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Originally posted by ABNARTY
reply to post by WatchRider
Great thread and a shame no responses yet.
I have been shooting my whole life and used about every form of archery out there. Lord only knows how much money I wasted on gizmo's which did not turn out.
Since this is in the survival arena, I have a few questions for discussion's sake:
1. Is it worth me achieving the mastery of feather fletching sans glue/prepared fletching or vanes? Or do I just store a ton of the vanes I already use to hopefully get me through whatever happens?
2. I wonder if you took archers from the long bow days and gave them a choice between modern, parallel limb compound bow and the modern accessories or what they have?
3. Not a question but it is really hard to match the cosmetic beauty of a well built long bow and traditional arrows compared to modern equipment. The ascetics are just not there.
Originally posted by Gazrok
My guess is that the modern versions simply hold up better over time, and allow for more draw weight, while weighing less, thus improving aim and range. Also, modern arrows are less prone to warpage, and likely a chance of being reused.