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Shoot report – NFAS National Championships 201…

Shoot report – NFAS National Championships 2018

Briar Rose members - Left to right (Rob,Tony,Sharon,Steve and Lee)

NFAS National Championships

NFAS National Championships 2018

I’ve been pretty slow in writing up this shoot report for the nationals, partly due to work and partly due to not wanting it to come across very negative. Here’s hoping I have succeeded.

The NFAS National Field championship is an annual event bringing together archers from across the country for two days of intensive archery. The events location moves round the…

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Sorry I’ve been a little late in posting these photos showing the field course at NFAS National championships last weekend.

Shoot report – Centaura bowmen – September 201…

Shoot report – Centaura bowmen – September 2018

Sharon on the ermin shot

Centaura Bowmen shot

Centaura Bowmen shot

Centaura Bowmen’s ground is over an hour drive from home on a good day, so it would be an early start for us to make sure we got there in good time. It is a ground we know quite well, situated outside Derby. For those interested you can read a previous shoot report here.

As it was it would be a warm and pleasant early autumn day, with great company as we were joined by the…

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A few photos showing the field course at Centaura nfas shoot today. Shoot report to follow

How can Costa Coffee cups help your archery pr…

How can Costa Coffee cups help your archery practice?

Close up of Sharon shooting

Sharon on the range

Sharon on the range

No, not a trick question, nor am I talking about cup shooting, and if you don’t know what Cup shooting is check out Grizzly Jim’s video here.

This is a tip from my better half Sharon came up with and was using this on our range the other day. It’s no secret that I like Costa coffee, in fact it has got to a stage…

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Shoot Report – 3DA Tophat Classic

Shoot Report – 3DA Tophat Classic

3D target set up for shoot off

Archery 3DA series

Archery 3DA series
The other weekend Sharon and I had the opportunity to shoot a different style of archery competition to the normal NFAS shoots we attend. We shot a couple of the rounds of the 3DAs, being hosted at Long Eatons grounds. You can find the full details of the 3DA tournaments on their website https://www.3darchery.co.uk/So for us it would have a different scoring system, a different…

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Hardest lessons to learn in archery – How chan…

Hardest lessons to learn in archery – How changing your stance, changes your view from the peg

View from the peg of a 3D squirrel

Unlike other archery societies where you have to have a clear shooting lane to the target, in the National Field Archery Society the course layer can make use of the trees and other terrain to make a shot challenging.

This means that so long as the shot is safe and the archer can see the majority of the kill zone on the target, the shot is permissible. Though I do have to say that some course…

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Shoot Report – National Field Archery Society …

Shoot Report – National Field Archery Society Championships – May 2018

Despite best efforts I do miss

Archers gathering for the NFAS 3D championships

Archers gathering for the NFAS 3D championships

Sorry all , I have been pretty slow on writing up shoot reports recently as been focusing on the coaching articles for the “Hardest things in archery series”.  I think I have two or three shoot reports to type up, so please be  patient.
Anyways in May 2017 the Organised Chaos teamwere setting one of the courses for the NFAS 3D championships. If…

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Shoot Report – Windrush – April 2018

Shoot Report – Windrush – April 2018

there were areas carpeted with primroses

Windrush shoot with archers massing.

Windrush shoot with archers massing.

Apologies to all readers and followers to this site for the delay in writing this shoot report up. Life has been doing it’s best to keep me busy but here it is at last.
The calendar may have showed as an April Sunday, but I think all who attended will agree it felt more like early February with the biting wind making temperature stay in the single figures all…

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Quick tip on brace height check

Quick tip on brace height check

Sharons bow and arrow set up

Showing the brace height and cresting

Showing the brace height and cresting

We all know how important it is to have your bow setup right and ensure it is at the correct brace height. I wanted to offer a quick tip to all archers out there for checking your brace height on your bow, which doesn’t involve having a rule.

When I made up the last batch of arrows for Sharon, I crested them in colours to match her fletchings, are pink and…

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