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Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 05 1:29 am    Post subject: Anyone enjoy Archery?  Reply with quote    

Until I was about 20 I used to use bows a lot, and have just inherited two competition bows with all the paraphenalia, butts, arrows, fletching jigs, etc. Any kindred spirits out there?

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 05 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wrong forum, I suppose. Please feel free to move it

judyofthewoods



Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 804
Location: Pembrokeshire
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 05 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Madman wrote:
Wrong forum, I suppose. Please feel free to move it


you can always shoot into the water, can't you?

Silas



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: Staffordshire
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 05 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yep, I was well into archery untill I did my shoulder in a couple of years ago.

There is a very good club near you at Lilleshall, Its called Audo Archers, they meet on a wednesday night, the bloke to speak to is Ray Fisher. If you need any more info, let me know.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 05 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wow!...I live in Lilleshall!!...Is it at the National Sport Centre?

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 05 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The kit comprises: two take down bows, 300 graphite arrows, a butt, fletching jig, chest protector, cary case for the lot, six sets of interchangeable limbs, ........

Silas



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Location: Staffordshire
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 05 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, at the sports centre. Lilleshall is also home of GNAS - the national body for arcchery in the uk, the facilities are superb.

That sounds like some kit, did you really mean 300 arrows and they are carbon???? What make and size are they. Any idea if the make and weights of the risers and limbs?

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 05 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

About 300 arrows, of which I think a few dozen are carbon. The bows and limb details I'll check and get back to you later.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 08 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hehe...ok so its almost four years later, but call me Rip Van Winkle.

If you're still interested Silas, I can pop up the loft and check.....

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
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Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 08 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Only casually, I have a Scythian 55lb bow and a 38lb training bow.

Silas



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: Staffordshire
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 08 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bloody shame that these are just stuck in your loft when someone could be getting some use out of them - why not donate them to your local club?

Silas



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: Staffordshire
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 08 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Only casually, I have a Scythian 55lb bow and a 38lb training bow.


I have never tried these - always fancied one of those mongolian jobbies though....

Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 08 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've had a few goes at it over the years. I always thought I'd quite like to take it up properly but have never got round to it.

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 5645
Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 08 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have found a club to join that had butts and field targets but just need to get the fees together, they are very reasonable at £80 a year plus the fees for joining the proffesional bodies to give the insurance but as me and the wife want to join it adds up, they will lend us kit for a few months so we can try different stuff and learn what to buy but I am a bit of an awkard sod being left handed but they reckon they have 5 or 6 bows I could use, I fancy a longbow as well and I can shoot that at the club as well.

Silas



Joined: 29 Oct 2004
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Location: Staffordshire
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 08 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pilsbury wrote:
I have found a club to join that had butts and field targets but just need to get the fees together, they are very reasonable at £80 a year plus the fees for joining the proffesional bodies to give the insurance but as me and the wife want to join it adds up, they will lend us kit for a few months so we can try different stuff and learn what to buy but I am a bit of an awkard sod being left handed but they reckon they have 5 or 6 bows I could use, I fancy a longbow as well and I can shoot that at the club as well.


Don't even think about buying a bow untill you have been doing it regularly for at least 6 months and preferably a year. You will be wasting your money if you do.

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