Category: wooden arrow

Equipment review – phoenix archery target face…

Equipment review – phoenix archery target faces

Bear target face

Bear target face in the woods

Bear target face in the woods

Those of you who shot the NFAS National Championships this year might have already seen some new target faces produced by Phoenix Archery (https://phoenix-archery.co.uk/). Well thanks to the generosity of Mark at Phoenix Archery we have been able to enjoy using a couple of his new range of target faces down at the Briar Rose club course.

The first thing I have to…

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Shoot report – Thornbury Archers – October 201…

Shoot report – Thornbury Archers – October 2018

Sharon shooting 3D between the trees

Thornbury Archers October shoot

Thornbury Archers October shoot

So on a very foggy Sunday morning we would load up the car and head south on the motorway to just outside Bristol for the Thornbury archers NFAS shoot. Thornbury had wanted to start early, stating registration would close and they wanted to start by 9:30, so it was an earlier start for us being a little over an hour drive. I’m not sure exactly what time we did get…

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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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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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Equipment Review – Goblin Snot Paint

Equipment Review – Goblin Snot Paint

Finished arrows in the sun

Goblin Snot paints

Goblin Snot paints

Okay, so this is not one of the most pleasant sounding products I have encountered, but if you can look past the name you can have pretty decent paint.
Lee Ankers of Heritage Longbowswas kind enough to provide me with same sample colours (pink, white, orange and purple) to try out. There are obviously other colours but these would prove to provide a good selection as it…

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New bow style – example of people power

New bow style – example of people power

Autumnal sunlight through the trees

I’m typing this up half watching the snow fall in giant flakes outside, and on a skiing holiday and half looking at the screen. It seems holidays are only time I have at present to catch up with my writing. Anyway onto topic for today. Some of you may remember that a few months back I wrote an article on a proposal that was going forward to the NFAS on an new bow style “Traditional Bow hunter”.…

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Shoot Report – Spirit of Sherwood – December 2…

Can you hit a barn door

Spirit of Sherwood Wooden arrow shoot I tend to see the Spirit of Sherwood Christmas shoot as the end of the year as far as NFAS shoot calendar is concerned, which is silly really as NFAS shoots carry on all through the year. However for this reason and because they put on cracking shoots, we always make an effort to get to their shoots and this years was no exception. As it’s a good two hour…

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New shooting style proposal – traditional bowhunter here’s some thoughts

New shooting style proposal – traditional bowhunter here’s some thoughts

Tree canopy in the autumn As many of you know I shoot in the NFAS (National Field Archery Society) and each year it offers its members the opportunity to put forward proposals for new rules or ideas.  This year one proposal which has been put forward by members is for a new shooting style, that of “traditional bowhunter” In essence this is shooting a non compound bow with carbon or metal arrows,…

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Centaura Field Bowmen – Shoot Report – September 2017

Centaura Field Bowmen – Shoot Report – September 2017

3D deer

50th anniversary shoot at Centaura Bowmen This was Centaura Field Bowmen 50th anniversary shoot and the archery gods must have looked on favourably as the weather was good the whole day. Since it was their  50th anniversary shoot it was very well attended, in fairness that is pretty normal for the midlands  based club. The only downside to this popularity being the day can prove be quite slow as…

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