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  1. TradTalk Main Forum
    starting with a solid backstop... I had my home built in 1989 and in 1990 I built my archery target house that held up for 30+ years but time and weather had finally gotten the best of it and it was time for demolition and replacement... I was just going to hang some stall mats on our...
  2. TradTalk Main Forum
    So.... I ordered some b55 to learn how to build Flemish twist strings. The first one that I built, was built while watching pausing and rewinding YouTube videos. It didn't end well. I'm not sure if I nicked it somehow but it snapped at the top loop. I built a smaller one for a 15lb kids bow...
  3. Hunting Camp
    Re: Time to check in First trad hunt ended with 3 shots, 2 kills, and 1 miss. The freezer now has an Axis doe and sow pig. The miss cost me a broadhead and shaft as missed a Black Buck doe an inch high and center punched a 2" square tubing feeder leg!! The axis cost me a shaft.
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    Its been sitting in my closet for almost a year. I wanted that bow so bad because I love the look but the prospect of shooting it is something else. A gorgeous all wood "flat bow" made from lemon wood purple heart and something else [ I forget ]. I fooled around with it a while ago, not what id...
  5. TradTalk Main Forum
    Okay all you lefties out there. Tell us what is good about being left handed, and mostly what is a pain in the butt. Don't have to limit this to archery, but archery should be a significant topic. Archery is not terrible for a lefty. It is not necessarily good either. There are still many bows...
  6. TradTalk Main Forum
    Once it gets to early evening on the west coast things really slow down on the forum. At some point we get the overseas folks commenting, but we usually do not see their posts until the morning. So this is the check in. Let us know if you are out there. Add a post when you see this thread. Make...
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    I want to change the direction (without diverting the discussion in that thread) of the 1 year bow wait thread and discuss what reasonable time frames would be considered acceptable for different types of bows, and different levels of customization and uniqueness. Supply chains are much faster...
  8. TradTalk Main Forum
    Summer time . . . is almost here . . . regards, John
  9. Warfin' Wall
    I know there is such a thing, cause I’ve heard plenty of them, even asked a few. But here goes this one: My friend who is going to mil my pockets is moving a equipment in storage for a couple more weeks. So I was wondering why I couldn’t just drill a hole for the ILF bushing instead of have a...
  10. TradTalk Main Forum
    If you followed my thread on my frozen shoulder you will be aware that I was prepping for an epic day hike/scramble up Villager and Rabbit Peaks, rated one of the hardest in Southern California. The hike was a great success. The stats were 23 miles, 8,300 feet of elevation gain in 15 hours and...
  11. TradTalk Main Forum
    tomorrow i am shooting 3D for the first time ever. i practiced today it was 32 degrees till my string fingers couldnt take it any more( maybe 100 arrows) i feel pretty good out to 45 yds and feel fairly comfortable judging distance within 45yds( i practice when i walk my dog by guessing...
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    Now that Vegas and most of indoor is done for the year, it's time for a change. I'm gonna keep my Gillo G2 riser, but everything else is gonna change. I bought a new Jager "Ball Grip" at their booth in vegas. I like it a lot. On limbs, I've been shooting Galaxy Gold Star carbon/foam limbs at...
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    Not been posting much or shot very well most of this summer, I've not been myself at all and kept going to the Doctor, anyway hospital confirmed Friday that I have Prostrate cancer. I had a bunch of tests yesterday including biopsy and next week will be CT scan. I'm glad they figured the problem...
  14. Watering Hole
    Manami Ito, Nurse, Para-Olympic swimmer, and violinist. Oh, and has only one arm---
  15. Watering Hole
    OK .. so today I had bilateral hearing aids fitted. Can't say I'm happy about the fact that parts of me are no longer working as they once did. Oh well, old father time creeps up on us all I suppose.
  16. TradTalk Main Forum
    . . . the last time I lived in California it was on Catalina Island . . . . . . catch you on the turnaround (in the Bay Area) . . . regards & tight strings, John
  17. Camera Land
    This Just In :) We got some great deliveries this morning in time for our huge July 4th Week Sale: Athlon Cronus BTR's in both 4.5-29x56 & 1-6x24 Athlon Helos BTR 6-24x50's Athlon Ares Spotting Scopes All the different versions of the Midas BTR Riflescopes all of which are reduced to only...
  18. TradTalk Main Forum
    I don't know if the same for most of you but around here guys are not shooting. 3-D shoots are almost empty. Two weeks ago we had 17 on Saturday and NONE on Sunday. Classifieds are real slow as well. Local bow shops are not selling bows even crossbows.
  19. Camera Land
    One Day Only Sale, Today, Saturday 5/5/18 till 5PM Eastern Time I'm curious who actually reads these posts I do. Today is a picture perfect day here finally. 70* and sunny and of course it's my day to work :( So, if you're looking for anything today's the day to call and speak with me. How...
  20. TradTalk Main Forum
    Well, it's been a few years since I've shot Longbow so I guess a new toy was in order. Best make my normal pink and green string and get some wood arrows on the go i think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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