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    If the dot stays on the X, but the scope moves...

    If the dot stays on the X, but the scope moves down relative to the sight picture in your peep, then you must be hitting high. Is that correct? If that's the case, Joe Schnur is right and your...
  2. Thread: Pins and Needles

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    One coach said to not show your armpit. That...

    One coach said to not show your armpit. That seems a little low to me, but it may work for some.

    Check out the Olympic archers do it on the World Archery channel on youtube.

    Figure out what...
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    Go to Tradtalk.com and search there for Warf...

    Go to Tradtalk.com and search there for Warf bows. A gentleman over there named Bob Gordon seems to have originated the idea when ILF limbs became generally available and affordable. He called them...
  4. Thread: Managing float

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    Great post Jacob! Thank you, Allen

    Great post Jacob! Thank you,
    Allen
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    My experience with old shoulders (64 years) is...

    My experience with old shoulders (64 years) is that it's not so much the weight of the bow as the recoil, often called hand shock. A few years ago I shot a Hoyt Pro Elite for indoor and my shoulders...
  6. Any chance of setting up two identical releases...

    Any chance of setting up two identical releases for him? One set up normally & the other so it either won't fire or is very slow to fire.

    It's something I go to when I catch myself punching a...
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    Check out George Ryals latest TAW that he did for...

    Check out George Ryals latest TAW that he did for Last Chance Archery. It addresses this exact problem.
    Allen
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    So which comes first, the chicken or the egg? ...

    So which comes first, the chicken or the egg?

    Good float or trust in the shot?

    I think Jacob is saying that we have to learn to set up a good shot and trust whatever float we see. If it's...
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    Trust in our shot? At our level, we don't set...

    Trust in our shot?

    At our level, we don't set up a good shot as often as we would like. Because of this, it's difficult to develop trust in the shot. We want to muscle the pin onto the X which...
  10. Thread: Pins and Needles

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    When I had that problem it was because I was...

    When I had that problem it was because I was drawing with my elbow too high. It resulted in an impingement in my shoulder. My solution was to draw with my elbow a little lower. If this doesn't...
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    I had a similar problem. Learned to shoot on the...

    I had a similar problem. Learned to shoot on the bounce which of course led to bad things. My solution was to be stronger in my back with no relaxation at let-off. I learned to come to full draw...
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    I have 14 bows and regret selling the two bows I...

    I have 14 bows and regret selling the two bows I have sold.

    Why? Because I want them.

    My wife's reaction, she figures it's better for me to spend money on bows than girls and booze.
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    Therein lies the problem for many of us. :grin:

    Therein lies the problem for many of us. :grin:
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    Has anyone used an elastic cord with the bitz to...

    Has anyone used an elastic cord with the bitz to keep the arrow seated?

    Something like the Last Chance jig.

    I use the Zenith, but hate taking the nocks out every time I want to refletch an...
  15. Thread: Surprise release

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    I've never liked the term "surprise release". I...

    I've never liked the term "surprise release". I think a better description is and "unanticipated release".

    You are on the right track and to continue in that direction, train yourself for a...
  16. Thread: sponsored?

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    Don't let anyone here discourage you from trying...

    Don't let anyone here discourage you from trying to achieve this goal. It's not easy, but it can be done. There are a lot of threads on becoming sponsored. Search them out. John Dudley has an...
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    Draw weight a little bit too high? :) ...

    Draw weight a little bit too high? :)




    Actually that's the second worst I've ever seen for sky drawings. Here is an oldie, but goodie of the worst:
    ...
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    I generally never wax. But I build my own...

    I generally never wax. But I build my own strings and love to experiment. So I'm on to a new string before the old one needs waxing.

    Maybe I'll experiment with waxing to see if it actually...
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    No, unless you have trouble keeping your arrow on...

    No, unless you have trouble keeping your arrow on the rest.
  20. Easton ACC's are great arrows. I have some that...

    Easton ACC's are great arrows. I have some that are 8 to 10 years old and still going strong.
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    No reason not to. Just get good at your arrows...

    No reason not to. Just get good at your arrows from the front.
    I used a ProElite for one year.
    Allen
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    Do you know if the owner is actually making...

    Do you know if the owner is actually making anything out of the entire operation? From the numbers you have given us, I suspect that he is losing money or at best a very small return on investment....
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    I recommend that you go with a New bow. Since...

    I recommend that you go with a New bow. Since you are a beginner, it's unlikely that you have the tools and knowledge to get a used bow into shooting condition. I buy strictly used but I build my...
  24. Thread: Tuning

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    A general rule of tuning is that if you change...

    A general rule of tuning is that if you change anything, you've changed everything.

    It's not always that hard and fast, but it's a good place to start. If you change the DW or anything else, at...
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    The book ProActive Archery by Tom Dorigatti...

    The book ProActive Archery by Tom Dorigatti (field14) has a lot of great information on this. Well worth the cost.

    Allen
  26. Thread: Cold feet

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    You need good boots, but when your feet are cold,...

    You need good boots, but when your feet are cold, warm your HEAD. That's where the most heat is lost from your body.

    This is an old and established rule of outdoors and I'm surprised more don't...
  27. Thread: Find the mistake

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    That's the highly accurate WRIST REST technique. ...

    That's the highly accurate WRIST REST technique. :wink:

    Only the special few can master it.
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    A new bow is probably a better choice unless you...

    A new bow is probably a better choice unless you work on your own equipment and build your own strings.

    I've bought strictly used for the last 10 years and used bows from even the best sellers can...
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    Quit fighting it. That will only cause more...

    Quit fighting it. That will only cause more apparent movement that will cause you to fight more and more movement etc. Without a lot of work on your form and equipment you won't get your pin to sit...
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    The fletching tape works great for feathers, but...

    The fletching tape works great for feathers, but not so much for plastic vanes. Also, your shaking would be as much or more of a problem with the tape as with glue. It's not easy for older hands...
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