Archery Training 22-01-2016

Tonight it was back to the Portsmouth targets, My third time shooting at 40lb draw weight. It felt OK tonight, I wasn’t too tired by the end of the night. One thing that does bug me is managing to get the sight exactly at the same place every time I put the sight back together.

I have noticed that some sights allow you to remove the sight pin part so the body of the sight stays on the sight arm, this allows people who shoot indoors to keep their exact sight mark week in week out.

Unfortunately on my SF Ultimate Pro sight I have to remove the whole moveable sight block part away from the sight arm to store it. I can’t just unscrew the sight pin as it’s connected to the whole block and not easy to remove.

sf ultimate pro sight

I do record my indoor sight marks and know roughly where they are, but I always seem to have to slightly tweak my sight marks. I suppose that’s why we have sighters in order to perfect the sight marks.

Another thing I tried to concentrate on tonight when drawing was to draw back smoothly and slowly and not rush the draw like I seem to do at the moment.

Lunchtime Archery Practice

It’s good working from home as it lets you get the target out in the garden now and again, then set the bow up and have a little practice. It’s also good for me as my club in the winter only shoots on Friday and Sunday and sometimes you feel as if you do need an extra practice mid-week.

The reason for the practice today was because I wound my limbs in and my bow has gone from 38lb to 40lb draw weight. I wanted to feel what the extra 2lb was like, plus modify the button if I needed to.

The practice went quite well even in the cool January weather, but I did find that the extra 2lb draw weight soon tired me out after several ends of practice. My practice target face is a 40cm target.

Lunchtime Archery Practice

Archery Training 08-01-2016

Archery Training

For archery training tonight we shot at Portsmouth targets. I didn’t have a great start, it’s important for me to remember about the string picture again in order to make a good shot.

I also found that it was important for me to remember to drop my draw shoulder, as I began with my shoulder quite high, but once I focused on it and made it drop to become more horizontal and in-line my shots fell more on target.

I notice that the arrow came off the arrow rest a couple of times tonight. I then noticed that the arrow rest had moved slightly. So I got out my allen key and modified the arrow rest so the arrow sat nicely into the slight dip in the metal arrow rest arm part.

I was contemplating winding my limb bolts in to go from 38lb pull to a 40lb pull on my 34lb recurve limbs. The problem is then my old Easton XX75 Platinum Plus 1916 arrow spine may be incorrect. I have thought about purchasing some Easton Fatboy arrows with a 500 spine, but I might wait now until we go back indoors later in 2016.