- R2MemberApril 3, 2017 at 9:32 amPost count: 2304
Just a curiosity….Back in the days of early modern traditional archery, many recurve bows were made to be shot with an elevated rest, i.e. those with a flat shelf pretty much and many were drilled and tapped for a screw in type rest Springy, flipper) also. A bunch of vintage bows were built that way and I’m sure were tillered for such.
I don’t know about everywhere but I do know that in the TBOT organization elevated rests are not allowed. One can build up the shelf but one cannot use an elevated rest?????
I have a Samick Sage, radius shelf and drilled and tapped for an elevated rest. I’ve been shooting it off the shelf just cause that’s what I do but I found an old Bear Weather Rest laying around and my brain went “click, whirr, wonder, wonder”. So I put it on the bow, raised the nock set and lo and behold.. Shootin’ sweet, quite and right where I point it (just cause where I point it ain’t always be where I intend, not bows fault).
I’m wondering if anyone has a clue as to why this dis allowance of these bows to be shot as designed might be?
There’s a whole bunch of vintage bows out there designed to be shot with an elevated rest..
- codgerMemberApril 6, 2017 at 11:20 amPost count: 126
Well basiclly what i did was sell off my vintage bows! with the exception of my Schulz natural which of course was built to be shot off the shelf. i do have a PSE takedown recurve that shoots off a rest i got too cheap to pass up but im a hard core shelf shooter it’s the way a bow was meant to be shot.
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