Hun Archery

Friday, October 29th, 2010

I’m just pedantic enough to cringe when I hear about an archer firing a bow — but that didn’t stop me from enjoying this demonstration of a modern Hun rapid-firing in the manner of his ancestors:

Shooting 12 arrows in 17 seconds may seem slow compared to a modern semi-auto pistol, which can shoot a dozen rounds in four or five seconds, but it’s much faster than just about anything available until the late 1800s — and he was hitting moving targets, not spraying and praying.

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