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Forum: Other Areas
05-13-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,077
Posted By Ossage

RE: Cabela’s Grand Opening in Winnipeg

Great news! Now that they have that done, any chance of opening a store where there are people?

These things are always disappointing, though I hope not. The Toronto Bass Pro store is fine, but...
Forum: Other Areas
05-13-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,971
Posted By Ossage

RE: Petition to hold criminals responsible, not legal gun owners

The whole problem about holding crimnals responsible is that the purpose of gun control is to turn normal people into criminals because they own guns. Both in the law, and in the eyes of other...
Forum: Other Areas
05-13-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By Ossage

RE: New Brunswick Moose

There are lots of them. We have a farm in NB, and we see them a lot in the spring, but they are on the rivers all summer. And on the Hwys for that mater. Big Dudes. I don't live in NB and NB has to...
Forum: Technical
05-13-2008, 02:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By Ossage

RE: APA Bows

These guys:

http://apaarchery.com/
Forum: Bowhunting
05-12-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,664
Posted By Ossage

RE: Stolen Stands need Ideas

You need another tree stand set up on the first tree stand, and just blunt them. You need some human intervention to be sure you aren't just shocking or leg holding some kid who went up for a look....
Forum: Technical
05-12-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,956
Posted By Ossage

RE: holdin steady

First thing is that if you are shooting good groups, really, and good groups for score (because archery isn't exactly benchrest, and some people can shoot good groups, but can never get those groups...
Forum: Technical
05-12-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By Ossage

APA Bows

Anyone seen and shot these?I'm always a sucker for bows with narrow low torque grips, and some of the other do dahs look good, but is the overall bow any good?
Forum: Other Areas
03-25-2007, 10:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,216
Posted By Ossage

RE: MANITOBA!

Anyone hunt pigs? Are there huntable populations at all widely?
Forum: Bowhunting
06-07-2006, 01:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,405
Posted By Ossage

RE: Do you really need a $700 bow?

If you just what to hear a bunch of people say stuff, that's the right question. If you want an answer for yourslef you need to finish the phrase. "DO you need a 700 dollar bo TO hunt, do 3D etc......
Forum: Other Areas
01-26-2006, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 779
Posted By Ossage

RE: Lucky Easterners

There is a Gander Mountain in Watertown? What are you guys finding the border is like these days. I've been keeping away until it cools down:eek:, been only once since 9/11, and I crossed without...
Forum: Other Areas
01-24-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By Ossage

RE: So long Martin you crook !!!!!!!

Whoopie crooked conservatives with Mulroney as their advisor are in again. Hard for me to object since I make more money off the Conservatives.

The cons failed to get a single seat in any of...
01-24-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By Ossage

RE: taper tools

I have never been satisfied with the three rivers tool, it won't cut a shaving, and one of the things I make for a living are hand planes, so if anyone ought to be able to get them to work it would...
Forum: Other Areas
01-22-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By Ossage

RE: Banff in June

Banff is great all year round. You can fly fish in the Bow river, you can play golf amoung the herds of elk, you can shop hike and whitewater raft.

I have been there mostly on business, and...
Forum: Other Areas
01-22-2006, 04:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By Ossage

RE: Are F&G Laws the same in Quebec?

BIll 101 in Quebec mandates that all signs must be either in French only, or have French more prominently displayed than English. This is provincial legislation that contradicts the constitution of...
Forum: Other Areas
01-22-2006, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By Ossage

RE: A Word from A Mountie

But you can only have pistols for formal target shooting or collecting purposes. So basically it's like saying "sure we are allowed to own cars, just can't take them out of the garage".

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Forum: Other Areas
01-22-2006, 03:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ossage

RE: Do any of you smell a Conservative Gov"t?

279 bucks to register a gun? I;ve enver paid a dime with all the amnesties, I guess we will see what changes in a minority Conservative governement. A majority Conservative and we are laughing.
01-10-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By Ossage

RE: Aiming? Need some help

There are different ways of "aiming". They sorta blend together. Under one extreme the arrow tip is used like a front sight. Either with three fingers under as in that video, or lower anchor...
Forum: Other Areas
01-09-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By Ossage

RE: Do any of you smell a Conservative Gov"t?

As you say this is what it was like last time. But I do think there is a possibility the Cs will come through this time, as you say. This reminds me of when Ray won in Ontario, a lot of Ontarians...
Forum: Other Areas
01-09-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,297
Posted By Ossage

RE: Liberals want to ban hanguns in Canada!!

Dan O Thanks for the history. I knew that wouldn't be right, I'm surprised it was so few times. So not in 20 years, kinda makes my point.

Terry M. It's a hard judgement call, but I still...
12-26-2005, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By Ossage

RE: Grip is Key

That's a good tip tommy. I have seen that too, and permanet marker give you something to practice with.

I use a low grip, and I love it, but there are two things you have to get on top of. ...
12-26-2005, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By Ossage

RE: I DIDN'T REALIZE

I always warm up by partially drawing the bow, not going straight to full draw right off, and I do it both sides. No reason to get an unecesarry injury.
Forum: Other Areas
12-26-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,297
Posted By Ossage

RE: Liberals want to ban hanguns in Canada!!

Will it happen in 10, 20, 30 years. I don't know about timing. But it will happen on the current trajectory. The irony is that Handguns are defensive in nature, though obviously a favorite of some...
Forum: Other Areas
12-25-2005, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,297
Posted By Ossage

RE: Liberals want to ban hanguns in Canada!!

"Ossage you sound like a liberal sympathiser."

So you sound out of touch. I have news for you, there is not now nor never has been (WAG) a conservative majority in any province in Canada,...
Forum: Other Areas
12-09-2005, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,297
Posted By Ossage

RE: Liberals want to ban hanguns in Canada!!

It's a wedge issue, it is designed to rally the troups. Got nothing to do with right or wrong. However, I saw representatives from all three non-bloc parties, and none of them really spoke up for...
Forum: Technical
12-01-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Ossage

RE: Backtension explained

It is the rhomboid muscles. Shoulder blades move closer together.
11-30-2005, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Ossage

RE: Woodys

That is great advice.

All coatings will pass moisture in the air, and stabalize to the ambient humidity. So if you left your arrows in an unheated place in a wet fall they could absorb enough...
Forum: Technical
11-30-2005, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 803
Posted By Ossage

RE: Backtension explained

I don't know where things stand today, but some of the US's top Olympians, including a gold medalist, put back tension ahead of aiming. Aiming is sub-conscious, and some compound shooters like Ulmer...
Forum: Technical
11-30-2005, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By Ossage

RE: Back Tension Release's, which one???

"almost begin to question yourself on (when the hell is this thing going to go off........thwack.....oh, there it is ) "

That is exactly what you don't want or at least anything past the...
11-30-2005, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Ossage

RE: Entering Another Tab Phase

I prefer shooting tabs, but mostly use gloves these days because I prefer the arrow handling I get with them. I can slowly handle an arrow with great ease, but if I need to get rapid fire with a...
11-30-2005, 01:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Ossage

RE: Glass bows, glass doing all the work?

A reasonably comon proportion of glass thickness to wood is 20/60/20. Any time you have something like a tube where the walls are 20% of the thickness of the tube, that portion of the tube is doing...
Forum: Technical
11-30-2005, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,558
Posted By Ossage

RE: Back Tension Release's, which one???

Back tension release is mostly a way of shooting a release, not a release itself, though obviously there is a category of triggerless releases that are called BT releases.

The only real...
Forum: Other Areas
11-27-2004, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Ossage

RE: Bass Pro now open in Toronto

Barkley's the big store in Oshawa is selling up to, from what I hear.

I thought BP was crazy to open so late in the season, but apparently they are sucking the oxygen out of the xmas market, and...
Forum: Other Areas
11-23-2004, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By Ossage

RE: Bass Pro now open in Toronto

Now that they are here, I have to say that I hope they make a go of it. My prediction was/is that they will wipe out everyone else, with a few minor exceptions, then they will leave Canada, and it...
07-08-2004, 02:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By Ossage

RE: Shameless solicitation for recurve lessons.

Since one can shoot well with any of a number of different styles, I think that problems are more likely to be in the fundamentals.

Poorly set up gear, either in matching, tuning, or excess bow...
Forum: Other Areas
07-08-2004, 02:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By Ossage

RE: Looks like the Liberals are going to win again!

You are so right Sawbill.

The comentators have given a bunch of reasons for the extraordinary spectacle of quebecers turning againsts liberals for the sponsorship scandal. Such nicities as...
Forum: Other Areas
07-07-2004, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 903
Posted By Ossage

RE: Looks like the Liberals are going to win again!

If you live in ontario, conservatives don't look good on ethics, management, or honesty, and I voted for them twice. They are all crooks, Mulroney gave us the safe storage law which means you can't...
06-22-2004, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By Ossage

RE: bow pics

It's true of a lot of the manufacturer's websites also. A bunch of pictures of the riser and nocks, and sometimes no picture of the strung or unstrung bow. I think it has gotten worse witht he...
Forum: Bowfishing
06-22-2004, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By Ossage

RE: Do you keep the meat

I know the ones we shoot go back to the land as you mentioned. I just wondered how hardy they were if you shot and released them. Sometimes they wiggle off themsleves.
Forum: Bowfishing
06-22-2004, 04:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,018
Posted By Ossage

RE: crossbow bowfishing

It's probably legal in Ontario where I am from. I have never owned or shot a crossbow. But It looks as though you could mount some of the AMS gear on one. since the string attaches outside the...
Forum: Bowfishing
06-22-2004, 04:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By Ossage

RE: Do you keep the meat

The hunting is fun but the wasting is not. Seems at times as though nothign will stop the carp from breathing. What happens if you shoot them and throw them back. I;m not advocating it, I just...
Forum: Bowfishing
06-22-2004, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,273
Posted By Ossage

RE: Shark and Stingray Hunting

If you can tan the skins, they are worth about 55 bucks for medium size ones, smaller than in the picture anyway.

Does anyone know how far north they range? Are they on flats in Maine?
Forum: Bowfishing
06-22-2004, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,118
Posted By Ossage

RE: The Reel I use.....

I just got the AMS reel recently during the 3R sale. Its the best to shoot, but no drag worth speaking about, and it lays rubber on the line. I think it's great for carp where the arrow often ruins...
Forum: Bowfishing
06-22-2004, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,463
Posted By Ossage

RE: reel on a recurve

I made a gadget adapter out of a block of wood, then tied it down with tape and string Just liek the 3-rivers model. I put an aims reel on a longbow.

You can put the zebco reels into the...
Forum: Other Areas
05-25-2004, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,218
Posted By Ossage

RE: Sweeping gun law changes?

Goodguy. is that correct? Forgive me if I have the wrong end of this, but isn't the reward you get for complying a stiff jail sentence. Isn't this just a fee elimination for those who register new...
04-25-2004, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,243
Posted By Ossage

RE: Korean Traditional Recurve - Hunting

I like the looks of the Japanese bows, and wouldn't mind making one of those in a hunting size to be shot with a regular anchor.

Here is another eastern style bow. You can guess from the name...
04-20-2004, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By Ossage

RE: Can We Say CHECKMATE here

Thanks LBR, I just didn't want to be thoughtlessly rude.

None of the bows I saw were second hand. They had about 60-100 new Checkmates of various types.

Not all checkmates are equal there...
04-18-2004, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By Ossage

RE: Can We Say CHECKMATE here

Icoast, i was in a store a mounth ago that probably had a dozen Crussaders in LH either 1 piece or 2.

LBR, are you recurves.com? If so I am happy to discontinue this like of talk.
04-18-2004, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By Ossage

RE: Longbow Advice

Checkmate Crussader is a very good bow. I don't like the grip, so I would have to buy a custom version, but there are a number of places with dozens of these bows in stock at any time, and they...
Forum: Technical
04-18-2004, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By Ossage

RE: Back tension and hunting

Well put, and that kind of thing works well with a wrist release as well.
03-30-2004, 03:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ossage

RE: Exotic Wood

It sure isn't as hard as stone. I'm the turned like plastic guy. It's a great wood, It's amazing in musical instruments because it really doesn't require any finish at all to polish up like marble....
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