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  1. 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.
  5. 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...
  9. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  16. The shirt in the newest photos is too baggy and...

    The shirt in the newest photos is too baggy and we can't see what you are doing.

    However, it looks like you are still leaning back a bit. Some improvement, but a ways to go.

    Allen
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    I had problems with epoxy, even the slow set...

    I had problems with epoxy, even the slow set type. Never had a problem with hot-melt. And I used the cheap stuff from the craft store.

    Regardless of the glue, preparation is the key to good...
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    Price?

    Price?
  19. The original thread apparently was deleted, but...

    The original thread apparently was deleted, but here is a follow up with apologies to George:

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1194160
  20. One thread that I think has been deleted is when...

    One thread that I think has been deleted is when Tyson tried to scam George Dixon by untruthfully claiming that the box arrived empty.

    It went on for many pages until he finally confessed. Wonder...
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    That's a pretty good price from 60X. I bought a...

    That's a pretty good price from 60X. I bought a 100' roll of camo colored from LAS about 10 years ago and didn't pay much less. I think it was $29.95 back then.

    I use it for other things beside...
  22. Thread: Shoot throughs

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    I have first hand experience with both shoot...

    I have first hand experience with both shoot through risers and shoot through cables. I shot a ProElite one indoor season and a Scepter Nitrous X another indoor season. This means I put at least...
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    That may have been true many years ago when files...

    That may have been true many years ago when files were made in the USA or Great Britain. However, today, they are mostly made in China and the steel isn't as suitable for knife blades. You will do...
  24. I notice every year when I switch from outdoor...

    I notice every year when I switch from outdoor arrows to indoor logs, that the heavier arrow is more pleasant to shoot. The explosion is softer & the noise is less.

    I don't know if you would...
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    WB tuning is just a tool. It's certainly not the...

    WB tuning is just a tool. It's certainly not the only tool in the tuning toolbox. It's not a tool everyone knows how to use and there are other tools that achieve the same end.

    Tuning methods...
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    Here is a good book to help you get started: ...

    Here is a good book to help you get started:

    Wayne Goddard's $50 Knife Shop
    ...
  27. Thread: fletching jig?

    by aread
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    If you are handy, here is one that's cheap & easy...

    If you are handy, here is one that's cheap & easy to build and will do a great job:

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2140690&highlight=fletching
  28. Thread: Old bows

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    It depends on the individual bow. Some are in...

    It depends on the individual bow. Some are in great shape and can safely be an every day bow. Others have flaws and are suitable only to hang on the wall.

    Some of the things to look for are...
  29. Through a series of unlikely events, I left a '72...

    Through a series of unlikely events, I left a '72 Pearson Predator strung in a closet for over 15 years. After a new string, it had lost no draw weight. I still shoot it for hunting. And I still...
  30. paperback novel

    paperback novel
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