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Forum: Technical
02-19-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By davepjr71

The starting point is 2" longer than the distance...

The starting point is 2" longer than the distance where your arrow contacts the rest. However, you can go as low as .5" with some rests to achieve proper spine. Don't use your DL as the starting...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-24-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By davepjr71

RE: who's gonna pop my cherry

Frank lives in Belgium. He loves archery but there is almost no hunting in his neck of the woods. He's dreaing about coming to the US to hunt though and likes talking to all of the hunters and...
Forum: Technical
06-17-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,324
Posted By davepjr71

RE: how to tie in the cord of a QAD rest

Frank,

Thanks, if i at least look mature it may make other people believe I am. haha

When are you coming to the states?

A press does help. You should get a portable press to use for...
Forum: Technical
06-17-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,324
Posted By davepjr71

RE: how to tie in the cord of a QAD rest

Frank,

All you have to do is stick the string thorugh your cable and draw. Then, cut the string and heat the end to ball it up. In the past I've used serving but you really do not even need the...
Forum: Technical
06-17-2009, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Dozen under $100?

I've shot the GT Pro Hunters for a few years and decided to try Easton ST Axis this year. Had to try the Slim technology and to be honest, they are not as straight per dozen as the GT's with...
06-17-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By davepjr71

RE: climbing treestands

Summit and API are great stands. I bought a Gorilla Greyback a few years ago and really love it. The side bars pivot to hug the tree.There is never an issuewith shifting my weight from side to side...
Forum: Technical
05-16-2009, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,706
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Are carbon arrows weather proof???

I do not think carbon expands and contracts with temperature change. That is one of the reasons people have switched to carbon from aluminum. However, water does expand and contract and if moisture...
Forum: Technical
05-16-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By davepjr71

RE: bow parts

It all depends on the age of the bow. If it is relatively new they should be able to get parts. If I need parts I go to a Archery shop that carries my bow and order what I need. Some work may be...
Forum: Technical
05-15-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Goldtip?

Out of my last dozen I only had 2 Pro's that I could not get to spin properly. I've used XT's in the past and have had half of them wobble badly. It's a question of comfort level and how well your...
Forum: Technical
05-15-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,947
Posted By davepjr71

RE: QAD too slow for a 82nd airborne

To get the QAD to drop faster you have to adjust the cord. The instructions explain this. I have the cord as short as possible right below where the cables cross on my down cable and have no problems...
Forum: Technical
01-28-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By davepjr71

RE: What do you prefer? (Draw Cycle)

I've dislocated both my shoulders due to bad genetics and weight lifting as a youth. Even with a shorter than correct DL the last few inches can be a PETA. I'm not knocking low DW bows. I just don't...
Forum: Technical
01-28-2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By davepjr71

RE: What do you prefer? (Draw Cycle)

It's all about body physics.Every person is the strongestduring the beginning of thedraw until the major muscles of the back are fully contracted. When you get closer to your face the big muscles are...
Forum: Technical
01-28-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,048
Posted By davepjr71

RE: What do you prefer? (Draw Cycle)

I'm one of the few guys on here that think everyone should shoot the highest DW they can handle. With that said I far prefer the Bowtech smooth mods over the fast mods. Early in the draw you are...
Forum: Technical
01-28-2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 698
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Measuring a bows draw length?

Changing the grip will lengthen or shorten your DL.The thickness of the grip will shorten or lengthen your DL a little.Your hand is now closer to the riser elbow and your hand position maychange. The...
01-28-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

Congrats on the buck. Seems like everyone has fallen off since the main season has ended. I shot a doe on Saturday to get some more meat in the freezer. Haven't seen a buck since November.
Forum: Technical
01-15-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Bow master bow press

The Bowmaster is a great portable press. Like big said it's easier to use with a vise but not necessary. Also, use a wrench or socket to tighten and/or loosen and make sure the bars are always in the...
Forum: Technical
01-15-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Tuning?

Great advice Bruce.

Even though paper is probably the most popular it often can be the most difficult tuning to accomplish. If you do not have good form when doing it you will get all sorts of...
Forum: Technical
01-15-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Draw weight?

Beyond trying a different scale, did you checked your ATA, brace height, and cam timing after putting on the new string? After a year of shooting you need to check all of that.In reality that should...
12-23-2008, 08:05 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

Frank,

I hope everything is ok with the ticker. Congrats on the doe and good luck with te rest of your season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
12-18-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

My season will start back up after the New year. The temps here haven't been too cold so maybe there will be some deer around still sporting some head gear.
Forum: Technical
12-07-2008, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By davepjr71

RE: French Tuning

You can sight and tune using French Tuning. read the article. However, youdo have to shoot at 50 or 60 to fine tune.
Forum: Technical
12-05-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By davepjr71

RE: French Tuning

First, I'm strictly a "hunter" and not a target shooter. However, wouldn't you want to be as accurate and have the best tuned possible when shooting at live game? I think that a tuned bow is more...
Forum: Technical
12-04-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By davepjr71

RE: French Tuning

Az,

Here is the French Tuning article.

http://www.dudleyarchery.info/articles/usarcher1FT.pdf
Forum: Technical
12-04-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Whats the easiest way to sight in a new bow?

You can order a tape from here for $3.50:

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/index.php?cPath=39_102

Or, download a trial version of Ontarget2 and set up a tape for your bow. To create a tape...
Forum: Technical
12-04-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Whats the easiest way to sight in a new bow?

I used to sight in the other way for 29 yrs or so. just started sighting and tuning the way I suggested and have found I like it. The great thing about archery is there are many ways to skin a cat...
Forum: Technical
12-04-2008, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Whats the easiest way to sight in a new bow?

archer 2,

You bring uppoints that I probably need to clarify. Disagreement brings discussion and that's why we are here, right?

I didn't say he would miss at 20. I stated that at 10 yds...
Forum: Technical
12-02-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Whats the easiest way to sight in a new bow?

I'd start with pin tape to get all of your pin gaps close and then use your 50 yd pin at 3-4 yds depending on speed of bow. The method is geared toward French tuning the bow and I've usedit to to set...
Forum: Technical
12-02-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Whats the easiest way to sight in a new bow?

I'd like to expand and clarify why it would be easier to do what I've stated. This works for sights with gang adjustment and is much easier than starting with the 20 yd pin close up. Why? If you...
Forum: Technical
12-01-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Whats the easiest way to sight in a new bow?

You can disagree with me if you'd like. I've been shooting a bow for almost 30 yrs and sighting in at 10 yds is not a good idea. With the new sights that allow gang adjustment vertically and...
Forum: Technical
12-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 27,801
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Setting Up a QAD.. or other Drop Away Rest

Swamp,

Great demo. However, I find it easier to place a few knots, using serving, where you want the cord to stop on the down cable. Then, run the cord through the down cable below the knots and...
Forum: Technical
12-01-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,618
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Whats the easiest way to sight in a new bow?

Even at 10 yds you can miss a target and10 yds would be the highest point of your arrow's arc at 20 yds. Therefore, if yousight the pin on at 10 you will be low at 20. You'd be better off sighting...
Forum: Technical
12-01-2008, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Another one for the arrow gurus

I had 1 arrow out of a whole dozen that was a little bent at one end that cutting myself couldn't cure. The rest were perfect after cutting. All but that one arrow spun well and did not flip over to...
Forum: Technical
12-01-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Another one for the arrow gurus

Good point FSU. XT's are nice and whatI used last year.I've just not had good luck with the straightness through a dozen. Not to say they didn't shoot well enough even if a little bent. A dozen can...
Forum: Technical
12-01-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Another one for the arrow gurus

For under $100 you can not go wrong with Gold Tip Pro hunters. In a dozen they weight is very good and the straightness is not an issue. Furthermore, they are probably the toughest arrow you can find...
12-01-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

Sorry i haven't been on here to much lately guys. Been very busy.

The last weekend before rifle started here my buddy andI found a good spot that had a huge 10 pt (20+ spread) and a few other...
11-19-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

Congrats on the nice bucks Bobs. Now we have2 on the board. woohoo
11-10-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

Hey guys,

Just got back from the 10 days of hunting in Wisconsin. Saw some amazing bucks and had an 8 point duck my string on the last morning I hunted. Darn thing dropped right when the arrow...
10-24-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

I've been studying my a$$ off for a test I have to take to advance my career. Not fun at all. Last weekend I had a spike visit me a few times and decide to show off both sides at 20 yds for about 15...
10-15-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

2 more weekends and I'll be in Wisconsin. In the 80's here right now andI hate it.
10-15-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

She contacted the team after the deadline and was replaced. That deer would have really helped the team though.
10-09-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

Isn't that the truth. I took 6 years off from archery and I missed it every year. I did hunt rifle season in December but that is just not the same as hunting the fall. Being back in the woods the...
10-06-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

You'd think that guy would be happier shooting a buck like that? he looks pissed off about it!!!

How's the foot doing?
10-05-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team 2 Thread

I had a spike walk 14 yds from my stand at first light and stop broadside 3 times. Then had a fawn pass by and her mother right afterward. They both stopped and the fawn fed off the mother for a...
09-30-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team Tree Sharks Thread (2)

Even GR8 has not been in here in a while. It's seems like 3 or 4 of us are here all the time out of 10 guys.
09-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team Tree Sharks (2) Thread

Frank,

That's great that you got out. I take it the surgery went well?
Forum: Technical
09-29-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,480
Posted By davepjr71

RE: We Need a Basic Tune-up How To...Please

Paper tuning is a great way to drive yourself insane. Unless you use perfect form on every shot you will get errors. Personally, I prefer French tuning over anything. It's a more exact science than...
09-29-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team Tree Sharks (2) Thread

I've just been extremely busy.

Found out in my tree stand last Friday that my D-loop and serving had slid up about 3/16".

I knew something was wrong with my bow over the past month or so...
09-26-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 22,411
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Official Team Tree Sharks (2) Thread

I just got back from Salt Lake City from a work assignment. I was planning on hunting today but it's pouring out and I'm behind on work. So, I'll be out tomorrow no matter what hte weather.I get a...
Forum: Technical
09-24-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Which arrows to buy?help

I was thinking 75 lbs when I stated the 375 gr arrow.

You should never be under 5 gpp unless the bow is rated to handle the stress. Furthermore, a lotof the bowsare very fast even with arrows...
Forum: Technical
09-24-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 895
Posted By davepjr71

RE: Which arrows to buy?help

If my Alley is over 290 FPS with a 420 grain arrow your 82nd would be even faster and from shooting experience 5-10 fps makes little difference even out to 60 yds.
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