Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


First Robin Hood

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10Arrows 14-May-18
Wild Bill 14-May-18
scienceguy 14-May-18
Dry Bones 14-May-18
BOX CALL 14-May-18
George D. Stout 14-May-18
Buzz 14-May-18
The Whittler 14-May-18
JusPassin 14-May-18
BiPolar 14-May-18
GUTPILE PA 14-May-18
Nemophilist 14-May-18
GF 14-May-18
GF 14-May-18
GF 14-May-18
10Arrows 15-May-18
10Arrows 15-May-18
sheepdogreno 15-May-18
sammyg 15-May-18
Shorthair 15-May-18
Sawtooth (Original) 15-May-18
10Arrows 15-May-18
Shorthair 15-May-18
RymanCat 15-May-18
Redheadtwo 15-May-18
Den 15-May-18
longshot 16-May-18
Doug Schlabach 17-May-18
Renewed Archer 21-May-18
From: 10Arrows
Date: 14-May-18

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This month makes 2 years doing archery and today I got my first Robin Hood. Messed up a good arrow. I was just warming up at 17 yards. and my third arrow made a Robin Hood.

From: Wild Bill
Date: 14-May-18




Congratulations/sorry for your loss, bittersweet moments in archery.

From: scienceguy
Date: 14-May-18




Another $10 down the drain! This has happened to me three times, which is the reason why I no longer shoot at a single spot on the target with multiple arrows. Single spot shooting is also one of the main reasons that fletching manufacturers have repeat customers! For me, a Robin Hood is not an "Oh Wow!" moment......more like "Oh Damn!". LOL!

From: Dry Bones
Date: 14-May-18




Yes sir, I agree with Wild Bill. It's a bittersweet victory. Good Shootin, and I would encourage you to put a few more points to aim at on your target so you don't mess up to many. Punching the nail out of those disk is almost as fun.

-Bones

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-May-18




I've only had two in my alustrious bow hunting years.now I'm lucky to get one in the target,lol

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-May-18




The reason is open back shafts with push in nocks. If you use a tapered nock section, the will effectively go away. Folks years ago were shooting perfect 300 scores, with 6 arrows per end and no robin hood shots. You can keep ruining arrows, or switch to pin nocks or swaged nock inserts. I've broken three nocks this week with no shaft penetration...just glance offs.

From: Buzz
Date: 14-May-18




Congrats.

From: The Whittler
Date: 14-May-18




Congrats they are nice to brag about. I have 2 with aluminum arrows with swaged ends, it can be done but not as often.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-May-18




Sorry for your bad luck. Hate to see a good arrow wasted.

From: BiPolar
Date: 14-May-18




I will give you the $10 plus shipping if you send it to me along with a witness statement that you saw me accomplish such a feat....

From: GUTPILE PA
Date: 14-May-18




Good for U

From: Nemophilist
Date: 14-May-18

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From: GF
Date: 14-May-18

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Gotta getcha some pin nocks, man! If you can get a RH with one of those, I’ll buy the next half-dozen.

From: GF
Date: 14-May-18

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No doubt this one would’ve been a gone arrow....

From: GF
Date: 14-May-18

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From: 10Arrows
Date: 15-May-18




This was at 22 yards about 8 months ago. I want to thank everybody for all the help I got form the guys here on the wall. Traditional archery is not easy but it is a joy. Everytime I posted a question I got really good responses from many experienced archers on here. Where I live most people shoot compounds. I got some really bad advice from some of them. I am happy to be a member of the wall.

From: 10Arrows
Date: 15-May-18




I tried to up load another photo of a group done several months ago but it wouldn't let me.

From: sheepdogreno
Date: 15-May-18




Congratulations! I get annoyed at bustin arrow now unless it's a true down the center Robin Hood. I actually just got my second in 4 years the other night. Wasn't as thrilled as the first due to these arrows costing much more

From: sammyg
Date: 15-May-18




I've had one in my time but I'm embarrassed to say it was with a wheel bow. May I ask,what is the backing material in your target?

From: Shorthair Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-18




wow...that is pretty good. So you shot at that arrow on purpose to get the Robin Hood...it was not just an accident while shooting at target?

keep em sharp,

ron herman

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 15-May-18




Wether you meant to do it or not, it’s still cool when it happens. Thanks for posting.

From: 10Arrows
Date: 15-May-18




It was an accident. My first shot went far right. The second and third shot were just a little off target. I was not aiming for the arrow!!

From: Shorthair Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-May-18




Cool... was just asking. I always think of a Robin Hood as being intentional like the story goes.... I have not done it myself on purpose and never talked to anyone that has either.

The first time I did it on accident was cool...but after that I stopped shooting groups of arrows hahahaha

keep em sharp,

ron herman

From: RymanCat
Date: 15-May-18




Don't take it apart save as a trophy and mount it up and show as a display maybe.

From: Redheadtwo
Date: 15-May-18




Then stop using $10 carbons. There's cheaper arrows that are just as good as the overpriced carbons. And congratulations on the robin hood! Feels good when you have the first one.

From: Den
Date: 15-May-18




The first one is a thrill , now I get annoyed and wish I was good enough to miss my arrows, one good trick is to dull your field points a bit, it minimizes robin hoods but still occasionally damages nocks, seems to happen mostly shooting multiple arrows on the 3D range. ??

From: longshot
Date: 16-May-18

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Yeah, it gets old LOL! This is about robin hood number 15...

From: Doug Schlabach Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 17-May-18




10 arrows since your first arrow is touching the bulls eye Its a true Robin Hood. Great shot. When we bust an arrow that is not in the bull or spot we were aiming at the first time I dont think its a real Robin Hood. Just bad luck. At least thats what the Robin Hood police told me.

From: Renewed Archer
Date: 21-May-18




I'm glad to see this post on Robin Hood shots b/c I've been wanting to say something about it. Not much different than what others said, just a little different.

First of all, those are good shots. Congrats.

My definition of a Robin Hood shot is when the first arrow is in the dead center of the bullseye, and the second arrow hits it. If the first arrow is not directly in the center of the bullseye, then any other arrow that hits it was just off the mark, and hit the previous arrow. It's fairly common for one shot to follow another, whether the first is near the bullseye or not. I've broken many nocks that way and it's usually an "Oh Shit!" rather than an "Oh wow!". I like to see a bunch of arrows in a tight group with the shafts right up against each other. It's a thrill but a costly one. Or at least more work to replace nocks. Now if I get a few arrows close together I switch to another spot.

As far as I know, Howard Hill may be the only person in modern times who actually had a Robin Hood shot from any significant distance. When he was standing in for Errol Flynn in the film. He did actually hit the arrow in the center of the bullseye. But that's not what the scene in the film shows. The arrow didn't split the way the director wanted it to. So they hung an arrow on a thin wire that went from Howard's bow to the arrow in the target. That insured that the arrow in the target would split all the way down the shaft as shown in the film.





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