Monthly Archives: September 2011

Shooting the Recurve!

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I just recently traded a website with the folks over at Angler’s and Archer’s for a new handmade recurve bow and boy lemme tell you, my shoulder hates me now. But what fun! I’m forcing myself to take a couple days off from shooting so I can recover but it’s not easy! ┬áTom Dickinson makes these bows by hand from local cherry, walnut and hard maple and they are works of art. He also makes the bow string, cases, quivers, and arrows.

I tried six or so bows and decided on the recurve you see in the image. I’ve got alot of practicing to do but I’ve got a knack for it I think. My goal for the next 3 months is to to be able to put 80-90% of my arrows into a 7″ circle from a variety of ranges. Thus far I’ve been shooting from 13-18 yards but would like to have accuracy up to 30 – 40 yards. I’m initially just working on having good form and building up strength in all the muscles involved. My intent is to shoot 60 arrows a day though I expect it will be a month or so before I can do that everyday. I’ll work up to it.

I don’t see myself hunting anytime soon but I’d like to be good enough that I could hunt if I needed to.