How long had you been shooting before you got your first Robinhood? How many total?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by rdnkgrl_robinhood, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. rdnkgrl_robinhood

    rdnkgrl_robinhood Senior Member

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    I was just wondering how long you all had been shooting before you ever split your first arrow and got a robinhood. And since then, how many have you split since you started?

    I started shooting the second week of July of this year by September I split my first arrow. Since then I have had six complete robinhoods and two others that blew the nocks off and ruined the arrows but didnt stick together.
    I had one at 50 yards, one at 40 yards, two at 30 yards, and the rest at 20 yards.
    I am guessing that this is more common than we tend to think, but none the less it is cool :)
    Any body else have pictures of their robinhoods? Show em' off here :peace:
     
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  2. Shaman

    Shaman Senior Member

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    After a lengthy Archery layoff, I bought my new PSE Diablo in March.
    Got this in my first 15 shots after taking delivery tuned and set up by Old Town Archery, 7 rounds of 2 arrows @ 20 yards.

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    Now I generally don't want to spend the money so I shoot different dots.

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    Who says the Whisker Biscuit is not accurate...

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  3. slamdam

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  4. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    Its been 4.5 years and haven't gotten one. When I first started shooting at single spots I ruined alot of nocks and put alot of creases in my arrows started getting expensive so I started shooting 5 spots. The arrows I shoot for indoor are pretty expensive now and this is the 3rd year with the same ones so I hope it doesnt happen again.
     
  5. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I have gotten two. But I wonder how many people have gotten them using the old glue on nocks instead of the unibushing style??? I ruined alot of glue on nocks and fletching but never got one until I switched. The shot has to be perfect to one with glue on nock. Just a thought here.:peace:
     
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  6. chuck7413

    chuck7413 Senior Member

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    I shot 2 robin hoods with my old Golden Eagle bow the first week I owned it. I have shot a few since then with newer bows, but arrows are too expensive I now shoot multiple spot target faces only.
     
  7. mlviper35

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    20 years, I start shooting when I was 15 and left the sport for while. And last year I did my first RH. I had been nock bustin for a while, but never Hooded. My arrow sits on the rack about 5 feet from me. kinda cool I think. Costly but cool.
     
  8. tek

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    My first robinhood was with 2213s XX75 glue on nocks. I still have those arrows :laugh:

    I've had robinhoods with the old Beman Hunters 55-70s also, the ones that split and splinter straight down the middle. I would guess around 12 or 15 in my lifetime total. Had 3 in one night robinhooded at an indoor 3D shoot.
    Needless to say, I dont like robinhoods much anymore :biggrin1:
     
  9. rdnkgrl_robinhood

    rdnkgrl_robinhood Senior Member

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    Yeah it does get expensive, but it is cool:biggrin1:
    Well see yesterday I had decided to order some much nicer arrows and I was kinda sorta joking when I got to the range I told everybody I had about six arrows to blow up before I could order new ones. Well after about 15-20 shots I hit it dead on.
    After I get my new arrows I am sure I will be shooting at seperate spots, I would had to mess up the pretty arrows:peace:

    rdnkgrl
     
  10. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    sadly I can almost do it on demand at 20 yards... I think I have 3 or 4 from 20 yards and I think 2 from 30 yards.

    Now I never shoot single spot targets... I have broken at least a dozen nocks, ruined countless veins and trashed loads of arrows... it just gets WAY to expensive and isn't worth it :)
     
  11. CSS Shooter

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    Can't even remember how many. I have been shooting for 22 years and the last ten seriously. Did 8 of them this year. Have several out to 50 yards. But most of them at 20 yards. But I switched to pin nocks this (2007) and it will be a little harder to do. Here is one of them from this year.
     
  12. CSS Shooter

    CSS Shooter Senior Member

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    Opps here it is I forgot to resize it
     
  13. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    It took me seven years to finally get my first robinhead. Broke a lot of nocks and messed up a lot of fletching but only have one robinhead. It was cool but i don't want to do it again.


    Keep on shootin:rockon:
     
  14. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    last indoor season I shot a single spot as i had never shot indoor before and did not know what to expect...... well that was costly and especially w/line jammers.......oh and by the way the bulldog nock collars dont work well when you bow is perfectly tuned and your form is perfectly the same everytime.....it is just too expensive to do more than a few times......:Cry:

    one night I shot three in as many ends.....one end that night we had three guys shoot robinhoods......

    oh and to answer the question of how long I had been shooting.....it was like 4 years......
     
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  15. Holy Smokes

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    Hey Grl, I got three way back in the mid 80's, we changed from a 1 spot to a 5 spot on the dot round and cut out the robin hoods.. I have been shootin tournaments since 84' and bowhunting since 73'. I just hope my joints hold out for another 25 years so I can go on to meet the Lord still shootin and preaching. HS:amen:
     
  16. rdnkgrl_robinhood

    rdnkgrl_robinhood Senior Member

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    I hear ya there, I hope mine hold out too. I love this sport, and when I do finally kick the bucket they will likely have to bury me with this bow cuz even when I am dead and gone they won't be able to pry it out of my cold dead hands :peace: (did I tell ya that I love this new bow :biggrin1: )

    rdnkgrl
     
  17. big scores

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    I tend not to aim at the same spot, unless I am shooting 40 yards or more. But I still manage to get one or two at 40 and 50 yards every summer. The coolest ones are when you are at a 3-d shoot and you robinhood someone elses arrow.
     
  18. rdnkgrl_robinhood

    rdnkgrl_robinhood Senior Member

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    Well I went and bought some new arrows. I got some of the big fat eastons. I had them fletched in blue and yellow to match my new bow. They look awsome. I made it a point to only buy six arrows so now I am going to force myself to shoot a five spot so I dont robinhood anymore.
    I tell ya, I dont know why it is that I shoot a single so well and a five so bad. On a single I may average about 280 on a five I am about 260 (give or take a few)
    You guys have advice for a person moving to five spot from a single? I mean I really stink at fives. I guess I just feel as acurate, maybe if thats all I shoot I will get used to it.

    rdnkgrl
     
  19. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    I had a little trouble with 5spots when I started shooting them. I think it is a mental security blanket having the 3-2-1 rings on there too. Almost like you are more at ease. I don't know just my thoughts
     
  20. Dredly

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    it could be related to how you shift your point of aim... are you still drilling the X on the center target and noticing consistant "pattern drift" on the other 4 targets? I still o that a lot, I'll be low on the bottom targets, to the left on the right targets... its a PITA. Basically I'm not moving to address each new target correctly.