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  1. TradTalk Main Forum
    Hi everyone I joined this forum back in 2011 but never posted. Not long after joining I had a neck and shoulder problem and quit shooting bows for a while. Well a while turned into years. I did buy a crossbow and shot a few deer with it but just don't care for it that much so it hangs on the...
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    Been shooting a flemish string called FF plus. Love the string but has issues finding more of them so I bought a couple custom flemish D97 strings from a reputable guy online. Very happy with the workmanship on these new strings. The long bow setup is a 35 lb scaled 64 inch ilf. Shooting full...
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    Learn by my mistake..... I bought a riser from an ad where it was listed as a 17". When I got it, it was a 15". It seems that the seller measured the overall length and not the distance from ILF insert bushings or across the bolt centers and add 5". He said that he would refund my money. I...
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    I started shooting Easton Axis arrows lately and I either need to buy something other than my bag target or I need to find someone who makes a 9/32 175 grain tip. My 5 year old daughter typically retrieves arrows for me and she can't get these things out of the bag.
  5. Hunting Camp
    So I have 100 grain field points but I can only find 125 grain broad heads. Will it mess up my spine so much to be dangerous to shoot? Or what affects will it have at all other than POI and such? I'm using cedar arrow shafts on a 40lb bow. My dad fell victim to shooting a broken carbon arrow...
  6. Suggestions and Issues
    Is there something I must do before I'm able to make posts on the Friends of the NRA forum? Or am I experiencing some kind of a technical hitch?
  7. Special Projects
    I make my own knife sheaths from kydex I ORDER on ebay. I use the 80 thou thickness and ordered some of the foam and glued it to half inch plywood. I use clamps and heat the sheet I cut out roughly in a square to fit with excess. Use the 1/4 eyelets and made a punch to spread the heads in my...
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    Sipsey River told me to try liquid electrical tape for limb tip protection for my Uukha limbs. Well... I did, and it works perfectly. I saw how this stuff worked and it got me to thinking. I wondered how it would do on those contact places--the limb butt under the limb bolt and the rocker...
  9. TradTalk Classics
    It’s been suggested that I do a tutorial here on TradTalk on how to make a feather grinder. I know there’re a lot of ways to process feathers; this is how I do it. I’d be glad to hear any ideas of how you do it, or, answer any questions about my process. I made a jig years ago from ideas I...
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    Typically any "target" limb that is black is usually glossy finish A few folks mentioned rubbing on furniture wax and letting it haze. Is there a more permanent but simple way? If I sprayed a matte poly spray, would that do the trick? And NO, I do not want grab a can of black spray paint! :)
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    I need them to fit in this box, so you don't have to scroll l and r to read text. Can somebody help me? Has to be simple or you'll be scrolling. LOL. Bowmania
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    The general opinion of target archers better than me seem to be that a longer brace light lets them shoot more accurately. And the bows they win competitions with tend to suggest they are right. Maybe this refers to more traditional bows only - Im not sure. But Im wondering what the actual...
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    Hi Guys I have a hoyt dorado and 2 pairs of limbs in 40# and 50#. I use the same arrows and get 170 fps with the 40# and get 190 fps with the 50#. but the 50# is a little on the heavy side for me.after a dozen shots im done. I was wondering if a set of 45# limbs which should give me 10fps more...
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    I have put many reps into the x curves. They perform very well. In parallel to this I am working hard on some fundamental shooting issues. I have my left right alignment worked out. Woohoo! When I shoot outside I shoot behind the house. There is a heavy gauge fence and a wall of honeysuckle...
  15. Faith and Fellowship
    Herod's Death Acts 12:19-24 NIV Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they...
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    It looks dirt simple and probably is. Do you use LW for right or left hand or do you mix up the feathers . Anybody make these?
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    I was one email away from buying what was to be "My Christmas Bow"...which was a '69 Kodiak Special ala "Black Beauty"...I was going to take it on as a project bow and have it completely refinished when this suddenly popped up at the top of the classifieds elsewhere... A Borders Black...
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    One of the often asked questions on trad forums is where do I get a good custom bowstring. I have read posts from folks that have their bows ready to go except they do not have a string. Learning to make a string, whether Flemish or Continuous loop, is an important and practical skill for an...
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    Since I am fairly new to the game of archery and espaccially all the different bowyers, both past and present, I would like to ask for your oppinion in this. I have the abality to possible buy not 1 but 2 bows that are claimed buy the current owner to be Wings. Poundage and other specs are...
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    Hi all, So, I have a rear stab and bushings front and back gripside of each limb pocket. So, I can screw 5 more toys into a riser of mine. I was looking at some mini doinker type dampeners or some bowjax. Before, I spend money on these, will sticking dampeners all over the place help a bit...
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