I ordered my Mission Craze bow at Clyde’s Archery in Corpus Christi, Texas.
I’ve had my Mission Craze bow for several weeks now. The first few uses left my arms tired and sore. It was partly due to using muscles I don’t normally use in that way, but mostly it was because of the shoulder surgery I had last year. Even so, I am getting better and stronger.
The best part is that it is accurate. One technically could argue that I’m the one who is accurate since I am pretty accurate with a gun and a bowling ball. But, I hesitate to say it’s all me because the last time I used a bow was in 1973. At best I would be considered out of practice.
It’s going to take time until I have enough strength to pull at a high enough draw weight to make a good kill shot, but I’ll get there! This is my final post about the Mission Craze.
As you know, we decided to buy bows. We searched for months until we found one that felt like it belonged in my hands. It’s been many years since I used a bow, and I didn’t think I would be buying another one any time soon.
We got the call that my bow had arrived and we went in to get it on my husband’s first day off. When we got there, his bow had just come in that same day.
The tech adjusted my bow to accommodate my draw length and strength. Since I had rotator cuff surgery some months ago, my left arm isn’t as strong as I would like, but it will get that way. I feel it after every practice session. Over time, it will get better.
The first nice day, by that I mean the first day the wind wasn’t 70 mph, we went out to try our bows. It was awesome. There were no adjustments needed for the sites. Since I have a low draw weight, I can use the bale of hay for a target. Eventually I won’t be able to do that. But for now, my grandson and I use the hay bale. David has to use the other target, but that’s another post.
The Craze pulls smoothly and is easily positioned for targeting. With my left arm still weak, it is a challenge to hold the bow still, so some of my shots aren’t very accurate, but even so, I do pretty good. It won’t be long until I consistently hit the bullseye. That’s just a matter of rehab from the surgery. Using the bow is great for that! Oh, did I mention that it’s adorable?? I love that animal stripe.