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25-02-2019, 16:03   #46
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Someone else has to be occasionally shooting. I can't be the only one posting in this thread. Haha.
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26-02-2019, 12:58   #47
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Shooting but not scoring.
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26-02-2019, 21:38   #48
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I was clout shooting in a field that has been grazed bare but there's a bit of a hill so after a couple of rounds, I was puffed. There's an app on my phone that helps me to mark out 180 yards, which I believe is the correct distance, but I started at half that and nearly came within 10 yards of the clout on a couple of shots.

Will try again tomorrow and might try the beach when the tide is out. The sí who steal arrows can't get them on beaches.

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27-02-2019, 10:12   #49
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I was clout shooting in a field that has been grazed bare but there's a bit of a hill so after a couple of rounds, I was puffed. There's an app on my phone that helps me to mark out 180 yards, which I believe is the correct distance, but I started at half that and nearly came within 10 yards of the clout on a couple of shots.

Will try again tomorrow and might try the beach when the tide is out. The sí who steal arrows can't get them on beaches.
That's a pretty impressive distance. How many arrows are you shooting at a time. Would be a pain to walk that distance and back each time.
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I was only shooting at about 80 yards, six arrows at a time. They should rename it aerobic archery.
Are there any clubs that organise clout shooting?
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27-02-2019, 21:37   #51
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I was only shooting at about 80 yards, six arrows at a time. They should rename it aerobic archery.
Are there any clubs that organise clout shooting?
Never heard of it. I had to Google what it was.

Just back from the club. I did a scoring round for the monthly club league. Shot pretty well, but had two misses which prevented me breaking 500.

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"Never heard of it."
Maybe clout shooting doesn't exist.
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I was only shooting at about 80 yards, six arrows at a time. They should rename it aerobic archery.
Are there any clubs that organise clout shooting?

There's an annual clout shoot in Wexford around Christmas/New Year, every year. I think its one of the IFAF clubs that run it, possibly Wexford Archery.
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"Never heard of it."
Maybe clout shooting doesn't exist.

Ashbourne Archers runs an annual clout shoot on the clubs birthday.

Its not a popular type of archery but it is a lot of fun.

I'm terrible at it.
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Competed in the County of London championships at the weekend.

Very happy with a personal best of 530 which took second place. However I actually took home the gold because the guy in 1st place isn't living in London so isn't eligible and was shooting for fun.

Bit of a low score to take gold, but a win is a win.

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One of the local clubs is starting their outdoor season this weekend.
They will be having 30, 50,70 and 90 targets.

Ive never shot outdoors so this should be interesting.

My indoor club is setting up a 25m target on friday to help prep for the 30m outdoor targets. Hopefully ill get sighted in on that on friday and will only need minor adjustments at the weekend to up to 30m.

I dont think ill be attempting anything greater than 30 on the first day.

When shooting outdoors do people constantly adjust their sights to adjust for cross wind, or do they just shoot off center for what they think the wind is?

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Shooting in the wind is a big topic and not going to be answered in a nice short post.

As I understand it, in a constant breeze changing your sight is an option, in a gusting wind aiming off is better.

In either event shoot a strong confident shot as the effect of the wind on the archer is greater than its effects on the arrow. Try to time your shots so you bring up the bow as the wind quietens and are ready to shoot in the lull.
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I'm an absolute beginner to archery, only got the bow 2 months ago, I've had two beginner sessions with the archery club in Derry, it's a fair bit away from me and can only get there every 2nd Saturday.
I've used a bale of hay (€4 from your nearest farmer wrapped in that plastic you see round bales in) to pin my target to. I have been hammering away at that, 60cm target from about 30yrds outside.


Took this of my first bullseye
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Thats nice grouping for only doing it for 2 months and from 30 yards.

What setup do you have?
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Thanks for the praise I think that was by far the best set of 12 I've managed



It was a recurve (30lb) olympic archery kit from merlin in UK, got one for the OH as surprise for Christmas, and then she got me one when it I took a liking to it.

As I said I've managed to get to the maidencity archery club in Derry twice now, - every second Saturday morning - they've put the nock point in the correct position, and pointed out a few basic issues I had. I'll most likely join the club for 6 months to see how I go over the summer; but in that time I'll only get there max 12 times so I'll need the weather to be kind to get some practice in.
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