The what gear did you buy today thread!

Discussion in 'Equipment Reviews' started by Jacob1, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. P17

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    Keep us informed on that shower heater. I attempted to fab a heat exchanger using truck radiator water. The first did not get hot enough, so I made one with twice as many coils; haven't installed it yet. We I stalled a LS in the 04 Tacoma and tomorrow engine cage lol. I managed to buy my Turkey tag. Wild turkeys 100 yards from porch
     

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    Odd pic did not post. Over 20 turkeys nw Colorado 20210314_185112.jpg
     
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    How do you like the sticks? I am thinking about giving the XOP minis a run and getting rid of my 30" Hawk Heliums.
     
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    Love the Novix minis. I don’t like XOP sticks though.


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  5. cantexian

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    Ordered some new arrows and feathers from Lancaster Archery yesterday. I thought I might give feathers a chance since they are lighter than vanes. Trying to slightly increase FOC without increasing total arrow weight. I will try it on one arrow and see how it flies. If it doesn't work, I wasted $10. Oh well, I have wasted $10 on worse things.
     
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    Ah the old is new again...

    Feathers are problematic in rain/moisture. You can hit them with some dwr (or recipes used for dry flies) and it'll help some, adds a tiny bit of weight.

    They also wear, separate and fall off... You may shoot them off depending on your test and glue.

    Good luck.
     
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    Yeah, I knew all that. I am going to just start with one and see how it flies, more curious than anything else. Thanks for the tip on DWR. I really only plan on hunting with these in dry conditions, if I can get them to fly...:bow:
     
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    Yep I started out w with feathers....two words.....hair spray
     
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    I finally broke down and bought a Sitka fanatic jacket on Amazon. $359.00.
     
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    Best cold weather jacket I have ever used! The only thing that would make it perfect, would be if it was waterproof and quiet at the same time. Other then that awesome jacket

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    Hair Spray water proof the feathers?
     
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    It's what my old archery guy told me to use...he was a competitive shooter that shot against Fred bear a few times and was pretty good. The spray worked for me. You do a few LIGHT coats letting it to dry between coats. There was also a common powder he would use...I just can't recall which powder it was at the moment.
    . Gosh this just reminded me I still after all these years have two aluminium arrows with 4 huge fu fu feather fletching on each of them . He was always giving me something to shoot. God Rest his soul.
     
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    It will not disappoint


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    I'm going to be in real trouble this season...nothing comes even close to fitting other than the game hide rain suit I won years ago and gave hubby. Even that it's roomy, which allows me to layer underneath. That is a lot of hunting clothes. Belts on pants help but the waist really folds and fall camo sweats impossible to cinch up enough. I am going to need to replace my extreme weather suit, So ideas and places to look for best prices would be appreciated.
     
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    Camofire is your friend. Download the app and they have specials every day. Many deep discounts. And some of the days it's even all women's hunting clothes.

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    You could of had it for $100 cheaper had you listened to me.

    You're going to love that jacket though, best money I've spent on a very warm layer.
     
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    Damn, I completely forgot!!!
     
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    Pulled the trigger on three pair of boots.

    AeroHead Sport 16" Realtree Timber 3.5MM
    AeroHead Sport 16" Mossy Oak Bottomland 7.0MM
    Alpha Agility 17" Mossy Oak Green Leaf
     
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    We might have to disagree just a bit on this one. Yes, feathers will get wet if it rains, but I hunted with them for two years and even soaked they still steer an arrow adequately. I tested this one myself a long time ago. I actually soaked feather fletched arrows in a big mug of water and then shot them tipped with Slick Trick Magnums. They still hit were I was aiming. Personally, I think that when you release 65# or 70# of stored energy onto an arrow, almost all of the water held in the feathers is left behind on the shot. They do look kind of like a drowned cat, but they still work.

    When I shot feathers I never had one come off. I shot chunks out of them, but I never even managed to shoot one off. That might be due to the fact that I always used Loctite Super Glue Gel to glue them to wraps instead of the carbon shaft.

    They are prone to wear and separation, especially if you shoot them off a recurve or longbow, but as long as you're careful with them they'll do their job nicely.

    My biggest problem with feathers is how loud they are out of a modern compound. I just recently found out how loud Blazer Vanes are in flight. Feathers are considerably louder than Blazers.
     

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