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Field Archery

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:30 pm
by Kortoso
Recently I made a short and simple video about Field Archery:

Many official archery ranges have Field Ranges in addition to their standard Practice Range.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field_archery

Here's a list of archery ranges in the USA, and most have field ranges:
http://www.bestrecurvebowguide.com/arch ... r-usa-map/

Re: Field Archery

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:44 pm
by Iodo
Nice work :mrgreen:

Re: Field Archery

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:52 pm
by Kortoso
Iodo wrote:Nice work :mrgreen:

Thanks!
You may have a club near you:
https://efaafieldarcher.com/club-directory/

Re: Field Archery

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:28 pm
by Elleth
Cool!

I can't tell from the video - mostly 3D game targets on the field course? About what range do people usually shoot at?

Re: Field Archery

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:40 pm
by Kortoso
Elleth wrote:Cool!

I can't tell from the video - mostly 3D game targets on the field course? About what range do people usually shoot at?

I was afraid to show the course in detail, because they only trot out the 3D targets for contests ("club shoots") since the 3D targets are not free and fall apart after they've been killed too many times. :mrgreen: Different clubs set their courses up differently, but generally if there is no shoot going on, there are at least hay bales at each location, and usually with some sort of paper target.

(It's usually free to shoot on the Field Range during operating hours unless there's a club shoot going on.)

Ranges depend on the target and your class of bow. Juniors (kids) can shoot closer, wheelbows (compounds) shoot further off. But for longbows and recurves, the most common range is around 30 yards. Don't be surprised if they throw in a couple of challenging targets at about 50 yards, and often downhill or uphill, which really screws up most people's aim.

Re: Field Archery

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:54 pm
by Harper
Excellent!