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Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By olfatguy

If you're going to use the scents, go for it. Not...

If you're going to use the scents, go for it. Not all does come in or go out of heat at the same time.
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,810
Posted By olfatguy

I have a couple of scent lock outfits that I got...

I have a couple of scent lock outfits that I got years ago, when I worked in an archery shop, at a pretty good price. I use them regularly but, since I try to play the wind as much as possible, can't...
Forum: Technical
11-01-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By olfatguy

You lowered your rest and it's still shooting...

You lowered your rest and it's still shooting low? Isn't that like "I cut this board off twice and, it's still too short"?
If you get with the manufacturer's customer service, they should be able to...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-04-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By olfatguy

I've got a couple of old pop-up blinds (don't...

I've got a couple of old pop-up blinds (don't recall the brand) and a home made one (PVC and burlap/camo netting. I still use them, once in a while, on private land especially if I take the grandkids...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-04-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By olfatguy

Thanks AP HD Jake. I think you've just proven the...

Thanks AP HD Jake. I think you've just proven the point I was trying to make, earlier.

1. Lost a lung shot doe.
2. Still advocates taking 70 yd. shots at deer.

RGT Bekah, you have my...
Forum: Bowhunting
11-03-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By olfatguy

I've been shooting bag targets, for field and...

I've been shooting bag targets, for field and target points, since I saw my first Morrell, about 20 yrs. ago. The only thing that wears out is the cover and thats a cheap fix (free if you have access...
Forum: Technical
11-01-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,664
Posted By olfatguy

Buckle or velcro? I've gotten good service from...

Buckle or velcro? I've gotten good service from both and have had both types break or come apart (only after years of use and abuse). It's hard to believe how hard you can hit yourself in the jaw....
Forum: Bowhunting
11-01-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By olfatguy

Go to a pro shop, an archery or bowhunting club...

Go to a pro shop, an archery or bowhunting club or, some of your own friends that bowhuntin your area.

All the bows, that you mentioned, will probably do the job you want your bow to do. The main...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-31-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By olfatguy

The point I was trying to make, is that, the for...

The point I was trying to make, is that, the for average bowhunter, 35 yds. is, at best, a marginal shot. This problem is fueled by some of the hunting shows, with 50 yd. shots at deer, and a lot of...
10-31-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,895
Posted By olfatguy

If your dry cleaner has already tried then most...

If your dry cleaner has already tried then most of the things listed won't have much better results. The blood, itself, is probably long gone but the stain has been set into the fabric. The remaining...
10-31-2011, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By olfatguy

Check with a pro shop close to you. Most will let...

Check with a pro shop close to you. Most will let you shoot the bow, some have used bows and, they can put you in touch with other shooters in your area. They can also help with making sure the bow...
10-30-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By olfatguy

If you're that bored (or reading, playing games,...

If you're that bored (or reading, playing games, etc.) you're probably not paying attention, like you should be, anyway. Take a nap, move out and still hunt for a little while, till you feel alert...
Forum: Technical
10-30-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By olfatguy

Earl Hoyt's wife used to kill multiple deer every...

Earl Hoyt's wife used to kill multiple deer every year with a 35 Lb. bow. She had the patience to wait for the right shot, though, and could put the arrow where in needed to be when the shot...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-30-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By olfatguy

In the first place, this wasn't a miss, you...

In the first place, this wasn't a miss, you wounded the animal. I hope that's what you're upset about and not the fact that you didn't kill it. That's not just "bowhunting" and, ref. RGT Bekah, it...
Forum: Technical
10-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,035
Posted By olfatguy

Most people go with a similar setup...

Most people go with a similar setup (20,30,40...). Depends on what you are going to do with your bow (targets or hunting or both).

For hunting, a single pin set for 25 yds. (hold a little under or...
10-27-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By olfatguy

There are tons of web sites where you can get...

There are tons of web sites where you can get some information and most larger libraries have a few good books on the subject.

The best thing, in my opinion, would be to find a pro shop that...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-27-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,312
Posted By olfatguy

Around here, we have a problem with wild dogs....

Around here, we have a problem with wild dogs. Morons from the city seem to think it's O.K. to dump their unwanted pets off out in the country. You have to go to the one of the "bigger" towns to get...
10-27-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By olfatguy

Personally, I don't think you can ever have too...

Personally, I don't think you can ever have too many stands out. If you're going to leave it out there anyway, I'd just get a cheap ladder stand (there are several decent ones out there now for under...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By olfatguy

Six in one, half a dozen in the other, as far as...

Six in one, half a dozen in the other, as far as the silencing products go.

If your bow has been shot a lot, the problem might not be with the silencers. The more high-tech the bows, sights,...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-24-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,808
Posted By olfatguy

You might want to find out who he is before you...

You might want to find out who he is before you go off half c0cked. If he turns out to be a good friend or relative of the land owner you might just lose a good hunting spot.

That said, I'd ask...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-19-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By olfatguy

Find a pro shop you're comfortable with and get...

Find a pro shop you're comfortable with and get set up right. It'll save you headaches and cash, in the long run. A lot of them have used bows, or know of someone who upgraded and wants to sell one....
10-19-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By olfatguy

I still use a couple of old Tasco Pro Point...

I still use a couple of old Tasco Pro Point scopes (one for shotgun and one for .357 Smith). They are going on 20 yrs. old and have not given me any problems. I'm not sure what happened after...
10-19-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,458
Posted By olfatguy

Don't know where you live but, hopefully, it will...

Don't know where you live but, hopefully, it will be cold enough that you won't have to worry about them pretty soon. Till then, tuck your pants in your boots (or tie them shut), button your sleeves...
10-18-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,070
Posted By olfatguy

Spin test your broadheads and, if you have glue...

Spin test your broadheads and, if you have glue on nocks, be sure they are straight.
Forum: Bowhunting
10-18-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By olfatguy

You might be able to get by for a while,...

You might be able to get by for a while, depending on the setup. Remember, most single color strings are just one strand, in the first place. If yours is one with minimal serving, it won't last long...
Forum: Technical
10-14-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,093
Posted By olfatguy

I found roving, or stump shooting, instead of...

I found roving, or stump shooting, instead of hammering a target butt, was a huge help when I first started, and it quickly led to rabbit, squirrel and, quail hunting.

Grab some Judo points, so...
10-14-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,611
Posted By olfatguy

Is round in shape? I tried most of the...

Is round in shape?

I tried most of the things mentioned till I found something that worked, and also use a prussic type climbing belt for support when I lean out to shoot.
10-14-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By olfatguy

The glue on nocks will stay on, without glue, if...

The glue on nocks will stay on, without glue, if you twist them on. At least, long enough to fletch. Then you can reposition them as needed.

On aluminum arrows, you can shoot them, without glue,...
10-14-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,030
Posted By olfatguy

Whatever method you use, be careful. That is the...

Whatever method you use, be careful. That is the main concern.

I, personally, have seen more people smacked in the head when their stringer broke or slipped off the bow limb. I've also seen...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-14-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By olfatguy

Check the U.S. Geological Survey for excellent...

Check the U.S. Geological Survey for excellent topo. maps. There are a number of places you can get specific mapping software. I think Bass Pro and Cabela's carry them too.
10-14-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By olfatguy

Did anyone else notice that the prices ($65.00...

Did anyone else notice that the prices ($65.00 and $15.00) , in this post, were just thrown out there and not really comparing two items?

It also states "an under armour type shirt". Under Armour...
10-13-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By olfatguy

"Anyone else notice that we seem to have posters...

"Anyone else notice that we seem to have posters come on here with just a few posts put something up like this???"

Just wondering nchawkeye, what were some of your posts like when you were in the...
10-13-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,285
Posted By olfatguy

The sad truth of the matter is that, for a lot of...

The sad truth of the matter is that, for a lot of stuff, "American Made" doesn't mean better quality anymore. Don't take this the wrong way but, because everybody seems to want the cheap s#*t, many...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By olfatguy

Just another thought. If the original string and...

Just another thought. If the original string and cables are 7-8 yrs. old and you're happy with the way they have performed, why change to something else? Replace them with the same thing and you'll...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-13-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By olfatguy

You said you went to your local Mathews retailer,...

You said you went to your local Mathews retailer, last year, to have him check the bow. Why not go back to him this year? After all, he didn't try to rip you off and sell you cables and string you...
10-12-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By olfatguy

I shoot and have shot both vanes and feathers on...

I shoot and have shot both vanes and feathers on different set-ups. With a little tuning tweak here or there, they will both perform well and they will both have their drawbacks.

In my area, the...
10-12-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,382
Posted By olfatguy

To start off, there are people out there who have...

To start off, there are people out there who have killed deer, regularly, with 35-40# bows and a well placed shot. That said, whatever you're comfortable with works.

The heavier bow might come in...
Forum: Technical
10-12-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By olfatguy

I've worked on a lot of bows with broken strings...

I've worked on a lot of bows with broken strings (without string loops) where the string was damaged under the serving. Most had no problems but, a thorough inspedtion is called for.

Let's not be...
10-12-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By olfatguy

I've actually been taking stuff off my personal...

I've actually been taking stuff off my personal bows, and shooting for a more "low tech" setup.

Assuming, of course, that you have good arrows the most impactful products I've noticed are release...
10-11-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,145
Posted By olfatguy

I usually try to buy the best (which, as we all...

I usually try to buy the best (which, as we all know, doesn't always mean the most expensive). I determine what is best, for me, by actually checking stuff out before I purchase it. No mail order or...
Forum: Technical
10-09-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By olfatguy

Set your bolts (and, yes, the short "arrows" used...

Set your bolts (and, yes, the short "arrows" used for crossbows are called bolts) up the way you want them and don't worry, too much, about FOC %. If you are getting good flight, just shoot them.
...
10-06-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,672
Posted By olfatguy

Come on guys. These shows don't air on PBS....

Come on guys. These shows don't air on PBS. Somebody has to pay the bills, somehow.

There are some things I don't agree with, like 50+ yd. shots, but that's an ethical question you have to answer...
10-05-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,293
Posted By olfatguy

I got my first batch of supplies from Old Master...

I got my first batch of supplies from Old Master Crafters but, there are several others out there. They had all the supplies (epoxy, laminates, wedges, etc.) as well as some basic blue prints for...
10-05-2011, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By olfatguy

I guess a release aid wouldn't be out of the...

I guess a release aid wouldn't be out of the question but, for me kind of defeats the purpose.

If your fingers get bother you after a dozen shots, shoot 8 of 10 and take a break. Better still try...
10-04-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By olfatguy

Which type of release works best, or is easier to...

Which type of release works best, or is easier to draw, is purely a personal thing. Whatever you feel most comfortable with is the "best" for you.

Higher poundage bows are no problem for most...
Forum: Bowhunting
10-04-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By olfatguy

I don't know of any state regulations but, the...

I don't know of any state regulations but, the utility companies, who own the poles might have a different view. Check with them.
Forum: Technical
10-03-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,296
Posted By olfatguy

If you were shooting well enough before, changing...

If you were shooting well enough before, changing equipment was probably not the solution, in the first place.

Something that could help is to get in front of a large target butt (one you can't...
Forum: Technical
10-03-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By olfatguy

Since you said "at the beginning of each season",...

Since you said "at the beginning of each season", I'm assuming this isn't a one time event. Do your sights go back to normal after a period of time, or do they keep going higher?

My guess would be...
Forum: Technical
10-03-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,512
Posted By olfatguy

Even though it was a "new top of the line" bow,...

Even though it was a "new top of the line" bow, was it this year's model? All of the shops I've worked in had,at least a few, of the previous years bows left over at model change. If there were...
Forum: Technical
10-03-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,296
Posted By olfatguy

If you were shooting well enough before, changing...

If you were shooting well enough before, changing equipment was probably not the solution, in the first place.

Something that could help is to get in front of a large target butt (one you can't...
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