Junior Archery Set

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Shooter, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    So I have a limited amount of space. I was looking for a junior archery set so I could shoot in my back yard and my inlaws got me one for Christmas.

    http://www.hayneedle.com/product/barnettteamrealtreelilbansheejrarcheryset.cfm

    If you have limited space but still want to practice, or have a kid looking to get started it has enough power to make it fun, but not enough to seriously damage anything (unless you shoot someone in the eye).

    Just a heads up. I think it's a good product and if you're like me and like to shoot but don't have the space it's a good solution.
     
  2. SHOOTER13

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    That looks like a nice set Austin...

    I own a recurve, a compound, and a crossbow...and I can safely practice in my backyard,

    which really keeps me in good form.
     

  3. BersaOwner

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    I have tried to get some back-yard practice in but the next door neighbor calls the police. It seams the firing any kind of weapon within the city limits is illegal.:eek: Not even BB guns.:eek:
    They have a fit when I bore sight my AKs & ARs in the back yard, but there is nothing they can say about it.
    So I found a set that you put on the end of your arrows that uses chalk & is shot against a screen type target to get practice in my basement or garage.
    It is not for accuracy but just for the exercise most of the time I don't put the chalk on the arrows, I do it just to keep my ability sharp in the off season.
     
  4. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Nice little box. My S in law bought one something like that for her son when they still lived here. He left it with the F in lsw when they moved. My son had it for a while. My nephew came and got it for his son to use now.

    I tried my hand at it back when I could see well. I used to get a few old compounds in swaps at the sunshows, even a crossbow once. Have plenty of room to shoot them. After my eyesight problems developed, I sold or traded several off, but kept a couple. They always turn up at the shows anyway.

    Gave the last 2 old PsEs I had to m son and got him some more arrows for Xmas. He and his buddies do a good job of messing up and losing arrows.:D
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2012
  5. Shooter

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    We're having a good time. It's worked out well. She has a smaller one that we've had for a while and she's having fun learning.

    Glad to see I'm not alone!
     
  6. Pancho_Villa

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    Had to buy a couple of books on archery for my son. He likes to read. He thught he could just put up a haybale in frront of a shed and that would stop the arrows. Well, it did. Most went through and hit the wall of the shed. He and his buddy bent and deformed most of what I had.

    Showed him how to make a better backstop with old carpet folded double over a wood frame. With a styrofoam target in front of that, he doesn't ruin all the arrows now.
     
  7. Shooter

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    I constructed a series of boxes within boxes. I does stop them, but it took a lot of boxes.
     
  8. Shooter

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    I've been going nuts with this thing.

    If you don't have one but like archery go out and get one. I've been using it daily as a de-stresser. The dogs run around and my daughter is starting to play with my old bow, so hopefully we have a new archer soon.
     
  9. Shooter

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    Just found out I've been shooting it wrong. I was watching videos and as a lefty I thought I was doing it right, I was wrong.