Elevated rests 2017-04-03T09:32:10+00:00

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  • R2R2
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    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..

    Ralph

  • codger
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    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.

  • Stephen Graf
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    Actually, if you want to look at it that way, a bow was never meant to have a shelf.  An arrow should be shot off your knuckle 🙂

    I’ve done it all 3 ways.  I guess that makes me a sinner 😜

    Dang, these emoji’s suck.

  • codger
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    me Too but i always had issues with it i am kind of hung up on shooting off the shelf. you know i may pickup another bow with no shelf and give it anothter try.   im always up for a challange.

  • R2R2
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    Wonder if an elevated knuckle OK?😕

  • Stephen Graf
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    Them’s fight’en words if you is talk’in of rais’en the knuckles on your long finger 🙂

     

  • R2R2
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    I’m ‘mostly’ a peaceful sort.

    I do get an elevated attitude sometimes though.

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