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Forum: Bowhunting
03-24-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,513
Posted By FLHunter

RE: If your BH's and FP's hit the same it means your bow is out of tune!?

Interesting thread alot of information passing back and forth.

Taking a field point off and adding a broadhead to the arrowshaft changes the arrow! The broadhead weakens the arrowspine simply...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-05-2006, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,829
Posted By FLHunter

RE: One of our Own mentioned in Bill Winke's article

Its good to see Bill Winke taking time to listen to someone who is knowledgeable. Without a doubt Len has a wealth of archery knowledge and is kind enough to share some of it with us.

After...
Forum: Bowhunting
05-04-2006, 03:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,026
Posted By FLHunter

RE: What are your groups like at 30 yards? Be Honest!

I find some of the boosts of accuracy here pretty huge! After many years of shooting competitive archery, I've never seen accuracy at the supposed level claimed by some here. The fact is there are...
03-24-2005, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia Shoot

Chad,

Thats the problem with being on top, there ain't but one way to go from there. The view is always better from the lead dog position though. Somedays ya got it, somedays ya don't, but you...
03-22-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Traditional Bowhunters of Georgia Shoot

Chad,

Congrats on the great finish!!!! I'd love to shoot with you again.

GA had its shoot during the opener of our Spring Gobbler. Needless to say I was in the woods, my partner and I...
03-08-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By FLHunter

RE: For the tab shooters:

Bob,

All I use is tabs and haven't had any problems. I don't quite understand your worries about your fingers remaining round. All the pressure is on the finger tip pads near the first finger...
02-03-2005, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By FLHunter

RE: which glove/tab and why

Personally I don't like a glove, the leather tends to bunchup on the fingers for me after while. So I found a compromise with the Super Archery Mitt which is has the advantages of both a glove and a...
02-03-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Killing distance

Fuzzy,

Josh said it pretty well. I practice all year long to be hunt ready shooting not only 3-D, but target archery out to 80 yds. I pretty much limit myself to 20-25yds when hunting. I also...
01-23-2005, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Aiming at long distances

Vic,

On the first shot the mind essentially has no information to confirm the judgements made on the proper range of the shot. After the first shot it sees what adjustments or compensating must...
01-22-2005, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Aiming at long distances

Chad,

I should have mentioned the ballistics chart values are from a straight 90 degree angle to the earth and should be divided in half because we shoot in an arch.

At our range where I...
01-22-2005, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Aiming at long distances

Chad,

I agree with you that the distance from the tree to the target remains the same. The problem is that with longer shots the actual distance can be important especially with slower speed...
01-21-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Aiming at long distances

Pickup a copy of Byron Ferguson's book " Become the Arrow" it has alot of good info about gap shooting and aimming.
01-19-2005, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Recurves for Lefty's

I'm a lefty which limits your ability to easily find bows to test shoot. Finding used bows is not that hard if you keep a lookout for them. Heres a link to Womens Outdoors Classifieds where the are...
01-19-2005, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,217
Posted By FLHunter

RE: carbons and recurves???

I agree with Arthur P about the value of arrow weight in penetration. AP and others are have hashed this penetration issue out time and time gain on another forem.

There are other issues...
11-19-2004, 10:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Stand heght for recurve?

Longbow,

I think it has alot to do with where you hunt. We normally hunt in some pretty hot weather, so getting high in your stand helps with scent problems. During our archery season its...
11-18-2004, 09:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 697
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Nocking point ???

Your nocking point should be set so your arrow is a bit above horizontal or square on the string so your arrow will lift off the shelf. This will vary some with the tune of individual arrows and...
11-18-2004, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Stand heght for recurve?

SaroorHai,

Your right it is right at 13yds, I screwed up the conversion! :( So much for good math skills. Yikes!

I can tell you this that almost straight down angled shots are some...
11-17-2004, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Want to start traditional hunting

Welcome to the trad side of the house! :) Troy summed it up pretty well! If your a compound convert like alot folks are you might find that starting with a recurve might be easier. Mainly...
11-17-2004, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Straight fletching off the shelf??

I agree with Chad that helical does stabilize the arrow faster if needed. I also think it also has to do with how well your arrows are tuned to the bow and how good is your form release. If your...
11-17-2004, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 973
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Stand heght for recurve?

The actual distance is the hypothenuse of the triangle created. So if you are 25ft up a tree and the deer is at 10yds. The straight line distance is just over 11yds.

If you go back to...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-18-2003, 09:03 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,592
Posted By FLHunter

RE: In Hurry... Lens' Triple and my NY hunt

Len,

It looks more like a homerun to me than a triple!:) Looking forward to seeing the pics of Sean' s deer also.
Forum: Bowhunting
08-27-2003, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,540
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Len the DEER dragger!!

Ya gotta watch Dave, he has one of the fastest knives around when a deer is down. Turn your head its gutted! :D Dave where was that deer sleigh when we were dragging Erik' s deer out, we should of...
Forum: Technical
02-14-2003, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Darton mavric ?

Spinning down the string is going to drop your poundage and change the bows timing. Why do you want to do this? My Maverick shoots just fine at the normal braceheight. If it is a form issue...
Forum: Technical
02-13-2003, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,559
Posted By FLHunter

RE: frayed bow string... excuse the lingo

Bscofield,

You could have a couple of problems. First your arrow rest may not be centered correctly and secondly the cable guard may not be set right. My advice to you is to visit an archery...
Forum: Technical
02-11-2003, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By FLHunter

RE: How lite is too.....

Woody,

I shot my bows at 5 grains per pound and have not had any problems and still do with my hunting rig. We were told be a bow company engineer on another forem that the real damage starts at...
Forum: Technical
02-07-2003, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By FLHunter

RE: I NEED HELP BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Buck,

Sighted in dead on for one person may not be the same for someone else. You will need to get your sightbar squared up and level to be accurate, then sightin for you. If the sightbar is not...
Forum: Technical
02-06-2003, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,709
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Pulling shots to the right

Stay in the shot!!! Theres a good chance you are peeking wanting to watch the arrow. Its a common practice for beginning archers, and it effects your follow through. <img src=icon_smile_sad.gif...
Forum: Technical
02-05-2003, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Lefty Test Shooting Rights?

The Tec risers bridge will probably give you a problem shooting them lefthanded, most other bows are not a problem. Yes, you can shoot a righthand bow quite accurately lefthanded. :)

Aim Hard!
Forum: Technical
02-05-2003, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Arrow repair/maintenance kits?

Taz,

As far as fletching equipment I use a JO-JAN jig with six stations for arrows. The rest of the equipment is minimal, a dull knife for scraping off the vanes or feathers and cleaning the old...
Forum: Technical
02-05-2003, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Arrow repair/maintenance kits?

Taz,

Most of us just purchase extra components and put them in our tackle box for the times when they are needed. There are probably just too many variables in arrow makeups to comeup with a kits...
Forum: Technical
01-24-2003, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By FLHunter

RE: speed?

Nothing inherantly inaccurate about speed! You must have the correct form to handle it accurately, otherwise you just missed faster!<img src=icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle> My compound...
Forum: Technical
01-20-2003, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By FLHunter

RE: A question for those who tinker

I shoot the Muzzy Zero Effect rest on a couple of my bows. It all but eliminates the problem in stalking situations. Short of turning the bow past 90 degrees or beyond the horizontal the arrow will...
Forum: Technical
01-20-2003, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 961
Posted By FLHunter

RE: I've got archerys worst disease!!!!!!

Any style release can be shot by a backtension release method!!!! Once you have mastered the BT release you will be able to command release when required to ie. in hunting situations. Backtension...
Forum: Technical
01-02-2003, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By FLHunter

RE: increasing draw weight

First its best to get the proper drawlength and poundage on your bow from the get go, and use twisting of the string and cables to maintain your bows timing. If you spin down the string you will...
Forum: Technical
01-02-2003, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By FLHunter

RE: peak weight

Yes, it does! In fact it is the more prefered way to shoot a compound bow, at its upper level of the poundage adjustment. There is less vibration in the limb pockets.

Aim Hard!
Forum: Technical
12-13-2002, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,832
Posted By FLHunter

RE: HOT, GKF 2003 line-up!!!!

Moonage,

You need to reread things, no where did Len bash GK! He simply pointed out problems with GK's Mirage. Yes, Len thinks the Muzzy ZE is a good hunting rest, especially for stalking. Does...
Forum: Technical
12-13-2002, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,832
Posted By FLHunter

RE: HOT, GKF 2003 line-up!!!!

Why don't we wait and see what GK really has to offer!!!! I think the point here is that certain folks are endorsing a new GK product that they have not tested. That makes any opinions valueless...
Forum: Technical
12-12-2002, 09:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,832
Posted By FLHunter

RE: HOT, GKF 2003 line-up!!!!

IL-Cornfed,

Who are you, that you have so many e-mails from potential GK customers about a new product that has not hit the market yet? Sounds a bit like someone who has inside knowledge of a...
Forum: Technical
11-22-2002, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Who can explain how back tensions w/triggers work?

To fire the caliper, your release must be adjusted so your index finger is bent in a hook shape so the trigger sets in the first finger joint. It is very hard to get a BT release with the finger...
Forum: Technical
11-22-2002, 12:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By FLHunter

RE: KE reamains constant?(roughly)

I disagree! Arrow weight has more effect on changing KE than speed does. I currently shoot a 350 grain arrow at 307fps giving me a KE of 73#. If I increase the arrow weight to 450 grains which...
Forum: Technical
11-21-2002, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Arrow Ballistics

cbanman,

It not only has to do with the arrow, but the bow its a package!!!! If your setup is fairly fast (say 275fps or more) you can set one pin say at 25 yds and be in a 7&quot; kill no problem. ...
Forum: Technical
11-21-2002, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By FLHunter

RE: What is my let-off %

I am not familiar with your bow, but I suggest that you call your dealer or check your owners manual its probably in there.

Aim Hard!

Edited by - FLHunter on 11/21/2002 09:17:21
Forum: Technical
11-20-2002, 10:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,222
Posted By FLHunter

RE: So why don't you guys like Mathews?

Mathews makes a pretty good bow! With that said, I think that there are other manufacturers that have &quot;more to offer&quot; for the same or fewer dollars invested. Right now I shoot mostly Dartons, an...
Forum: Technical
11-15-2002, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Fletching effect on fps?

Range,

The amount of offset and helical are only a couple of the considerations when fletching. Here are a couple more considerations to add to the mix:

Feathers are about 25% the weight of...
Forum: Technical
11-15-2002, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Build your perfect bow from the buffet...

I'd have to build several bows depending on what the bow is to be used for!!! To me bows are somewhat like boats, an offshore boat can't get you up shallow creeks very well, nor can a canoe take...
Forum: Technical
11-14-2002, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Is this a problem?

Big,

I agree with Jim that the center of the bow is not necessarily the center of the riser or where the limb bolt centers lineup.



Aim Hard!
Forum: Technical
11-13-2002, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,348
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Short A to A bows

Lou,

Shorter A to A bows are not for everyone! First you have to consider your drawlength when purchasing a really short bow. A short A to A is better suited to a shorter draw archer because of...
Forum: Technical
10-28-2002, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 518
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Finished arrow weights- How close is enough?

Range,

If I am building arrows for target I try to get all arrows within a grain finished weight. To do this I weigh all components, sort them out to get as close as I can through matching parts....
Forum: Technical
10-28-2002, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,645
Posted By FLHunter

RE: Please play along- List your Hunting Rest

2 Bows setup with a Muzzy ZE, a third with a GK 3-D.

Aim Hard!
Forum: Technical
10-25-2002, 02:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,846
Posted By FLHunter

RE: A Happy Camper Once Again..Hoyt comes through!

Frank,

Glad your OK!!! I'd give them the bow back, and ask for a new one!!! (Darton:) devil made me do it! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>) Seriously, once a bow has basically...
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