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October 22, 2007

Shooting stuff

I’ve signed up for a 6 week beginners course in field archery. The Grauniad ran a piece on it in a recent supplement so I thought I’d have a go.

Field archery differs from target archery in that you walk a course of targets rather than shooting at a big target in an open field. Instead you are shooting through woodland at varying ranges, target sizes and conditions – light, trees in the way etc etc.

So far it’s been very enjoyable. The club, March Hare Archers based at Throckmorton, is very well run and the instructor is great. So far I’ve missed the target once in two weeks (not shooting from the greatest range it has to be said…) and seem to be getting the hang of keeping arrows within a close group when shooting.

I’ve been shooting a 24lb bow and next week move up to a 28lb so it will be interesting to see how that goes.


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