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As I've read through this page, I stumbled across this quote:

Notice: This type of target is intended for so called qualitative shooting, it is not intended for shooting with composite bows and crossbows.

Is it really true that we call these kinds of archery "quality shooting" or did they want to make a joke (mock compound and crossbow people)? So, is "quality shooting" an official term to describe a bunch of disciplines (like traditional archery etc.)?

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    It could simply be the fact that their targets can't stand up to the power of a compound or crossbow, which is generally higher than that of a longbow or recurve. But being a company they don't want to say it outright. – Dynadin Aug 12 '16 at 10:29
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    I think this could be an opinion based Q&A... – Aravona Aug 12 '16 at 13:00
  • @ErikvanDoren Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm completely on your site. Even though I shoot traditionally, I absolute respect each other shooting discipline. Tbh I don't even get why I shouldn't O.o More "technical" disciplines just increase the possible distance and don't decrease the needed skill. However, I don't think that this question leads necessarily to a discussion since your comment would be the answer: "They've just made a joke (or opinion-based statement). This is not an official term." Of course we can't discuss here whether this was a good joke or not :) – OddDeer Aug 12 '16 at 13:01
  • I shoot mainly the crossbow, where Im from crossbow tournaments are an old tradition since the middle ages, it takes skill like in everything else... A quality shot is a quality shot, it has nothing to do with what is used to shoot, its the difference between targetshooting or just shooting at a target... But many groups would turn their nose at some things: trad vs compound vs crossbows... even with guns theres who will laugh at you targetshooting with an airgun. But not sure its a question for SE as its more a discussion thing. – Erik vanDoren Aug 12 '16 at 13:10
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    @OddDeer, sorry i was rewriting the comment (cellphone) and now it ended upsidedown with your reply. I dont know if its an official term, maybe it is for them, Im not even sure if there is a loss in translation. As for the site I just take it as "light shooting" given the target, however I thought your question was a more general one and I saw arguments in forums around these things. Lets say that there is who shoots for the shot and who shoots for the bang and you will get different opinions from the two sides – Erik vanDoren Aug 12 '16 at 13:26
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So, is "quality shooting" an official term to describe a bunch of disciplines (like traditional archery etc.)?

No, de facto, I'd never met such interpretation even unofficially.

Is it really true that we call these kinds of archery "quality shooting" or did they want to make a joke (mock compound and crossbow people)?

It looks like a strange phrase, yes. What are their reasons to mock customers with undecipherable bad jokes? They also have targets labeled for composite bows. So, the "so called" mockery is an assumption. So, here is my assumption, there is a comma instead of a dot.

Notice: This type of target is intended for qualitative shooting.

It is not intended for shooting with composite bows and crossbows.

In the video, they're using light bows with training arrows. Perhaps, most of the crossbows shred the target or displace it even with special bolts. Those who have written this, possibly, had a practice with them and just trying to help. Ask them for some clarifications.

  • Of course the "mockery" was an assumption. How would one think it's not? Thanks for your answer! :) – OddDeer Aug 19 '16 at 7:55

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