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Bow and Arrows revisited

I bought my bow and arrow set from Charlies. £36 seems a good buy however they had run out of arrows and I’ll need them. They are getting some in next week and when I go I’ll get a target then as well. I’ll try the bow out and let you know how it goes. First impressions though is that it is very well made and seems to fit nice in the hand. There is also a sleeve, which I wish I had last time I tried, and a sight which is good because I can’t seem to fit the one from the rifle. 🙂 I am very happy with it and look forward to giving it a go.

On my visit to NR we discussed bows, he has a few, and he provided me with an archery book which I am starting to read. Thanks NR.

Whilst I am on about the bows and arrows I’ve hit some issues with the bow and arrow weekend. When I originally thought can’t do it because they don’t have any good backstops. Essential for amateurs. Plus, it seems that insurance may be necessary. They are fine with me going there but not an unknown group. Seems that everyone is paranoid about being sued. I have got a couple more to try and I’ll try them over the weekend. With groups though they may want some payment so I’m actually thinking at this point it may be worth looking at booking a session at an archery club instead. I’m going to check that as well and see how it goes. Keep you posted.

8 comments to Bow and Arrows revisited

  • Northern Raider

    (A) You need measuring for your draw length to get the right weight and type of arrow, or nasty accidents can happen if you overdraw or use arrows not structurally strong enough.

    (B) Why not join the GNAS as the Prepper Archers Club and take advantage of their club insurance, it would also provide excellent cover for our gatherings ?

  • Skean Dhude


    a) Agree but as a starter kit to get going it will do its job and looks good enough for use in an event anyway.

    b) Good idea. I may even see what insurance companies want for a bushcraft club with firearms.

  • fred

    they had run out of arrows

    Make them, of course, to NR’s specs.

  • Kenneth Eames

    Can you print the address of Charlies please. I would like to buy one. Kenneth Eames.

  • G’Day! Survivaluk,
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  • Timelord

    There seems to be a very limited selection of equipment available on the Cahrlie’s website when compared to the sizable collection of stuff actually in the store.

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