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I thought I might ask if there would be an interest in splitting the Archery forum into a Modern Archery forum and a separate Traditional Archery forum.

Modern Archery would include any topic related to using equipment with sites, mechanical rests, bows with cabled pullies or cams, etc...

Traditional Archery would include any topic related to using equipment without sites (instinctive shooting), shooting from the self (rather than a rest), long, self or recurve bows, etc...
It may also include a compound shot instinctively. Along with my Kodiak and Red Wing Hunter. I also have an old Ben Pearson 48" axle to axle that I shoot as a traditional bow using aluminum arrows.

Your feedback is welcomed.

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I shoot both traditional, instinctive, and high tech speed demon compounds with all the bells and whistles.
Anyone out there interested in splitting the archery forum into a modern bow and a separate traditional bow forum.

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It might be benificial to those who do shoot traditionally, for I have seen and heard in other forums, that most Traditional shooters (that is true Traditional)
do not give a hoot about compounds, and just do not bother with a combined forum. It is sad, but it is true. For there is such great knowledge to be learned from all!

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I can certainly understand that. The traditionals are feather light and easy to tote around plus, it's a whole different world of shooting.
I have a very good friend that shoot instinctive exclusively or, should I say did for 20 years. He was so impressed with my Martin Slayr. He bought one this year. He's out now with one of his custom recurves. When he gets back next week we're planning a day at the range with the speed demons.
There's a very nice 30 target walk around course about 15 minutes from the house.
I enjoy shooting the recurves and have done the course with him serveral times. As far as proficiency goes. This guy shoots those instinctive bows with a proficiency that is just amazing. He won't hunt past 50 yds with one but, I've seen him consistently hit the bull at as far as 80 yds.
I think the reason he bought the Slayr was to have the ability to take those longer shots. He keeps telling this story about a critter he could have had. If he could have gotten just a little closer.

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Where I am originally from Central NY, there was a young man in his mid to late 70's, who is strictly a stick shooter, you have to love it, this young man got a deer every year never shot over 26 yards. Sad thing happened, while out hunting, he slipped and fell, broke his hip. The injury kept him from hunting, but not the local shoots every weekend.

Now, this was some time ago, today he is 97 or 96, I believe 97, he still shoots his stick bow, but only at the practice butts, he can no longer maintain the course, age, hip problem, etc.....

But sit with him, and talk with him, the vast amount of knowledge, I will certainly miss this, that is, siting and talking with him. He has taught me many things.

You are absolutely correct, They that shoot instinctively, are blessed.

I have a Bear hunter, passed down to me when my dad passed away a few years back, I definitely hve trouble with it, for one it's a righty, secondly it is 55#'s. I'm learning to shoot right handed now, boy am I ever weak in that arm!
But it's been a learning experience and fun!

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Location: Michigan
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I just shoot a compound but am always interested in traditional also so do not see a need for a seperate forum right now.

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