Are archers worse than gun owners when it comes to elitism?
>join archery club
>70% of the people there think they are some masters of some ancient arcane art of shooting pieces of wood with string.
>traditional archers shit on compound archers
>compound archers shit on traditional archers
>compound archers are like ARfags with their shit ton of expensive accessories
Is there a worse fan base /k/?
What about the people that use traditional wooden bows?
>weird facial hair trying to imitate Hollywood medieval looks
>full of shit trinkets all over their quivers
>always carry some daggers for god knows what
>hippie world view and looks
As a Trad-shooter I'll confirm most of these
>robin hood hat or old-school 1920 paperboy hat
>facial hair & neck beard
>Beads and a few mini trophies from various events on my quiver
>Large buck knife on my belt to finish off any unlucky survivors.
>Actually pretty clean shaven other than facial hair. Hair short kept and not greasy
>tfw you'd love a 45 minute lecture on some obscure shit from the BP age.
Is there any worse fan base /k/?
>AR fan boys
>Glock fan boys
"ARs and Glocks are the best guns ever, everything else is shit and for poorfags"
These people are the reason I loath the gun community anymore.
Far as I know archers aren't cringy fags. Then again I don't hang around a lot of "archers". Most everyone I know who uses a bow uses a compound bow for hunting. They also don't fall into the gear queer shit with buying new accessories for their bow because they all have families to support.
Amused Statement: I do believe this organic meatsack has suffered severe trauma to their frontal lobe.
Sarcastic Query: One does have to wonder how it managed to comprehend language enough to make this claim?
When your friend can't even draw back on a 45lb bow, hehehehe
So I picked up archery about a year ago, I bought a longbow cuz my brother in law had one and it's been great fun, I haven't really joined any club or shit like that but I'm pretty sure this problem has to do with the people more so than the sport. No one I've met that shoots bows has this attitude, sounds like your regular spergs that inhabit every hobby.
>do you want to pretend to be Esau
>do you want to dress up like a faggot and pretend to hunt game to get blessing from your father?
Get a wooden bow.
>do you want to place ethical shots on actual game animals for food?
Get a compound bow.
>traditional archers shit on compound archers
Compound archers fucking deserve it.
I shot both, and compound archery is much easier, both physically and in terms of skill to make a given shot, and is simply not as satisfying.
If you're hunting, use a compound. Same if you're just starting to learn.
If you're looking to have fun and/or better your skills, use a real bow.
As much as compounds are no longer to my taste, i'll happily help a friend learn to shoot on one and encourage them to join the hobby.
I need to fix my bow.
LARP archers are the only ones I truly hate, because they can't fight OR shoot. At all.
Their shooting skills tend to be embarrassingly bad.
Compound bow shooters are pretty annoying in areas with lots of high fence hunting. Guys think they're the next Robin Hood because they shot a deer at a feeder 20 yards away.
I like a good old recurve bow fishing rig. It's fun and cheap and you can take your friends without risking your gear breaking or losing expensive ass broad heads. .
My state hasn't allowed rifle hunting for the last few years and crossbow is for disabled only.
I'd say a compound would do a better job of getting ethical kills compared to a traditional bow.
Best luck I've had was stuffing a burlap sack full of plastic grocery bags. I mean packing the shit out of it.
Dont use hay or straw like >>28505252 says. It will go right through.
Now that being said, I picked up a compressed foam target from Dicks for $20 and it is so much better than any DIY, so look at that first. A little reseach goes a long way.
It depends on where you're shooting, how tightly they were baled, and how dry they were when baled. shoot a tightly packed rectangular bale at the end, and you won't have any problems.
You're exactly right. Don't go buying from a feed shop or anything. Buy from the guys who just got done selling hay rides for Halloween/Thanksgiving/Crhsitmas. Stack a few and rotate which ones get shot at.
Topkek yeah those extra 50fps sure keep the blacktail from running 400 yards.... Oh wait. If you're the kind of tree stand "bowhunter" faggot who only does it for more tags and more weekends, least with black powder you don't have to kill your gutshpt deer with a shovel after tracking it a quarter mile into the woods.
Regards like you are why people find so many broadheads in deer come rifle season.
>Be young bowman with a lot of experience and first bow.
>Be nearly as consistent at hitting small targets as multi-billion dollar taxpayer-funded bow with carbon fiber everything.
>Enter archery competition
>get laughed at and smirked at
>take 2nd, laugh and count my $50 winnings and new rest that is utterly useless to me
>later that week
>hit moving squirrel in tree at 30 yards.
>eat squirrel and contemplate that I will never shoot that well again.
>sell bow because I reached a plane of expertise that most will only ever dream of.
>compared to a traditional bow
>NAW MAN SO INFERIOR TO MUH GUNS!!!!!!
You're an idiot.
Iowa. Somehow we have too large of a population density for hunting with rifles. Last year we were able to hunt rifle was 2011 IIRC. Best part is every state that borders us except Illinois have a rifle season.
black powder shooters are the nerds of the gun shooter world, i think all of them enjoy precisely measuring out powder from their fucking tackle box, taking two hours to shoot, and cleaning their gun intensely after each shot and measuring their 25 yard grouping.
Depends on the person.
Personally a bow takes more skill to shoot than a gun, but within two weeks time (with good time spent on it) you should be able to square stuff good.
If the bow doesn't shatter on me, shoots straight, and I can hold it without hurting myself too much, I'll take it.
Not the guy you're replying to (also not US, or a tree stand hunter), but try to keep up man, it's an extra 100fps these days. And the speed is nice, especially for heavier arrows - a fast bow with mid-weight plus arrows generates a shitload of momentum compared to a trad hunting set up. It's not "stopping power", but the extra penetration does give you some insurance if something goes wrong (like a shoulder blade hit). More to the point though, it's easier to place a shot with a compound compared to trad.
Like any kind of hunting, the trick is putting in effort and hours. A rifle or shotgun hunter who's an awful shot is going to cripple animals, just like a bowhunter who doesn't put in the practice is going to leave broad heads in them.
A weekend Hunter fudd shooting 2 bullets a year, one to sight the gun, one to hunt with, can reliably get a double lung shot with his .270 at 75yards from a blind and the deer will die within feet of the feed pile.
A fag that think "I can get a fancy compound bow and get 3 more deer tags this season!" And manages to get minute of durr accuracy at 15 yards, sets his feeder up at 20, then gutshots 5 deer and finds 4 of em is a piece of shit.
All the faggy fudd Hunter shit your grease clogged heart desires can be accomplished with a realtree wrapped inline muzzleloader if you aren't man enough to use a hawken.
I actually agree with you there. Your common denominator there is that you need to be good enough to reliably put your arrow or bullet into vitals at the ranges you hunt.
It takes more effort and time to be able to do that with a bow and your problem seems to be that people don't - they treat it like fudd rifle hunting, which doesn't work with a bow.
I use a bow because I like shooting a bow, and I shoot a lot (it's really the only sport I'm involved with, shoot several times a week, etc). The muzzleloader of choice here in aus seems to be p51 enfield repros but sadly very expensive - one day.
I know a dude who grew up in a nomadic family in Mongolia. He likes to joke that as one of the people who invented the drive-by he is very disappointed with the redguard's hit rates. Dude is stupidly competent with a bow.
Probably not. You should take it to a shop and get it checked out. Don't know what it will cost though.
Good chance you'll need a new bow string and there might be something off with your cams depending on the bow you have.
>nobows noguns on /k/
It takes more practice for a person to be able even use a bow. Using a gun is instinctual to people in the modern world, and to hit a target with no prior training is an absurdly common feat.
To train an archer to shoot will require many hundreds of hours more than it will take to train a gunman to shoot.
t. Archery instructor and army officer.
>>traditional archers shit on compound archers
>>compound archers shit on traditional archers
Shits just banter, you will soon realise nobody gives a shit what you shoot as long as you enjoy it.