Re: [SCA-Archery] Legal Targets
I think the wand idea is a great one, certainly much more
period....but, the distances? 20,30,and 40 yards are certainly an SCA
standard, but traditionally, a wand is shot at much longer distances.
How about doing something REALLY different and doing it at 40,50 and 60
yards, or even better, 50, 75 and 100 yards?
A traditional(mundane BLBS) wand is 6' tall and 2" wide and is
normally shot at 100 yards. This would probabl frighten off our many
beginning archers, but something in between, would be great fun.
- The Space you need is 5-10 yards but what you have to think about is where
the arrows CAN go. You need a safety zone behind the target. 10-12 foot
high concrete wall , a wall of a building, in the basement, in the garage,
and 100yards of empty park will work. The neighbors house, a street, a big
rose bush, at a window,WILL NOT WORK. If you cannot get to a range pull the
bow 100 times to full draw and letting it down(slowely) is good practice.
> I'm new to the SCA and interested in Archery. I really don't know
> much about it, so be patient, please. What would I need to get
> started? Obviously, bow, arrows, bracers, glove thingies, but how do
> I know how big etc? How much space do I need to set up a target to
> practice. Our yard isn't very big, but I could set up some
> I did look around a bit on the internet, but mostly it was pretty
> far over my head.
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