posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by CleverName
An archer myself..I shoot a 70# Kassia Bear..its a horsebow..
Why do you want to learn it for a start..?
In the UK we are not allowed guns ..so for me archery was the best I could do to learn a weapon for distance!
I started in target archery ..now a field archer!!
We have two crossbows a 50# and an 80# as the wife is not an archer..whereas I have the Kassai and a 50# Grozer!!
Right handed left handed ..if neither is dominant...when I started I was told to point at something with both eyes open the close one then the
other..and see which eye the finger keeps pointed at...thats the dominant eye so fire with that side!!
Crossbows take time to load whereas with a quiver you can knock an arrow pretty fast!!
Get some books and study the postures find what feels natural and start with a low poundage bow and some safe space and practice..you will develop
your own way of shooting...then once you get used to it and the back muscles adapt and get stronger you will be abale to move up with the
A recurve is a good way to start as they are faily easy to shoot..plus you can get more powerfull limbs for it!!
And leave sights alone till you get used to the bow and how it feels!
Hope that helps!