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Is Anyone Out There Shooting G5 Quest Bows ?

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We are looking for a bow for my wife and cant find hardly anything on the Quest Bliss. It looks like a pretty descent bow with good specs but can only find very little about the bow as far as reviews or anything. No dealer has one in to shoot so I was wondering if anyone has shot or has a wife that shot the Bliss so I can get there thoughts about it. My wife shot a Mission craze and said its ok,shot a Mission Menace and said its ok. Going to try a Flare and Riot tonight but would like to get some opinions on the Bliss. Thanks.
Tank.

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Thumb ring inspired, two-finger shooting tabs.

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Hi Folks,

I’m still pretty new to traditional archery. Never got into modern actually. I have a 50# at 28" Sky recurve. It was a challenge at first, but that’s what makes it fun.

I shoot split finger and have always used a tab or glove. When I learned about thumb rings I made one and tried it out. I liked it but I couldn’t shoot accurately, probably since the rest is on the inside.

So I made this shooting tab that I slip on my middle finger like a ring. It’s plastic and has some flex to it. I have been having so much fun with it I had to post it up here.

I scoured the internet to see if it’s been done before but it seems this might be original, aside from the fact it’s really just a modified thumb ring that goes on your middle finger.

I shoot middle finger under, index finger over, and made the following conclusions after weeks, and hundreds of arrows, alternating between gloves and tabs.

  • Total finger protection.
  • Zero discomfort. I could shoot all day long.
  • Consistent and fast releases. The string seems to slide off the slick surface with zero twist, but I have never once felt it might get away from me.
  • Simple, cheap, and non-intrusive. You forget you have it on.
  • Possibly hard on the serving material…

Also below is a leather version which I have seen on the internet but not a one finger design. It works well too, but I like the plastic ring better.

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Ken Branham shooting new Bear Archery Kodiak Recurve Bow 2013

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Ken Branham shooting new Bear Archery Kodiak Recurve Bow 2013

Ken Branham testing Bear Archery’s 2013 Kodiak Recurve Bow shooting flying targets at Cloverdale Indiana.
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Traditional archery Shooting the Recurve Bow

Shooting the Pilgrim 58 recurve, at some milk jugs. Go to www.elkridgearchery.com to get more info on these bows.

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Pre shooting warm up … do you or don’t you

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I’ve been asked by my archery club coaches to put together a warm up program for our junior archers. The reasoning behind the request is to prepare the archers for their shooting sessions and of course reduce the potential risk of injury. To prepare the program, I’ve been looking through the published medical literature to identify any specific warm up activities and their effectiveness in reducing injury. There’s a conflict of opinion within the medical literature as to the effectiveness of warm ups but there’s a growing consensus that sport specific warm up exercises improve performance.
So, although there may not be definitive evidence to support the use of warm ups to prevent injury, there’s an accepted conventional wisdon that warm ups have no negative connotations.
The question I’d like to ask here is, …. do you warm up before shooting?, if you do, what benefit to you derive from it? If you don’t warm up, I’d like to ask why not?
Be interested in your comments.


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First time shooting sightless

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Hello everyone! I’m still new here. I used to shoot a 45# Bear recurve similar to this one, but not exactly(it was like 12 years ago…). I became extremely proficient over the course of a long summer in the back yard, putting 4 arrow groupings in a soda can hung in the middle of a bail of straw at 35 yards. Thing was, I always used a set of sights(15yds, 25yds, 35yds).

Now recently I have gotten back into the hobby. I found a cheap 40# PSE Stalker. I’m honestly not as fond of the takedown design as I was with the solid one piece design of my old bow, but it seems to shoot well, so it will be a great starter. This time around I am teaching myself to shoot sightless, and what is happening seems very weird…

At 15 yards, I HAVE TO resort to 3U, instead of split finger, just to have the target inside my sight-view(I guess thats what it’s called). If I try to shoot split finger, then the target is behind the upper limb. And the really weird part is, whether I shoot from 15, 25, or 35 yards, I always have to aim the EXACT same way. If I adjust for longer distance, I overshoot. So every shot I take at any of those distances, the tip of my arrow is the same "gap" under the target to hit.

My best guess is either I have some mystical arrows with a wonderfully flat trajectory, or else I am minutely adjusting my draw length without realizing it(instinctively??). Any ideas or tips?

***BTW I read of this forum a tip about angling your fingers down 30 degrees when you shoot 3U, and WOW that works great.


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bareshaft tuning a sage shooting 3 under?

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As a newb I have been watching and reading like crazy over the last few weeks on archery. I have not found anything on bareshaft tuning with a 3 under shooting style. How will this affect my results. If someone knows a good link that would be appreciated. I have a 45# sage with a 26 1/4 drawlength. Figure on 500 -600 shaft but would like to shoot the heaviest feasible broadhead for deer ( 165 to 175 grains I’m guessing). Any input is greatly appreciated.


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Finger Shooting. Will this arrow tune?

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Several months ago I saw a thread that listed certain arrows that would never tune to a fingers shooter. I remember that the author seemed to be a respected authority on this issue. Does this ring a bell with any of you? I’d like to find that old thread. I’m shooting a Mathews Ovation with fingers and my Easton FMJ’s just don’t seem as shooter friendly as my Pile Drivers did. Hence my reason for wanting to find this old thread. Thank you


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I guess I’ll soon be shooting naked!

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I keep robbing my clothes in the closet to fill my target. I tamp the stuff down and try a few arrows to see how they are penetrating and then go get a few more shirts and pants. Its gonna be embarassing pretty soon if I don’t get this target packed tight enough to stop the arrows to a depth of 5 to 7"…..I’ll be in my birthday suit and I don’t know tooth or toenail how to get it really tight except keep on packing……….


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