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Compound or traditional bows?

Discussion in 'Archery' started by THRsucks, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. Poeschel

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    I wish more people had the mentality that, “I won’t hunt until I’m good enough to ethically kill animals.” I give props to the guys who will give up years of hunting to get good with a trad bow. I remember being in awe of this guy I was hunting with once, beautiful longbow, homemade arrows.....after a morning of not seeing anything, I set up a pop bottle 12 yards away cause I just wanted to see him shoot. He missed by 12 inches...I didn’t hunt with him anymore cause I had visions of long, unsuccessful tracking jobs. I know all bows should be practiced with, but trad gear really needs a dedicated shooter.
     
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    Traditional for me. I once picked up my brother in law's compound, having not touched a bow in about 20+ years, and put 3 arrows into a 5" group at 25 yards in his deer dummy. He was dumbfounded... But a trigger's a trigger, and his sights were dead on. To me, there is little challenge in this.

    I pretty much suck with a traditional bow. I do all my shooting at 10 yards, occasionally stretching it to 15. Some (few) days I can put 5 arrows, one each into the quarter sized spots on my target, at about 10 yards. Other days I can shoot 3 groups of 15 arrows and have 13/15 in an 8" group. Still other days I'll shoot a vertical group of 15 arrows 16" long with only about 2" of side deviation... and other days I miss the target entirely with my first arrow and can't put together a 15" group with 15 arrows. But every year I get better and better.
     
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  3. Plainsman

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    AGREED!

    Agree as well!

    I switched from compound to recurve completely back in 1990 and haven’t looked back since!
     

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