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    Shot my first tourney this week, my new GT riser is sweet I tried to shoot as heavy as I dared as I didn't have any arrows under 650 spine, 32# was too much weight for me and arrow flight wasn't great, I was okay for 20 shots then things went downhill as I fatigued. A friend gave me some 780...
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    So the last few nights I’ve managed to get out for 20-30 minutes after the kiddos are in bed (It’s just ticked over daylight savings time here in NZ) towards the end of shootable light I start grouping 3” left from 15y-25y in my back yard. At first I put it down to form break down but now I am...
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    I am looking for some lightweight long ILF limbs to rehab from shoulder surgery. I'm thinking around 24-26 pounds. I just tried the lightest limbs I have (35#) and they won't work. I'm 9 weeks out today from rotator cuff repair (supraspinatus) and torn labrum. Also have ruptured bicep tendon...
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    Just wondering what others are doing to make their wood arrows as light as possible. The arrows are for 3D target shooting and I want to get better arrow speed that I currently have. I have tried 45/50 Doug fir, Cedar and Sitka spruce and can get the weight down to 415 grains but I have seen...
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    There is a thread going on now where light weight bows are being discussed. It is being pointed out that it is difficult to get off the string and have a clean release with a light bow. This brings up an interesting conundrum. Is light an absolute measure or is it relative to the strength of...
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    The beginner thread starts out - I'm just getting started in trad, but have shot an 85 pound compound for years. I'm 6'4" and 225, work out everyday. What arrows do I need for my 65 pound recurve? Everyone knows what the next responses are. You need to start with 25-30 pounds. Sometimes...
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    Dryad's light metal riser Idaho mountains above a mile high! In spike camp with what you can carry on your back, is no place for a 6# riser. Mike and Jason Westvang of Dryad Bows are Elk and Moose hunters. They know all too well from experience what it takes to hunt with what a bush plane...
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    I am still searching for a good source of wood shafts in very light (physical weight) for serious competition shooting. I am looking for a spine in the area of 55-60# so most likely 11/32 with a nock taper in sitka or cedar. After Hildebrand stopped making sitka spruce shafts I have not been...
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    Wife just gave me the green light to buy a new hoyt excel setup! Gonna be great! Always wanted one Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
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    I'm mule deer hunting this year with a #55 recurve. Should I go with a long heavy arrow or short light arrow?
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    Okay, we all know that changing light conditions has an impact on our aiming point. At my home club where I shoot at night, outdoors with huge sodium lights on the target, and big florescent lights over the shooting line. I am tuned to average in the center of the target when the tip of the...
  13. Hunting Camp
    Regarding "last light", do you take shots right up to the legal time limit? 30 minutes past legal sunset seems to be the limit in most states. When hunting in the woods with a bow my limit has become about sundown. It could be my age but I just cannot pick a small enough spot if I shoot any...
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    I got in a little tussle with my motorcycle, it won. I am a right handed shooter and I broke my left shoulder blade, 5 ribs on the left side 1 on the right, partially deflated my left lung, shattered my left leg, had two vertebrae where I broke the rib off there, can't remember what they called...
  15. Faith and Fellowship
    The Faith of Little Children or How important is what we teach them Nursery rymes or letting them see the Real Power of God in our lives, or both? Thought maybe I'd tone it down a little
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    Gentlefolk...in light of recent events involving my 1st go round with a set of SR type limbs and my nearly immediate sale of such?...it seems it's left a double helping of egg on my face whereby the same limbs that gave me untold tuning fits?...allegedly dialed right in for the subsequent owner...
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    Haven't posted in awhile, but I have a question. Have you guys found a fast flying lighter arrows to be more twitchy or finicky to good form than a heavier front weighted arrows? I was tuning my DAS for the up coming deer season (never seem to get a shot opportunity at a deer while hunting...
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    I was looking at hunting arrows by bare shaft tuning a couple of different shafts. Shooting 54# @ 29", I can get good results with the following. All 30" shaft. Easton Aftermath .400 w/145 tip, 445 grains- 175 fps Easton Aftermath .500 w/ 100 tip, 358 grains, 193 fps GT Velocities .400 w/145...
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    I have a 35 lb self bow. I am thinking about using poplar shafts. To comply with our rules the arrow must be self knocked and be of natural material. Being a cheapskate I'm thinking of sorting and using dowels from the local hardware store. Will 5/16 dia be enough? This is for rather casual...
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    The other day someone sent me a PM asking how I used the hawg light on my bow. My PM box got full and I had to delete some out. I thought I saved it but did not. Sorry. Hope you don't mind if I post it here. I had Dryad put at brass boss in my favorite pig bow Orion bolt down. The hawg...
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