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Old 03-14-2017, 04:11 PM   #1
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I started shooting a compound bow about 25 years ago and in my hay day, I considered myself to be a decent shot. I had to lay off the serious bow hunting for a few years so I could get my kids started hunting. Well they all have a few deer under their belts and they are all big enough to pull a bow back so dad gets to start teaching bow hunting and gets to do a little more hunting for himself!!!

I wanted to simplify things (ha ha) and decided to pick up a recurve. Turns out the traditional idea is pretty simple but there's nothing simple about it!!! Y'all know this so I don't need to elaborate. It's impossible to not learn something everyday if you try. Simple my *****!

Anyway, I bought a used Bob Lee exactly 5 months ago and I've been working hard. It may seem like I'm bragging but I'm really not, just really proud and wanted to share. It may not be the best 20 yard group in the world but it's good enough for me. This is my second Trad Robin Hood at 20 yards and wanted to take a pic and share. Robin Hoods aren't as cool to me as they used to be, especially after solving the "rocket science" like equation of building the right arrow. Thanks to all of y'all that have helped me along the way....I'm not done asking questions yet!!!

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Old 03-14-2017, 04:20 PM   #2
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Congratulations

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Old 03-14-2017, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thx for sharing, and great job Mike. Every trad shot knows what persistence and determination it takes....
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:12 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your Robin Hood and on your "simple " trad journey. The bow is simple but the challenge is not , that is what I like about it . I have never shot a Robin Hood but I have busted my nocks , sometimes other people's nocks accidentally. If you make a kill with it will feel like the first time all over. Try to make some TBOT 3 d shoots it helps also. Good luck be patient have fun !
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:27 PM   #5
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Congrats!!


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Old 03-14-2017, 05:30 PM   #6
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Nice!
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:49 PM   #7
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They may not all be touching, but they're ALL touching the heart !
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Old 03-14-2017, 06:08 PM   #8
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Great shooting!!
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:21 PM   #9
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Good shootin!
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:50 PM   #10
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Now that you have a couple under your belt, there is no excuse to ruin any more arrows. Just aim to slide them in where they are touching . Myself, Robin Hoods are pure bad luck as I can't see well enough not to ruin arrows.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:52 PM   #11
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Good shootin' - there's no feeling like it!
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:51 PM   #12
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If you can consistently shoot that well at 20yds, you are there my friend!!!! That is really good shooting. Like said above, if you think you are hooked now, just wait till you run an arrow thru a critter!

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Old 03-14-2017, 10:57 PM   #13
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Congrats on the Robin Hood. Nice group, as well!

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Old 03-15-2017, 08:24 AM   #14
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That is some good shooting Mike. You have every reason to be proud. Sorry about the Robin Hood though. Those can get really expensive and it always seems to happen to your best arrows.
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Old 03-15-2017, 08:35 AM   #15
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Pretty good shooting, congrats! I'd say you're ready to stick a critter!

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Old 03-15-2017, 09:00 AM   #16
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Great shooting it's exciting to hear that noise the arrows make when they hit !
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Old 03-15-2017, 03:00 PM   #17
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Don't worry about bragging. When you start hunting, it will eventually fall apart.

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Old 03-15-2017, 03:05 PM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SwampRabbit View Post
Don't worry about bragging. When you start hunting, it will eventually fall apart.

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Old 03-16-2017, 03:37 PM   #19
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Great shooting
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:40 PM   #20
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Nice; one day I might do the same, I hope.
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Old 03-16-2017, 03:59 PM   #21
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Like Bisch said, your not TRULY 100% hooked until you let an arrow fly out of trad bow and watch it stick exactly where your looking on a live critter!!

Keep up the good shooting!
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:38 PM   #22
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Good shooting
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:21 PM   #23
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Nice shooting. I have the first robinhood I ever shot (around 1999) with a recurve saved in my bow room. It's a cool feeling.
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Old 03-16-2017, 06:57 PM   #24
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Very good group!!! If you can consistently do that at 20 yrds you are doing way better than most. ( especially me) !!!
I broke an arrow today. While digging for it in the grass. Lol
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:18 PM   #25
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Thanks for all the kind words fellas! I'm looking forward to giving it a go this hunting season!


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Old 03-16-2017, 09:46 PM   #26
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Older don't mean too old. It's a good thing this trad thing. Hope you find as much fun and satisfaction in it I have.

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