Archery n Survival- Archery anyone?

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by OldDude49, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Expensive n fancy one fer yas... and seems to use the actual center of the bow?

    The Prime One STXv2 Series Takes Aim At Destroying The Competition

    n I guess sorta bare bones... n fold able... with ummm 2 part arrows?

    oops almost forgot these 2...
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  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Sorry Dude! I'm a Mathews guy! :)
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  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    I have a 40# locally hand built long bow. It will have to suffice....

    I do need to learn to make my own arrows. Woot! A new hobby!!
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  4. Oltymer

    Oltymer Monkey++

    Tillering an apple wood flat bow right now and have a 60 year old Ben Pearson take down 55# fiberglass bow fed with DIY arrows that handle my woods running chores very well.

    I've made a lot of bows and can't keep them as people shove good money in my face and I have to turn them loose.
  5. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I have always wanted to take Bow shooting up as a hobby. I love any kind of hand-eye sports: darts, tennis, Ping-Pong, shooting...
    Are any of these good starter bows?
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  6. Olympic mountain man

    Olympic mountain man just a lonely cook

    been shooting archery for a long time it is a great skill and building your own equipment is satisfying
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  7. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Naturally, I dig archery. Hoping to start carrying wood bows in the shop soon. Little known perk, a lot of states will let you hunt most or all of the game animals in the state with a bow. NAturally, you have to be good at it to hit anything, but if you really watch a one weapon option for hunting season, it's fair game a lot of places. Cheaper than a gun too.
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  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

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  9. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    The classic bow is still one of the greatest weapons ever made, but you have to practice, develop muscles , muscle memory, learn to compensate for its weaknesses, etc. Like gardening, it is a skill you have to develop before you need to depend on it and have it at hand before the collapse. The simpler you make it to use, modern bows with pulleys, modern arrows and sights, cross bows etc, the harder it will be to have them available after TSTF and it would be difficult to manufacture them.
  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Hunger will make you a good archer real fast, either that or you die hungry...

    I guess you could set a dead fall or snare.
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  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  12. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Will stick with my Martian Rageous, Sorry, but nice to see the thinking here!
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  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Look at a Mission Craze by Mathews, short, handy, inexpensive and powerful! Limbs adjust from 30# to 70#, IIRC.
    I'm self taught, 50yrs ago, on a Bear 55# recurve. I actually taught a bunch of college co-eds archery for they're phys-ed credits! That was an awful experience! :rolleyes:

    Oh, BTW, I do like the compound bows, for the sharp acceleration of the arrow and the 35% let off at full draw. I would have had to give up years ago due to a sholder injury without the compounds.
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  14. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    True, duane, but the shooting skills are certainly transferable! Making bows/arrows is relatively easy, yes I've built them, if blue helmets are in my AO, I want that razor head to be sticking out the other side ten inches.
    Just joking! I'd never go against a UN mandate!
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  15. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Quiet, Easy to make, and Efficient use of resources. You would be a fool to not have basic bow building and archery skills. If nothing else to conserve hard to replace ammo.
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  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

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  17. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    So many tricks from around the world a person can adopt for there own shooting style! I am an old Finger shooter, so finding unique ways to do this with out tearing the tips of my fingers off or twisting the string has bee challenging! I really got hooked on Compound Bow's back when the Cam tech had really advanced ( but pre Single cam) and really like having adjustable over draw which allows my Martain to go from 70 pounds to a full 90!!!
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  18. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    IMG_0026.JPG Well OldDude, your thread worked too well! Now I kinda want a recurve, take down bow! I'll have to test my way because of the messed up sholder.
    That's besides a fun and informative thread! :)
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  19. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grampa Monkey

    Hey Sgt Nambu I don't know who makes/sells the Kits, but there is a few out there that have some VERY nice Bow kits for sale, and some are folding/takedown! Not sure how it works, but if I run into them, I will post them up! Always wanted a really nice recurve, just never found one I likes at a good price!
  20. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

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