Well…. that didn’t take long….
Hoyt has announced a replacement to their popular top of the line bow, the Carbon Element, and is replacing it with the Carbon Spyder.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to write a review on this bow, as it is WAY out of my price range. Bare bow, I have seen it listed at over $1600 USD. If anyone else finds a better price, please us know.
Looks like my schedule at work is a little up in the air, so my days off are kinda screwy.
I had last Wednesday off, so my friend James and I decided to go to the range. Once we got to the range, we shot off a few rounds of arrows.
After about 10 minutes, James comes of with the idea of going to the family cottage so that we can shoot longer distances. Let’s face it, 20 yards is fine, but the chances of a deer or other animal coming to the 20 yard mark is slim. We needed to sight in our 30-50 yard pins on our bows. Continue reading
Release aids have been become more popular in the last few of years.
When I first started, there were very few people that wanted to shoot with a release. Everyone was still doing the finger release.
There is a downside to finger releasing. Some actually think that if they don’t do it right, you could roll the string, which could affect the flight of the arrow. Also, that you could build up more fatigue while drawing back multiple times on a bow string.
We’ve all seen them. Damaged arrows.
Especially if you shoot with me, I might be tempted to play a little game of “nocks”.
I ordered it on a Sunday evening, okay, their warehouse isn’t open Sunday and Monday was Labour Day. When Tuesday came, my order was still “Processing” and it was the same for most of Wednesday as well. I finally got notification that it was “shipped” or actually in the words of the Bass Pro Shop website, “Completed”. Continue reading
A discussion came up this evening with my friend James while we were at the range at That Hunting and Fishing Store.
We talked about scoring for a 3D target, because there was a tournament that was is to be held at Ottawa Archer’s range.
3D Archery is described as shooting at a static three dimensional life size target. Continue reading
A question has come up many of times. Why archery?
There are many good reasons.
You can be as cool as Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games) or Hawkeye (The Avengers) or Robin of Locksley (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves; Robin Hood: Men in Tights) and yes even Merida of the Clan Dunbroch (Brave). Continue reading
I remember when I first started archery. I wanted to hunt something.
A native friend of mine, Chris, was telling me all about broad head arrow tips.
He preferred a broad head with the blade that started at the tip, instead of a point.