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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2021, 11:48:43 AM »
Tagging,  Don't have a non site bow yet.

retirement goal is to hunt with a longbow, think that would be a fun way to spend some extra days once I am not logging in to work.

I had a really beautiful Jim Reynolds Thunder Stick. I tore my shoulder about 8 years ago and had to give up trad. The shoulder has healed but I do miss trad shooting and hunting. If you're an older guy like me, consult a trainer or physical therapist on ways to build up your shoulders to avoid doing this.

Is shooting traditional worse on shoulders than the newer modern bows?  I am currently hunting with a compound so figured a longbow would be fine.  But open to those smarter than me if there is different or worse stress from a longbow.

You're holding back the entire weight while preparing to shoot. Compounds let off most of the weight, as you know. If you have shoulder issues, you should look into a compound or at least consult a pro before spending money on a trad bow.

Thanks that makes sense, I was not thinking about the let-off that you get with the compounds.

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2021, 05:20:58 AM »
This may be awful to some, but I put a 3 pin sight on my recurve. Shot gap method for quite some time, but had a difficult time at range estimation. Somehow I am spot on to 38 yds with zero windage problem. Quick dead animal is more important to me than looks.

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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2021, 08:11:59 PM »
This may be awful to some, but I put a 3 pin sight on my recurve. Shot gap method for quite some time, but had a difficult time at range estimation. Somehow I am spot on to 38 yds with zero windage problem. Quick dead animal is more important to me than looks.

I had a recurve with a sight when I was younger.
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Re: Traditional archery aiming methods
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2021, 08:41:47 PM »
Probably not so much about looks as it is embracing a primitive hunting method and mastering it.  Same with muzzleloading guys.  But I am not going to fault someone for choosing what they choose.  Too much of that out there already.

 


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