Do it again

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9 Responses to Do it again

  1. Tom MacGyver says:

    Welcome to Sherwood, m’lady…

  2. PawPaw says:

    The “Robin Hood”. I was on a college archery team back int he ’70s, where we practiced every day with recurve bows at 25 yards. The bows were set up for competition and it was no big deal, after we learned the basics, to put 10 arrows into a space you could cover with a quarter.

    “Robin Hoods” were common, as were clipped fletching and broken nocks. Toward the end of the competition seasoon, 1 arrow out of 10 was ruined by being struck with another arrow.

    • CW3 USA says:

      I don’t shoot more than one arrow at a target because it’s cost prohibitive to keep ruining my arrows.

  3. Dano says:

    Yep. Got my first Robin Hood back when I used to shoot alloy shafts with my compound bow. Made a hell of a shriek when it happened. I had no clue what I’d done till the range master yelled ROBIN HOOD at the top of his lungs. Still not a big fan of those carbon fiber shafts for target practice for the reason PawPaw gets into.

  4. JeremyR says:

    While I was going through my first divorce, I lived in a rural apartment complex. The guys in the next building liked to party on Friday night and would some times get LOUD. Since I worked at midnight on Friday, some times their doings would keep me awake. One time they were practicing for deer season and the regular thwack of an arrow into the target was a sharp jolt for me. I asked them to kindly take it around to the back or their building away from me, and they did. better light helped with the argument.
    About twenty minutes later, just as I was getting into that deep sleep, I heard a whoop and yelling, and my first thought was one of them had been shot!
    I go running out bare foot and in only shorts to find that one of them had scored a Robin Hood. The kicker was , they were so drunk they could hardly stand.

  5. rightwingterrorist says:

    Not all that uncommon when using a crossbow with a red dot or scope.
    With the cost of bolts it’s best to a separate bulls-eye for every shot.

  6. philk57 says:

    Looks like an indoor range, so 20 yard butt. The target on the right is referred to as a “three spot” and was developed largely to avoid damage to arrows – the game that target is designed for requires three arrows per turn – there is another target that has five spots called a “five-spot” that is used for a 300 point game and for the same reason – to save arrows. My friends Van and Shirley owned a pro-shop for years and when they would have a customer come back and complain that the bow was no good, Shirley would go out and shoot a Robin Hood. Every time, on demand.

  7. Jbone says:

    I love using my compound bow. As others have posted, robin hoods happen from time to time. I always get a kick out of splitting a shaft, its a badge of honor. For me, at 6-10 bucks a shaft, it is worth every penny for the bragging rights with your buddies.

  8. paulb says:

    Had to change how I shot targets I got so many of them Ruined a boat load of arrows.

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