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Shooting off the shelf?

Postby Frank Addington » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:02 pm

How many traditional shooters shoot off the shelf? If you use a rest, which one do you prefer?
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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby rhust » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:07 pm

Only shoot off the shelf, just a simple piece of thin leather. I have tried a rest but like the simplicity of the shelf.
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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby lostaro » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:09 pm

All "real" traditional shooters shoot off the shelf....wait wrong website...sorry. Joking aside, Bear weatherest for me. Simple and works.
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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby Frank Addington » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:11 pm

Interesting... also, do you shoot a recurve or longbow?
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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby Stykshooter » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:47 pm

Both. I shoot several of my recurves off the shelf but have all my Titans set up with an ARE rest.
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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby KCummings » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:38 am

I've alwyas shot off the shelf with my recurves. My normal setup with my Titan is off the shelf, using heavy duty felt furniture pads for both the shelf and sideplate.

I have been experimenting with an elevated rest lately, just to see.

They jury is still out for me.

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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby Ranger » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:03 am

Longbows are off the shelf, recurves are off of a rest.
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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby Frank Addington » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:13 am

Opps
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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby Frank Addington » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:15 am

I use a homemade leather rest that Pop builds... I tend to drag my third finger a little and would always get a slight kick off the shelf. That kick was enough to miss some smaller aerial targets at close range... the rest allows me to be more accurate. He uses layers of leather and wood glue. Although accurate, this rest would be too fragile to bowhunt with. While in So Texas once a mesquite limb popped the rest off... we are experimenting with different glues to make it less fragile. The wood glue works well but is too stiff, it allows it to be popped off easily.
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Re: Shooting off the shelf?

Postby Frank Addington » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:16 am

Another advantage of this rest is that it allows me to stack six arrows at once... you can see the marks on the riser where the arrows cross it.
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