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    for some reason i suspect the iodizing on the aluminum i cant get fletching to bond to my legacy shafts without leaving them in the jig for a long time. i sanded the shaft and cleaned them well with denatured alcohol and still those suckers don't like to adhere. i have used multiple glues. i...
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    Or how slow can a guy be. I've never bothered much about bow tuning. In fact, until recently I've never owned a bow with all the bells an whistles anyway. In the past some basic set up was pretty much all I needed, because those were the type of bows I owned and it all worked well enough. Now I...
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    What a journey the last month has been as it was 4 months ago I was so taken with a pre-owned 17" risered Hex7 Covert Hunter that I custom ordered a Hex7.5 Covert Hunter sporting a Phenolic/Shedua Triple Carbon 21" riser and as a complete last minute surprise?...I caved to compulsion and...
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    I'm slowly transitioning to more of a gapper, but my non-dominant eye has always played an important part in however I am, so it may have a slit vision component also. I've always found it stress relieving to shoot with both eyes open and am better at yardage/gap adjustment that way.The reason...
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    Just a little gag I came across...
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    For all my finger shooting days I have been a proponent of, and shot hair tabs. This past weekend I attended the North American Field Archery Tournament In Florida. I ran into a friend, "Bubba Bateman" of the E.W. Bateman company. Bubba and I were discussing tabs and he got me to buy a cordovan...
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    With the recent threads I thought it might be good to have a thread on what tips and tricks might be helpful to others. No mater the rest I will put a slight bend at the end to help hold the arrow on. Nothing drastic just a little bend up. I do like the spig zt rest as a wrap around rest I...
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    Guys (& Gals) after 25 years of neglect I've been bitten again by the Stick 'n String Bug. I'd appreciate any suggestions. I'll soon be seriously looking for a bow. I've been totally away from archery since 1989 but a couple of months ago I picked up an old Ben Pearson, #45, 64" recurve and...
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    Guys Im fletching some new arrows up and I always seem to put a bit to much glue on the feather. I usually get a little push out and I take a q-tip and wipe it off real quick. My latest wraps however seem to have the color smear when I do this. So whats the trick, do I need to get a fancy glue...
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    Just curious. I bought my first fletch tape..some bohning. The first feather I was like...#[email protected]^#$$#@%#%^, then the second I was #[email protected]^#%#, then the 3rd, hmm, that was easy. Next arrow...Boom...done, clean, nice... Next arrow...Boom...done, clean, nice... So..is fletching tape worth a darn? How...
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    ...lol! ...new trick catching on with groundpounders out west ... :D That's buddy Bob McMahan (used to be Helle Knives) on the left and Mark Penninger (ODFW wildlife biologist) on the right...yeah, we're nuts!...lol!
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