Natural backstop for archery target

Practising with my compound bow has not been a priority lately, but after recently ordering home a very simple target board with an even simpler tree stand (4 sticks and thick styrofoam), I of course had to get out and try it out yesterday.

My main hindrance for now is that when an arrow misses the target board (yeees, it happens alright!) – it hit’s the hard wood behind the target and the tip gets damaged, and composite arrows like this are pretty expensive to order. So I need to get a suitable backstop net to mount up somewhere in my backyard. Hay balls would do good right here, but are not so movable, so hey.. until then I have found an alternative temporary solution – hardpacked snow piles.

Hit the target – or find 5 arrows!  archery compound bow arrow target pilfång bågskytte bueskyter

Due to the exceptional amount of snow this year I finally had to call a guy I know in the area to clear away some of the snow masses with his snow fighting vehicle .. and now I simply use these big packed half-frozen snow piles as natural backstop arrow catchers – they will not get through the masses and hit the local fox or anyone else…

My dog and cats are probable also grateful for some help too..and very curious.. let’s bring him in for coffee!finsk lapphund devon rex cat dog snow window

Digging for arrows in the snow piles behind the target is fine ..as long as the arrows have neon colours and screaming to be found..bågskytte compound bow camouflage target arrow bueskyting

We are expecting 3 days of blizzard up here in north of  Sweden, and it’s already on – so I guess my natural backstop snow piles are here to stay for a while, it’s a good thing they can do some use at least 😀

Archery practice

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Nope, no Easter vacation for this working girl. But in-between deadlines I got out for a nice run and a bike trip in the warming beams from the Easter sun. But most fun of all I and a friend went to a shooting range to practise some archery again and also try to tune the aiming mechanism correctly on my compound bow.

There has not been too much of shooting practice lately due to lack of time, but now I found a far better place to shoot that hopefully will work as an extra “carrot” to get myself out to that target range.

Perhaps not the easiest activity to “self learn” – but it is certainly not the first time I learn myself through patience, practice and pure curiosity thirstcompound archer outdoor bågeskytte bueskyting liss myrås

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Oh, just for the record folks … I DID hit my target several times when I only aimed “by sensing” – hoo-hah! But, still not “spot-on”, so let’s hope I find some wisdom about this until next time  😀

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Idag var det då äntligen dags att ta ut min nya compound pilbåge och inviga den. Efter att man fått justera draglängd, dragvikt etc mekade jag också ihop en hemmagjord måltavla. Den gjorde jag enklast av tjocka frigolitskivor och en gammal yogamatta tejpad/limmad 4 lager-på-lager, det får duga så länge – och funkade fint då kolfiberpilerna inte gick rakt igenom på lägsta dragvikt.

Nya compoundbågen från PSE – och lika bra att vänja sig till att använda bågen med release

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Visst e det riktigt kul när man ibland lyckas träffa..hi..hi – bra kraft och hastighet även på lägsta inställning – men inte lika kul när pilen åker utanför och gömmer sig väl – man får leta på ibland, så gott om träning för bättre träffskicklighet behövs alrighty, bara att nöta på det, så får vi se framöver. Dock en ganska så stillastående sport detta, så på eftermiddagen bar det förstås ut på en efterlängtad löprunda.