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Forum: Technical
01-05-2006, 05:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,238
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Bent lower axle on a Trykon?

You will probably notice serving wear on your cable because of this cam lean.

If you do: You can fix it by getting an adjustable cable guard rod, using a cable slide that doesnt deflect the...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-15-2005, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,003
Posted By Mattiac

RE: what possible organs did I hit?

I agree, I think people dont take it seriously enough. Im not about to bash someone for losing an animal when I dont know all the circumstances.Ialso understand that know things dont always go...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-14-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,632
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Do you use a safety strap while climbing?

Yeah, you guys that wont wear it are crazy. Do you realize how many people think the same way, and end up dead or so bad off they may as well be dead?

I understand its a minor nuisance to climb...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-14-2005, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,632
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Do you use a safety strap while climbing?

I URGE you to wear the belt all the way and up and all the way down.

Im pretty into treestand safety, but even I get a little lazy once in a while. Thats gonna change.

I just had a mishap...
Forum: Technical
09-12-2005, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Mattiac

RE: peep sight?

Twisting the string is ok for larger adjustments, but if its just a "hair" off, you can put a strand or two from one side of the peepto the other. That usually does the trick.

Rotating the loop...
Forum: Technical
09-10-2005, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Having trouble grouping

Not to be blunt, but its one of two things; You or the bow.

Were you shooting well before, or have you always had some trouble grouping?

Tuning does help your bow group better by being more...
Forum: Technical
09-10-2005, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Wrist Sling Question

COF---Crochety Old Fart!:D Now thats funny. Sorry to hear you work so much, but it was the busy season. You probably get a lot of guys coming in wondering why they cant shoot, right? Could be because...
Forum: Technical
09-09-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Wrist Sling Question

Ok Len.

I respect your knowledge of Archery as I do ArthurP's, you guys know your stuff. No doubt. I believe I know a good bit too...but I know Im still younger and have less years behind my...
Forum: Technical
09-08-2005, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Wrist Sling Question

LEN, IS IT NECESSARY TO MAKE IT THAT BIG?
Geez Len, Im not blind, and theres no need to emphasize your point with GIANT RED LETTERSjust because Idont really agree with what you're saying. Any grip...
Forum: Technical
09-07-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,646
Posted By Mattiac

RE: sighting in single pin sight

If Im not mistaken, you sight a pendulum sight in on the ground from a set distance like 20 yards. Then its supposed to be on from something like 0-30 out of a treestand.

Regarding one pin...
Forum: Technical
09-07-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,415
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Wrist Sling Question

Once you learn to shoot a bow with the proper bow-hand "grip" you wont be able to shoot without some sort of sling.(finger or wrist)

I drop every bow I shoot, that doesnt have a sling. They just...
Forum: Bowhunting
09-06-2005, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,577
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Would you take a doe

Sure! Why not? Get the does out of the way so you can chase the big boy.

Besides, its mandatory to shoot a doe before a buck where I hunt.... (earn-a-buck).

Venison is venison, and its...
Forum: Technical
09-06-2005, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Creeping and fall away rests.

Get rid of the creeping problem!

I believe there are two things to look at if you are creeping...

Draw length is too long.
Or you are holding too long andanticipating the shot.

I...
Forum: Technical
09-05-2005, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Liberty 1......AWESOME !!

Ive seen it, and my first impression was...

"Get that thing out of here.....it has no brace height, no ata, a string angle at full draw that makes you go blind trying to see the peep thats eight...
Forum: Technical
09-05-2005, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Mechanical release shooters should or should not bare shaft tune?

Arthur, I respect your vast knowledge of archery, but I have to disagree to an extent.

I look at tuning a bow two ways.

You can progress through the tuning methods in an order like this;
...
Forum: Technical
09-05-2005, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Correct Arrow Length

Wow a sporting goods store finally set someone up properly! Its a miracle!!!

The bent elbow is actually what you want. Yours is bent more than usual, but its just fine.

I like to cut my...
Forum: Technical
09-05-2005, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Center shot

Eye-ball it with the riser like one person mentioned, and then use the walk back method described above to fine tune the centershot.
Forum: Technical
09-05-2005, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Mechanical release shooters should or should not bare shaft tune?

Of course you can do it, but it is more or less a waste of time.

Its basically usedfor testing out spine compatibilityof different arrows/with your bow. Since release aid shot bows, are less...
Forum: Technical
09-05-2005, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By Mattiac

RE: still shooting high and to the right

It could very well be your anchor as others suggested, but dont just move the peep, you have to have a rhyme and reason for where it goes. A solid anchor point of bone to bone is one of the most...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-31-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,516
Posted By Mattiac

RE: How lightly do you take missing?

Im with Uphunter15.

I get over misses rather quickly, and infact some I laugh about right on the spot. Its ok because I know Im a good shot. I rarely miss deer, but sometimes something just...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-29-2005, 04:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,540
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Deer score contest

I have no idea, but I'll just give what I would guess them at.

1. 102"
2. 134"
3. 156"
4. 104"
5. 140"

Im probably way off, but they are beautiful bucks no matter what the scores....
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By Mattiac

RE: What the heck is it?

I disagree, it looks like a veryyoung bear to me. (big floppy ears) Also the hair really looks like bear hair. Kind of coarse and prickly looking.

I dont think the ears are as pointy as they...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2005, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,859
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Cock vane up or down?

Bigbulls is correct andcouldnt have made it any clearer.

It DOES NOT matter which vane/feather passes through therest. If you want to make it the cock vane, go ahead, if you want to make a hen...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-10-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Shooting question.

Its hard to say just going by your explanation.

Sounds as though you are either taking WAY TOO long, or you have a form of target panic.

My shot sequence goes something like this.

Set...
Forum: Technical
08-08-2005, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Need help reserving a bowstring

Great tip! Thats an interesting way to utilize broken arrows!
Forum: Technical
08-08-2005, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Mattiac

RE: getting my bow to shoot staight

Well, I have to agree, you should go to a reputable pro-shop.

BUT....till then, you can sight the bow in by chasing the arrow with the pin.

In your case the arrow hits high right, so move...
Forum: Technical
08-08-2005, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Fletching question for dropaway rests

When using a drop away, you can get away with just about any fletching choice you want.

You could stick with the 5" feathers, they will certainly do the job. Or you could try some of the new...
Forum: Technical
08-08-2005, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Need help reserving a bowstring

Two ways to go about this, strike that, make it three.

You can remove the cable guard.

You can utilize one of those string/cable seperators (one is called the "U-serve-it". They push the...
Forum: Technical
08-06-2005, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By Mattiac

RE: removing arrow wraps

I think boiling or hot water does the job better, but I could be wrong, I havent had to remove any yet.

I thought the whole reason we used wraps was so that we didnt have to put knives to our...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-05-2005, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,064
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Who still shoots feathers?

Feathers here too, and Im manly enough to use the pink and white like DavidMil uses.:D Never seen anything pink in the woods, and it really helps you to find an arrow that has passed through, broken...
Forum: Technical
08-05-2005, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Paper Tuning your bow

Well, it works for me, and my customers. If you understand how to choose arrows properly, you shouldnt have a problem with spine. Fingershooters are the only ones that need to be more selective....
Forum: Technical
08-04-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Paper Tuning your bow

Bareshaft tuning is just that. You shoot bareshafts (no fletching) with fletched arrows.

Adjust your rest or nock accordingly till the two impact together.

To be honest, papertuning,...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-04-2005, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Calling Deer

I dont want to sound like a jerk, but calling works more often than not, and thereare probably several reasons why some of you dont have success with it.

If you are going to call, you need to...
Forum: Technical
08-03-2005, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Paper Tuning your bow

Ditto to what Paul said.

Also, its called porpoising when your arrow goes up and down.
If you dont know how to spell that, just call it dolphining!:D

Sorry, poor attempt at a joke.[:o]:D
Forum: Technical
08-03-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Mattiac

RE: to all pro shops

I know what you mean, it does seem the same, but I dont know the diameters of the braided fishing line.

You will need it to be like .026 or .022 those are your standard serving sizes, depending...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-03-2005, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,052
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Tips to accurate shooting

Theres tons of good advice here, and form is something you need to learn so it comes naturally or subconsiously. To do that, you must learn without arrows.

My best advice is that most of your...
Forum: Technical
08-03-2005, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Draw vs release

Duse500,

No one on here can tell you for sure.

It depends on the release aid, your anchor, whether or not you plan on using a loop, etc.

Your best bet, would be to go to a reputable...
Forum: Technical
08-02-2005, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By Mattiac

RE: BroadHeads... Fixed or mechanical?

Depending upon your arrow weight, you should have enough energy to use Mech heads on game such as deer or even some larger game, as long as itswithin reasonable shot distances.

However, fixed...
Forum: Technical
08-02-2005, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Rest hitting shelf

I just looked at the pics again, and you have what looks to be an inch to move your loop up before you go off the serving.

You should have enough room to make all your adjustments without having...
Forum: Technical
08-02-2005, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Rest hitting shelf

Do you know how to re-serveyour string?

Mobow had the answer, so now all you need to do is raise the mounting bar, and then turn the prong adjustment up to give them clearance again. You sound...
Forum: Technical
08-02-2005, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 792
Posted By Mattiac

RE: ? about eliminator buttons

Always keep the extras at the bottom of your string. Even if they didnt help in sound absorption, and speed I would leave them. They could be very important, should your current button break or wear...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-02-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,586
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Whould You Shoot him?

Even in my neck of the woods, Im gonna let him go another year. Great little buck though, and hes def. got some potential!

Nice pic!:)
Forum: Technical
08-02-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Thunderhead 100 Modifications

In a way, I understand what hes saying. I like to have both my FP and BH hit in the same exact spot, and Ive noticed that TH100s fly a little lower out of some bows. I can usually adjust this minor...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-01-2005, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Bow Draw

First off, thank you for serving our country!

Secondly its probably best to just wait till you get home to order the bow.

New bows will be out by then, and not to mention, every bow feels...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-01-2005, 06:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,913
Posted By Mattiac

RE: TRUE ROBINHOOD?

Well, my brother has gotten a few "true" robin-hoods as some would define, but I would never intentionally aim at my own arrows....you know how expensive they are, and how much time I spend building...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-01-2005, 06:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,538
Posted By Mattiac

RE: How many did ya shoot?

I avg. abouttwo a year with the bow, and for the past couple years its been three deer a year. I cant remember, but I dont think Ive ever shot 4 in one season. I wouldnt have the need for that much...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-01-2005, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Mattiac

RE: HELP from all you HOYT guys!

You figure about $60 for the sight, $40 for the stab, $70 for the rest, and $40 for the quiver.

So $210-ish.

Ive seen them retail for up to about $300, but thats higher end kits.

Why...
Forum: Technical
08-01-2005, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Long draw lengths

I thought Oneida Eagle made bows with super long draws like 33"...maybe even 34"

??? I could be wrong...

If I recall correctly, they are made under a different name now.
C.P. Oneida and I...
Forum: Technical
08-01-2005, 06:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Indicators of too long of draw?

Look in a mirror and see if you look stretched out.

Do you feel stretched out? Is your stance slightly open, facing the target more.

Do you have a solid anchor of bone to bone?...
Forum: Technical
07-31-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By Mattiac

RE: Long draw lengths

I just have to ask you guys that have 34" draw lengths one question.

Do your knuckles burn from dragging the ground?

You guys must be HUGE!!!!

:D:D:D

All in good fun boys...Im...
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