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  1. Hunting Camp
    Been a compound hunter for the last 15 year and planing on switching to trad gear only this season. It occurred to me today that keeping an arrow nocked while on stand could be problematic without a full containment arrow rest......any tricks of the trade to keep an arrow nocked while sitting...
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    I appeared today while shooting, if I cant more than normal, my arrows start hitting left. Once I mentally straightened up the bow (less cant) I started shooting closer to the bullseye. Does this sound correct? Does anyone have a vertical line drawn on the back of the riser to sight check the...
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    So here I sat contemplating which bow/bows to take too TBOF's Fall Rendezvous this upcoming weekend cause I got this snazzy big hook SR custom of a Borders Hex7.5 CH but it preforms so well?...it just doesn't seem fair or very much in keeping with the spirit of things....though I do love the bow...
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    Curious what those who straddle the line do when they go through these trials: What tips or techniques do you use to stay sharp and focused for each and every end? For me, I am consistent for ends 1-5 then I struggle through ends 6-9 and then finish strong. My mind drifts during the...
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    Today was the only day of the week I had off and I've been struggling with Longbow issues where I have 3 stunners but it seems 2 are just a few more pounds than I can handle properly but just to make sure?...I shot all 3 this morning to do a "Final Shoot & Compare". I started out with the...
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    does anyone have a problem with peaking at the arrow instead of keeping the head still? what are some good tips and exercises to work on this? thanks
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    Hi, Had to take a break from shooting due to an injury. I'm back now, but have lost a bit of upper body strength as a result from being limited in activity. The main issue is now my bow arm is rotating a bit under the force of the draw so that the meat of my forearm is getting closer to the...
  8. Political Soapbox
    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in Damascus two weeks ago, according to Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya'alon. http://freebeacon.com/national-security/israel-assad-used-chemical-weapons-in-damascus-two-weeks-ago/
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    When I got back into shooting, specifically Roving, I realised that some sort of waterproofing was gonna be necessary for my fletching. Bog shooting out here, you can tell when arrows hit the dirt by the splash. No kidding. Anyway, I bought a small plastic bottle of fletch drying powder for...
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    I did some testing this afternoon to determine whether or not I wanted to rope myself in (like that one? LOL!) to using this new wrist leash (with a real cool trad factor) I made myself yesterday afternoon whereby I loathe finger slings and my longbows really don't afford a reasonable place to...
  11. TradTalk Main Forum
    Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on helping keeping the bow arm steady? While I'm only three-months in, I still have trouble keeping my bow arm 100% steady and not have my hand move around . My bow arm isn't moving around like mad crazy, but subtle enough to where if I have a sight...
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    Tried to log on earlier... OMG no TT server fault ect... Thanks to the admin team for keeping TT alive, we just take it for granted that it will be here when we click the mouse.. Keep up the good work guys.. **** uk
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    Hi, I'm pretty new to archery. I have a laminated longbow. Wooden arrows. Do I have to worry about damaging my bow with abrupt temperature changes? Can I shoot it when it's pretty cold? -20 c or -30c (say -4 to -20 F)? I live in a little cabin with wood heat and it goes from way too hot to...
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    I spent the afternoon shooting clay pigeons with my 6 year old. His arrows were way too long and he shot his small bow, but he had fun and so did I! Here are a few of the highlights...
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    The rhyme says "The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings!" Summertime is here and the world is full of the goodness God made. Hope everyone takes time to keep the main thing the main thing. Here's a few of the ways we've managed in the last...
  16. TradTalk Main Forum
    On many of the discussions I've read, one of the arguments for so called "trad" gear is that it doesn't require constant adjustment and tuning. This seems to be initially directed at compounds but metal riser take-downs with plungers and mechinical or magnetic rests come in for their shair of...
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    How do you keep your bowhand warm in cold temps? With the metal risered revolution expanding, it's only a matter of time before this question comes up. Post anything, even ideas that haven't been tried or proven. One I have for the BlackBear Warf is to pry off the grip, wrap the area in saran...
  18. Watering Hole
    Does anyone watch this show? It's awesome. My wife won't let me post a picture of myself because I look like Onslow. If I put on a ball cap, the ever present white tanktop and held a can of beer, we'd pass for brothers. He's so cool. The closest thing to a English ******* there is. Onslow rocks! :)
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    Yesterday was a hot (30 degree C, 85 degree F) humid sweaty day. During the days shooting I was having difficulty with my bow hand sweating on the leather grip and I felt the bow was slipping during the shot. I washed my hands between each end but it didn't have much effect. Does anyone have any...
  20. Watering Hole
    I've been married to my best friend and the mother of my boys for 13 years today! It ain't much but it's a start. Stay tuned for another 30 or 40 yrs. and we'll have something to brag about!
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