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This bow keeps calling my name...its always there

Discussion in 'Bowhunting Talk' started by virginiashadow, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. dnoodles

    dnoodles Legendary Woodsman

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    uh oh.....

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    Yup, so when you buy a traditional bow do you say you've pulled the trigger or slipped the finger..
     
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    I would love to try a trad bow. But, I am holding off for now. The reality of my life right now is that with young kids, I cannot commit the time to practice that I would want to in order to be proficient with it.
     
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    funny enough I had the same thought.
    either way it happened. Should be arriving tomorrow or Saturday.
     
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    Funny I had a chevy tahoe it was all decked out and rode so nice, then I decided I wanted to step back in time and bought a 1968 Scout 800. Yeah it was fun to drive around here and there. Driving it 35 miles to work was another thing. No power steering, drum breaks, metal floor with a metal roof it was loud enough you could not really hear a radio. You had to drive defensively. I loved that truck but when I need to get from point A to point B my modern truck is more comfortable, efficient, and faster. I am getting too damn old to go back to making things harder just for the challenge. Hats off to you guys who have the time and patience.
     
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    Btw, what did you get!?
     
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    My last/best set shooting the Fleetwood today. 20200227_152747.jpg
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    Eric, what bow did you buy?
     
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    Some how I missed this thread. I was given a Bear grizzly about 3 years ago from my wife's unkle. It was his from when he was a kid. It's 45 lbs and from the mid 60's. I cleaned it up and replaced the rest and sting. I shot the crap out of it, but the grip just doesn't feel right to me. So I picked up a used bear Montana longbow off ebay. I love this bow! Been shooting it for the past 3 years. Took it out 2 season ago a couple times. Missed my first buck with it at 13 yards! Nice big 7 pount, but didn't care, it was still such a rush! I had my longbow this year the night I had that big chocolate 10 point standing at 18 yarsds. I held that bow at ready to draw for a hour, just waiting for a couple more steps! I plan to hunt more with it this year, but just can't give up my compound completely, maybe that will change after my first kill.
     
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    Southwest Archery Tigershark, 50#
    I was a bit buzzed and forgot to drop the poundage down to 45. We shall see how the shoulder handles it.
     
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    did you move to the sight first or the rest first? I'm not s*talking, I am honestly curious.
    If I recall correctly, back in the day I started with a bare bow, then went to using a flipper rest and then added a single pin. Then I went to a compound. On this one, I am going to start completely bare and see how I do.

    I used to be a helluva instinctive shot on a moving target with a recurve, if I do say so myself. Although it got me into bad habits that to this day are still hard to break. No bueno with a compound and sights. I've lost more than one deer with a compound that I drew on while it was on the move, old habits took over and I could not stop myself from releasing.
     
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    not gonna lie; part of the reason I slipped the finger/pulled the trigger was a momentarily paranoid reaction related to the corona virus.
    I an completely unafraid of a virus which kills less of its victims than does the flu. But that doesn't mean that I am not afraid of mass hysteria and the havoc that brings.
     
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    Dont let the sight fool ya, I'm about to take it off. I only had it on to get back into the swing of it and make sure I wasn't flinging them into the neighbors yard. I have the magnetic wire rest on and that will stay.
     
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    I think that's the draw for me to trad bow. The simple setup. I shoot instinctive just off the shelf and no sights. I love shooting it and rarely shoot my compound bow. I feel like a kid again and has brought joy back to me in archery, which is a great thing!

    I have been jumping back and forth with split finger VS 3 under. I like the feel of split finger better, but some reason to shot better with 3 under. What are you guys shooting with? Currently I'm shooting with a tab, just a cheap one.

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    This is what it's all about! That Fleetwood is only pulling #29 and shooting it for hours is just plain fun.
     
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    I used to shoot split 3; but supposedly top archers all shoot 3 under for accuracy. Guess I'll see.
    I'll start with a glove for sure.
     
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    You know if trees could talk we would not be so caviler about cutting them down unless they screamed all the time for no apparent reason. Not sure I would want a bow that called my name all the time either would probably say stfu some days.
     
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    virginiashadow Legendary Woodsman

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    I love shooting a recurve. But I've never shot one tailored to me.
     
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    mine arrived today. Was busy with other stuff so haven't even unboxed it yet.
     
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    Kfili Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I've been tempted too. full disclosure Kifarucast has played a big role in that.
    I actually think that having young kids will lend me to shoot more with a recurve. I can shoot at 10 yards in my driveway when its dark out but dont feel like its worth anything with the compound, with a recurve though 10 yards practice is still worthwhile... so when the kids are down and I finally have some time but its dark I can still shoot. hmmmm
     
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