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Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-26-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By BruceW63

I had my American Water Spaniel for over 14...

I had my American Water Spaniel for over 14 years, and still miss him. I have a relationship with the American Water Spaniel Club, and attend their national hunting events - hunt tests - here in...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-02-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,182
Posted By BruceW63

This really can't be answered without knowing...

This really can't be answered without knowing what kind of dog you're talking about. Believe it or not, not all hunting dogs are of the Labrador variety.

Nor can it be answered without some...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-27-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,047
Posted By BruceW63

good. let this be a lesson, stay that way. it...

good. let this be a lesson, stay that way. it only gets worse.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-26-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,047
Posted By BruceW63

Sam, I'm noticing a pattern here. Judah......

Sam, I'm noticing a pattern here. Judah... Asher....

Please don't tell us your wife's going to want him circumcised, too?
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-25-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,047
Posted By BruceW63

A yellow lab, huh? well, so much for a nice...

A yellow lab, huh? well, so much for a nice simple name like Joe, Pete, Fred or Dick. Or even Jake, or Ben, or Rex.

You can't really resort to the old Steven Wright standard and name your dog...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-04-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,629
Posted By BruceW63

Dogs in a kennel aren't going to tell you what...

Dogs in a kennel aren't going to tell you what you want to know. But maybe the breeder will give you names of his customers you can talk to.

My AWS was a very family dog, and so were every other...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
03-04-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,932
Posted By BruceW63

I guess that kind of rules out taking a dog duck...

I guess that kind of rules out taking a dog duck hunting, huh? Or ruffed grouse hunting, somewhat.

And no more taking my spaniel out pheasant hunting with a group of guys working a half-way...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-28-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,629
Posted By BruceW63

Either one of those breeds would suit your...

Either one of those breeds would suit your location, that's right down their alley.

As you've probably figured out, the Boykin is about 2/3 or less the size of an American Water Spaniel. One was...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-26-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,629
Posted By BruceW63

I just lost my AWS before Christmas after 14...

I just lost my AWS before Christmas after 14 years together. I couldn't have asked for a better dog, but I did learn a lot about "what I should have done better" in his later years. He was very...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-18-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By BruceW63

When "they" say a human year is like 7 for a dog,...

When "they" say a human year is like 7 for a dog, "they" aren't far off, IMO.

A 7 or 8 human-year old dog is going to have the endurance of a 50 to 55 year old man or woman. But just like with...
02-05-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,026
Posted By BruceW63

Bean Boots ("Maine Hunting Shoe"). I've worn...

Bean Boots ("Maine Hunting Shoe"). I've worn them all of my life, literally.
02-05-2010, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By BruceW63

Limb driver. Period. Or exclamation point.

Limb driver. Period. Or exclamation point.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-05-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,645
Posted By BruceW63

I know where there is a 2-1/2 year old spayed...

I know where there is a 2-1/2 year old spayed female Boykin who could really use a good home right now. I honestly know nothing about her blood line, just that she needs a home where she'll get a...
10-05-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By BruceW63

I've gone through three 14 year old sons, and...

I've gone through three 14 year old sons, and each one was a lot different at 14 than they are now. My opinion is that the notion of buying a bow for him, now, that will "last a lifetime" is too,...
10-05-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By BruceW63

That's not entirely true. Plus it's not accurate...

That's not entirely true. Plus it's not accurate as to what was said by the OP.

And the OP was slightly misleading in his post. You should watch the video (good looking girl!!! healthy, too :D)...
09-23-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,936
Posted By BruceW63

I have experience with this bow. Well, that's...

I have experience with this bow. Well, that's not quite true, my youngest son has the experience with it, I was just the buyer and witness. He must have been 9 or maybe 10 when he "moved up" into...
09-19-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457
Posted By BruceW63

http://www.meanvarchery.com/i/Pictures/MeanV_Maxim...

http://www.meanvarchery.com/i/Pictures/MeanV_Maximum_2_1.jpg

For me: MeanV string suppressors = two thumbs up

LimbDriver rest = two thumbs up as well.
Forum: Technical
09-14-2009, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By BruceW63

Actually, I think there are probably a whole lot...

Actually, I think there are probably a whole lot of other questions that need to be asked and answered first. Such as: Is the bow the proper size for you, particularly the draw length? Is the draw...
Forum: Technical
09-14-2009, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By BruceW63

http://www.specialtyarch.com/verifiers.asp A...

http://www.specialtyarch.com/verifiers.asp

A dealer/pro shop who handles Specialty Archery products can/should have the set-up for determining which lens to use. The gizmo works similar to the...
08-23-2009, 05:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,433
Posted By BruceW63

"Shoot as many as you can" is much better...

"Shoot as many as you can" is much better guidance than "I heard this-or-that about _____". Each person is (for the most part) geometrically different than the other; after a 15 year layoff, you may...
08-16-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By BruceW63

Add poundage or recover it, that's the question. ...

Add poundage or recover it, that's the question. Stretched out strings can lead to a reduction in limb deflection.

I get my replacement strings (Vapor Trails) from www.meanvarchery.com
08-16-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By BruceW63

Limb Driver by Vapor Trail.

Limb Driver by Vapor Trail.
Forum: Archery Gear
07-13-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 26,580
Posted By BruceW63

Is Redhdcharm back with us, yet?

Is Redhdcharm back with us, yet?
07-09-2009, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,781
Posted By BruceW63

Agreed on the quality, and the price - and the...

Agreed on the quality, and the price - and the service from Dan (MeanV).
07-09-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By BruceW63

I have both the bag-type Yellow Jacket (field...

I have both the bag-type Yellow Jacket (field points) and the trad Yellow Jacket (broadheads). Trying to remove field points from the BH target is more than a bit difficult - hence, the bag.

They...
06-12-2009, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,220
Posted By BruceW63

RE: Mathews monster....SWEET.......

I shot "The Monster" when my local shop received their demo back in early March. It's a nice bow, but not for me. Short brace heights don't suit me.

Nor do $900 price tags. Of course, a hat is...
06-08-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By BruceW63

RE: climbing treestands

Just to add to the mix: I've used an API Grand Slam Superstar since 2000 and have never had a single issue with it. It's cataloged as being 23# but I don't think it's that heavy. My only criticism is...
05-22-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,509
Posted By BruceW63

RE: The Bow Turbo

Just please be wary of the fact that the cable slide rod you've fixed-mounted this thing to is not designed to accept the forces you're applying to it, now.

Basically, you have one or possibly...
05-21-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By BruceW63

RE: peep site twist???

Make sure your loop is TIGHT. REALLY TIGHT.

Rotate it until it's aligned, i.e. you draw and the peep is where you want it. Then let down and put a dab of clear cement on the knots where they...
Forum: Technical
05-20-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,964
Posted By BruceW63

RE: NEVER USED A PEEP WITHOUT BUNGEE

I'll never go back to a "bungee cord peep", either.

If you're shooting with a D-loop, twisting of the peep should absolutely not be an issue: once the d-loop and peep orientation is set, put a...
05-05-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By BruceW63

RE: Peep sight question

Specialty Archery www.specialtyarch.com manufactures peeps and verifier lenses. These are different than clarifiers.

If you have trouble seeing your pins as single, sharp objects - like I had...
05-03-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By BruceW63

RE: Limbdriver or Whammy for my situation?

Not only is the LimbDriver a great rest, I know a guy who's got them on sale for $79, too!!!!
05-01-2009, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,751
Posted By BruceW63

RE: Elite Archery is on the move

About 5 or 6 weeks ago, I shot the Z28 and the GT500 - after shooting most of the "new for '09" bows over the course of the winter.

The only thing I did not like about the Elites was --- they...
Forum: Technical
04-20-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,697
Posted By BruceW63

RE: Vapor Trail strings?

I like my Vapor Trail strings, and the price from www.meanvarchery.com is extremely competitive.
Forum: Technical
04-14-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,547
Posted By BruceW63

RE: ?? for the "both" eyes open guys

yes I shoot with both eyes open. I also have astigmatism; I do wear contact lenses for my nearsightedness and have to compromise on the correction strength. If I totally correct my "far vision" then...
04-13-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,668
Posted By BruceW63

RE: Wich Bow Would You Buy??? Help!!!

I have a feeling that if I put my 2008 Diamond Liberty (60 pounds) in your dad's hands for even one shot, I'd have to wrestle him to get it back.

There are still plenty of them out there, too,...
04-13-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,290
Posted By BruceW63

RE: All these short bows!!!

All four of the bows I mentioned-- the "Brand D" models "M" and "L", the "Brand E" model "GT" and the "Brand M" model "_ _ XT" all have similar riser configurations: the throat of the grip is behind...
04-12-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,290
Posted By BruceW63

RE: All these short bows!!!

I, too, am one of those who fell for the "shorter is better" trick a couple of years ago. I liked the bow, thought it shot pretty well, and all was good until I started shooting in a league where...
Forum: Technical
04-09-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,547
Posted By BruceW63

RE: ?? for the "both" eyes open guys

A Verifier peep and lens from Specialty Archery has solved the "haze" problem for me.
03-29-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By BruceW63

RE: diamond stud

I shot the Stud a few weeks ago, and liked it a lot. And you're right, the price sure makes it tempting. I don't think you'd ever regret owning it.

It's like last year, when the Liberty was...
03-28-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,975
Posted By BruceW63

RE: My Tech talks about Blazers . . .

Honestly, this got twisted into something like a Ford vs. Chevy argument, with one guy saying "I just prefer Fords" and the other saying "You're wrong for liking Fords because......" What ever...
03-22-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,150
Posted By BruceW63

RE: Monster

I shot the PSE X-Force GX --- er, I mean the Mathews Monster --- last week. It's a nice bow, for sure.
Forum: Technical
03-22-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By BruceW63

RE: NEW SIGHT

I like my Apex Gear Nitrous.
Forum: Technical
03-20-2009, 03:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,591
Posted By BruceW63

RE: new bow tuning question?

yes. Get a different bow.

bigcountry nailed it. Sell this one and buy a bow with a 34-inch-ish Axle-to-Axle dimension.

Right at the start of the 2007 archery season, I got a Mathews...
Forum: Technical
03-19-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By BruceW63

RE: Just Wanted to Take A Minute And...

Glad to read it's a success so far. You'll soon have those "not many" shots behind you, and the initial stretch should be gone from the string.
03-17-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By BruceW63

RE: sights and rests

Limb driver rest, absolutely.

I'll be picking up an HHA sight in a couple of months, but that's mainly for target shooting. I've been very happy with my Apex Gear Nitrous, I'll put it up against...
03-17-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By BruceW63

RE: peep sights

G5 Meta Peep for me, too. Well, until recently. I've changed to a Specialty Archery tubeless peep with a verifier lens (wish G5 made them, Dan!) due to failing eyesight.

Never will consider a...
03-16-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By BruceW63

RE: String Question

I agree with everything Dan said. But, "not take many shots" is kind of subjective: I think we probably agree that "not many" is somewhere between 50 and 75, and with a brand new bow and the...
Forum: Technical
03-16-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,591
Posted By BruceW63

RE: new bow tuning question?

I'll bet most of you guys would find that your preferred axle-to-axle is real close to the "sleeve length" of your dress shirt. For some reason, that seems to be a good starting point, anyhow. It...
02-12-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,154
Posted By BruceW63

RE: BowTech - Difference -- Diamond Edge Compound Package vs. Razor Edge?

My first time posting here after a long absence.

Here's my take on the difference, starting with the Razor Edge. There are two choices for draw weight ranges, 20-29 lbs and 50-60 lb. It's...
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