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anyone ever robin hood an arrow

headzilla97headzilla97 Member Posts: 6,445
edited September 2004 in Bow Hunting and Target Archery
meaning they shot an arrow into the back of another arrow sticking the 2 together. I almost did shooting today i heard a ping saw somthing fly. I ran over to investigate and found no robin hood but i had nicked another arrow and the nock flew off. was not to happy with that

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  • s.guns.gun Member Posts: 3,245
    edited November -1
    I have 2 or 3 times when I was doing a lot of shooting.6 arrows at a time it is bound to happen occasionally when you start shooting tight groups.Got lazy and went with a Crossbow a few years ago.

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  • MartesMartes Member Posts: 140 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Done that split one of my bloody expensive carbon arrows [V]
  • gogolengogolen Member Posts: 1,619 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I do about six times a year in league. It was cool at first but now it just ticks me off as I hear the k-ching k-ching of the cash register and feel my wallet getting lighter.
  • hornethornet Member Posts: 262 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have about 3 of them my self. It does get rather costly. I have not robin hooded a carbon arrow yet, but I am sure it will happen and it will cost me again. I have cut several alum. arrows in half shooting from different angles at my 3D targets, I try to avod this since I switched to carbon arrows. I am sure that it will make a mess when it happens.

  • taco413taco413 Member Posts: 2,504 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I've done that a couple times myself, so now I try to pick another spot to shoot at. I split a buddies a few weeks ago and he got pi$$ed and said I owed him an arrow. Which was fine but he whined until we went back to the bow shop and I bought him one.

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  • LmbhngrLmbhngr Member Posts: 271 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I did it twice in a span of 6 arrows...aluminum. Bought a new bow and switched to carbon the next year. Haven't ruined any carbon shafts, yet but, some of them are scarred. I have my two hanging up as "trophies" but, I'd prefer not to waste any of my carbon shafts.

  • 270 Deer Slayer270 Deer Slayer Member Posts: 1,633 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have done it 4 times in 2 months. I only shoot 3 arrows in the same spot. 3 where at 20 yrds and 1 at 30 yrds.

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  • mussmuss Member Posts: 1,311 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I did not "robin hood" but i did shoot one of my new carbon arrows through the vein of another. Wasn't to bad on the wallet,just needed refletched.

  • Henry0ReillyHenry0Reilly Member Posts: 10,866 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Some time back, I was at a guns & archery shop that had an indoor archery range in Spencer, Indiana. There were several "robin hood" shots on display. I commented that there must be several good archers that shot there. The shop owner replied that it was usually the not-so-good archers who did the robin hood thing. Those who were good knew better than to ruin their arrows by shooting at the bull after hitting it the first time.

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  • NANA Member Posts: 20 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have robin hooded a few arrows in my day, it is more of a painful event now considering the cost of arrows. I remember the first time I split one I was thinking I was so good to have been able to do that. That was when mom was buying the arrows, now I understand her point when she told me I was in an expensive sport. And archery can get expensive especially if you like the high tech side of the sport. Anyway I guess my point is "the thrill is gone"

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