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  1. Best month in...months

    There came a point where I kind of accepted that, barring a miracle, I wasn't going to get any further as an archer. Too much non-shooting stuff, too few opportunities to shoot, too little incentive to push myself. So I long ago stopped checking how my scores compared to my personal bests. Today I was happy just to get First Class for the 10th year running.

    Tonight, on a whim, I checked recent scores against PBs. And found that I actually shot THREE PBs in August 2015! Not joke ones ...
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  2. Wrist Releases,, Tips on how to use them and what to avoid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Tee View Post
    Why use a wrist release?

    They tend to be cheaper and that can be weighty consideration when you start. But remember you get what you pay for.
    I started to use a wrist release when I found out that I so used to opening my fingers to get the shot to go that I almost opened my fingers and sent a hand held off down the field from then on I decided that a wrist would be a good idea.


    Repeatable anchor
    To get a repeatable anchor you need bone to bone
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  3. A Mystery : Arrows Going Low

    A Mystery : Arrows Going Low


    One fine day I needed sighters for 80 & 60 yards before shooting a Long Western tournament on the next day. The best thing about the archery field I usualy shoot at is that it's open 24/7. Another nice thing is the foam-layered targets which are left out all year round and are easily moved single-handed since they have wheels. So, within 15 minutes of arriving I've already assembled my trusty recurve and set up a target at 80 yards.
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  4. Steak and slobbing about

    After an exhausting week I was in serious need of a lie-in and a lazy day. Unfortunately that meant I missed the National Clout Championships, one of the highlights of my archery year. Oh well, I'd have been craptastic the way I was feeling.

    Any road up, I finished a lovely slobbing-out day with two fillet steaks (baked at a low heat for 40 minutes until wonderfully savoury yet still tender), paris brown mushrooms fried in butter, and onion rings. Still savouring that feed-up three ...
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  5. Plucking away...

    First blog in a few months. Last one being just before the 2nd Caswell in July, which I retired from after just a couple of ends.

    I never shoot well at Targetcrafts ground at Desborough. Itís a weird field. Down hill slightly, always windy, and sight marks are always way way off. I wasnít feeling too great before the shoot, and had it my head that if it didnít start well then I would probably go home and do some work in the garden. Which I did.

    Generally Iíve been shooting ...
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