I have chided my friends that use compound (not composite, I know folks that have those as well– awesome bows.) out of fun and if any of you all use compound, I tease only in good spirits.
That said, being a “Trad” shooter. My longbow has no goodies or doohickey -things (Technical term, if you need a definition, it can be googled.) but I still keep breaking my increasingly rare targets. My bottle caps.
This morning, a week after setting up the target sans scarecrow I hit the green bottle cap and shattered it. Yay! I’m getting better!
I also covered that I hit an arrow with an arrow and severed about a third of it earlier this week? So grouping continues to tighten up while I consider my story lines.
Back to the target, I replaced the broken green bottle cap with a whole black one and returned to the house, looked left and right. No one home!
Woot! So I put on my home-made finger tab and opened the back door. (As far away as I can get.) A breeze blowing, they were swinging nicely, not as much as I would like, but, far from still, making for a nice challenge. 30 paces (counted) away, a little more than half the width of an American football field.
Six arrows later, I got close but the caps moved out of the way, twisting and swinging. Oh yeah, this will be a long-lasting challenge.
Seventh arrow? I shattered the new black target. *sigh* I need to back up a few dozen paces, but that is space I don’t have.
Ah well, perhaps I’ll switch to smaller bottle caps.
(I tried to get a video posted, but forgot I am just a poor-boy and in the cheap seats of WordPress, you cannot post video.)