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    I bolted a board to the bottom of the press and...

    I bolted a board to the bottom of the press and set it up on a workmate folding bench.

    Plenty stable and I can take it down to the shooting line at the public ranges I use.

    Allen
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    Match the vane to the game. Indoors, bigger is...

    Match the vane to the game.

    Indoors, bigger is generally better.
    Same for fixed blade broadheads.
    Field archery - smaller vanes to reduce drag.
    Outdoor Target - since is now maximum 50 yards...
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    Can you give some specific things where Alan is...

    Can you give some specific things where Alan is wrong or where there is a better way?

    Not trying to be argumentative, just trying to learn a better way.

    Thanks,
    Allen
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    I'm not sure where I read it, but Alan said that...

    I'm not sure where I read it, but Alan said that the DVD would simply be his tuning guide on DVD. I was hoping for some video demonstrations and maybe some attractive young ladies, but apparently it...
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    GIGO You have to be very careful about the...

    GIGO

    You have to be very careful about the data you enter into OT2. The program factors in so many different bits of information that it's easy to get one wrong.

    When I've compared OT2 to AA...
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    Look at the photos in the first couple of posts...

    Look at the photos in the first couple of posts in this thread:

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=965870&highlight=press

    You can see the sleeves very clearly.
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    I doubt that the length of your fingers was the...

    I doubt that the length of your fingers was the problem. The one I built would bind up with 5" fingers. Look at the original design. It has an anti-binding sleeve welded to the end that moves.
    ...
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    Powder testing is to determine if the arrow is...

    Powder testing is to determine if the arrow is contacting anything it shouldn't during the shot.

    Spray foot powder on the various parts of the bow that might be hitting the vanes and shoot and...
  9. Thread: mental problem

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    Gotta quit caring about your score. Not an...

    Gotta quit caring about your score.

    Not an easy thing to do because we compete to put up better scores than the other guy.

    So the solution is to separate scoring and shooting in your mind. ...
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    Brain farts aka Not recognizing when to let...

    Brain farts

    aka Not recognizing when to let down.

    In the 28 golds, there were probably a few the you saved by staying with the shot and not letting down. You end up shooting a bad shot with...
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    Bareshaft tuning has only recently become...

    Bareshaft tuning has only recently become accepted as a tuning method for bows shot with a mechanical release.

    Bob Ragsdale (Terry's dad) used to have a website with a lot of great information. ...
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    They do seem to accumulate: 2 Mathews 2 Hoyts...

    They do seem to accumulate:

    2 Mathews
    2 Hoyts
    1 PSE
    1 Martin
    1 W & W - my only target recurve

    Allen
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    I used to have the same problem. Always shot the...

    I used to have the same problem. Always shot the bottom better than the top. In my case it was failure to engage my back muscles strongly enough. More weight on my back bars also helped a little...
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    It all depends on what you want to do in archery....

    It all depends on what you want to do in archery. If you have Olympic aspirations, you should get a recurve. If there is a club you will be joining, you will probably want to get the type of bow...
  15. Looks like the website is up and accepting orders.

    Looks like the website is up and accepting orders.
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    There are people who have been shooting...

    There are people who have been shooting competition for years that don't have it figured out as well as you. :thumbs_up

    Allen
  17. I don't use paypal. How can I pay you?

    I don't use paypal. How can I pay you?
  18. Thread: Help w/ my X7's

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    Lots of fletching failure this time of year...

    Lots of fletching failure this time of year because it's so dry. The super glues need a tiny bit of moisture to set up the cure. Usually there is enough moisture in the air, but when it gets cold,...
  19. Thread: drop away rest

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    Previously, I think the principle of "if a...

    Previously, I think the principle of "if a mechanical part is moving, it's wearing out" held true for drop-a-ways. Most drop-a-ways were not designed with the target shooter in mind. We didn't feel...
  20. I'm glad to see you posting 3D shoot photos...

    I'm glad to see you posting 3D shoot photos again!

    Looks like a great bunch of guys.

    Allen
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    I agree. Spine, straightness, weight, spline...

    I agree. Spine, straightness, weight, spline alignment & nock straightness all matter, but, as you say, most can't tell the difference. Better arrow matching is better, but with the current state...
  22. Thread: EZ press help

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    have you tried changing the angle of the fingers?

    have you tried changing the angle of the fingers?
  23. Thread: John Dudley

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    I agree! I understand that the folks at LAS...

    I agree!

    I understand that the folks at LAS realized this shortcoming and will be addressing it for next year.
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    The main thing you want from arrows is...

    The main thing you want from arrows is consistency. You can stand them not being perfectly matched to your bow, if they are consistent.

    I built a spine tester about 10 years ago and started...
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    There are a lot of guys who make excellent...

    There are a lot of guys who make excellent recurves out of older compounds.

    It's called "warfing".
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    I shoot a lot and as an experiment, I used the...

    I shoot a lot and as an experiment, I used the same D-loop on three strings. I finally gave up and put a new one on the 4th string.

    In my experience, they will last longer than the string but...
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    I can't shoot most target bows such as Hoyt or...

    I can't shoot most target bows such as Hoyt or Martin because of the recoil that pounds my shoulders. I can shoot the C-4 all day without soreness.

    It's not dead in my hand though. It provides...
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    This^^ Zenith is the release that Jessie used...

    This^^

    Zenith is the release that Jessie used until they started paying him to shoot other brands.

    While they are a good value, it's a false economy if the release doesn't fit your hand.
    ...
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    I use foot powder to measure the DL. Just spray...

    I use foot powder to measure the DL. Just spray the bottom of the arrow. Draw & let down.

    This gives you the distance at full draw from the valley of the nock to your rest. Then you have to do...
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    With most releases, there is a tiny bit of...

    With most releases, there is a tiny bit of sideways push at the beginning of the power stroke. The only releases that usually don't have this are double jaw caliper releases. It is not much, but it...
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