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Old 11-17-2020, 09:45 AM
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Really. I really believe he is passionate about his type of bows.

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Old 11-17-2020, 10:02 AM
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Just for what it is worth, USA Archery "Modern Longbow" division calls for an elevated rest. Clown nose optional.

Anyway, I'm off to go paint over the Mona Lisa. I'll check back in the afternoon for any more advice. :-P
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:04 AM
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If you shoot with an ASL in modern longbow division you have a disadvantage out of the gate. But do as you please
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:08 AM
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That's for sure. I will have the advantage of being the only one shooting that division in my league, though, which nearly guarantees a podium!
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:23 AM
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Haven't had as much experience with longbow as others, but my problems with them have mainly been due to their lightness and handshock. I would avoid light arrows and try to put as large a bow quiver as possible (i.e., 6+ arrows) to weight it down.

When I've had trouble with nock fit it's been due to nocks being too loose or my fingers touching the nock too much, especially with a deep hook. Make sure you're not curling or rotating your fingers while you're drawing back.

Tuning is probably the number one thing that will quieten down a bow, but TBH I've never gotten my 3-under setups as quiet as my split-finger setups. I shoot lighter arrows than most so maybe it's just more noticeable for me.
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:43 AM
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That's for sure. I will have the advantage of being the only one shooting that division in my league, though, which nearly guarantees a podium!
This is not guaranteeing improvement though if you don't have someone to compare with. In general, longbow + wood arrows score "translation" is like this:
- 200/300 you can shoot longbow
- 220/300 - 230/300 you are good longbow shooter
- anything above 240/300 - you are very good longbow shooter

These are scores on blue face target. If you don't shoot wood arrows, you are navigating on barebow ocean - add 40 points to each level of the above.
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Old 11-17-2020, 08:53 PM
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.44 Associate,
Some people would not recognize a joke if it bit them on the butt. Good luck with the Mona Lisa. I suggest latex paint. - lbg
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Old 11-19-2020, 08:44 PM
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Read the original post. .44 Associate asked a serious question and in the last line asked a humorous one. I gave him a serious answer and in my last line used his own words in the same humorous tone. I favor clever and entertaining conversation hereabouts. Not too solemn. Our censor did not get the joke. - lbg
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Old 11-20-2020, 01:14 PM
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I am sorry I missed the original response!

At any rate, I still am thinking on this. I really do get the pushback on sticking a plastic rest onto a Hill bow. By the same token, I also want to be able to get the most out of the thing. I have ordered some thin leather pieces and may experiment with a brush rest, in an attempt to stay semi-traditional while still achieving my goals.

And I may just take a previous poster's advice and buy a competition longbow. That still leaves me to figure out how to shoot the Hill...
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Old 11-20-2020, 06:36 PM
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Kindly let us know how it goes. There is a perverse pleasure in beating recurves with a longbow. Heh, heh, heh. - lbg
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:34 PM
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I will do just that, lbg - and on all counts, if I can manage it.
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