Forty-seven days ago my sub $400.00 all in price Olympic recurve rig arrived in the mail. A few days later I had some arrows that would nock on the string so I could give the bow a try. Nearly 100% of my switch from compound bow to recurve and focused on a distance of 18-meters. I’ve just begun to increase yardage.
I’ve had the Olympic recurve for 46 days. Twelve of those days have been recovery days. No point in over doing it right from the start. So, I’ve actually practiced with the bow 34 times.
Even at 18-meters I’m not that good. Just 48.35 of my arrows land in the 9 or 10 ring at the moment. I’m still learning. But, 18-meters can become awfully routine so I’ve been moving around.
On this practice I began at 60 meters. The Olympic recurve, since I am a beginner, had low poundage limbs, 34-pounds. Arrows shot from 60 meters fly a while before smacking into a target.
I thought shooting from a longer distance from my target might improve my percentage of nine and ten strikes. Nope, still hanging in around 50%. It, however, was fun to make some long shots.