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Old 07-17-2018, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Getting back into it, man that lay off ruined me.

Finally had some time to get the bow out and put some shafts downrange. Jeez I'm freaking out of it for sure. Haven't shot the bow in I don't know how long although I do know it's been too long as the first shot left a puff of dust from the fletchings in my face. Accuracy is there out to about 10 yards but nothing any further out. Deer season is coming up and I have got to make time to shoot more.


Darn job is ruining my leisure time.


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Old 07-17-2018, 07:31 PM   #2
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Thus the reason I didn't take up trad until I retired.

Now I own this business and work all the time.🤨

However 6 arrows as the sun rises and maybe some by flashlight is sometimes all I get. But if I make the time and spend the energy . . .

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Old 07-17-2018, 07:35 PM   #3
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I am about to do the same. Havenít shot an arrow in 3 months. Hopefully it wonít take long to get back in the swing of things.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:43 PM   #4
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Welcome back. To you both.

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Old 07-17-2018, 07:50 PM   #5
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I have not flung an arrow in 2 1/2 months, my longest layoff since I switched to trad 7 years ago. The bows on the wall are taunting me when I walk by. I have it on the calendar to start back last week of July. First week to 10 days, nothing but form/blank bale shooting.
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Old 07-17-2018, 08:43 PM   #6
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This thread made me go grab my Sarrels and walk outside. Just been too busy with work to shoot. It felt good to sling some arrows. First 3 shots at 16 yards were nice. Maybe i should take a break more often. Even had an audience watch me shoot. Bob has a new Blueridge SR waiting on me. Hopefully pick it up soon.


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Old 07-17-2018, 09:10 PM   #7
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I need to get back to it myself!
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:40 PM   #8
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No time like the present.

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Old 07-18-2018, 12:15 AM   #9
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Glad to see y'all getting back with it!

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Old 07-18-2018, 04:53 AM   #10
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Some layoffs are good. It gives muscles and tendons time to rest and heal. I haven't shot since last Friday because of being so busy but today is the day!
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Old 07-18-2018, 05:50 AM   #11
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I try to step out on the back porch for 30 minutes of flinging everyday with my wheelie bow. I just got my recurve in and started practicing with it.

If I ever sell my place and someone does some excavating in my backyard, they will think Custer had his last stand here. I sure have planted a lot of arrows back there.
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Old 07-18-2018, 11:19 AM   #12
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I've only been shooting 2x a week... primarily because I don't want to shoot while I am sore recovering from hitting the weights at the gym. I need to start ramping it up now that my strength overall is coming back.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:37 PM   #13
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Giddyup Junkers! Times a wastin.

Im on furlough myself. Ive been chootin my daughters Bear longbow...10 -20lbs...whilst trying to teach the kiddos some form. Ive just about got the lob down at 10 yds. Her orange longbow...I spray painted pink to entice her...I errr she looks darn cute chootin.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:43 PM   #14
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your make'n me feal bad...
ok...i'll do it too..

you do know its hot outside right....L
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Old 07-24-2018, 06:06 PM   #15
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I have not flung an arrow in 2 1/2 months, my longest layoff since I switched to trad 7 years ago. The bows on the wall are taunting me when I walk by. I have it on the calendar to start back last week of July. First week to 10 days, nothing but form/blank bale shooting.
I shot about 25 arrows point blank at a bale each of the last two days. Maybe itís just me but its remarkable how quickly you ďlose itĒ - itís like my body forgot how to do it. I know it will come back quickly, just gotta work on nothing but form until it feels automatic again. Unless I get injured I will never lay off that long again.
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