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Indoor Archery
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Contributors to this thread:
Murph 05-Jan-24
DanaC 05-Jan-24
Groundhunter 05-Jan-24
Timex? 05-Jan-24
ahunter55 05-Jan-24
Who Cares 05-Jan-24
wyobullshooter 05-Jan-24
Murph 05-Jan-24
wyobullshooter 05-Jan-24
Boatman71 05-Jan-24
midwest 05-Jan-24
Murph 05-Jan-24
Boatman71 05-Jan-24
Dale06 05-Jan-24
Wv hillbilly 05-Jan-24
ILbowhntr 05-Jan-24
midwest 05-Jan-24
From: Murph
05-Jan-24
How many guys are shooting indoor 3D or 300 rnds now that winter is in full swing. Are you shooting a local league or competing at a state local level, I’m gonnna try hard this winter to hit some competition indoor shoots, never have in the past theirs nothing very local in my area 150+ mile drive to any and all but still wanna get the competitive drive going again

From: DanaC
05-Jan-24
Yup. Using a lighter drawing recurve, and I fool around with sites in winter. Local and fairly informal.

Unlike you there are multiple clubs within close driving distance here. Choice of 3-D or spot targets.

From: Groundhunter
05-Jan-24
Stopped in my club Wed nite, even though my vertical days are done. I was glad to see it filled. The 30 year old flat brim crowd all into Trad bows now, and some building their own. This is Wisconsin

From: Timex?
05-Jan-24
Used to really enjoy shooting 300 rounds indoors. Never got 300 but shot plenty of mid 290s with an 80lb hunting bow fingers, pins, short stabilizer. ( bowhunter division)

I also learned how stupid I was shooting that heavy bow indoors,,,,it eventually led to freezing under the spot & the beginning of my never ending battle with the dreaded "TP"

Indoors is great fun & comradery , but the repetitive nature of it can lead to bad habits. Have fun but be mindful when chasing that perfect round.

From: ahunter55
05-Jan-24
I try to shoot some of the larger NFAA events like the sectionals & our State Vegas & 300 rounds. Not a fan of 3D indoor or out. I use 45#s & 50#s indoors.

From: Who Cares
05-Jan-24
We have a very nice 18 lane indoor range, well lit, heated, kitchenette. Members have key and combo so can shoot 24-7 whenever they want. Shoot score for league whenever you want each week and drop score in the box. My RX 7 is at 63# for hunting but I shoot a Carbon Spyder at 50# for winter range shooting so I dont hurt my 77 yr old shoulder. Usually shoot at the range 4-5 days per week thru winter but not sure this year. Had knee replacement 2 1/2 weeks ago and doing the other one in March. League starts mid January so may or may not shoot that this year. Oh, by the way, have not approached a 300 score. Well maybe approached, but not close. :)

05-Jan-24
Our local archery club has Thursday night 3-D leagues, with Rinehart targets, as well as a Sunday afternoon spot league. We’re also getting ready for the first leg of our Triple Crown shoot later this month, with the second leg in February, and concluding in March. Each leg will have paybacks, with the overall champions receiving belt buckles in March, as well as the usual paybacks for the top placers in each class. This shoot draws shooters throughout Wyoming, Colorado, and Nebraska. There will be a state 450 Vegas, as well as a state blue face tournament. Where those shoots are held depends on which club wins the bid to hold them. There are several local clubs throughout the state that have similar activities.

From: Murph
05-Jan-24
I’m jealous wyobullshooter, sounds like you guys have a good thing going

05-Jan-24

wyobullshooter's embedded Photo
This is from an earlier Triple Crown setup.
wyobullshooter's embedded Photo
This is from an earlier Triple Crown setup.
Yeah, our indoor range is pretty sweet. The back wall has huge Block targets end to end. When one starts getting shot out, it gets moved to one of the four roll arounds and is replaced with a new one. We have shooting lanes back to 40 yards, although when nobody else is there you can shoot 50 yards from the bathroom doors. ;-) Members have access 24/7.

From: Boatman71
05-Jan-24
All of the above for me. Went to the Midwest Open last month, shot in our local spot league, Iowa Pro Am next weekend. After the Pro Am the 3D bow comes back out until next fall. It never ends :-)

From: midwest
05-Jan-24

midwest's embedded Photo
midwest's embedded Photo
Indoor range near me. They have a different theme every year.

From: Murph
05-Jan-24
Very cool

From: Boatman71
05-Jan-24
Echo! Be there later this month for the 3 Man!

From: Dale06
05-Jan-24
I shoot paper targets 2-3 times a week all winter, to stay in shape. One year I shot in a league where we shot 3D animal targets. Really did not enjoy it much, despite taking second in the league.

05-Jan-24
Thursday night 3d and Friday night spot league here. Our oaa tournaments start this weekend.

From: ILbowhntr
05-Jan-24
Ours starts Tuesday night.

From: midwest
05-Jan-24
I had an indoor range close to home that I could shoot all winter for $40/year. I'd shoot 300 rounds all winter with my hunting bows and keep track of my scores so I could see any improvement. They decided to shut that down last year. I miss it dearly. :-(

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