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11-03-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,163
Posted By Soilarch

RE: newbie questions

I was just recently, (well, I still am I guess) in the exact same position. Here's what I've gathered on the subject. YMMV

1. You should "try" to shoot as many as possible. Most of us...
10-02-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,213
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Traditional Bows Not Efficient Enough

Dang, bowbender...that last post kinda ruined my idea, as it's a legitimate point. (Honestly, it's pretty smart too.)

What I was GOING to say is that you go ahead and play along. Get your trad...
09-27-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Clean pallet...sort of...where to start.

Thanks David.

Yep forgot DL. Right now my compound is set at 28.5" with a loop and wrist-strap-and-post style release. I shot it at 29-29.5 like this for years. I really think that 29" would...
09-26-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 522
Posted By Soilarch

Clean pallet...sort of...where to start.

I know you guys get this kind of thread on what is probably a weekly basis. But I keep coming back to the idea that I would enjoy trad. shooting and hunting even MORE than my compound. (Been trying...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-15-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,046
Posted By Soilarch

RE: how many counties have you taken deer in?

1 in Il...unless I crossed lines without knowing, I hunt up "in the corner" every now and then.
Forum: Technical
05-14-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Soilarch

RE: lookin for reviews for....

Never used one but since no else it chiming in...


It won a few titles like "best design" or "best value" in some hunting publications. Can't remember which one. None of them really had any...
Forum: Technical
05-14-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By Soilarch

RE: The Lowly Bowstring: What a Critical Component

Alright, the guy's name is Philip McMahan...goes by Deezlin if you visit AT.com

If not you can email him at: littlejon (the "at" symbol) horizonview ( "dot" ) com

^^^^No spaces...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-14-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Ever lost confidence in your equipment

Kinda what he said. I've only owned two "real" compounds. A Mathews Feather-Max and a Marting Bengal. There were plenty of times with that old Mathews that I lost confidence because I couldn't...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-14-2008, 12:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,414
Posted By Soilarch

Forum: Bowhunting
05-14-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,456
Posted By Soilarch

RE: WHICH FIXED BLADE

What are we hunting? Deer, Moose, Giraffe?

Suppose it doesn't matter, none of my top picks are there.

In no particular order, and depending on what I was hunting Montec/Hellrazors,...
Forum: Technical
05-14-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,933
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Ideal arrow weight and FOC for deer????

Here comes the "trad" calvary

some day I'll right beside you...gotta get this new-fangled stuff out of my system while I'm young.
05-13-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,937
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Feedback on General

I'm playing the devil's advocate here.


Hows the guardian compare the commander? I figured the target community would jump all over the commander along with the long ATA fan-crowd among...
Forum: Technical
05-13-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,933
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Ideal arrow weight and FOC for deer????

I think 400 at 12% sounds fine. This is a highly individual thing...almost like 270 vs 45-70 for cartridge debates.

I'm shooting 435 at 11.5% I'd like to go higher of FOC but I'm already using...
Forum: Technical
05-13-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By Soilarch

RE: The Lowly Bowstring: What a Critical Component

Don't know how the rules are about sponsors and what not on here. But I sent you a PM roskoe. If it's alright you can post his info...I'm sure he won't mind the free publicity!!!:D[8D]
Forum: Bowhunting
05-13-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Not bow hunting but a must see- baby!

Good call on having a "professional" try and take care of him.

There was a young (not that young) squirrel in our yard last year that was either very retarded (seriously) or very sick. He just...
Forum: Technical
05-13-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,300
Posted By Soilarch

RE: What paint to use, for cresting arrows?

I use masking tape and "GOOD" spray paint. (I happen to use Rustoleum brand)

Spray paint is great for fades...but useless for the intricate striping.

If you do spray paint, get a can of...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-13-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By Soilarch

RE: life expectancy of a bow?

I'd say the mortality rate has dropped if anything. I deserve to be shot...or em, have a bow blow up in face...but I shot my old Mathews feather-max with 6gr/pound for almost 10 years on one...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-13-2008, 01:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,153
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Racoons in Backyard... Arrow them??

If you decise not to live trap them...make sure...double sure they're dead. I don't care if they've got more blood on the outside than in the inside.

I've seen too many take a .22 to the...
Forum: Technical
05-12-2008, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By Soilarch

RE: The Lowly Bowstring: What a Critical Component

I bought a new Martin Bengal last year. Decided to spring for a set of strings/cables. Had about 200 shots on it by the time the new ones came in and had adjusted/turned the peep a half dozen...
05-12-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,436
Posted By Soilarch

RE: looking for a good hunting release

If you're use to finger shooting you MAY prefer a "T-handle" release instead of a wrist-strap kind. Tru-fire makes one or two, TRU-ball makes several. Scott may....Idunno. There's others but the...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-12-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Under-rated Archery products...

Steelforce BH (they get some good publicity granted, but their CS is unreal!)

Nearly all of the "cheap" bows. Martin, Bear, Pearson (and a few more)...they all have a few models that are a ton...
Forum: Technical
05-12-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,995
Posted By Soilarch

RE: How do you choose right arrow spine??

OOhhh... no you didn't:D:D

That's a big question with a long answer. In short, you compare how your bow is "throwing" fletched arrow and unfletched arrows at various distances. As to the...
Forum: Technical
05-12-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Arrow shaft suggestions

Thanks guys, looks like I'll start hunting for a deal on the Excels or take a leap and try the Cabelas. OHbowhntr, I really appreciate you running my setup through OnTarget for me. I keep meaning...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-10-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Target Ideas needed. Help?

Find someplace that gets pallets of "stuff" wrapped in the industrial saran-wrap. Wad that stuff up into a burlap sack. It's AMAZINGLY effect. Lasts a decent time and it can be next to free.
...
Forum: Technical
05-10-2008, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By Soilarch

Arrow shaft suggestions

Alright school's out. And due to well-meaning roommate I'm down to three Excel 340s. I'm looking at lower priced arrows to replace them. May just replace with the same ones. Here's the rundown on...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-08-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,294
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Any of you get po'd and almost quit Deer Hunting?

I'm got a story similar to yours peakrut. The short version is that it was my first year bowhunting. (Freshman in H.S.) Ground hunting 'cause I couldn't afford a stand. (To this day I'm not sure...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-07-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,839
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Hunting under the influence

My feelings too. But at the same time I say throw the book at him. Can it make the punishment worse? (Well, I would hope he and his son had a relationship that would make the answer to that "No".)...
05-07-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Atom Broadheads????

Never used 'em. Never handled 'em.


My take on them is that I don't see any real advantage. (Sure, less planing...but how many thousands of us can get that resolved with wires-for-blades.)
...
Forum: Technical
05-07-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By Soilarch

RE: lookin at drop way

There's a lot of good ones now. Limbdriver does simplify things a bit...but even 'normal' ones are simple enough. And there's all sorts of tutorials on youtube.

MeanV2 treats his customers...
05-07-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,438
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Im glad I dont shoot a Mathews!

Com'on somebody give the run down of what happened. It must be good if Mathews got it pulled down.

redneckhntr....you've got 4 posts...saying the bow you shoot "=best bow ever made!!!"...
05-06-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Did I buy a complete piece of crap?

Here's what alway gets me about threads like this. (This "inferior-bow" complex is common.)

There are plenty of guys out there who kill multiple deer every year with a wooden bow they made...
05-06-2008, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Can you beat the new martin firecat for the price?

I guess I'm already out of the loop. 345 is a huge improvement over the 07 bows![&:]


I have a Martin Bengal. Cost me either 300 or 350 and I shot it against a slayer, pantera, a couple...
Forum: Technical
05-05-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Fletching problem

I have no experience with the Arizona or the "new" blazers. Apparently I stocked up right before they changed/introduced the "new" ones.

I use a Jo-Jan (cheaper and not as adjustable as a...
Forum: Reloading
02-07-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,766
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Do bore snakes work?

I'll put a 4th "amen" on the fact that they are great for finish up work.

I didn't buy that actual bore snake brand (assuming that's the brand name)...just a generic one. I only have one for...
Forum: Reloading
01-13-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,838
Posted By Soilarch

RE: 1lb equals how many grains (approx)

^^^ditto. I haven't "saved" a dime. But I can shoot my 41 Mag for 1/3 the factory ammo cost. The way I think of it is that I can't shoot my 22-250 or my 44Mag much cheaper...and I certainly can't...
Forum: Reloading
01-07-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,881
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Little tip to eliminate runout

I don't know jack about this stuff compared to you guys but, kinda like Roskoe, I was forced into doing this to a degree. I'm cheap...and I'm in college...and I don't shoot enough to justify a...
Forum: Reloading
01-01-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,750
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Lighter Bullets hit higher or just flatter trajectory?

Umm...to answer the actual answer would take a long time. So here is my condensed answer:

If you don't change your scope adjustments the lighter bullets generally hit higher (for rifles). BUT...
Forum: Reloading
12-31-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,930
Posted By Soilarch

RE: 270 brass just a necked down 30-06?

It'll work, you'll need to do your homework though, buy "special" dies and whatnot.

The only area I can think of you getting in trouble is if the brass at the neck gets too thick or too...
Forum: Reloading
12-28-2007, 11:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,674
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Deer with my 22-250 ??????????

Awe...I feel like an idiot now, for all the time I've spent "replaying" the shot in my mind and all the grief I took in while trying to find it I never thought of that.


Like I said...
Forum: Reloading
12-28-2007, 04:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,674
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Deer with my 22-250 ??????????

I'll grant that it does seem the most likely thing. I'm no expert either but it's hard to see me being "off" much at all sitting cross-legged and having a bipod. It was a doe as well...and I was...
Forum: Reloading
12-26-2007, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Considering reloading

Unless you shoot an old trapdoor 45-70 I'd do homework on what all is possible with that caliber when you reload for it!!!! THAT will be enough incentive to start reloading. (I started to get the...
Forum: Reloading
12-26-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,657
Posted By Soilarch

RE: What else?

A CALIPER!!!!!!


And a big notebook to keep all your notes in. I still struggle with keeping all my info straight and recipes straight and how this and that recipe performed and...
Forum: Reloading
12-25-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,674
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Deer with my 22-250 ??????????

Thats one of the bullets I tried...and I got super excited about it because it was the only handload I could get to shoot accurately with a non-varmint bullet. I lost the one deer I shot...and it...
Forum: Reloading
12-25-2007, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By Soilarch

RE: got a reloading press and die for christmas

Have the same kit. Love it. There's all sorts of goodies to buy in reloading besides just going "full out" on a press if you get the itch to buy more stuff. That's what I usually do. (Hand press is...
Forum: Reloading
12-25-2007, 02:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,674
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Deer with my 22-250 ??????????

Merry Christmas....good grief, I can't imagine putting 110gr of powder behind a bullet. I know different powders have radically different behaviors but there's something psychologically unsettling...
Forum: Reloading
12-24-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,674
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Deer with my 22-250 ??????????

What da heck!?!?!??!?!?? Do you hunt with the 7mm Allen mag? What's the heaviest 7mm bullets you've found?
Forum: Reloading
12-20-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By Soilarch

RE: crimping?

As if you need another opinion....

Since it seems like a 50/50 split as to whether or not guys think it may help I'd look at trying other things first. In the end, it is one more variable to...
Forum: Reloading
12-18-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,674
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Deer with my 22-250 ??????????

In the last three pages the standing are something like

Pro-johnny =1 (himself)
Anti-johnny=5
with two being neutral and saying that its good for CLOSE RANGE...so they're still not agreeing...
Forum: Reloading
12-18-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,674
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Deer with my 22-250 ??????????

RR...you're ruining the fun I was planning to have.[8D]

I've got nothing to look forward to today[:o]


Oh well, there's at least 6 more points you could've made...easily.
Forum: Reloading
12-18-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,674
Posted By Soilarch

RE: Deer with my 22-250 ??????????

Just what all does a guy have to take into consideration if he wants to shoo 1500 yards?

(don't ruin the surprise for me...and want to here Johnny2's answer, he's got a thing or two figured out)...
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