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    Post by gallowglas Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:54 pm

    I received my flemish bow from New World Arbalest. Truly it is a thing of beauty. In spite of the chest cold I caught from my students, I was able to go at the town's indoor range and practice shooting about 20 bolts.

    I want to be able to shoot better than I did so I will be watching the forums for clues and help.
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    Post by Lightly Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:32 pm

    I am so glad you like the bow! You were very lucky, in that I just happened to have that bow mostly made, as we were planning to send it off to Pennsic to be sold there. So, unlike other folks on this forum who ordered/are ordering, you didn't have to wait!

    Please don't hesitate to ask any questions, and enjoy!

    Best!
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    Post by gallowglas Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:43 pm

    I'm having a blast with it.

    My brother asked "was it all you hoped it would be?" I had to answer "yes"

    So either tomorrow or Saturday I'll be back at the range practicing. Saturday should be fun, its after a faculty wives coffee.
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    Post by Ivo Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:59 pm

    Sorry for the late post, but Welcome to the forum!

    Glad to hear you're having fun. Smile

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    Post by Basilisk120 Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:41 pm

    Hey Welcome Gallowglass and glad to hear you like shooting your new crossbow.
    Lightly and Geezer make some nice stuff and I have a blast shooting mine.



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    Post by gallowglasc Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:15 pm

    I had to re submit, I have had computer changes and lost my old email. I have decided that I'm serious about shooting my crossbow.  I was alway high and to the left.  I have fixed the "high" issue.  I realized my sighting down the bolt was up instead of flat.  Now I'm too far left.  Are there any suggestions for the left issue.  such as feet placement.  I think I may be jerking.  I have not practiced it as much as I would like but my plan is (gotta love "plans') is to shoot it every other day and study what I'm doing.
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    Post by Geezer Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:47 pm

    Are you a right-handed shooter? At least with straight, medieval stocks, many shooters inadvertantly bank their bow limbs left, in order to get their eye over the centerline.  Bank left-shoot left. Bank right-shoot right.  So just try holding your usual sight picture and consciously incline your bow limbs to the right a little, like a plane banking for a turn.  That should take care of it without having to hold your bow offline.
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    Post by gallowglasc Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:49 pm

    Thanks.  I will try that next time I practice.
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