii,

        To answer your question, yes the system is working properly you are currently ranked higher then the Archos, but then currently the system does not have the full picture. 

        Don't forget that right now the GAT is based on a *VERY* limited data set, that is only the SSACs and IKACs.  If you shot all of these and the Archos in question only shot one of them, then yes in the GAT you would rank higher, as you have been more active in shooting.  Now once you both have 5 shoots, if the Archos does better in those shoots then he will rank higher then you.  Here in lies one of the BIG differences between the RR rankings that everyone is used to and the GAT.  In the RR you do not have a rank (aka average) at all until you have 3 scores, with the GAT as soon as you have one score you have a rank although it is not all that it could be since it is truly based on 5 scores.  This was choosen to encourage people to shoot more, yet not allow someone who enters absolutely everything yet does very poorly to come out on top.  A decent active archer should enter at least 5 events a year, especially with the SSAC and IKAC filling in the gaps, and if they enter more events then only the best five are used.


        Hey, be happy and brag about the accomplishment!  YOU are ranked higher then the Archos!!!  As I said to one of my local archers, "Right now you are the best handbow shooter in the entire SCA!!! Based on the current SSAC anyway." Which was a true statement, since she had submitted the only handbow score at that point.  Enjoy it while it lasts!

        Jonathas



        On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Chris Ivins <yuriilev@...> wrote:
         

        I'm a bit confused about the ranking order on the current list, according to it's system, I'm actually ranked higher than an Archos in my local area, and his scores are much higher than mine, by any comparison. Is this just because the system is getting ironed out, or am I missing something critical in the formula?

        - In Service,
                            Lord Iurii Levchenich, Junior TAM
                            Deputy to the Honorable Lady Johanna Trewpeny, Adiantum Archery Marshal
                            Arcuarius to Gawin of Kevelioc



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