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  1. Actually, the medium is part of the...

    Actually, the medium is part of the calculation/physics used for decades, (centuries), by ballistics engineers to model penetration. The shape, and size of the arrowhead were known factors as early...
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    I have not seen the demonstration in a while, but...

    I have not seen the demonstration in a while, but for a time Hoyt traveled with a rig that dry fired one of their bows repeatedly.
  3. Thread: Hoyt Spyder 34

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    [For Sale] I hope somebody grabs this soon. I'm feeling...

    I hope somebody grabs this soon. I'm feeling weak.

    TTT
  4. Democrats and liberals.

    Democrats and liberals.
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    Most current bow designs operate with far more...

    Most current bow designs operate with far more limb pre-load than bows have in the past. The net effect is that using the low end of the PW range has far less effect than it used to.

    That said,...
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    I have never had a dry fire, but I've had a...

    I have never had a dry fire, but I've had a couple nocks let go, and that's real close to the same thing. It never hurt the string or cables, and the limbs were not damaged. For decades Hoyt stated...
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    Your best bet is to put a "want to buy" in the...

    Your best bet is to put a "want to buy" in the classifieds.
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    Hoyt, I keep at least six in action at all times.

    Hoyt, I keep at least six in action at all times.
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    Thanks for the clarification, it sounds like my...

    Thanks for the clarification, it sounds like my procedure for getting a new bow up and running, almost word for word.

    I'm still mystified by the "13/16" thing though, but apparently others see...
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    Well, there are several patents in that area. ...

    Well, there are several patents in that area.

    Who knows which ones are enforced, as that costs a lot of money. Patents in most of the "world of patents" are in place to protect the patent holder...
  11. Thread: String life

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    When a stable set of rigging starts requiring...

    When a stable set of rigging starts requiring adjustments that were not required in the past, something is going on with the string or cables. Swapping them out is a no brainer.

    With the...
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    Over the shorter distances the difference is...

    Over the shorter distances the difference is almost undetectable, 25yds to 30 yds. Past that it starts to add up. It's easy to calculate though. The difference in time of flight X the...
  13. Which one? I have used expandable/mechanical...

    Which one?

    I have used expandable/mechanical BH's for about 30 years to take about 100 deer +/-. I've also shot quite a few with bows in the 50lb class. Above a 1.25" cut diameter, you are...
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    I'm always up for a new toy, and I pick up a new...

    I'm always up for a new toy, and I pick up a new bow every couple of years, and unload the oldest bow, or the bow I use the least. Six is the best number of bows for me.

    This year my 2003...
  15. Thread: Speed question.

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    I've checked a couple different Elites, and they...

    I've checked a couple different Elites, and they all live up to their rating. They are about as fast as the Hoyt's, maybe a tad faster, and with a 29" draw, my stodgy 60lb Vector 32 pegs a 400gr...
  16. Thread: String life

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    I keep about six bows rigged, tuned, and ready at...

    I keep about six bows rigged, tuned, and ready at all times. I also maintain a journal of speeds, tuning changes, and of course, rigging replacements. I don't really track shot count, but I do...
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    I'd be interested in the thought process that...

    I'd be interested in the thought process that came to that conclusion.
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    Poll: As I often change out limbs for various reasons,...

    As I often change out limbs for various reasons, I call them Katera/84, Alphaburner/64, Vector/75, to track the bow and limb combination in my archery journal.

    Not very imaginative, but I know...
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    Good write up. The fanboy raves wear me out. ...

    Good write up. The fanboy raves wear me out.

    I'd be interested in those numbers. I have played with 65%/75% letoff with several bows from Hoyt. I've yet to see much, if any difference in arrow...
  20. Thread: hoyt vector 32

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    One of the guys respected for tuning skills has a...

    One of the guys respected for tuning skills has a You Tube shooting a Spyder 30 at 80yds. Pretty much buries the short bow/can't shoot theory.

    My own Spyder 30, purchased to make maneuvering in a...
  21. Thread: NAP Spitfire

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    Yeah, maybe. I've shot several deer with...

    Yeah, maybe. I've shot several deer with Spitfires that died before they even started to leak a drop of blood. Not a big issue, as they went less than 20yds. Blood trails are a matter of shot...
  22. Every year! Problem is the next year, and the...

    Every year!

    Problem is the next year, and the year after that. :)
  23. Better at what? Helping others tune their...

    Better at what?

    Helping others tune their setups, the WB is very good at the moderate to low end of the arrow velocity range. Many have tuning problems when speeds cross over to the 270fps+ or...
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    [For Sale or Trade] 50-60lbs at what draw length? Def rating? Old...

    50-60lbs at what draw length?
    Def rating? Old or new rating?
    Condition of the limbs?
    Price?
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    I.D.1. NFAA 3-D Round Although generally left up...

    I.D.1. NFAA 3-D Round
    Although generally left up to the host club, a standard round usually consists of one shot each at 25 different 3-D animal targets.
    The NFAA National Unmarked 3-D Championship...
  26. Thread: hoyt vector 32

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    I have that same combination. Over my Hoyt...

    I have that same combination.

    Over my Hoyt tenure, since about 1985, and a good 50+ bows, the Vector 32 is easily one of the best I've owned to date. The RKT cams come over the top quite smooth,...
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    It's not so much the speed rating, as the speed...

    It's not so much the speed rating, as the speed you get when you select the shaft assembly. That can go either way.

    I keep records of all of the bows that go through my collection, in a journal. ...
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    Probably the best recommendation for any new...

    Probably the best recommendation for any new shooter trying to get set up.

    I've been shooting with guys that had every bow brand available for decades. The top end bows from the makers with...
  29. Without a doubt. The added tip weight might be...

    Without a doubt.

    The added tip weight might be a stretch for dynamic spine, and will likely need tweaking for proper flight at elk hunting ranges. Depending on where you hunt, and the terrain,...
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    The older Hoyts were great in their day. The...

    The older Hoyts were great in their day.
    The oasis is pretty outdated these days.

    But if you're thinking of it as a collectors item, or you want to experience the legacy equipment, the bow is...
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