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    In years past whenever I got arrows for a bow the first thing I did was cut them 1" longer than my draw. I tried to make them work with std insert, points etc. I never was " really good" with a recurve but just ok and I eventually went to compounds. A few months ago my interest in recuve...
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    I am switching back to carbon arrows and have the following bundles of wood arrow components available. Not willing to split up outside of listed bundles below. Glue on points and nocks: Sold - (2) 190 grain Ace hex heads - (13) 190 grain field points - (14) 160 grain field points - (6) 160...
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    Covid has keep me on the home place, so I've been shooting my old Bob Lee takedown a lot recently. Basically ignorant in traditional archery despite owning a recurve for close to 40-years. I bought "Shooting the Stickbow" and read it. I've read alot, watched alot videos, and shot alot. It...
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    I don't know how other arrow shaft brands do it, but I noticed on my Easton Carbon One and Easton Axis Traditional arrow shafts some mismatch in arrow spine on every sets (600 for example). I don't have a spine tester, but I base this on bareshaft test results. When I adjust to finetune my bow...
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    To my great disappointment I've noticed that long and limber carbon shafts seem to be few and far in between these days. I'm down to my last 1/2 dozen of .500 Easton Lightspeed arrows and have yet to find a source to replenish my supply from. The problem is that I need a shaft that's at least...
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    I think I might have messed up . I wanted to try some carbon arrows . Read Gold Tip Traditionals were pretty good arrows . With the lower poundage I’ve been shooting , I’ve been drawing 28.5-29” I shoot off the shelf , split finger . So, I go to the GT Spine chart and for me shooting 28-32#...
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    A friend wants to sell me some Sweetland Forgedwood arrows and shafts. He has 6 in one box fletched and 11 in another box fletched. They have field points and a couple Bear Razor heads in each set. He also has a Sweetland Forgedwood kit with 2 dozen shafts and other accessories in a...
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    I’m looking to transition from Easton Axis Traditional’s to a less expensive shaft, and Gold Tip Kinetics have caught my eye. I’m currently using brass HIT inserts, and it looks like the standard insert for the Kinetics is the Accu-Tough. Curious to hear opinions on if it would be reasonable to...
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    I'm considering buying new 500-600 spine arrow shafts for the purpose of 3D and field. I'd like to lower my point on distance but not balloon my gaps with a super slow arrow. and I'm not considering raising my anchor. Currently I like my "C-style" anchor with two knuckles on jawbone/cheekbone...
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    I recently put together a new hunting bow consisting of a Titan II aluminum riser with some 53 lb Morrison Max 6 limbs, and have been on a quest to develop a good heavy, high FOC hunting arrow configuration for it. Using a home-made spine tester which has been carefully calibrated...
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    When I was shooting wooden arrows, if the spine was exactly the same and the arrows were put together straight, what happen after that to the arrow would not have much effect on the performance. The arrows could be bent and even weight differently but if the spine was the same and they were...
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    Hi, Is it feasible, to get a rough indication of static spine in wooden shafts by simply comparing the bend to a shaft that you are familiar and happy with? I have been given a whole bunch of unknown spine wooden shafts. They are all 11/32 but that's all I know. So..... As I don't have a...
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    Has anyone tried using a continuous rim diamond blade to cut carbon shafts? Looking for something I already have to square cut some shafts I need to trim.
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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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    Has anyone tried them in the last couple years. I heard that the son took over and that quality has improved considerably. I just don't know anyone near me that shoots them. These would be used strictly for hunting. Thanks in advance. Specifically I'm looking at the Nitro Stingers PTP.
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    I love my black eagle Renegade and Rampage shafts, but they only go to .400 spine. Does anyone make .204 shafts in .500 spine that are at least 32" in length? I've looked around, but maybe I've missed something.
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    Has anyone tried Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) for flight arrow shafts ? Common Name(s): Poplar, Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar Scientific Name: Liriodendron tulipifera Distribution: Eastern United States Tree Size: 130-160 ft (40-50 m) tall, 6-8 ft (1.8-2.5 m) trunk diameter Average...
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    Hey all, I was nosing around EBay last night and came across some arrows that are in China, have free shipping, said to be 100% carbon and comes in several spines. Being from China you can imagine the price difference. I am curious whether any of you have ever tried them. If you have, I'd...
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    Anyone know of a good source for some top quality 5/16 POC shafts Thanks
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    Like the title says, My bare shafts are hitting exactly where I look and flying great out to 25 yards. My feathered shafts (3x4" RW Parabolic) are consistently hitting a few inches left. I've been shooting 3 of each to make sure I'm being consistent. I'm not new to bareshaft tuning but in my...
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