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02-21-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,411
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Top 3 recurves and why?

I'm not sure this applies just because you decide to sell a bow. I know with myself, I'm always wondering about a certain bow I've never shot. I'm wondering if it might be better than what I've got? ...
02-19-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Magic Bow?

Even if it were true, in real life it doesn't tend to work that way. You really can't shoot the same arrow from a bow with a 4" longer draw. Also, longer arrows have to be stiffer, and usually...
02-17-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,756
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Traditional Guru's

Hi Bob,

Glad to see you say that about the aluminums. I thought I had gone crazy when trying to tune some 2018s with more tip weight. The more I added, the worse they flew and they were a...
02-16-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Off Topic: Update on My Kid

Hey Arthur, it been awhile since I've been to these forums, but I had to log-in to say congrats and to ask you to thank your son for his service for our country!
10-28-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Graphite arrows and heavy broadheads

The Gold Tip brass weights screw in with a tool Gold Tip makes (most shops should have this tool). You can easily remove any amount of the weight if you want.
10-22-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Graphite arrows and heavy broadheads

First, Gold Tips are made by Gold Tip. The brass weights attach to the inside end of the insert. They are threaded as well as that end of the insert. Any Gold Tip dealer should have them.



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10-21-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Graphite arrows and heavy broadheads

Gold Tip's brass insert work great to fine tune arrow for traditional setups. You can add them in 10 grain increments.

I'm shooting a Gold Tip 5575 @ 48 lbs with a 200 gr Muzzy and 100 gr brass...
Forum: Technical
11-09-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

What the heck? Name calling? Losing? 7 or 8 by the way I talk? You've got to be kidding! You can't write a coherent sentence, and you say that!:eek: We all know you can't write, but can you read? It...
Forum: Technical
11-08-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

No way!. I don't want to be suffering from a shoulder hit if I jump the string. Pull out a "log" and get it over with quick. ;)
Forum: Technical
11-08-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

I've been shooting Gold Tips alot because I like the ease and variety of their insert adapters. The result is a fairly traditional carbon profile. My brother likes Axis arrows which don't have an...
Forum: Technical
11-08-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

If I ever forget as much as you have, someone shoot me - please!!
Forum: Technical
11-08-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

Doegirl, I hate to see you receive so much misinformation, so I'm going to explain why the heavier, higher FOC does not work the way others would have you believe.

First, all arrows, whether...
Forum: Technical
11-08-2007, 04:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

It's not difficult at all. Put 250-300 grains on the tip and you'll easily get to 400 grains with the proper spined arrow. Even young children can easily shoot 400+ grains on a properly spined arrow....
Forum: Technical
11-07-2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

Like I said, we're not referring to you. If the industry geared itself towards the heavier arrows with higher FOC, then the walmart arrows would be stiff enough to shoot a heavier head and the charts...
Forum: Technical
11-07-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

Like yourself, I haven't killed that many animals either. That is why I rely on guys like Ashby who not only have many times that number of kills, but have recorded detailed data about the kills,...
Forum: Technical
11-06-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

There seems to be an overwhelming perception that light arrows are more accurate. They make it easier to kill small animals, far away. I believe it's the opposite, especially with broadhead tipped...
Forum: Technical
11-06-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: can i get by with this arrow

I've noticed the same thing. A modern compound should be good for a least 15-20 years use, especially considering that many fine traditional bows are going strong after 60-70 years of use.
Forum: Technical
11-06-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Bare shaft testing intepretation

To correct the weight difference in the back, I add masking tape to the shaft in amounts equals to the fletching I use. It takes very little to match the weight of feathers. You don't have to match...
Forum: Technical
11-06-2007, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Very serious question: Can FOC cause...

Actually, I'm not going to bang my head on a brick wall or argue with one. ;)
Forum: Technical
11-05-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

Well, I think mine and Arthur's adds up to about 90 years - does that mean we win?

Personally, I don't care if you have 300 years experience. Ashby practically does this as a job. More...
Forum: Technical
11-05-2007, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Very serious question: Can FOC cause...

Unless your drawlength is very short, 125 grains on that arrow is probably leaving you with a weak spine. This will be very prone to deflection at the low FOC you're shooting.
Forum: Technical
11-05-2007, 04:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,065
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: speed vs ke

RockSlinger, this article brings out an issue that bothers me. It quotes KE figures as if there is a study demonstrating that KE is important when shooting animals. Well, the only study that...
Forum: Technical
11-05-2007, 04:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Gain some speed

Oomph comes from weight, not speed. However, if speed is important to you, take everything off the string - move silencers to within a few inches of the cams. Use a tied-on nock point, no peep. Make...
Forum: Technical
11-05-2007, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: can i get by with this arrow

Once you lower your FOC that far, and are on the weak side of spine rating, I would definitely lower the draw weight to whatever it takes to match. Do some bareshaft testing to find out. Charts are...
Forum: Technical
11-05-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Been Testing Some New Broad Heads

Aussie-guy, you got any more info on this for us?

I can't wait for mine to arrive. It looks like the Supremes have everything a broadhead should have.
Forum: Technical
10-26-2007, 09:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

Arthur, thanks for the info.

It stimulated me to search a bit, and I found these sites. One gives a lot of statistics on bows and show a tremendous variation in them. The other stated that...
Forum: Technical
10-26-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

I'm no expert on Indian history, but I have read a bit about their past hunting tactics. From what I understand, their average shot was at very close range, 2-4 yards. Their bows were not used like a...
Forum: Technical
10-25-2007, 04:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

Yes, but was it an extreme FOC? If so, what was it? Also, where's the published material that teaches others why it was done and what advantages it has? I'm not talking about high FOC. I'm referring...
Forum: Technical
10-24-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

Really? Show me one old reference where someone even spoke of using an arrow with an FOC of 30%, much less giving data showing superior penetration in animals when using it. Show me one instance of...
Forum: Technical
10-23-2007, 05:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

I'm not talking about shooting recurves with 2117s. I'm referring to shooting forgiving bows, with forgiving arrows. My arrows are carbons with close to 300 grains on the tip. That's not old school....
Forum: Technical
10-23-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Darton and Alpine bows question

No doubt that some manufacturers are better than others, but who's "the best", is highly debatable. I can't think of one that hasn't dropped the ball on occassion. The top manufacturers don't stay in...
Forum: Technical
10-23-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

I can get those results with a 40 lb recurve. Anecdotal evidence is proof of nothing. What I want to know is what happens when things don't go as planned and you hit one square in the main shoulder...
Forum: Technical
10-23-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: am i using the correct arrows?

You shouldn't cut your arrow unless they are too weak for your setup. I doubt they are. If you cut them and they're already stiff enough, you will have to increase draw weight, and/or increase tip...
Forum: Technical
10-23-2007, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: am i using the correct arrows?

I'm sure it's relatively safe to shoot that weight arrow out of your setup. It's what I'd call a lightweight arrow and not ideal for hunting, but it's a very popular combination and heavy enough to...
Forum: Technical
10-23-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,363
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Darton and Alpine bows question

You will find that most, if not almost all manufacturers make a fine bow today. Most will also have an assortment of styles to choose from.

In my opinion, what's more important than brand, is...
Forum: Technical
10-23-2007, 04:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,264
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: I was wondering if has any good tips on cutting arrows.

I purchased a cheapo 4 1/2" angle grinder and made a wooden jig to mount it in, square to an arrow holder. Works better than an Apple cut-off saw (well, at least as good). On the wooden arrow holder,...
Forum: Technical
10-23-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

It's not the guys I'm trying to beat down (at least most of them). It's the format. Anything that encourages hunters to participate with speed bows shooting light arrows, is something I don't like. I...
Forum: Technical
10-22-2007, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Arrow Weight

First, your broadhead is very light. This gives you a very low FOC, which makes a hunting arrow less forgiving with lower penetration. Everything depends on your draw length and arrow length, but the...
Forum: Technical
10-22-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Archery Shop Question

Learn to make quality custom strings, and you can become a valuble asset to a shop. It's not difficult, but you do need to learn some key points. Very few archery shops can provide this service, yet...
Forum: Technical
10-22-2007, 04:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

Well Arthur, you had to open that can-o-worms. ;)
I agree wholeheartedly. Form will be less than perfect in many if not most hunting situations, if for no reason other than the fact that hunting...
Forum: Technical
10-19-2007, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Perfect Arrows

Making a spine tester is not all that difficult. There have been several good examples posted on this forum in the past. Maybe a search will bring some of them up. If not, search the net. There are...
Forum: Technical
10-19-2007, 04:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

TFOX, I suspect you may think I'm one of those who thinks form is overrated. I'd like to just make myself clear. While some people may overrate it, overall I don't think enough attention is paid to...
Forum: Technical
10-19-2007, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,245
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Whisker Biscuit inaccuracy!

Not here. My groups are as good as they've ever been. However, it's not why a shoot one. I use it because, it's practically indestructable, reliable, durable and quiet (both on the draw and on the...
Forum: Technical
10-18-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,798
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Why good form

I think are are some things about form that are critical for hunting. There are other form considerations for target shooters that I think can be a detriment to a hunter.

TFOX, like you said,...
Forum: Technical
10-17-2007, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: STS help...

Your's is about 10 fps faster than mine, and I've never had an animal "duck" an arrow. Most of my shots are real close and the animal doesn't really stand a chance if the arrow is on target and the...
Forum: Technical
10-17-2007, 04:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,837
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: annoyed w/ form

Back to the topic, the OP has a point - although a small one.

I for one, don't mind posts on "form" at all. More power to people trying to improve. However, I do think hunters should be less...
Forum: Technical
10-17-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Beginner

Number one best thing is to find a good bow shop with knowledgable people to help setup your bow and arrows. The right people can have you shooting accurately in short order. The average bow shop...
Forum: Technical
10-17-2007, 04:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,898
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: Which Carbon Arrow

This is what most manufacturers make to supply the demand for speed. Low tip weights are a compromise to gain fps. However, accuracy, penetration and forgiveness are not ideal with such as low weight...
Forum: Technical
10-15-2007, 04:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: great buy?

At that price, I'd have been looking very closely for a hairline crack in the riser or limbs. I'd also check for limb twist and cam lean. It's a great deal if the bow is in good shape, fits him...
Forum: Technical
10-15-2007, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,320
Posted By Straightarrow

RE: does bow shoot same from ground as tree?

When using rangefinders, simply range the distance to a level point. If you're 20 ft up a tree, range to another tree, at a point 20 ft up. Also, if the animal is real close to the tree 3-4 yards,...
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