Thread: Random questions from a novice!
01-06-2010, 02:21 AM #1
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Random questions from a novice!
Hi all! I'm a novice archer in need of some answers to some simple questions. I'd really appreciate any help you could give, I know some of the people in this forum are really knowledgeable (I've browsed). Just for background, I shoot a 25 lb. bare recurve. It's 66 or 68 inches...a "Mohegan Adult" bow from Greatree Archery. I've had it for about two years and it's doing fine.
1) Is my bow waterproof? I believe it's laminated...it's got a sheen on it. I would guess it is, but obviously I'd like to get a second opinion before I go shoot with it in the rain.
2) I'm thinking of trying to do some bowhunting later on. To my understanding, if you're going to hunt whitetail deer with a bow, you use a compound bow. So I was thinking...if I practice solely with a recurve barebow, will it be very hard for me to accustom to a large draw-weight compound bow with stabilizers and sights and all that? Do people generally make the transition well?
3) How do I know when I have achieved the max draw length or whatever it is called? I mean, if the arrow isn't pulled backward off the shelf, what's stopping me from pulling the string way back past my jaw (assuming I have a good anchor point) for maximum power? I assume it's bad to overdraw the bow, and it somehow results in loss of accuracy or something? I don't get it.
4) Breathing. I've heard different things from different people, and I'm not sure what the 'best' way is. Should I just breathe evenly as I draw and shoot, and pretty much ignore the issue? Should I inhale as I draw, then exhale while releasing tension in my string fingers? Or another method? What do you guys suggest?
Sorry if any of these questions are amazingly naive haha. Any responses would be great!
01-06-2010, 03:07 PM #2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_shape under other equipment) which will sit against the arrow on the opposite side of the bow from the riser and fall off the end of the arrow and make a clicking sound when the archer reaches full draw and tells them to release the arrow immediatly. This results in the bow producing the same force against the arrow each time and thus a better and more accurate shot. On a compound as the cams turn over you will reach a wall that you cannot pull past any more and that is full draw.
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01-07-2010, 01:15 AM #3
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Okay, thanks for the response! Especially that bit about the clicker...that sounds useful. Thanks again!
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