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    Welcome to the lure of Trad. Bowhunting.. Once...

    Welcome to the lure of Trad. Bowhunting.. Once into it you'll find it's even more... You can pay what you want for a bow, from less than $100 on up to $1500. It's not so much price but finding a...
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    Actually, the majority of the bow shops know...

    Actually, the majority of the bow shops know nothing about traditional archery and at the worst will pretend they know giving bad information. Check around the area that you live asking information...
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    Probably the easiest place to get a new string...

    Probably the easiest place to get a new string would be 3Rivers archery, they have a web site you can check out. On a recurve the string should be 3 inches shorter than the bow… 62" bow = 59"...
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    Sorry, I'm not familiar with these bows. What...

    Sorry, I'm not familiar with these bows. What kind of price does this bow have?
  5. I use B-50 on my older bows and it works fine. I...

    I use B-50 on my older bows and it works fine. I think 12-14 strands will work but I'd suggest a brace height closer to 7 1/2- 7 3/4 inches. Many times your draw will be shorter with a Traditional...
  6. Traditional bows that are FF compatible have...

    Traditional bows that are FF compatible have re-enforced limb tips. The large majority were made prior to FF string material and can be severely damaged if it's used on them. Usually the maker of...
  7. What kind of Traditional bow are using it on?

    What kind of Traditional bow are using it on?
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    Most us don't use that on our traditional...

    Most us don't use that on our traditional equipment.. Probably get more help from another site..
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    I've never had one quite like that.. Probably...

    I've never had one quite like that.. Probably depends on the type/method of fiberglass, not all of it runs up and down the limbs.
    Anyway, just keep an eye on it to be on the safe side.. I don't...
  10. Thread: Samick sage !

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    Don't know anything about them other than the...

    Don't know anything about them other than the price makes them an excellent choice. I have read on the net a lot of people have had good things to say about them.. Don't see how a person could...
  11. Thread: 40 lb recurve

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    It can, if everything is perfect.. The old...

    It can, if everything is perfect.. The old saying is shoot the most poundage you can handle and that will vary depending on if the bow really fits you..
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    I've used them for 30 years and have no plans to...

    I've used them for 30 years and have no plans to change. They're very well made and penetration is very good. I use the 2-blade
    delta but the Eskimo is very good and perhaps better all around...
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    "Trial and error" Yep, it's truly a journey! ...

    "Trial and error" Yep, it's truly a journey! Relax and enjoy it. I know what it's like, most bow shops are no help at all and can be a hindrance.

    But… anytime you want to ask questions I'll do...
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    Way too stiff. Selfbows are not center-shot and...

    Way too stiff. Selfbows are not center-shot and depending on the bowyers design will vary in the amount they are off center. A broad head will bring out problems even more so..

    A...
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    Need way more information. What poundage you're...

    Need way more information. What poundage you're pulling at your draw length? What size arrows? Length of your arrows?

    that's a start, we'll go from there..
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    I have several that I've made. It's really fun to...

    I have several that I've made. It's really fun to make and hunt with equipment you've made with your own hands. It is habit forming, it's hard to make just one.

    If you haven't already done so,...
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    Neat video.. stop by once in a while.

    Neat video.. stop by once in a while.
  18. Thread: Accuracy?

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    I noticed you say you're close to St. Louis and I...

    I noticed you say you're close to St. Louis and I know there are Trad. shooters in that area, don't know just how close. Shooting Traditional equipment takes time to learn. If it was easy everyone...
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    Hard to say, but that not a bad thing. I've...

    Hard to say, but that not a bad thing. I've always thought my broad heads shot better than field points.

    Sounds like you're doing fine, just keep practicing.
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    I've done some but not very good at itů a lot to learn yet.. I like antler but some material doesn't seem to work as well as others. I'm sure my inexperience has much to do with that.
  21. Thread: Interested!

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    I've made all wood bows, used to be all I shot. ...

    I've made all wood bows, used to be all I shot. It doesn't really have to take a lot of expensive tools and just about anywhere you live there are trees that will make a suitable bow. I have helped...
  22. Thread: Interested!

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    If that's what you've got in mind to do then do...

    If that's what you've got in mind to do then do some research on it. It's not cheap to make/buy all the equipment you'll need.
    There is, without a doubt, great satisfaction to shoot a bow you've...
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    Plenty of knowledge here.. I know VA and myself...

    Plenty of knowledge here.. I know VA and myself alone have over 100 years experience.. and there are plenty of others too.

    Wood arrows are fine, like other arrows they need to be inspected...
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    If you're getting full draw, full 45# you've got...

    If you're getting full draw, full 45# you've got enough for a whitetail.

    I make my own and it cheapens the cost but don't scrimp too much on arrows. You gotta have good arrows.

    Guess it...
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    Yes, keep us informed and enjoy the journey..

    Yes, keep us informed and enjoy the journey..
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