I had one a LONG time ago and I was so inaccurate that I just decided to sell it back to the guy for half price. Never again.
sewerman said:i have a syrian bow, also called an hungarian horse bow.
the mongels also had this style bow but it was somewhat smaller.
i bought this bow for an impression as a sagittarii, archers who fought with the roman legions.
this bow shoots very flat and has good power at 55lbs @30' draw.
i have shot arrows thru fence slats approx 3/8" thick at 50'! and i didn't want too!
Amen to that! :-B-: I use a martin rebel recurve. A while back my friend tried to use it while he usually uses a compound, funniest thing i've seen in a long time! He couldn't even pull it back. I don't have anything against compounds i've shot a few and theyre nice but i love my martin Great all around bow i would recommend it to anyone.Scotticus said:I shoot and hunt traditional only (longbows and recurves). When I miss, it is simply because I missed--it was MY fault. I think too many compund shooters have outfits so tricked-out that it is too easy to blame their EQUIPMENT when they miss. For them, more money will fix it. For me, more practice will fix it. When I DON'T miss, though, I get all the credit. My ideal yardage is 15-20yards with 25 yards being a REALLY long shot. "Shooting" is about how far you can get from the target and still hit it, while "hunting" is about how close you can get to your target. Both are valid--I'm not knocking the wheelie-bow guys, but I get my satisfaction from the latter.
yea it is a whole different experience, I watch "the best and worst of Tred barta" on verses ( once known as OLN ) and he scares the crap out of me they way he flings arrows like that. he uses his long bow and spot & stalks his game, I cant say how many times he has blown a 20yd shot.i'm with you duckhunt, i'm thinking recurve. i havent shot at anything over 35 yds in years anyway so i'm not losing much in that respect. if they're too far i need to do more homework to get'em closer.