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Forum: Technical
10-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,094
Posted By aread

If you can launch the arrow on the same...

If you can launch the arrow on the same trajectory every time, you have a pretty good aiming computer between your ears that will send the arrow where you are focusing.

The hard part is getting...
10-11-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,301
Posted By aread

I've been looking to do this too. The first...

I've been looking to do this too. The first problem is the design. How thick to make the laminations and whether to taper them or not. oldfatguy apparently ran into that problem too.

Bingham has...
Forum: Technical
10-06-2011, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,296
Posted By aread

When you changed and started punching you likely...

When you changed and started punching you likely were timing the shot for the release to go off at exactly the right time. When a timer is "on", he is nearly unbeatable. But when he is "off", he...
Forum: Technical
09-21-2011, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,052
Posted By aread

Most arrows available today don't have a glue on...

Most arrows available today don't have a glue on nock. You can easily twist the nock so that the index vane points where it will give you good clearance.

There are some arrows available with the...
Forum: Technical
09-20-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By aread

How are you measuring the 20 yards? If it's...

How are you measuring the 20 yards?

If it's 20 yards through a range finder, then you need to cut a yard or so. If you are measuring from the base of your "stand", you may have a problem with...
Forum: Technical
09-20-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 606
Posted By aread

I've seen quite a few older (&younger) archers...

I've seen quite a few older (&younger) archers going to the PSE Bow Madness and Supra because they seem to be easier on the shoulders.

I don't know the DW range, but it would be easy enough to...
Forum: Technical
09-16-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By aread

How did this work out with the shop? I would...

How did this work out with the shop? I would hope that it's been resolved by now.

Keep an eye on your new D-loop. There is a reason that the old one failed and it probably hasn't been fixed yet....
Forum: Technical
09-13-2011, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By aread

It's a whole lot more dangerous to the person...

It's a whole lot more dangerous to the person that cuts the string than to the bow, but there is still a lot of energy being suddenly released. There have been a couple of reports of people being...
Forum: Technical
09-09-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By aread

Spine doesn't matter as much as some people think...

Spine doesn't matter as much as some people think with field points. However when you put steel fletching on the front end of an arrow, it starts to become important.

Your arrows are probably a...
Forum: Technical
09-06-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By aread

I agree that there is little advantage to this...

I agree that there is little advantage to this type of loop. It doesn't grip the string so you can't use it for minor peep alignment. I tried it and found that it was very inconsistent and moved...
Forum: Technical
03-01-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 750
Posted By aread

There is some video of Howard Hill shooting...

There is some video of Howard Hill shooting underwater. He was shooting a longbow and added some rubber bands like the ones on spear guns.

I'm pretty sure the clorine wouldn't be a good thing for...
Forum: Technical
02-24-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By aread

The manufacturers also measure the IBO speeds...

The manufacturers also measure the IBO speeds without anything on the string.

Adding nocks, D-loops, peeps, silencers, etc will also reduce the speed a little.

The only manufacturer that I've...
Forum: Technical
02-10-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By aread

If your string is getting a little old, then you...

If your string is getting a little old, then you want to change the cables too. My string tends to take more abuse and wear than my cables, but as bigcountryextreme pointed out they actually do have...
Forum: Technical
02-03-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,822
Posted By aread

I can see a niche market for them, but I don't...

I can see a niche market for them, but I don't even like the look of plastic vanes. No way I'm using FOB's. However, this is just personal preference.

If you like them, use them. When all the...
Forum: Technical
02-03-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By aread

The damage in the phots is significant enough to...

The damage in the phots is significant enough to take it in for warranty replacement of the limb. Try for replacing both limbs since it's difficult to get a good match to the other limb.

If you...
Forum: Technical
02-02-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,636
Posted By aread

The key thing for any bowhunter is shot...

The key thing for any bowhunter is shot placement. If you put it in the right place, use good judgement in your shots and keep your broadheads sharp, 50# is plenty for anything in North America that...
Forum: Technical
01-28-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,746
Posted By aread

This is what I used to use and still do for...

This is what I used to use and still do for plastic vanes.

Lately, I've been using the Bohning fletching tape for feathers and have gotten very good results.

It's certainly the fastest way to...
Forum: Technical
01-25-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,709
Posted By aread

There are three steps to getting your peep to...

There are three steps to getting your peep to line up square at full draw:

First is to shoot it in until the peep stabilizes. It doesn't have to be square, just so that it comes back to the same...
Forum: Technical
01-14-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,039
Posted By aread

First thing - check your bow over for mechanical...

First thing - check your bow over for mechanical problems. Too many things to list here since I don't know your setup. String problems seem to be a common culprit.

Also, it's too easy to have a...
Forum: Technical
01-06-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,299
Posted By aread

Go to Hoyt customer service. ...

Go to Hoyt customer service.

http://www.hoyt.com/customer_service/

They have tune charts going back quite a few years. I think the Magnatec was available in about 2000.

They also have...
Forum: Technical
01-06-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By aread

Shooting an arrow through paper allows you to see...

Shooting an arrow through paper allows you to see what it is doing at a specific point in it's flight. You can see if it's coming off the rest straight or not.

For example, if it's coming off...
Forum: Technical
01-03-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By aread

Excellent advice from SwampCollie!! Drive by...

Excellent advice from SwampCollie!! Drive by shooting and punching will bring on target panic as fast as anything.

In addition to the things he mentioned, work on one part of your form at a time....
Forum: Technical
12-10-2010, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By aread

If you are shooting with a release, just put a D...

If you are shooting with a release, just put a D loop on and it will straighten up the peep at full draw. The twist is not torquing the arrow. Most strings will line up a little off at rest, but...
Forum: Technical
12-03-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,535
Posted By aread

That's a good price for an arrow saw, but it...

That's a good price for an arrow saw, but it doesn't have a dust chute. If you get it, you should rig up a vacuum to collect the dust.

Carbon fiber dust is very bad for your lungs.
Forum: Technical
11-29-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By aread

You were asking for FREE advice and got irritated...

You were asking for FREE advice and got irritated when the shop didn't drop everything and give you a detailed explanation for something that you could learn on the internet?

He would have been...
Forum: Technical
11-19-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By aread

My sons had about the same experience as JOEPA's,...

My sons had about the same experience as JOEPA's, except that they aren't twins.

My younger son made the switch on his own and started shooting his righthanded bow, left handed. We soon got him...
Forum: Technical
10-28-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,711
Posted By aread

This is where we are in complete agreement. An...

This is where we are in complete agreement. An eyeball tune from someone as competent as you is good enough for accuracy at hunting distances.

You're a bit better at the eyeball than I am. I...
Forum: Technical
10-27-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,711
Posted By aread

TFOX, When it comes to tuning, more precise...

TFOX,

When it comes to tuning, more precise is better. I think that our disagreement is simply a matter of degree.

When I tune for myself, I'm a little obsessive compulsive, but I have the...
Forum: Technical
10-25-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By aread

I use the same stuff. It's cheaper and easier to...

I use the same stuff. It's cheaper and easier to get than the glues marketed specifically for archery.

The tapping on a piece of paper doesn't work for me. I find that rolling the edge of the...
Forum: Technical
10-25-2010, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,711
Posted By aread

Travis, You've obviously put a lot of work...

Travis,

You've obviously put a lot of work into your laser jig and have a pretty good tool. But for me it's a tool that solves a problem I don't have and have never had. Even when I was a...
Forum: Technical
01-20-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By aread

I did this on my old PSE. When I took the big...

I did this on my old PSE. When I took the big plastic grip off, the corners were too sharp to be comfortable. The tennis racket tape worked great.
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