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A bow to shoot field can require some thought. First you have to be able to carry the bow around a course consisting of 28 target. Some of these courses are a walk in the park and some are over hill and dell. The weight depends on what kind of shape you are in. 6+# is heavy. 2# is light. For me 4# is about the upper limit (old geezer)

Draw weight always requires some thought. You will shoot 28x4 arrows at targets 7yds to 80yds distance. You would like to aim, gapping or direct and not holding on a cloud above the target. You may have noticed in Greysides pic that some folks that set up the course have a sadistic side to their personality. They set the 7 yard stacked dot targets at extreme angles. They also like to set distance targets at different elevation from the shooter. Makes gapping a math contest. In the end you need a draw weight and arrow weight and length to get the distances covered. You have to be able to shoot 112 arrows.

Here is a bow I am working on. 28# on my fingers. 3# 15oz. I made it thru 50 targets yesterday with the bow. Still got some work to do on my engine.



Forty yard group testing arrows. Arrows are a bit weak. I was holding center line.
 

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28#@28" SF Ultimate Pro. These arrows are 700. I got some 800 coming. Going to see if I can get to 80 yards.

SF UP tune right down the line no surprises. If it should shoot it does. I like them.
 

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Which arrows Rusty? Have you tried the VAPs?

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rusty, i used to shoot a field round every night after work. i used a 32# BOW AND 16/16 aluminums. i was almost point on at 65 yards with an under chin anchor with that set-up. was shooting an 66" catalina target bow. those old aluminums were sort of heavy compared to some of the stuff today but they flew well.
 

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That's quite the riser Rusty. I played with one that Eric, (Shortdraw), had very briefly, but never shot one. Does it feel relatively stiff to shoot bolted together like that?
I have shot this riser against all the 25" risers through the chronograph. Limb for limb it holds it's own. Oddly it out runs half of them. I don't think stiffness is an issue.

It does have a bit different feel. I have tried to figure it out several times. I can't put my finger on it.

Basically I like it and shoot it well.

 

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Yes, in the clouds but I wish i was not. I got some 800 vap's coming. Maybe using the shelf I'll get on. Short fast arrow makes the stacked dots hard lol
Give the Cartel Striker points that I posted about a while ago a try in the VAPs. They have such a long shank for the point weight which really stiffens the arrow up. Lets you go to a lighter spine but still keep the length long.

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My set up as well, after seeing yours a while back, very happy with mine it has exceeded all expectations. Using VAP V6 700 spine, 38# at 28" draw.
Also 2.5 turns up, i tried lighter ult pros at max in ,but get better feel with heavier ult pros at mid setting, both gave 38#.
 

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Shooting Field is so much fun. Glad you found something you like Rusty. There are a lot of choices to be made when setting up a NFAA Trad class recurve.

I'm in the process of figuring out how to shoot a field round with a longbow.. It's going to take some time lol

Would anyone be interested in starting a "Field Scores" thread? Something like what we had with the "300 scores" thread. I think it would be really fun and open up discussion about field shooting as well.
 

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