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  1. I've used both Fury and BCY X. Both quality bow...

    I've used both Fury and BCY X. Both quality bow string materials. The finer strands of Fury make a very clean bundle after burnishing. However, because these fine strands seem to meld into each...
  2. AAE ProBlade with Freak rest. If you have...

    AAE ProBlade with Freak rest. If you have trouble keeping the arrow on the blade, it's either nock pinch or you're over-bowed.
  3. Thread: Helical??

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    I don't use helical. For longer vanes/feathers,...

    I don't use helical. For longer vanes/feathers, helical keeps base in contact with arrow shaft, but may cause interference with blade launcher. Outdoors I shoot field archery with compound - short...
  4. I experienced this curling with Fusion vanes. ...

    I experienced this curling with Fusion vanes. Switched to water thin CA glue and curling disappeared. I sent several curled vanes to Norway and while they sent me a new pack, I never heard back. I...
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    Poll: The poll should have had a "Neutral" option. I...

    The poll should have had a "Neutral" option. I personally don't care what someone wears as long as it meets the rules and isn't offensive. I suppose if someone likes their brand of...
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    Sight marks at 13 yards? Fine tuning marks by...

    Sight marks at 13 yards? Fine tuning marks by adjusting limb bolts? The speed on the tape may not be your actual speed? Feet per minute? I can't find a single point in your post with which I...
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    It is probably one or more of your sight marks. ...

    It is probably one or more of your sight marks. If you measured the Peep Height and Sight Radius at full draw, you did it correctly, but I believe they are primarily for sub-yardage marks. The draw...
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    http://www.wasparchery.com/blog/calculate-fps-of-y...

    http://www.wasparchery.com/blog/calculate-fps-of-your-arrows-without-a-chronograph

    Or find someone with OT2 and it will calculate speed from drop measurements. Caveat is this method is only as...
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    I'm shooting X7 2312s full length w/125 grain...

    I'm shooting X7 2312s full length w/125 grain points. DST38 Absolute, 27" DL, 50 DW. They fly beautifully, I shoot them at NFAA indoor as well as FITA (which is what I first bought them for). At...
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    Here's a Sub-Yardage scalable target macro for...

    Here's a Sub-Yardage scalable target macro for Power Point that will run on a mac (if you've got MS Office).

    http://www.texasarchery.org/Documents/TinyTargets/TT.htm
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    I have owned one for two years. It is a clever,...

    I have owned one for two years. It is a clever, compact design which allows moving between press and draw board in seconds. One caution however, the racketing locking bar must be used. If not...
  12. Thread: Peep Hight

    by Praeger
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    There is no shooting involved in setting the...

    There is no shooting involved in setting the peep.

    Here's my method:

    Press your bow and remove your peep sight. Cut a 1/4" wide piece of masking/painters tape and wrap around the string so...
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    Whatever feels best to you. For me it's 3...

    Whatever feels best to you. For me it's 3 finger. Seems for my hand/finger geometry, having my little finger involved required me to have to set the release quite slow/cold to prevent unintentional...
  14. Thread: Blade Rest

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    I forget where I heard this but 37 degrees. ...

    I forget where I heard this but 37 degrees.

    As a practical matter, angle of the blade will of course change the rest height, but also the effective amount of flex of the blade. You need to have...
  15. Thread: Peep Hight

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    Henry - Ideally, the proper peep height is where...

    Henry - Ideally, the proper peep height is where your can stand at full draw with good form, head up or slightly tilted into the string, and you are naturally looking directly through the peep. I...
  16. Thread: limb glue ?

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    I had that on my 2013 Pro Comp Elite. After...

    I had that on my 2013 Pro Comp Elite. After about a year the limb de-laminated at that point. It was the outermost layer. Unfortunately for me, I was not the original owner and despite the bow not...
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    Maybe I'm missing your point, but Bees was just...

    Maybe I'm missing your point, but Bees was just helping out by imbedding the video for easier viewing. I don't see the chastising.
  18. Thread: Holding weight

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    This pretty much sums up my experience with my...

    This pretty much sums up my experience with my DST-38. You'll get tired of your string color long before you get any appreciable wear at the cable crossover. Certainly no more wear than a cable...
  19. Thread: O.k. Dealers.

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    There is no substitute for shooting one, but I'm...

    There is no substitute for shooting one, but I'm another very satisfied buyer from mgnasi. You won't find a more knowledgeable and pleasant guy to deal with.
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    Aside from the high level of fit and finish, I...

    Aside from the high level of fit and finish, I would describe what I like most about the DST-38 is that it is the most neutral bow I've ever tuned. No nock travel to compensate, each element of the...
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    I switched from a Hoyt Pro Comp Elite with Sprial...

    I switched from a Hoyt Pro Comp Elite with Sprial Xs to a DST-38 w/small cams. Yes, very close to spirals. I would start with the 70% let off and tune from there. The valley will feel near...
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    27 13/16" is longer than 27 3/4" (27 12/16").

    27 13/16" is longer than 27 3/4" (27 12/16").
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    Try a shorter draw length. You can get a 1/4" -...

    Try a shorter draw length. You can get a 1/4" - 3/8" by twisting up the string on a Spiral cam. Getting the draw length right is the single most important fit on a compound bow. When you shorten...
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    To be clear, I mentioned Griv's "voodoo" quote...

    To be clear, I mentioned Griv's "voodoo" quote with the same intent that he offered it - a touch of humor to illustrate the arcane nature of the topic. No one is denying the the physics at work, it...
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    All kidding aside, the OP's question was asked...

    All kidding aside, the OP's question was asked and answered. What followed was the reasonable question as to whether node tuning an arrow resulted in a measurable improvement in performance. I...
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    Easy Spartacus . . . I believe the vibe you are...

    Easy Spartacus . . . I believe the vibe you are picking up here is your fellow archers saying, "Is this going to produce any measurable difference in performance? What if cutting my arrow to get...
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    The releases that come in "mini" size that I can...

    The releases that come in "mini" size that I can think of are: Scott Mini Black Hole, Mini Longhorn Pro, Babyhorn, Truball Mini HT, and Carter Fairchase (large and small). I'm sure there are...
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    I have the IconX and it is Sure Loc's eventual...

    I have the IconX and it is Sure Loc's eventual replacement for the Supreme although the first version of it in 2012 got off to a shaky start (called just the Icon) and design flaws were corrected as...
  29. Unless you were referring to North Korean cops -...

    Unless you were referring to North Korean cops - and don't get me started on the Zombie apocalypse.
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    I thought that too but he said "We went from...

    I thought that too but he said "We went from 1/2-inch thick to 1-inch thick to....well, you can see how this goes." Sounds like he went from thin to thicker.
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