Marlin and Amanda Stout
ldcharles at sbcglobal.net
Fri Sep 26 16:10:49 PDT 2008
Crystal Lewis wrote:
> I'm looking to get authorized for CA before BAM and I wanted to find
> out if anyone in the Steppes/Elfsea area had some combat arrows I
> could borrow to practice and possibly authorize with? Or even someone
> in the area who makes and sells said arrows?
> My bow is a youth-sized 30# bow. (I'm a weakling.)
I'm not in Steppes/Elfsea, so I can't help you with arrows, But I can
give you a bit of advice about those youth-sized bows.
Get your local CA marshal to check it's draw with a regulation combat
arrow. The listed draw weight on some of those youth bows are the draw
weigh with a youth arrow, not a full-sized one. I've seen a few archers
at Gulf who were surprised when their bows came in over-limit when
measured with the standard arrows. One lady I know had made shorter
arrows for her bow, so that with them it'd be below the limit. But with
the standard ones it was way over (like 40+ lbs) and a marshal can't
assume it'll never be used with the standard ammo.
There are ways to reduce the draw weight a bit, and your AM can help you
with that, but it's best to know that and deal with it before you get to
Ld Charles MacKinnon
Marshal at Large
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