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  • Colan Kynkade
    I shoot a 55lb recurve and longbow.
    Message 1 of 20 , Jul 10, 2013
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      I shoot a 55lb recurve and longbow.

      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "David" <ater_seraph@...> wrote:
      >
      > Greetings fellow Archers,
      >
      > I was wondering what poundage and draw lengths of bows you all shoot for leisure and competition. I have two English/Welsh style period bows, in 45 and 55lbs, both at a 28" draw, and a horsebow on the way in 45lb at 28" also. How about you guys?
      >
      > In Service,
      >
      > Da'ud
      > Barony of Adiantum, AnTir
      >
    • victoriadewhitney
      Bloodwood longbow from Kimgslayer Armory. 30#-28 Yes, it has an arrow shelf. But, I gotta start somewhere, right? I m getting back into it after 10 years off.
      Message 2 of 20 , Jul 10, 2013
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        Bloodwood longbow from Kimgslayer Armory.
        30#-28"
        Yes, it has an arrow shelf. But, I gotta start somewhere, right?
        I'm getting back into it after 10 years off. So for now, it's just for range use. I'd like to get another bow for combat.

        Victoria de Whitney
        Previously Trimaris, now West Kingdom

        --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "David" <ater_seraph@...> wrote:
        >
        > Greetings fellow Archers,
        >
        > I was wondering what poundage and draw lengths of bows you all shoot for leisure and competition. I have two English/Welsh style period bows, in 45 and 55lbs, both at a 28" draw, and a horsebow on the way in 45lb at 28" also. How about you guys?
        >
        > In Service,
        >
        > Da'ud
        > Barony of Adiantum, AnTir
        >
      • hugo_von_gutenbach
        It is all about what you are comfortable with and what you want. I prefer the flatter trajectory, and I manage the 55# just fine. If a person can draw and hold
        Message 3 of 20 , Jul 11, 2013
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          It is all about what you are comfortable with and what you want. I prefer the flatter trajectory, and I manage the 55# just fine. If a person can draw and hold for 5 seconds without any type of shaking, I would say it is safe for them.

          --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, JonThomme De Claydon <JonThomme@...> wrote:
          >
          > Seems to be a lot of he-men shooting powerful bows. I always shoot a 35 lb
          > 28" and find heavier bows un comfortable to shoot and I can shoot 100 yards
          > or more with a 35 so I don't need to hurt my self.
          > for the last year been pulling a vintage Pearson pony recurve off the
          > glove. I used to shoot a Pearson Mercury Gold Sovereign but it needed to be
          > retired / restored and it may have offered an unfair advantage with the
          > mercury in the grip.
          >
          > I shoot the same bow for leisure and competition.
          >
          > In service to the dream
          >
          > Baron Jon Thomme
          >
          > Gold is for the mistress
          > Silver for the maid
          > Copper for the craftsman cunning in his trade.
          > "Good" said the Baron sitting in his hall,
          > But iron, cold iron is master of them all.
          > R. Kipling
          >
        • Tristan Workman
          I agree... I prefer shooting where there is a flat trajectory until just past 30 yards so that I barely have to correct for the first two distances. However it
          Message 4 of 20 , Jul 11, 2013
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            I agree... I prefer shooting where there is a flat trajectory until just
            past 30 yards so that I barely have to correct for the first two distances.

            However it is getting old how people on the range think I have a 50# due to
            some SCA monster truck attitude. I could care less what poundage people
            use... Personally, if I was going to do that I would own an 80# or above.
            *grin*

            Ok, mild rant over... heh

            Tristan O'Shea

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            Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 2:14 AM
            To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
            Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Shooting

            It is all about what you are comfortable with and what you want. I prefer
            the flatter trajectory, and I manage the 55# just fine. If a person can draw
            and hold for 5 seconds without any type of shaking, I would say it is safe
            for them.

            --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, JonThomme De Claydon <JonThomme@...>
            wrote:
            >
            > Seems to be a lot of he-men shooting powerful bows. I always shoot a
            > 35 lb 28" and find heavier bows un comfortable to shoot and I can
            > shoot 100 yards or more with a 35 so I don't need to hurt my self.
            > for the last year been pulling a vintage Pearson pony recurve off the
            > glove. I used to shoot a Pearson Mercury Gold Sovereign but it needed
            > to be retired / restored and it may have offered an unfair advantage
            > with the mercury in the grip.
            >
            > I shoot the same bow for leisure and competition.
            >
            > In service to the dream
            >
            > Baron Jon Thomme
            >
            > Gold is for the mistress
            > Silver for the maid
            > Copper for the craftsman cunning in his trade.
            > "Good" said the Baron sitting in his hall, But iron, cold iron is
            > master of them all.
            > R. Kipling
            >




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          • Bernhard Rohrer
            Kassai Turgul I @ 28#. Mostly to get my technique back. Will move up to at least 35# after that. /Arpad ... From: victoriadewhitney
            Message 5 of 20 , Jul 11, 2013
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              Kassai Turgul I @ 28#. Mostly to get my technique back. Will move up to at least 35# after that.

              /Arpad

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              From: "victoriadewhitney" victoria.dewhitney@...
              To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:42:03 -0000
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              > Bloodwood longbow from Kimgslayer Armory.
              > 30#-28"
              > Yes, it has an arrow shelf. But, I gotta start somewhere, right?
              > I'm getting back into it after 10 years off. So for now, it's just for range use. I'd
              > like to get another bow for combat.
              >
              > Victoria de Whitney
              > Previously Trimaris, now West Kingdom
              >
              > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "David" ater_seraph@... wrote:
              >>
              >> Greetings fellow Archers,
              >>
              >> I was wondering what poundage and draw lengths of bows you all shoot for
              >> leisure and competition. I have two English/Welsh style period bows, in 45 and
              >> 55lbs, both at a 28" draw, and a horsebow on the way in 45lb at 28" also. How about
              >> you guys?
              >>
              >> In Service,
              >>
              >> Da'ud
              >> Barony of Adiantum, AnTir
              >>
              >
              >
              >

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            • Amber Bayles
              I shoot a Samick SKB recurve with a draw-weight of 30# @ 28 . It s a modern version of a traditional Korean bow without an arrow shelf. I make my own self-nock
              Message 6 of 20 , Jul 11, 2013
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                I shoot a Samick SKB recurve with a draw-weight of 30# @ 28". It's a modern version of a traditional Korean bow without an arrow shelf. I make my own self-nock arrows and shoot off the hand. I shoot it Western style (three fingers on the string), but I'm starting to play with thumb release.

                -Faolan mac Cairbre
                Barony of Bjornsborg, Ansteorra

                --- In SCA-Archery@ yahoogroups. com, "David" <ater_seraph@ ...> wrote:
                >
                > Greetings fellow Archers,

                > I was wondering what poundage and draw lengths of bows you all shoot for leisure and competition. I have two English/Welsh style period bows, in 45 and 55lbs, both at a 28" draw, and a horsebow on the way in 45lb at 28" also. How about you guys?

                > In Service,

                > Da'ud
                > Barony of Adiantum, AnTir
              • Dougal MacAlister
                My lightweight tourney bow, 75# modern longbow. My lightweight warbow, 110# bamboo -yew lam. Sent from my iPhone
                Message 7 of 20 , Jul 13, 2013
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                  My lightweight tourney bow, 75# modern longbow.
                  My lightweight warbow, 110# bamboo -yew lam.

                  Sent from my iPhone
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