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  1. Watering Hole
    I just discovered that Leon Redbone passed away. He will be missed. Here is one of my favorites: Walking Stick.
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    I gained 35 pounds after breaking my hip 2 1/2 years ago. Now I need to take it off. The extra weight has not been negatively impacting my shooting but I find it makes climbing more difficult and it is keeping me from progressing forward. So I started my diet. I am already down 11 pounds in just...
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    Trying to tune me arrows for my new bow and I am at a loss. Shooting a Black Douglas 62" 43 at 30" drawing 29.5 brace height 6.75 to the throat of the bow. Currently shooting gold tip xt hunter 340 at 30in with 225 grain up front. The issue I am having is constantly hitting left, about 6-8 in...
  4. Hunting Camp
    Late on Thursday evening I shot a rabbit along one of our hedgerows. Easy shot, took him midships and watched as he ducked into a blackberry bush 20 yards from where he took the arrow. I wait 10 minutes then wander over expecting to find one dead rabbit,,but I can't find him. This is a bit of a...
  5. Hunting Camp
    I'm not picky for my hip no every once in a while yes yourself just my father Bell but that's okay come on overcome for of okay know you up method a pica effect loll miss do it that call you yet FIP current back support belt I'm current my biggest city consists of a wide yourpic wayside try to...
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    For the knowledgable people out there, how much draw weight would someone lose if his draw length was shorter than what the draw weight of the bow was figured at-for example, if a bow is marked 50 lbs. at 28 in. and someone has a 26 in. draw, how much weight would he be pulling? Thank you in...
  7. Faith and Fellowship
    Bible Verses About Loss of a Loved One from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevanc Matthew 5:4 - Blessed [are] they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 - Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort...
  8. Faith and Fellowship
    “One of my greatest difficulties in consenting to think of religion was that I thought I should have to give up my beautiful thoughts and my love for the things God has made. But I find that the happiness springing from all things not in themselves sinful is much increased by religion. God is...
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    I'm thinking seriously about getting 30lb limbs for the Excel and working my way up. I need to work on form and accuracy and I was wondering what arrows I need to go to avoid alot of loss in speed and flatness to the target?
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    We tried to rebuild all the tables, but there will be some data loss going backward in some threads due to the nature of the problem. I apologize for any inconvenience.
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    Very sad news, Thought some of you would want to know
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    Well, the quest for a longbow has ended for the time......... I was notified that my assinment ended and I am now out of a job. I will be hitting the streets first thing in the morning. Hopefully it wont be long before I am back at work. Del
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    There was a thread similar to this on the forum a while back. You guys know so much more than I could possibly learn about the ILF stuff that I get lost in the fog of info. LOL Sorry for the possible redundancy. Here's my question. With my 28" draw length, medium limbs seem to be perfect on...
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    About how much drawing weight does a bow lose for each inch a person draws shorter than the length and weight stated on the bow? For example, if a bow is 60 lbs. at 30 in., what would it be at 27 in.? I really appreciate the info. in advance-Troy
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    If I tapered a 11/32 POC shaft 10" to 5/16 and wanted to end up with a 50# spine what do you think would be a good spine to start with? Its for an English longbow shot off my hand. Do you think barreling the shaft has any advantages? And will it lose more spine? Thanks for any info.
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    I know the answers will vary from bow brand to bow brand, but If you were given two bows of the same brand, model, length, brace and poundage, but one drew 55# @ 25" and the other drew 55# @ 28" with the same arrow, what would be an average loss in speed and or performance. I'm just wondering...
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    Hello all, This is my first post here, so let me introduce myself: I am from Poland, have been shooting a bow for a couple of years. I've been more like a recreational target shooter (no hunter, no professional). But last year I have been putting in a lot of practice (3 times a week) and I have...
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    how many of you are sick of making rookie mistakes at tournaments? you prepare all year for them then screw it up and lose it to some little piece of this or that that you SHOULD have known better to look for and correct? yesterday i was at the ASA texas state qualifier in mequite. The bow and...